A Golden Book Adventure

Wednesday, June 30, 2010 |
Hi, everyone!

I know I've been MIA lately, but I've come back with gusto! This past weekend, I went to visit Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia. (I'm a rising senior, and have begun touring colleges.) Anyway, it happens that they have a graduate program for YA Literature, and were holding several lectures for their students. One that I attended was Golden Books presentation held by Diane Muldrow, editorial director for the Golden Books branch at Random House.

First, I was very excited to meet a real editor- I've been interested in going into the publishing industry for the past few years, especially after I began Sparrow Review. I was very impressed with the sheer amount of knowledge she was able to share regarding the Golden Books- it seemed like she knew the background of every author and illustrator that contributed to a Golden Book. I don't know about the rest of my followers, but when I was a kid, I loved my Golden books. My favorite was Doctor Dan the Bandage Man, which came with two complementary Band-Aids.

I absolutely recommend that you check out a book that Ms. Muldrow edited, called Golden Legacy. It contains everything that I heard in the presentation with more detail, no doubt. Were you, like me, addicted to Golden Books as a kid? If so, which ones?

<3 Cate


Cara said...

I don't remember any specific ones, but I definitely loved my Golden Books. I feel like every kid had them!

Priya said...

I loved Golden Books too. I can't remember which ones, but I know I enjoyed almost all of them.

Linna said...

Yay, glad to see you back! Hope you're having fun checking out those colleges. Golden books are such an essential part of my childhood, they're kind of what introduced to reading in the first place. :D

Nina said...

Hope you find the college that you like. :)
YA Literature sounds like a lot of fun to study.

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