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Today in 1955, “The Happiest Place on Earth”, opened! Walt Disney’s metropolis of Disneyland is the creation of his imagination of opening a world of fantasy, nostalgia, and futurism to children and adults. For more information about the history of the amusement park or travel information about visiting the Disney parks, be sure to check out your local NYPL branch! And for some nostalgia, be sure to check out the NYPL exhibit, The ABC of It: Why Children’s Books Matter, to see your favorite Disney books!

nypl:

Today in 1955, “The Happiest Place on Earth”, opened! Walt Disney’s metropolis of Disneyland is the creation of his imagination of opening a world of fantasy, nostalgia, and futurism to children and adults. For more information about the history of the amusement park or travel information about visiting the Disney parks, be sure to check out your local NYPL branch! And for some nostalgia, be sure to check out the NYPL exhibit, The ABC of It: Why Children’s Books Matter, to see your favorite Disney books!

“Once a little boy sent me a charming card with a little drawing on it. I loved it. I answer all my children’s letters — sometimes very hastily — but this one I lingered over. I sent him a card and I drew a picture of a Wild Thing on it. I wrote, ‘Dear Jim: I loved your card.’ Then I got a letter back from his mother and she said, ‘Jim loved your card so much he ate it.’ That to me was one of the highest compliments I’ve ever received. He didn’t care that it was an original Maurice Sendak drawing or anything. He saw it, he loved it, he ate it.”

Maurice Sendak (via thatluciegirl)

Amazing story.

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I haven’t found a solid source for this quote yet, but it’s a lovely story. —Sarah

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(Source: jamesnord, via npr)

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