The Call Number, Volume 17, Number 7, April 1956 Page: 26
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DISTINGUISHED CHILDREN'S BOOKS OF 1955
Selected by the Children's Library Association
Aulaire, Ingri and Edgar Parin d' COLtMBUS. Pictures by the authors. Doubleday.
The life story of Christopher Columbus dramatically narrated and illustrated.
Benary-Isbert, Margot. THE WICKED ENCHANTMENT. Translated by Richard and Clara
inston. Illus. by Enrico Arno. Harcourt. Evil personae of a Medieval legend
come to life. Suspense and humor in an exert blending of fantasy and realism.
Boston, Lucy M. THE CHILDREN OF GREEN YNOWE. Illustrated by Peter Boston. Harcourt.
Three children of an earlier century come alive for a lonely boy.
Bradbury, Ray. SWITCH ON THE NIGHT. Pictures by Madeleine Gekiere. Pantheon.
Poetically told story of a little boy who learned to like the night.
Clark, Ann Nolan. SANTIAGO. Illustrated by Lynd Ward. Viking. The struggle of a
Guatemalan Indian boy to find his rightful place in a modern world.
Dalgliesh, Alice. THE COLUMBUS STORY. Illustrated by Leo Politi. Scribner. Well
chosen events in the life of Columbus in simple text and handsome pictures.
Eichenberg, Fritz. DANCING IN THE MOON. Pictures by the aUthor. Harcourt. Nonsense
rhymes and diverting pictures introduce children to the numbers 1 to 20.
Eifert, Virginia S. THE BUFFALO TRACE. Illustrated by Manning de V. Lee. Dodd.
Eventful chronicle of Lincoln's ancestors and pioneer America.
Ets, Marie Hall. PLAY WITH ME. Pictures by the author. Viking. A little girl
discovers the secret of making friends with wild creatures.
Evers, Alf. THE THREE YINGS OF SABA. Illus, by Helen Sevell. Lippincott. Story
of the three kings who travelled together to Bethlehem to find the new prophet.
Flora, James. THE FABULOUS FIREWTORK FAMILY. Pictures by the author. Harcourt. The
color and excitement of a Mexican fiesta.
Frasconi, Antonio. SEE AND SAY. Pictures by the author. Harcourt. A unique, truly
international picture book in which familiar objects are shown with the word for
each given in four languages.
Gaer, Joseph. THE FABLES OF INDIA. Illustrated by Randy Monk. Little. Beast tales
from the Panchatantra, The Hitopadesa, and The Jatakas retold in simple prose.
Iocar, Dahlov (urach). WORLD FTTL OF HORSFS. Pictures by the author. Doubleday.
The place of horses in grandfather's time and in the mechanized world of today.
Iwamatsu, Jun. CRO , BOY, by Taro Yashima, pseud. Pictures by the author. Viking.
A shyi lonely boy ridiculed or ignored by his Jananese village schoolmates
because of his strangeness.
Langstaff, John. FROG WENT A-COURTIN'. PiCtures by Feodor Rojankovsky. Harcourt.
American version of a well known ballad. Gay and colorful pictures for which
Rojankovsky won the Caldecott medal.
Latham, Jean Lee. CARRY ON, MR. BOWDITCH. Illustrated by John O'Hara Cosgrave, II.
Houghton. Fictionized biography of Nathaniel Bowditch, self-taught mathematician
and astronomer. Newbery award.
Lewis, C. S. THE MAGICIAN'S NEPHEW. Illustrated by Pauline Baynes. Macmillan.
Another spellbinding fantasy about the magical land of Narnia.
Lindquist, Jennie D. THE GOLDEN NAME DAY. Illustrated by Garth Wi'liams. Harper.
A little girls stay in the country with her Swedish-American grandparents.
Norton, Mary. THE BORRO~(ERS AFIELD. Illustrated by Beth and Joe Wrush. Harcourt.
A sequel which sustains the charm of the Borrowers' miniature world.
Petry, Ann. HARRIET TUBMAN: CONDUCTOR OF THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD. Crowell.
Portrait of the indomitable woman who led 300 ef her people to freedom.
Rawlings, Majorie Kinnan. THE SECRET TIVER. Illustrated by Leonard Weisgard.
Scribner. A little girl's adventures in the imagination.
Rugh, Belle Dorman. CRYSTAL MOUNTAIN. Illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard. Ioughton.
The summer adventures of a group of children in the Lebanon mountains.
Seignobosc, Francoise. SPRINGTIME FOR JEAINE-MARIE. Pictures by the author.
Scribner. The simplicity of the story and bright pictures make this beguiling
picture book perfect for the very young.
Shippen, Katherine B. MEN MICROSCOPES, AND LIVING THINGS. Illustrated by Anthony
Ravielli. Viking. The work and dieoverlee of the world's great biologists.
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