Fuse #8

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards Announced

I'll give you three guesses on the big winner and the first two don't count:

Fiction and Poetry:
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo, illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline (Candlewick)
Picture Book:
Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert (Harcourt)
If You Decide to Go to the Moon by Faith McNulty, illustrated by Steven Kellogg (Scholastic)

The judges selected two honor books in each category:
Fiction and Poetry:
Yellow Elephant: A Bright Bestiary by Julie Larios, illustrated by Julie Paschkis (Harcourt)Yellow Star by Jennifer Roy (Marshall Cavendish)
Picture Book:
Mama: A True Story in Which a Baby Hippo Loses His Mama during a Tsunami, but Finds a New Home, and a New Mama by Jeanette Winter (Harcourt)
Sky Boys: How They Built the Empire State Building by Deborah Hopkinson, illustrated by James E. Ransome (Schwartz & Wade/Random House)
A Mother’s Journey by Sandra Markle, illustrated by Alan Marks (Charlesbridge) Wildfire by Taylor Morrison (Lorraine/Houghton)

Ah well. Them's the breaks. You can't win them all. Some of these other titles I'm going to have to find.


At 8:54 PM , Blogger MotherReader said...


At 10:32 PM , Blogger fusenumber8 said...

Sorry, man. Had to happen with at least one big award. Don't worry. I can't think of the last time the big winner of the Boston Horn Book Award actually won the Newbery as well. Can anybody?m

At 11:53 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...


Regarding Mr. Sutton's blog, did you see the stranger than strange commentary going on in response to the awards?


At 10:18 AM , Blogger fusenumber8 said...

Oh, sweet Lord above. That is fascinating. I hadn't checked out the comments until you mentioned it. It really makes one (one = me)appreciate the low-low-key debates we have here at my blog. I am such a wimp.

Woah... are you K.T. Horning???? Call me slow, but if so I LOVE your books. Studied them in grad school, I did.

At 8:55 PM , Blogger MotherReader said...

Man, Fusie, makes me want to get in on that action. Anonymously, of course.


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