Hey all! Before I dive into the oddities of the world in which we live, I just wanted to give a bit of a shout out to two distinct groups that allowed me to sprawl my librarian self all over their respective gatherings. First up, credit and love to Nancy Castaldo and all the folks [...]
Twenty-five years after its publication, Matilda (Viking, 1988) is still high on the list of Roald Dahl’s most beloved children’s books. This anniversary year, it really gets the star treatment, with a new Broadway musical, a new edition of the book, and continued accolades from critics who are discovering (or rediscovering) the quirky heroine, her author, and her illustrator.
School Library Journal sat down with renowned children’s book editor Frances Foster to discuss her long, illustrious career working with children’s book stars like Roald Dahl and Peter Sís, her experiences coming across the manuscripts of a fourteen-year-old Polly Horvath, and how it felt editing the Newbery-award winner Holes.