Archive for April 20th, 2012

An excellent news round-up, the Tolkien-Dickens team-up could be interesting and a lovely image as always, thank you Ms. Nettles xx

Gathered Nettles: Two Sisters Obsessing over YA Lit

While perusing the internet this week, I came across a plethora of exciting goings-on in the world of children’s literature, fantasy, and books in general. Overwhelmed by the wealth of content, the only way I could cope with the awesome was to share it all with you!

From the Atlantic:

An article about the term YA- what that label means, when it came about, and what purpose it serves.

From BBC News:

News that descendants of J.R.R. Tolkien and Charles Dickens are collaborating on two fantasy novels for children.

A miniature book from Queen Mary’s dollhouse, written in 1922 about a fairy who travels to London, will be published in full scale.


From Letters of Note:

A copy of a letter J.R.R. Tolkien wrote to a German publishing house in response to their request for proof of his Aryan descent.

A copy of a letter written by Maurice Sendak’s…

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I recognised this image from a glimpse of the top third but I have never seen a version by this artist. It’s wonderful. More brilliant stuff from The Warden’s Walk.

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     I thought you might enjoy this lovely little flash animation from Button Films 😉


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