Kingdom Books is a specialty mystery bookshop in northeastern Vermont. Beth Kanell, co-owner with her husband Dave, writes New England mysteries, adventure travel, and poetry, and is a member of the National Book Critics Circle. Dave Kanell's sleuthing record among mystery books takes first place, whether classic or cutting edge.
Tuesday, May 08, 2012
Maurice Sendak, Age 83, Died This Morning
a PBS image of Maurice Sendak
What a loss for every reader, and especially every parent who ever shared one of Maurice Sendak's book, over and over again (because the kids demanded it!), with a child or grandchild. To my grandson, Where the Wild Things Are is the must-read book of every Skype visit -- "Grammy, read the monster book!" I love the sweet ending, as much as the wild rumpus.
It's raining in Vermont today, a soft gray farewell of the heart.