Tagged with Maurice Sendak

Outlawed Artist: Tomi Ungerer

Outlawed Artist: Tomi Ungerer

I’ve been meaning to do a post on this fantastic artist and children’s book author for a while. We had several of his books around the house growing up, but one in particular, The Three Robbers (pictured below), was my favorite. It tells the story of three robbers who roam the countryside armed with a blunderbuss, … Continue reading

Why YA Fiction Is Great

I just came across this great article from salon.com about why female YA authors outnumber the male. In her article, Laura Miller posits that this is because there is so little prestige associated with the genre, and while men are accustomed to achieving “greatness” in the world of literary fiction, women are more inclined to … Continue reading

On Fantasy…

“And it is through fantasy that children achieve catharsis. It is the best means they have for taming wild things.” – Maurice Sendak

Farewell to Maurice Sendak

Farewell to Maurice Sendak

I wanted to do a post in honor of Maurice Sendak, who died today at the age of 83, after a lifetime of writing and illustrating. I grew up reading and loving his books alongside countless other kids around the world, and as an adult grew to appreciate his bizarre and imaginative work even more. … Continue reading

Children’s Literature in the News!

Children’s Literature in the News!

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 … Continue reading