Home Again, Home Again, Jiggety-Jig
People, I think I left fairly clear instructions. I informed everyone that not a drop of interesting kiddie lit related news was to occur while I was gone on my cross-country road trip from hither to thither. So how do you explain the veritable plethora of news that took place while I was gone? Now I learn that yet another adult author is trying her hand at kiddie lit. The new Jasper Fforde is out (I had hoped it was Pooh-related, but it's not). L. Frank Baum's family is apologizing for his remarkably racist comments circa the late 1800s (and not a moment too soon!) to say nothing of Dorothy's Reproductive Capabilities. Then Daniel Handler had to get all goofy and say that two of his characters would die in the last Series of Unfortunate Events (only two?).
Of couse, then the bloggers started getting all interesting on their own. For example, Gregory K had this list of Famous Authors and the Children's Books They'd Write including, but certainly not limited to, the following:
- Hardy -- Near and Far from the Madding Crowd: a Book of Opposites
- Clancy -- We Spy
- James -- The Wings of the Dove Go Up and Down
- Raymond Chandler - Big Sleep, Little Sleep
- Updike - Velveteen Rabbit Run
It's good to be home.