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Pure Imagination and Possibility: Interview with Ruth Barshaw

I don’t think it’s possible to describe Ruth Barshaw. Anyone? It would require a whole lot of adjectives, and I suspect some of them would appear to be opposites. She’s tremendously loyal and supportive and hilarious and crazy, in really … Continue reading

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Obsessed with Children’s Books: Erica Perl Interview

It was really freaky, this Erica Perl thing. A little over a year ago, my father asked me if I knew a writer named Erica Perl. I looked her up online, and while her books were familiar to me, she … Continue reading

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Artistic Peculiarities: Interview with Illustrator Julie Fortenberry

I have long been smitten with the artwork of Julie Fortenberry. No big deal, but she just illustrated a book by a writer who goes by the name of Eve Bunting. About PIRATE BOY, the New York Times said, “with … Continue reading

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Daniel Jennewein on Books, Friends, and Donald Duck

I remember when I saw the first sketches of the buffalo the rest of the world met in  IS YOUR BUFFALO READY FOR KINDERGARTEN?. The instant connection I felt to that art, the way THAT was MY buffalo–is a memory … Continue reading

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