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Award winners 1960-1969
The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship: A Russian Tale
Call Number: PZ 8 .R174 Fo
1969 winner: Retold by Arthur Ransome; illustrated by Uri Shulevitz. Published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux.
When the Czar proclaims that he will marry his daughter to the man who brings him a flying ship, the Fool of the World sets out to try his luck and meets some unusual companions on the way.
Call Number: PZ 8.3 .E515 Dr 1987
1968 winner: Adapted by Barbara Emberley; illustrated by Ed Emberley. Published by Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers.
A cumulative folk song in which seven soldiers build a magnificent cannon, but Drummer Hoff fires it off.
Sam, Bangs and Moonshine
Call Number: PZ 7 .N4384 Sam
1967 winner: Written and illustrated by Evaline Ness. Published by Holt, Rinehart & Winston.
Relates the experiences of a little girl as she learns to tell the difference between make-believe and real life
Always Room for One More
Call Number: PZ 8.3 .L54 An 1965
1966 winner: Written by Sorche Nic Leodhas; illustrated by Nonny Hogrogian. Published by Holt, Rinehart & Winston.
In this Scottish folk song (by the same name), a generous family always has room for another person and invites in everyone who passes by.
May I Bring a Friend?
Call Number: PZ 7 .D4417 May
1965 winner: Written by Beatrice de Regniers; illustrated by Beni Montresor. Published by Atheneum.
A well-mannered little boy has permission to bring his animal friends to visit the king and queen.
Where the Wild Things Are
Call Number: PZ 7 .S47 Wh
1964 winner: Written and illustrated by Maurice Sendak. Published by Harper & Row.
A naughty little boy, sent to bed without his supper, sails to the land of the wild things where he becomes their king.
The Snowy Day
Call Number: PZ 7 .K2253 Sn
1963 winner: Illustrated by Ezra Jack Keats. Published by Viking Press.
The adventures of a little boy in the city on a very snowy day.
Once a Mouse... : a fable cut in wood
Call Number: PZ 8.2 .B668 On
1962 winner: Illustrated by Marcia Brown. Published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers.
As it magically changes from mouse, to cat, to dog, to tiger, a hermit's pet also becomes increasingly vain. A tale from ancient India.
Baboushka and the Three Kings
Call Number: PZ 8.1 .R5 Ba 1960
1961 winner: Written by by Ruth Robbins; illustrated by Nicolas Sidjokov. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
Adapted from a Russian folk tale: An old woman who was too busy to travel with the Wise Men to find the Child now searches endlessly for Him each Christmas season.
Nine Days to Christmas: A Story of Mexico
Call Number: PZ 7 .E855 Ni 1987
1960 winner: Written by Marie Hall Ets and Aurora Labastida; illustrated by Marie Hall Ets. Published by Viking Press.
Ceci anxiously awaits her first posada, the special Mexican Christmas party, and the opportunity to select a piñata for it.