Tag: Children’s Literature

Colouring the Rainbow

Posted on 01/01/2016

Maria Tatar, John L. Loeb Professor of Folklore and Mythology at Harvard University, falls under the spell of illustrations as she explores their unique ability to call to life Andrew Lang’s vibrant f …


The Wonderful Wizardry of Words

Posted on 28/12/2015

Writing in the Winter 2010/Spring 2011 edition of the Folio Magazine, Maria Tatar uncovers the real magic in L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. L. Frank Baum L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wiz …


Frightening children and other nightmares

Posted on 24/05/2012

© James Keyser/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Image Maurice Sendak died recently. There was a little extra sadness at The Folio Society because we’d been discussing whether we might approach Sendak fo …