While perusing the internet this week, I came across a plethora of exciting goings-on in the world of children’s literature, fantasy, and books in general. Overwhelmed by the wealth of content, the only way I could cope with the awesome was to share it all with you!
From the Atlantic:
An article about the term YA- what that label means, when it came about, and what purpose it serves.
From BBC News:
News that descendants of J.R.R. Tolkien and Charles Dickens are collaborating on two fantasy novels for children.
A miniature book from Queen Mary’s dollhouse, written in 1922 about a fairy who travels to London, will be published in full scale.
From Letters of Note:
A copy of a letter J.R.R. Tolkien wrote to a German publishing house in response to their request for proof of his Aryan descent.
A copy of a letter written by Maurice Sendak’s publisher Ursula Nordstrom in response to a librarian who burned a copy of In the Night Kitchen.
From the Guardian:
The interactive Harry Potter site Pottermore finally opened its doors this week!
J.K. Rowling confirms that she will publish a Harry Potter encyclopedia.
From Publisher’s Weekly:
Friends of Diana Wynne Jones have launched a project to commemorate this beloved fantasy author and her work. This is my favorite finding of the week as Diana Wynne Jones is without question my favorite fantasy/children’s author of all time, and for years it seemed as if nobody knew about her. I was devastated when she passed away last March and now to see an entire community of writers, publishers and lovers of her work celebrating her in a myriad of creative ways is thrilling to say the least.