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Fusenews: Trotsky, Harriet the Spy, A.A. Milne and More

You know what’s even better than serving on an award committee?  Having someone else write about it.  As I’ve mentioned in the past, I was on the judging committee for this year’s Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards alongside Chair Joanna Rudge Long and Roxanne Feldman.  It was Roxanne who reported on our discussion, and even took […]

Top 100 Children’s Novels #58: Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome

#58 Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome (1930) 36 points “Nearly everything about this book is perfect. I love the descriptions of the water, the sailing terminology, the faux rivalry between sailors and pirates, the uncle-turned-enemy, Captain Flint, the sense of adventure coupled with the comfort and security of knowing the world is safe enough […]