Friday, April 22, 2011

Highlights Foundation

Over the years, I've heard good things about the Writer's Workshop at Chautauqua. It's put on by the Highlights Foundation. The folks at the Foundation would like to get the word out about what they do and offer. You can find out all about it here. Learn more about the Highlights Magazine's history here.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Mary Poppins

Prepare to be happy!
A children's book can grow and change, but the original is still there to enjoy, also.
1. Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers is a great children's book.
2. Disney made a classic kids' movie out of it with delightful songs by the Sherman brothers.
3. Cameron Mackintosh and Disney made a wonderful musical out of it, too. I saw it in New York this week.
4. A scene from it was recorded at Disney World which is exuberant and ridiculous and fun. Watch it on YouTube here (where you can see it larger) or see it below.
5. What a lot of joy and talent! It all started with a children's book.