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How Ursula Nordstrom, the Greatest Patron Saint of Modern Childhood Stood, Up for Creativity Against Commercial Cowardice
How Ursula Nordstrom, the Greatest Patron Saint of Modern Childhood Stood, Up for Creativity Against Commercial Cowardice

“Oh hell, it just boils down to: you just can’t explain this sort of basic wonderful stuff to some adults.”

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To Live Long, Write for Children: Remembering Charlotte Zolotow
To Live Long, Write for Children: Remembering Charlotte Zolotow

Honoring one of the biggest hearts and most brilliant minds in children’s literature.

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Open House for Butterflies: Ruth Krauss’s Final and Loveliest Collaboration with Maurice Sendak
Open House for Butterflies: Ruth Krauss’s Final and Loveliest Collaboration with Maurice Sendak

“Krauss books can be bridges between the poor dull insensitive adult and the fresh, imaginative, brand-new child.”

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Conjuring Cohesion and Purpose: How Ursula Nordstrom Cultivated Maurice Sendak’s Genius
Conjuring Cohesion and Purpose: How Ursula Nordstrom Cultivated Maurice Sendak’s Genius

“That is the creative artist — a penalty of the creative artist — wanting to make order out of chaos.”

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A Wonderful New Year’s Resolution from Ursula Nordstrom, Unheralded Patron Saint of Modern Childhood
A Wonderful New Year’s Resolution from Ursula Nordstrom, Unheralded Patron Saint of Modern Childhood

A lesson on the human condition from one of the biggest hearts in modern history.

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E. B. White on Why He Wrote Charlotte’s Web, Plus His Rare Illustrated Manuscripts
E. B. White on Why He Wrote Charlotte’s Web, Plus His Rare Illustrated Manuscripts

“A book is a sneeze.”

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I’ll Be You and You Be Me: A Vintage Ode to Friendship and the Imagination, Illustrated by Young Maurice Sendak
I’ll Be You and You Be Me: A Vintage Ode to Friendship and the Imagination, Illustrated by Young Maurice Sendak

“Indescribably lovely and absolutely perfect and — well, pure in the best sense.”

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A Witty and Wise 1953 Letter from Legendary Children’s Book Editor Ursula Nordstrom
A Witty and Wise 1953 Letter from Legendary Children’s Book Editor Ursula Nordstrom

On imagination, comfort zones, and how to stand up to mediocre ladies in influential positions.

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