Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Top Ten Bookish People I Want To Meet

I love children's book authors.

I've been lucky enough to meet a lot of them.

Do you recognize these children's book authors?


(Answers, from top left, clockwise:  Seymour Simon, Gail Gibbons,
Richard Peck, Esme Raji Codell)

Here are ten I wish I had met:

Dr. Seuss (Ted Geissel)

Author and illustrator (The Little House) 
Virginia Lee Burton
Amazing artist.

J. R. R. Tolkien
He looks so jolly with that pipe.

Illustrator Quentin Blake

E.B. White,
author of Charlotte's Web
and a brilliant essayist

Beverly Cleary,
author of Henry Huggins
and all the Beezus books,
shown here with the Beezus statue
I visited earlier this summer in Portland, Oregon

William Steig,
author and illustrator
of Shrek and 
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble

Robert McCloskey,
author and illustrator of
Make Way for Ducklings
and Homer Price

What bookish people would you like to meet?

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  1. Great list. I never pictured Tolkien as being jolly. Nice picture :) Thanks for stopping by.

    1. Tolkien reminds me of a hobbit in that picture.

  2. You panicked me for a moment! Beverly Cleary is still alive at 96! Burton looks very friendly.

  3. Very interesting list, I'd love to join your for your meetings with them....

  4. What a wonderful list! I've gotten to meet some wonderful authors, but I'd really love to meet Stephen King, Erin Morgenstern, Christopher Pike, (the late) Maeve Binchy, Gail Carson Levine, Sarah Addison Allen and Ann Rule. Tolkien would have been amazing!

  5. How cool that we have Mr Blake in common! I really would have loved to meet Dr. Seuss now that you mention it... I'm sure he'd be very funny and inspirational.

    1. I'm always especially interested in those who write and draw.

  6. I included four 'children's authors' on my list too :-)

  7. Wonderful list - it's lieka time capsule of some of my favorite children's authors :-) I wish I could just sit down with Dr. Seuss and watch him work.

  8. I love your lit people on it I would definately like to meet too :) x

  9. Enjoyed your list. Tolkein is on mine, too. I imagine he shows up on a few lists like this.

  10. Wow, great list! So many great authors on there. I thought about including Dr. Seuss in mine, but I also love Quentin Blake and Beverly Cleary.
    Thanks for stopping by!

    1. I wonder if he'd have been a great guy to meet in real life.

  11. Best list I've seen all day, nicely done. And thanks so much for stopping by kaye—the road goes ever ever on

  12. Yours is really a lovely, lovely list :) I'm afraid I don't know many of them (bad, bad reader), but I'm all for Quentin Blake and Tolkien!

  13. PG Wodehouse, EB White, Virginia Woolf.

  14. Tolkien truly would have been a fascinating person to meet. Dr.Seuss would have been great too. I would probably come away with some awesome quotes.

    Thank You for stopping by my blog!

  15. Dr. Seuss would be amazing! :) I was lucky enough to meet Esme at a librarian conference...extremely nice and pretty wonderful.

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  16. I wish I'd met Maurice Sendak!


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