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A Witty and Wise 1953 Letter from Legendary Children’s Book Editor Ursula Nordstrom
A Witty and Wise 1953 Letter from Legendary Children’s Book Editor Ursula Nordstrom

On imagination, comfort zones, and how to stand up to mediocre ladies in influential positions.

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Maurice Sendak on Passion, the Risk of Art, and Never Having Written for Children
Maurice Sendak on Passion, the Risk of Art, and Never Having Written for Children

What Herman Melville has to do with the artist’s gauntlet and the sacrilege of sequels.

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Maurice Sendak’s Rare Velveteen Rabbit Illustrations circa 1960
Maurice Sendak’s Rare Velveteen Rabbit Illustrations circa 1960

Two icons converge in obscure vintage children’s volume.

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The Letters of Greats: From Ernest Hemingway to Georgia O’Keeffe, a Glimpse of Famous Correspondence
The Letters of Greats: From Ernest Hemingway to Georgia O’Keeffe, a Glimpse of Famous Correspondence

Lessons in love via post, or what Hemingway’s soft side has to do with Maurice Sendak’s early genius.

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The 11 Best Illustrated Children’s and Picture Books of 2011
The 11 Best Illustrated Children’s and Picture Books of 2011

From evil stepmothers to Edward Gorey, or what Richard Dawkins has to do with Hindu deities.

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The Phantom Tollbooth at 50: Celebrating Timeless Imagination
The Phantom Tollbooth at 50: Celebrating Timeless Imagination

What dumpster-diving in the 1960s has to do with timeless wisdom for the eternal kid.

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