JOHN HOLT (1923-1985), writer, educator, lecturer, and amateur musician, wrote ten books, including How Children Fail, How Children Learn, Never Too Late, and Teach Your Own. His work has been translated into fourteen languages. How Children Fail, which the New York Review of Books rated as "in a class with Piaget," has sold over a million copies in its many editions. John Holt, for years a leading figure in school reform, became increasingly interested in how children learn outside school. The magazine he founded, Growing without Schooling, continues to reflect his philosophy. It is published by Holt Associates, 2269 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02140.