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Reviews of Selected Books Edited by Iona Opie

I Saw Esau: The Schoolchild's Pocket Bookedited by Iona and Peter Opie; illus. by Maurice SendakOf Interest to Adults     Candlewick     160 pp.6/92     1-56402-046-0     $19.99Generously embellished with illustrations ranging from full-page compositions to vignettes illuminating individual verses, this newly reissued edition of the book which first appeared...

Goodbye, George

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Roger Sutton, Paul Zelinsky, and George Nicholson at Elizabeth Law's apartment; photo by Elizabeth LawBack from ALA to the sad news that George Nicholson, whom I had first met at an ALA, more than thirty years ago, has died. I first knew George when he was publisher at Dell; he later moved...

Frances Foster

We're sad to hear of the death yesterday of Frances Foster, publisher of Frances Foster Books at FSG. At the link, please read Leonard S. Marcus's interview with her from the September/October 2003 issue....

Books in Remembrance of Maya Angelou (1928-2014)

We were saddened to hear of the passing of Maya Angelou. Here are some books by which to help remember the great author and poet.Adoff, Arnold and Andrews, Benny, Editors I Am the Darker Brother: An Anthology of Modern Poems by African Americans208 pp. Simon 1997. ISBN 0-689-81241-8 PE ISBN...

Remembering Elaine Konigsburg

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We mourn the death (last Friday) of E.L. Konigsburg, who never wrote a book I didn't want to read. (Not that I love them all, but even where she went wrong, she did so magnetically.) I remember a slightly uneasy conversation with Konigsburg's editor Jean Karl right after Elaine had...

Barbara Cooney

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Barbara Cooney came late to center stage, after decades as an illustrator admired for her graphic arts skills. But that particular accolade carried an implication, justified or not, of limitation. To succeed in a changing market, to satisfy her own ambitions, Cooney had to transform herself into a different kind...
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