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TCG Letter #1860


From
Houghton Mifflin
To
J.R.R. Tolkien
Date
25 April 1938
Type
Telegram
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Houghton Mifflin, the American publisher of The Hobbit, notified Tolkien that he has won a $250 award for the best children's book published that Spring.News of this was published later in The Horn Book Magazine, May - June, 1938, p. 130. They note that "The New York Herald Tribune's Prize and Honor Books. For the Second Annual Children's Festival, the Herald Tribune judges - Mrs. Dwight Morrow, Miss Mabel Williams, Mr. Stephen Vincent Benet, Mr. Robert Lawson and Mrs. May Lamberton Becker, Editor of the Herald Tribune's page, "Books for Young People" - have awarded one prize of $250 to J. R. R. Tolkien's The Hobbit as the best book of the spring for younger children.[1]

1 News of this was published later in The Horn Book Magazine, May - June, 1938, p. 130. They note that "The New York Herald Tribune's Prize and Honor Books. For the Second Annual Children's Festival, the Herald Tribune judges - Mrs. Dwight Morrow, Miss Mabel Williams, Mr. Stephen Vincent Benet, Mr. Robert Lawson and Mrs. May Lamberton Becker, Editor of the Herald Tribune's page, "Books for Young People" - have awarded one prize of $250 to J. R. R. Tolkien's The Hobbit as the best book of the spring for younger children.
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