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April Age, 1975

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Correspondence primarily between McElderry and Russ about this sequel to Russ's novel Over the Hills and Far Away. Topics include discussion of who should make the jacket art (Russ wanted Evaline Ness, but ultimately it was designed by Harriet Barton), obtaining rights permissions from Hollis Music and The Richmond Organization as the title came from a song by William Engvick and Alec Wilder and its lyrics were printed in the front matter, proofreading by Elinor R. Weinberger, discussion of the availability of Over the Hills with Marion Bell of Scribner's Book Store, thank yous after a celebratory luncheon following the book's publication, paperback rights, shopping the book for English publication (Bodley Head, Hachette, MacDonald and Jane's, Dent, Hamish Hamilton), and the title going out of pring in 1985. McElderry and Russ also discuss a range of personal topics including many lunches out, their mutual friends, and their charity work in libraries and literacy centers. They also discuss potential future projects, including an English-language edition of Boutet de Monvill's Jeanne D'Arc; Robert Henning, Jr. of the University of Rochester's Memorial Art Gallery is included in these conversations.

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April Age; Margaret K. McElderry Papers, COTSEN4, Cotsen Children's Library, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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