Tag Archives: children’s literature

Maurice Sendak 1928-2012

Maurice Sendak died last night at the age of 83. His legacy is well-known: as an artist and a writer, he broke through the traditional paradigms of children’s literature with truth and honesty, embracing the dark visceral edges of dreams … Continue reading

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Thinking of Moomintroll

We used to read the Moomintroll books to Isaac when he was small. They were wonderful stories created by Tove Jansson, a Finnish author and illustrator. I’m not sure where we first heard of these books, perhaps from someone at … Continue reading

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