St. Nicholas Magazine published the work of Eudora Welty, 11, E.B. White, 11, and William Faulkner, 16 — Faulkner and Welty for drawings, White for a story about a winter stroll. The children's monthly emphasized a love of nature, which led to some advising, "If you want to get published in the magazine, write something nice about an animal."
Forget the taped readings of yore. Today's audiobooks feature integrated musical performances, movie-quality sound effects and all-star casts of rotating narrators. Take a peek at the new world of listenable literature with AudioFile magazine founder Robin Whitten's list of four notable audiobooks from 2013.
Inside Llewyn Davis -- starring Oscar Isaac and a disobedient cat — is the latest from the filmmaking duo. The brothers talk with Fresh Air's Terry Gross about their writing process ("It's mostly napping") and the cult status of their 1998 film The Big Lebowski ("How do you explain that? I have no idea.")
Why should Christmas get all the attention? Host Ophira Eisenberg teams up with comedian John Hodgman for a spirited reading of the famous poem popularly known as "'Twas the Night Before Christmas," with the lines rewritten to be about some less popular holidays and days of observance.