children’s literature

Chris Van Allsburg

Guest host Amanda Uhle speaks with Chris Van Allsburg, author/illustrator of 19 books for children and illustrator of three more. Mr. Van Allsburg came to Ann Arbor recently to promote the newest Jumanji film, which had its Michigan premiere as a fundraiser for Hospice of Michigan and Arbor Hospice. They talk about his creative process, the journey from …

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Erin and Philip Stead

Philip and Erin Stead, Caldecott-winning writer/illustrators of A Sick Day For Amos McGee and the forthcoming Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine talk with guest host Amanda Uhle about writing and illustrating children’s books, working with the ghost of Mark Twain, artistic inspiration, and more. https://umich.box.com/shared/static/6y2d3neou4x78oyrbod0xpse2pe9t68r.mp3

Norton Juster

Norton Juster reads from his classic The Phantom Tollbooth reissued for its 50th Anniversary by Knopf (2011). We talk about the imagination and the lands beyond. https://umich.box.com/shared/static/a83bz9kzq92ibe1s8rj95m34isqkilfx.wav Download Audio

Jennifer Holm

Jennifer Holm reads from her sequel The Trouble with May Amelia (2011) published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers, Simon & Schuster. We take a look at her book series with her brother Matthew Holm, the wonderful Babymouse: Mad Scientist” and “Squish: Super Amoeba published by Random House. We also talk about how drawing from the spring …

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