…he quickly learned through working with Carus and Hyman a truth about Cricket’s philosophy: good storytelling wasn’t just about the printed word. The stories should be linked to the best illustrations possible.

My mom got me a subscription to Cricket when I was in grade school​. I’m not sure I fully understood all the stories, but I would pore over the pages looking at the pictures (and, I now realize, the great typography) all the time. There was one cover from a winter issue of a gnome-like Santa Claus (iirc) that was like something straight out of Tolkien. That cover hung on my wall well into my teens.

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  1. I think my Grandma got me a cricket subscription when I was in the third grade. (That was the only year I was in one particular town and I can remember receiving it there, otherwise I’d have no clear idea when it was.) I don’t have real strong memories of it other than liking it well enough to read it when it came.