Tag: author birthdays

Happy birthday, Louisa May Alcott

Happy birthday, Louisa May Alcott

Louisa May Alcott Nov. 29, 1832 – Mar. 6, 1888 I first discovered Louisa May Alcott in elementary school, and I fell in love with her books. I owned two battered copies of Little Women and Eight Cousins, which I read over and over. I added copies of Little Men and Jo’s Boys when I found… Read more »

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Elizabeth Goudge

Elizabeth Goudge

Today is Elizabeth Goudge’s birthday, and the start of Elizabeth Goudge Week over at The Emerald City Book Review. I’m so glad that Lori decided to celebrate by dedicating a whole week to Goudge, because she’s one of my favorite authors of all time. The daughter of a clergyman, Elizabeth… Read more »

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Happy Birthday, Will!

In celebration of William Shakespeare’s birthday, here are a few performances of his sonnets, plus Hamlet’s soliloquy. Enjoy!   Michael York reads Sonnet 18   Alan Rickman reads Sonnet 130   David Tennant reads Sonnets 2, 7, 9, 17, 18, 11, 14, and 154   David Tennant – Hamlet’s Soliloquy… Read more »

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A Celebration of Jan Brett

A Celebration of Jan Brett

Happy Birthday to author-illustrator Jan Brett! Her beautifully illustrated books have been favorites of ours since well before our daughter was born – though it was Robin’s birth that gave me the excuse to start buying them. Brett was born on Dec. 1., 1949, making her 65 today. . …. Read more »

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News & Notes – 4/26/14

News & Notes – 4/26/14

News & Notes is a weekly Saturday post featuring book- and publishing-related news, links to interesting articles and opinion pieces, giveaways on this and other blogs, and other cool stuff. Books & Ebooks in the News: Poe statue to be unveiled in Boston in October (Boston Magazine) Apple trial remains… Read more »

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Happy Birthday, Maurice Sendak!

Happy Birthday, Maurice Sendak!

The wonderful children’s author and illustrator Maurice Sendak was born June 10, 1928; this would have been his 85th birthday.  Google is celebrating with this delightfully elaborate animated doodle: Sendak is best known for Where the Wild Things Are, the story of young Max, who leaves his home and journeys… Read more »

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Happy Birthday, Cynthia Rylant!

Happy Birthday, Cynthia Rylant!

Cynthia Rylant is celebrating her 58th birthday today (June 6, 2012).  Born in 1954, Rylant grew up in West Virginia, and discovered a love of writing in college. Her books range from picture books and early chapter books for younger readers (ages 3 to 8) to books for the middle… Read more »

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