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Because you've always done juvenile books, but this...
Looking over our catalogues of books that we did in '42
and '43--I've forgotten the existence of most of the juveniles
we did then--but most of them are still in print, selling!
Our juvenile list is superb, and it's a list that's aimed at
children themselves, not a gaggle of dried up old librarians!
We have never won a Caldecott or Newbury Prize. I told you
this...never...with one of the best and biggest juvenile departments
in the world. I think it's an outrage! Dr. Seuss,
the most popular American author of juveniles who ever lived,
has been consistently ignored by this ossified inner circle
Talking about juveniles, what about Walter Farley? You
began doing him at this time. You said something about buying
a horse or something the other day.
Walter Farley writes the Black Stallion books, and
every boy and girl who loves horses loves these books! One
time Farley had the idea of giving a thoroughbred colt as a
prize in a contest. The kids had to tell why they liked the
Black Stallion books. What a nuisance that turned out to be!
We had, I think, 200,000 kids sending in essays. We were
Who did you get to read them?
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