The Fog Horn, 1952 - Ray Bradbury
I owe a lot to the Ray Bradbury and his writings. I spent a lot of time in high school skipping out on reading assignments because I struggled with reading and disliked most required stories. Then I read The Martian Chronicles for a research paper in 10th grade. It helped to re-kindle my desires for reading both in and out of school. I am very proud of my collection of Bradbury anthologies, and I hope to be able to share these wonderful stories with my kids. Thank you, Mr. Bradbury, for writing such wonderful, and imaginative works.
Thank you, Maurice Sendak, for reminding us that childhood is full of bumps, bruises, and growing and not just full of sugar-coated fairy tales.
Today, Maurice Sendak passed away due to complications from a recent stroke. He was 83. Sendak wrote and illustrated dozens of children’s books, which earned plenty of recognition, and he won the prestigious Caldecott Medal, the Hans Christian Andersen medal for illustration and the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal. In 1996, President Clinton awarded him a National Medal of the Arts for his work. His characters were often difficult and bossy, but always a pleasure to read about. He was best known for his book, Where the Wild Things Are.
Rest in peace, Mr. Sendak.