Monday, December 15, 2008

Monday catch-up

--Claire has a new booklist of fairy tales up on our site.

--Cynsations interviews my pal Cathie Mercier, director of the terrific Simmons College Center for the Study of Children's Literature, which includes among its founders Horn Book editors Paul and Ethel Heins, and for which I will be leading a seminar next summer.

--Mother Reader offers sixty-some suggestions for book-allied presents, like pairing a copy of Abe Lincoln Crosses a Creek with a set of Lincoln Logs. If Santa is listening, I'll take a copy of A Little Princess coupled with a secret midnight feast delivered by a dark and handsome stranger.

8 comments:

Rachael said...

Ooh. House With a Clock in its Walls plus guided tour of the battle of Waterloo, plz.

Mitali Perkins said...

Apart from the "handsome," I fit the bill, so I'll be stopping by with a copy of LP and a plateful of rice and catfish curry.

victoria thorne said...

My Crazy Sister and a plane, please. Or Lives of the Artists and a Van Gogh. (Either would be fine, I'm not picky.)

janeyolen said...

Thurber's "The Thirteenth Clock" and a nineteenth century grandfather clock with a painted sun and moon face. Thank you very much.

Jane

ifahren said...

Marguerite Henry's "The White Stallion of Lipizza" and a real, live one (a mare or gelding would be fine...)
ifahren

Anonymous said...

After careful thought-- Mary Elizabeth Pope's The Sherwood Ring, please. Have no room for an 18th Century punchbowl, sooo, a set of Venetian Glass Goblets? Hold the sleeping draught.

Christina said...

The Chronicles of Narnia and my own fantasy kingdom, please!

Anonymous said...

Uncle Cleans Up and a white cat who reads the papers, please!