I was up late last evening, so it was easy to sleep past 7:30 this morning. I never heard a peep outside the bedroom door. When I did come to life, and I saw what time it was, I felt a little guilty. My teenage daughter had already left for school. I like to pretend […]
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The 2013 Mazza Museum Weekend Conference has begun! A ballet dancer until she was thirty, Robin Preiss Glasser, has spent her entire life expressing her artistic self without words. As the acclaimed illustrator of many books for children, including the beloved Fancy Nancy series, she is still doing just that. In an auditorium crowded with […]
Celebrating the New School Year, a Wonderful County Fair, and Giving the Old Blog a Kick in the Pants!
It’s mid August. You know what that means. We just finished with this. And this. And that means it’s almost time for this. And, since this blog is desperately in need of something to breathe life into its poor, neglected soul, I think it’s time for this. Who doesn’t love a great giveaway? So, here’s […]
Do you like creamed tuna fish and peas on toast? No? Well, according to Philip Stead, his grandfather really, really, really disliked this dish served to him every Friday. So he buried his supper in the back yard. Many, many years later, Philip turned the story into his first children’s book, aptly titled Creamed Tuna […]
So, today begins the Mazza Fall Weekend Institute! And yours truly will be blogging almost-live, up-to-the-minute updates on the action! Can’t wait to watch as David Macaulay is awarded the Mazza Medallion this evening! And tomorrow? Oh, get this – two famous Steads, one amazing Stein, an unforgettable Schmidt, one Muth, and the one and […]
Imagine a place where everyone in the room adores books the way you do. A place where illustrations from children’s books, classic to modern, line the walls, and the chatter around you buzzes with words like “artist,” “create,” and “literature.” Are you dreaming? Probably not. You’re likely in Findlay, Ohio. Now you probably think I’m […]