Thursday, January 05, 2006
Our Prairie Sisters
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, headed by the formidably (forbiddingly?) intelligent Deborah Stevenson, has released its best-of-the-year list, Bulletin Blue Ribbons. It's a good list, but the inclusion of William Bee's Whatever does cause me to recall Dame Nellie Melba's remark about upstart soprano Frances Alda: "In my day, she might have been considered good enough for the chorus."