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The Newbery & Caldecott medal books, 1986-2000 : a comprehensive guide to the winners
Horn Book, Inc.
Publication Information:
Chicago : American Library Association, 2001.
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viii, 368 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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A new collaboration continues The Horn Book's popular retrospective series featuring in-depth coverage of the most prestigious awards in children's book publishing - the Newbery and Caldecott Medals Educators, librarians, scholars, and book lovers alike will delight at this one-stop source of information on the crown jewels of children's literature. Organized chronologically by year, entries will feature book summaries, selected excerpts, reviews published both in The Horn Book and Booklist, acceptance speeches, and biographical essays about the winners. Capturing the excitement surrounding award-winning authors and books, this comprehensive reference will help you to: Gain insights, from acceptance speeches and engaging biographical essays, about the creative process of each talented winner. Understand why each book was chosen in the context of how it was critically reviewed at the time of publication. Consider the visual history of the awards through each of the winning cover illustrations. Analyze cultural and literary trends from year to year. With 75 years of rich history behind it, The Horn Book has been one of the leading journals covering and reviewing children's literatur

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Booklist Review

Drawing largely from material published in The Horn Book, this guide includes two reviews of the current Newbery and Caldecott medal winners; reprints the speech of each award-winning writer and illustrator; and provides a biographical essay on the recipient. Three introductory essays put the award winners in perspective. Roger Sutton's intriguing "Looking beyond the Winner's Circle" considers the books of each year (1986^-2000) that may not have won the award, but received critical acclaim from reviewers and librarians and an enthusiastic response from children. Maria B. Salvadore and Kathleen T. Horning introduce the Newbery and Caldecott medal-winning books, approaching their subjects chronologically and commenting cogently on each book. Don't look here for the honor books, which are not listed in this volume. However, the winners really shine under the multiple spotlights provided. --Carolyn Phelan

Table of Contents

Roger SuttonMaria B. SalvadoreKathleen T. HorningChris van AllsburgPatricia MacLachlanSid FleischmanRussell FreedmanPaul FleischmanEd YoungLois LowryDavid MacaulayJerry SpinelliDavid WiesnerPhyllis Reynolds NaylorEmily Arnold McCullyCynthia RylantAllen SayLois LowrySharon CreechPeggy RathmannKaren CushmanDavid WisniewskiE. L. KonigsburgPaul O. ZelinskyKaren HesseLouis SacharSimms TabackChristopher Paul Curtis
Prefacep. vii
Looking beyond the Winner's Circlep. 1
Caldecott Medal Books, 1986-2000p. 7
Newbery Medal Books, 1986-2000p. 15
Caldecott: The Polar Expressp. 25
Newbery: Sarah, Plain and Tallp. 35
Caldecott: Hey, Alp. 47
Newbery: The Whipping Boyp. 53
Caldecott: Owl Moonp. 63
Newbery: Lincoln: A Photobiographyp. 71
Caldecott: Song and Dance Manp. 85
Newbery: Joyful Noisep. 90
Caldecott: Lon Po Pop. 104
Newbery: Number the Starsp. 114
Caldecott: Black and Whitep. 127
Newbery: Maniac Mageep. 143
Caldecott: Tuesdayp. 154
Newbery: Shilohp. 167
Caldecott: Mirette on the High Wirep. 179
Newbery: Missing Mayp. 188
Caldecott: Grandfather's Journeyp. 198
Newbery: The Giverp. 207
Caldecott: Smoky Nightp. 220
Newbery: Walk Two Moonsp. 227
Caldecott: Officer Buckle and Gloriap. 239
Newbery: The Midwife's Apprenticep. 245
Caldecott: Golemp. 256
Newbery: The View from Saturdayp. 266
Caldecott: Rapunzelp. 279
Newbery: Out of the Dustp. 295
Caldecott: Snowflake Bentleyp. 306
Newbery: Holesp. 317
Caldecott: Joseph Had a Little Overcoatp. 332
Newbery: Bud, Not Buddyp. 343
Indexp. 359