“Where the Wild Things Are” by Maurice Sendak (1963)

Where the Wild Things Are: by Maurice Sendak (1963) Obviously, I didn't have this book in 1963 when it was first published (I was born in 1975), but it was easily the most important book of my young childhood.  The book tells the story of Max, who after causing chaos throughout his house is sent... Continue Reading →

Influences: L. Frank Baum

After stints as a newspaper journalist and businessman, Lyman Frank Baum (1856-1919) started writing for children in his forties. He had discovered his talent for storytelling from the nursery rhymes and tales he told his four sons. In 1897, Baum published his first collection for young readers Mother Goose in Prose, which was illustrated by... Continue Reading →

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