Lost Maurice Sendak Picture Book to be Published: Critical Linking, July 10, 2017

Sponsored by The Disappearances by Emily Bain Murphy, a HMH Book for Young Readers.

An unpublished picture book by Where the Wild Things Are author Maurice Sendak has been found hidden deep in his archives, five years after his death – somewhat like a little boy lost in the jungle after being sent to his room with no supper.

The typewritten manuscript and illustrations, co-authored by Sendak’s longtime collaborator Arthur Yorinks, were discovered in Connecticut by Lynn Caponera, president of the Maurice Sendak Foundation. Caponera was his housekeeper, assistant and friend for many years.

On this week’s episode of Lost Manuscripts from Dead Authors: Maurice Sendak!

Dame Angela Lansbury and Michael Gambon star with BAFTA Award-winner Emily Watson as beloved Marmee; Maya Hawke, Willa Fitzgerald, Annes Elwy and Kathryn Newton to play iconic March sisters alongside Jonah Hauer-King as Laurie Laurence.

Angela Lansbury as Aunt March is all the prodding I need to watch the new Little Women adaptation.

Book clubs and kaffeeklatsches have long offered space for female bonding, self-education and even political organizing that white men, with their comfortable hold on the vote and positions of political and corporate power, didn’t need. But as women escaped their domestic confines for book club meetings, the feminine stigma burgeoned.

A look at political resistance in the history of women’s book clubs.

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