Feb 16 2011
Margaret K. McElderry, the grande dame of children's book publishing, has died aged 98, having continued to edit books into her 90s. According to the New York Times, as a book editor she "employed shrewd intuition, critical acumen and a nurturing way with authors to help shepherd children's literature from a prewar cottage industry to today's billion-dollar business."
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