Ellen Handler Spitz
Maurice Sendak's Sexuality
February 21, 2013
His last book reveals under-acknowledged features of his work.
The Age of Adolescence
November 07, 2012
As one reads Jepp, Who Defied the Stars, present and past entangle just as childhood and adulthood spar.
Learning to Matter
August 15, 2012
Betsy Rosenthal's delightful book tells the story of her mother, Edith, who is “number four” in a family of twelve children.
Like many other enduring contributors to children’s literature (Hans Christian Andersen, Lewis Carroll, Beatrix Potter, James M. Barrie, and Margaret Wise Brown), Maurice Sendak was childless.