Dear genius: the letters of Ursula Nordstrom

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HarperCollins, Jun 1, 1998 - Biography & Autobiography - 406 pages
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Ursula Nordstrom was the director of Harper's Department of Books for Boys and Girls from 1940 to 1973 and "the single most creative force for innovation in children's book publishing in the United States during the twentieth century."--Jacket. This collection includes her correspondence with such authors as Laura Ingalls Wilder, E.B. White, Maurice Sendak, Janice May Udry, Russell Hoban, Clement Hurd, John Steptoe, Nat Hentoff, Zena Sutherland, Crosby Bonsall, Mary Stolz, and Charlotte Zolotow.

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User Review  - flydodofly - LibraryThing

I very much enjoyed getting this exclusive peek at the selection of the Ursula Nordstrom's letters to so many wonderful authors of children's books. Although, being without replies, it resembled a ... Read full review

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User Review  - satyridae - LibraryThing

What I liked about this collection of letters is the way UN's wry wit was always in evidence. It was fun to read some of the letters to authors I know and love. What I didn't like was the lack of ... Read full review

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Nordstrom was the director of Harper's Department of Books for Boys and Girls from 1940 to 1973.