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A Note from Me (June 12, 2020)

Dear friends: Yes, everything is still terrible out there, and I am glad that this morning’s psalm (37) had these words: A little longer — and the wicked shall have gone. Look at his place, he is not there. I wonder if those Horn Book readers who cancelled their Magazine...
      

Picture books | class #1, fall 2017

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For our first class on September 6, we will be reading two picture books and three articles.Where the Wild Things Are is a classic in the US now, but when it was first published in 1963, it was controversial. If you knew this book as a child, what did you...
      

Outside Over There and Gay Pride

Jonathan Cott’s new book There’s a Mystery There (Doubleday) is a terrific examination of what its subtitle calls “The Primal Vision of Maurice Sendak.” It accomplishes this by focusing on a single book, Sendak’s masterpiece, Outside Over There (1981), winner of a Caldecott Honor and a Boston Globe–Horn Book Award....
      

Review of There’s a Mystery There: The Primal Vision of Maurice Sendak

There’s a Mystery There: The Primal Vision of Maurice Sendakby Jonathan CottDoubleday    242 pp.5/17    978-0-385-54043-8    $30.00e-book ed.  978-0-385-54044-5    $15.99Cott first interviewed Maurice Sendak for Rolling Stone in 1976 and again for Cott’s book Pipers at the Gates of Dawn (1983), in which the two first discussed...
      

Picture books | class #1, fall 2016

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For our first class on October 12, we will be reading two picture books and three articles.Where the Wild Things Are is a classic now, but when it was first published in 1963 it was controversial. If you knew this book as a child, what did you notice this time...
      

Ain't no party like a Sendak party...

...'cause a Sendak party's full of Wild Things.* Photo by Richard AschLast weekend Roger attended a celebration of the life of Maurice Sendak, on the occasion of what would have been the incomparable author/illustrator's 88th birthday. He brought back a few Sendak-themed party favors to share with the office: tableware...
      

Where the Wild Things Are | Class #1 2016

For our first class this year, we are again reading Where the Wild Things Are, a picture book that is now a classic, but was controversial in its day.Every year there are a handful of students who have never read this book. For those who know it well, I'm interested...
      

Stephen Colbert: kidlit after dark

The outside world doesn’t always get kidlit and YA lit. Children’s books are cute and easy and anyone with a vague sense that children are charming can write them, right? And anyone can write silly fluff for young adults. Especially anyone with a famous name.That’s a common attitude, anyway. But...
      

Camp Sendak

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Scotch Hill Farm. Map by Doug Salati.When I was fourteen years old, I went away to Camp Tamarack near Hinckley, Minnesota. It was a beautiful place, set along the wooded banks of the St. Croix River. I loved it there.Flash forward to this past July. I'm a man of fifty and...
      

Five Gay Picture-Book Prodigies and the Difference They’ve Made

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From the March/April 2015 cover by Tomie dePaola.   Andy Manley, a Scottish theater artist, travels the world putting on shows for children. In 2014, he was in New York doing My House, a “mostly wordless solo piece co-starring a cardboard box and a wayward melon,” according to the New...

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