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Sendak, Carle, Provensen, and 20 Other Beloved Illustrators’ Advice to Children on Being an Artist
Sendak, Carle, Provensen, and 20 Other Beloved Illustrators’ Advice to Children on Being an Artist

“No story is worth the writing, no picture worth the making, if it’s not the work of the imagination.”

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The Provensens’ Gorgeous Vintage Illustrations of Aesop’s Fables
The Provensens’ Gorgeous Vintage Illustrations of Aesop’s Fables

Timeless visual exorcism of our greatest moral shortcomings, bridging antiquity and today.

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Henry Hikes to Fitchburg: Lovely Illustrated Children’s Adaptation of Thoreau’s Philosophy, Full of Universal Wisdom for All
Henry Hikes to Fitchburg: Lovely Illustrated Children’s Adaptation of Thoreau’s Philosophy, Full of Universal Wisdom for All

An existential walk into what money can and can’t buy.

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The Creators of ‘Go the Fuck to Sleep’ on Werner Herzog’s Irreverent Reading
The Creators of ‘Go the Fuck to Sleep’ on Werner Herzog’s Irreverent Reading

One cultural icon’s rendition of another.

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Mr. Tiger Goes Wild: A Charming Modern-Day Fable about Authenticity and Acceptance
Mr. Tiger Goes Wild: A Charming Modern-Day Fable about Authenticity and Acceptance

Exorcising our repressed selves’ longing for freedom through lovely vintage-inspired illustrations.

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Pioneering Primatologist Jane Goodall’s Children’s Book about the Healing Power of Pet Love
Pioneering Primatologist Jane Goodall’s Children’s Book about the Healing Power of Pet Love

The story of a scruffy white dog makes a heartening case for pet therapy for kids.

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