Care For Another Best Books List?
Ever heard of Leonard Marcus?
Of course you have. You have all, after all, enjoyed his collection of legendary Harper Collins editor Ursula Nordstrom's letters as found in his book Dear Genius. I'm sure you thrilled to his recent wonderful series of interviews with fantasy authors in The Wand and the Word. Or maybe you liked the picture book he created with his wife about that sock monkey.
I bring this up because it looks as if Parenting Magazine gave Mr. Marcus the chance to list his picks for the Best Books of 2006. A co-worker of mine assures me that the online edition of this list is more extensive than its print equivalent.
It's a very unique collection, to say the least. Amelia Bedelia Under Construction? Really? Really really? The fact that Fly By Night was not included can only mean that Mr. Marcus has not yet read the book. The next time I see him in The Central Children's Room I'll be sure to thrust a copy into his hands. Poor man. To have lived so long and yet to have never really lived at all. *sniff* Kinda makes you cry, don't it?