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MirrorMask (children's edition)
Neil Gaiman
The Unreal and the Real: Selected Stories, Volume One: Where on Earth
Ursula K. Le Guin
Betsy and Tacy Go Downtown
Maud Hart Lovelace
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Oscar Wilde, Camille Cauti
Riders of the Purple Sage
Zane Grey
Vampires, Zombies, & Wanton Souls
Marge Simon
We Are All in the Dumps with Jack and Guy: Two Nursery Rhymes with Pictures - Maurice Sendak Weird stuff by Sendak! His inspirations? Two little known nursery rhymes by Mother Goose--"We Are All in the Dumps" and "Jack and Guy"--and seeing a homeless child on the streets of LA sleeping in a cardboard box. In Sendak's inspired hands, "The houses are built without walls" become a children's shantytown; the "baby [that's] bit" becomes a rail-thin child of color (looks a bit Ghandi-esque) who wants a family and home worse than anything. Leave it to Sendak to turn indecipherable nursery rhymes into a terrific commentary on homelessness and poverty. He was truly a world literary treasure!