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Dear Genius by Ursula Nordstrom
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Oct 24, 2009

it was amazing
bookshelves: grownup

These collected letters of one of the most formative figures in children’s literature were interesting on many levels. The letters themselves were fun to read: Nordstrom certainly had a flair for the dramatic. They provided an insider’s glimpse of the making of books by Laura Ingalls Wilder, Maurice Sendak, and E. B. White, to name just a few. The manner in which Nordstrom communicated was also educational: especially in delicate situations she displayed much of the graciousness and tact I aspire to. Leonard Marcus has, as usual, provided outstanding research and his preface and notes provide an excellent guide through the over 40-year span of letters printed here.

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