“I am a former child, and I haven't forgotten a thing.”

― Ursula Nordstrom


Julie and Eve talk to children’s book expert Leonard Marcus about what it’s like to edit iconic authors. Among other questions, they ask, How do you tell E. B. White you had a problem with Charlotte?




Dear Genius: The Letters of Ursula Nordstrom


“The creative artist is the one wanting to make order out of chaos. The rest of us just accept disorder -if we even recognize it- and get a bang out of our five beautiful senses, if we’re lucky.” ― Ursula Nordstrom, Dear Genius: The Letters of Ursula Nordstrom


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Leonard Marcus

Dear Genius: The Letters of Ursula Nordstrom, by Leonard S Marcus

Toni Morrison

Harold and the Purple Crayon, by Crockett Johnson

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, by Mark Twain

HarperCollins Children’s Division

Goodnight Moon, by Margaret Wise Brown

The Runaway Bunny, by Margaret Wise Brown

Charlotte’s Web, by E. B. White

Stuart Little, by E. B. White

Where the Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak

The Giving Tree, by Shel Silverstein

Harriet the Spy, by Louise Fitzhugh

Freaky Friday, by Mary Rodgers

Julie of the Wolves, by Jean Craighead George

A Hole is to Dig, Ruth Krauss

The Oxford Book of English Verse

Louisa May Alcott

Maxwell Perkins

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Ernest Hemmingway

Bennett Cerf

Random House

William Faulkner

Dr. Seuss

The Stinky Cheese Man, by Jon Scieszka

Katharine White (née Sergeant Angell)

Harry Potter series, by J.K. Rowling

Bedtime for Frances (originally titled Who’s Afraid), by Russell Hoban

Danny and the Dinosaur, by Syd Hoff

Meindert DeJong

The Long Secret, by Louise Fitzhugh

Delacorte Press

In the Night Kitchen, by Maurice Sendak

I’ll Get There. It Better Be Worth the Trip. by John Donovan

Eve Yohalem

Julie Sternberg

Book Dreams Podcast

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Lit Hub Radio