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In Celebration of Matilda

In Celebration of Matilda

I always find it impossible to say which of Roald Dahl’s books is my favorite, but it’s usually a close tie between Fantastic Mr. Fox and Matilda. Here’s a link to a lovely little interview from NPR with Roald Dahl’s daughter Lucy Dahl, in which she reads an excerpt from a letter he wrote to … Continue reading

On Telling Tales…

“To have the antiquarian Grimm Brothers regarded as the fathers of modern folklore is perhaps to forget the maternal lineage, the ‘mothers’ who in the French veillées and English nurseries, in court salons and the German Spinnstube, in Paris and on the Yorkshire moors, passed on their wisdom. The Grimm brothers, like Tereus, Ovid, King Shahryar, Basile, … Continue reading

Happy Edward Gorey’s Birthday!

Happy Edward Gorey’s Birthday!

Today this brilliant artist would have been 88 years old. Why not celebrate by picking up a copy of The Gashlycrumb Tinies, or even just petting a cat? On this wintry day in February, I salute you, Edward Gorey. I salute you.    

Celebrating Quentin Blake

Celebrating Quentin Blake

Just read a wonderful article on the brilliant illustrator, Quentin Blake, one of my all-time favorites, who at age 80 is still creating incredible work. The article does a beautiful job articulating the magical exuberance at the heart of Blake’s work. Check it out here!

Hobbit Fever!

Hobbit Fever!

If any of you out there are like me then you are GOING CRAZY this week in anticipation of the impending release of Peter Jackson’s first installment of the Hobbit trilogy. Well, to help tide you over here are some links to exciting Hobbit developments in the news. Luckily the people over at Entertainment Weekly … Continue reading