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Through the Looking Glass: Further Adventures & Misadventures in the Realm of Children's Literature
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Intrusion: A Novel
A loving couple, grieving the loss of their son, finds their marriage in free fall when a beautiful, long-lost acquaintance inserts herself into their lives. Learn More
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The book is a collection of essays on children's authors, illustrators, and editors from as far back as Hans Christian Anderson to today's J.K. Rowling. Almost all of these were written decades ago, but their subjects remain just as interesting to us today. Here we better understand where E.B. White was coming from and how ineffective L. Frank Baum was as a provider until he created the land of Oz. There's a particularly nice section on editor Ursula Nordstrom that will probably get you hankering to take a glance at the book, "Dear Genius" when you get a chance. Of course, because much of this book is just reworked old essays, there's quite a bit of repetition. You'll find statements and ideas repeated time and time again about certain artists (like Sendak or Steig). Also, I hope you like Maurice Sendak, cause he gets lots of space devoted to his works. A little concentration on other authors would not have been out of place.Read more ›