The Secret Past of Phillip Pullman
Let this reassure all the authors of children’s books out there. You can be the greatest writer in the world and still produce middling fare in your early years. Today’s example is How to Be Cool by Philip Pullman circa 1987. Perhaps a bit different from The Golden Compass:
Step One: Find some hot pink pants to match your hot pink shoes and baby pink socks.
Thanks to Monica Edinger for showing me this!
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About Betsy Bird
Betsy Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.
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