Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Keeping tabs on authors in LINKcat: Norton Juster


Mr. Feiffer, in a statement, reflected on the qualities Mr. Juster brought to the book and the impact his story has had on generations of readers. “ 
His singular quality was being mischievous,” Mr. Feiffer said. “He saw humor as turning everything on its head. It’s incredible the effect he had on millions of readers who turned ‘The Phantom Tollbooth’ into something of a cult or a religion.” 
Mr. Juster, an architect by trade, called himself an “accidental writer,” but he went on to write other children’s books and reunited with Mr. Feiffer in 2010 on “The Odious Ogre.” In a 2012 interview with CNN, he talked about the key to writing for young readers. 
“You have to retain, I guess, a good piece of the way you thought as a child,” he said. “I think if you lose all of that, that’s where the deadliness comes from. The idea of children looking at things differently is a precious thing. The most important thing you can do is notice.”  [emphasis added]


The 48 member libraries of LINKca

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Norman Golb.  (2/22)
Maria Guarnascheilli, book editor.  (2/18)
James Gunn.  (2/21)
Tony Hendra.  (3/7)
Ved Mehta.  (1/12)
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James Ridgeway.  (2/16)
Bryan Sykes.  (1/14)

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Ben Bova.  (12/17)
Mary Higgins Clark.  (2/4)
Clive Cussler.  (2/29)
Betty Dodson  (11/11)
David Graeber.  (9/6)
Shirley Ann Grau.  (8/11)
Pete Hamill.  (8/6)
Shere Hite. (9/13)
A, E, Hotchner.  (2/18)
Roger Kahn.  (2/15)
Randall Kenan.  (9/29)
John Le Carre. (12/23/2020)
Johanna Lindsey.  (1/15)
Barry Lopez.  (12/29)
Alison Lurie.  (12/7)
Sylvia Jukes Morris.  (1/20)
Charlers Portis.  (2/19)
Julia Reed.  (9/8)
John Rothchild.  (1/22)
Gail Sheehy.  (9/3)
George Steiner.  (2/6)
Jill Paton Walsh.  (11/29)
Charles Webb.  (6/30)
Elizabeth Wurtzel.  (1/11)

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Kate Braverman.  (10/28)
Stephen Dixon.  (11/12)
Ernest J. Gaines.  (11/8)
Dan Jenkins.  (3/10)
Judith Krantz.  (6/27)
Paule Marshall.  (8/27)
Robert K. Massie.  (12/4)
Martin Mayer.  (8/3)
Wright Morris.  (7/25)
Toni Morrison.  (8/12)
Anthony Price.  (6/17)
James I. Robertson.  (11/20)
Anne Rivers Siddons.  (9/19)
John Simon.  (12/1)
Sol Stein.  (9/30)
Brad Watson.  (8/2)
Lonnie Wheeler.  (7/15)
Herman Wouk.  (5/20)
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Barbara Kafka.  (6/8)
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Kit Reed.  (10/1)
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E. M. Nathanson.  (4/10)

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