Archive for the 'Children’s Literature Urban Legends Revealed' Category

Was Madeline Really an Orphan?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends related to children’s literature and whether they are true or false. CHILDREN’S LITERATURE URBAN LEGEND: Madeline was an orphan. Madeline was a series of children’s books created by writer/artist Ludwig Bemelmans in 1939, starring a cute little girl named Madeline who lived in [...]

Was Where the Wild Things Are Originally Where the Wild HORSES Are?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends related to children’s literature and whether they are true or false. CHILDREN’S LITERATURE URBAN LEGEND: Where the Wild Things Are was originally Where the Wild Horses Are. Maurice Sendak had an interesting journey to international stardom as a children’s author. As an adolescent, [...]

Was Where’s Waldo? Removed From a School Because it Contained an Exposed Female Breast?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends related to children’s literature and whether they are true or false. CHILDREN’S LITERATURE URBAN LEGEND: Where’s Waldo? was removed from a school due to an exposed breast inside the book. When you take a look at “The 100 Most Frequently Challenged Books of [...]