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Archive of posts filed under the Greenwillow History category.

Celebrate Diana Wynne Jones

Diana Wynne Jones and why she was so important to me By Megan Whalen Turner Diana got me published. That is not a little thing. I was twenty-seven years old and had just spent a year in San Diego while my husband was a visiting researcher with a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship. I had decided […]

Happy Man Day (observed) 2012!

If you visited us yesterday to look for Man Day 2012 content, well, now you know why “Working for the Weekend” is on all of our playlists. But we’re here today, and even the Jets are shamelessly attempting to hitch their Tim Tebow wagon to our Man Day star. We’ll concede that it was a […]

THREE DAYS ON A RIVER . . . is 30!

When Three Days on a River in a Red Canoe by Vera B. Williams was published, School Library Journal wrote that it is “Certain to have young readers begging for their own three days.” Bingo. Parents be warned! It’s a deceptively innocent book package—the jacket is printed with the black-and-white marbled design of a school […]

A Greenwillow Moment—circa 1981

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From the Studio

My New Year’s Resolution, 1985 By Marisabina Russo One cold, January day in 1985, I found myself entering 105 Madison Avenue with a big portfolio under my arm. Keeping this appointment had not been easy. I had three small children and lived an hour outside the city. But a friend’s offer to introduce me to […]