November 21, 2017

The Advocate's Toolbox

Children’s Book Week Celebrated with Literary Landmark for Lyle the Crocodile’s E. 88th Street

An event on May 14 honored the late Bernard Waber, author of the “Lyle the Crocodile” books, and designated the Yorkville Community School on East 88th Street a Literary Landmark. The street was made famous by Waber in 1962 with Houghton Mifflin’s publication of The House on East 88th Street.

Author Madeleine L’Engle Remembered as the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine is Named a Literary Landmark

Madeleine L’Engle (1918–2007) is best known as the famed author of the Newbery Medal-winning novel A Wrinkle in Time (FSG, 1962). But she served another important role during her lifetime: as the librarian at New York’s Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, a post she held for over 40 years.