‘Where the Wild Things Are’ Author Maurice Sendak Lives on with New Children’s Book

‘Where the Wild Things Are’ Author Maurice Sendak Lives on with New Children’s Book

Whether he was bringing us along through the jungle with Max and the monsters in Where the Wild Things Are or swimming through giant vats of batter and milk in In the Night Kitchen, beloved children’s author Maurice Sendak always managed to capture the attention and minds of children through his captivating literature and illustrations. During his time on this Earth, he created numerous works for children’s literature.  Though Sendak has passed on, he is lives on with his newly published book entitled Presto & Zesto in Limboland.     Image via HarperCollins     Longtime friends, Arthur Yorinks and Maurice Sendak collaborated to create a …

10 Famous Authors Who Were Born in June

10 Famous Authors Who Were Born in June

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It’s finally June; the first month where it really starts to feel like summer! Now is the perfect time to grab your favorite book, pop on over to the nearest park, take root under a tree, and read while you soak up the sun.   And, what better way to celebrate the month of June than with the works of an author born this very month? Let’s say happy birthday to these ten Geminis and Cancers!     Thomas Hardy (June 2, 1840)   via Famous People   Time changes everything except something within us which is always surprised by change.     …

Hidden Maurice Sendak Book To Be Posthumously Published

Hidden Maurice Sendak Book To Be Posthumously Published

Five years after his death, it seems the world has not heard the last from Maurice Sendak. Presto and Zesto in Limboland, a fully illustrated manuscript by Sendak and frequent collaborator Arthur Yorinks, will be published in the Fall of 2018 after nearly thirty years in seclusion.   The spectacular find was made by Lynn Caponera, President of the Maurice Sendak; Ironically, Caponera had been going through the author’s files to see what could be discarded. “What a miracle to find this buried treasure in the archives,” said Michael di Capua, Sendak’s former editor and publisher. “To think something as …

Infographic: The Scariest Monsters in Literature

Infographic: The Scariest Monsters in Literature

Halloween is a time for spooky monsters like the well-known Frankenstein, Dracula, and the Headless Horseman. It’s also a time for scary books. After all, every monster we just mentioned shares one thing in common: a literary heritage. Books are full of creepy ghouls, ghosts, and monsters, so it’s no surprise that a lot of our Halloween horror inspiration comes from the scary stories on our bookshelves. But how well do you know the scariest monsters in all of literature? Get into the spirit of Halloween with this awesome infographic from the folks at the UK’s Morph Costumes. All of the classic creeps are …