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>On October 3, the Eric Carle Museum is sponsoring a panel discussion about the legacy of NYT children’s book editor Eden Ross Lipson along with a display of books from an exhibition Eden had been planning for the museum, “The Silent Cat.” While it is NOT true that the Caldecott Committee awards extra points for unexplained feline wanderings in illustrations, it is definitely one of the more offbeat but persistent tropes of the picture book. Mordicai Gerstein will be on hand to discuss and sign copies of his and Eden’s new picture book Applesauce Season (in which a dog performs the cat role en travesti.)

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Roger Sutton About Roger Sutton

Roger Sutton has been the editor in chief of The Horn Book, Inc, since 1996. He was previously editor of The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books and a children's and young adult librarian. He received his M.A. in library science from the University of Chicago in 1982 and a B.A. from Pitzer College in 1978. Follow him on Twitter: @RogerReads.


  1. >"Unexplained feline wanderings in illustrations" give me great delight, I have to admit. If there's a cat in an illustration, my attention immediately is fixed on it — I suspect that's true of children, as well.

    Must look for Applesauce Season!

  2. >Nothing but the dead and dying back in my little town.

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