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What I enjoyed editing Inspired!

Andy Warhol eating cereal and looking at his mother, Julia

Museyon’s newest title, Inspired! : True Stories Behind Famous Art, Literature, Music, and Film by Maria Bukhonina was conceived with an interesting premise. Each chapter focuses on what inspired an artist, what they created as a result, and how it continues to inspire. The chain of inspiration began for me as I edited this book. When I read about Andy ... Read More »

“The theme of the Tyrannosaurus series is love.”

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Author Tatsuya Miyanishi says, “The theme of the Tyrannosaurus series is love. There aren’t as many important things for us as to more often say such beautiful words as ‘I love you.’ The love I write about is something very natural. Here, it’s all about showing that love is far more important that power. I hope you agree!” You Look ... Read More »

Gon, the Little Fox named 2016 USBBY Outstanding International Book

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Gon, the Little Fox (written by Nankichi Niimi, illustrated by Genjirou Mita, translated by Mariko Shii Gharbi) has been selected for the 2016 USBBY Outstanding International Books honor list. Gon makes the list for Grades 3-5 along with 8 other outstanding books. The list has been compiled for more than a decade by the United States Board on Books for ... Read More »

HAPPY SNAPPER: The Photography of Jacques-Henri Lartigue

On the set of "Les Adventures de Roi Pausole", Cap d’Antibes, August 1932

Author John Baxter presents another fascinating story to add to his latest Museyon title French Riviera and Its Artists: Art, Literature, Love, and Life on the Côte d’Azur. Enjoy this special promotional chapter about the photographer Jacques-Henri Lartigue! In 1962, a placid white-haired Frenchman of sixty-nine wandered into the Manhattan offices of photography agent Charles Rado. With him was a ... Read More »

“I owe Marilyn Monroe a real debt”—Ella Fitzgerald

Marilyn and Ella at Mocambo Club, 1955

Glamour and gangs defined the Sunset Strip between the 1930s and the 1950s, as its renowned restaurants and nightclubs became a playground for the rich and famous. There were movie legends and power brokers, and everyone of significance danced to stardom at such legendary clubs as Ciro’s, the Mocambo and the Trocadero. Frank Sinatra made his Los Angeles debut at ... Read More »

Kuma-Kuma Chan Reviewed

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Kuma-Kuma Chan, The Little Bear has received great reviews in the media. Kuma-Kuma Chan’s simple lifestyle, as he daydreams, takes a nap, gazes at his nail clippings, listens to the rain, and writes a long letter to a friend evokes something that is missing in our modern way of life and should be something to talk about with our children. ... Read More »

Vertigo = San Francisco

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Through Alfred Hitchcock’s eyes, San Francisco seemed the perfect place to film a murder mystery. It wasn’t unusual for the director to chose locations before developing a story to be filmed there. The result? His iconic 1958 film, Vertigo, which makes the most of the city’s eerie and claustrophobic cityscapes. See which SF landmarks you can spot in the original Vertigo trailer. ... Read More »

Tribune reviewed Chronicles of Old Chicago

Clockwise from top left: Abraham Lincoln, Maurine Watkins, Mrs. O'Leary, Al Capone, Gloria Swanson, John Dillinger, Charlie Chaplin, Jane Addams, Muddy Waters, Captain Streeter

Chronicles of Old Chicago is reviewed highly by Chicago Tribune. This is a must-read book for American history buffs, Chicago residents, baseball fans, political historians, tourists, and you! “Though “newer Chicagoans” are here (the late Roger Ebert, Oprah Winfrey and Barack Obama), it is the “old Chicago” of the title that is the real star, the Chicago of the popular ... Read More »

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