Oscar Wilde, b.October 16, 1854, d.November 30, 1900

Posted by Sherry on 10/15/2014 in --October, Adult Fiction, Birthdays, General, Literary fiction |

Facts about Oscar Wilde that you may not have known: Oscar’s father, Sir William Wilde, was an ear and eye doctor, and his mother, Lady Jane Francesca Agnes Elgee Wilde, was a writer, poet, and translator. Oscar was profoundly affected by the death of his younger sister when she was ten years old, and for […]

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November 29th–A Very Good Day

Three wonderful authors, for whose work I am very thankful, were born on this date. Any of their books would make lovely Christmas presents. 1. C.S. Lewis Lewis is the best writer and the most profound thinker of the three, the one whose work will stand the test of time. I predict that Mere Christianity, […]

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Charlotte Zolotow, b.1915, d.2013

Posted by Sherry on 11/20/2013 in --June, Birthdays, General, Picture Book Preschool |

Children’s author and book editor Charlotte Zolotow died yesterday at the age of 98. She wrote and published over seventy picture books for young children, including Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present, William’s Doll, Big Sister Little Sister, and Over and Over. As an editor for Harper and Row, she was instrumental in publishing such […]

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