Annal: 1997 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Picture Book

Results of the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award in the year 1997.

Book:The Adventures of Sparrowboy

The Adventures of Sparrowboy

Brian Pinkney

Something mysterious is about to happen on Thurber Street.

ZAP!

Will the events of one afternoon change Henry’s life forever?

Book:Home on the Bayou

Home on the Bayou: A Cowboy's Story

G. Brian Karas

When you take an original, lasso-throwing, boot-stomping cowboy, pack all his belongs in the car and move him from the wide open spaces of the West to swamp country, you can expect run-ins with the local alligators, a snafu or two at home, and a western-style showdown with Big Head Ed, the school bully. A cowboy of uncommon bravery discovers that with the right ingredients, home can be anywhere.

Book:Potato

Potato: A Tale From The Great Depression

Kate Lied, Lisa Campbell Ernst

When Dorothy’s father loses his job and cannot find another, the family borrows a car and sets off for Idaho where jobs picking potatoes can be found. This true story, written by a child, gives children a vivid sense of the Depression on a level they can understand. The illustrations, simple and charming, are a perfect match for the story.

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