Author Amy Krouse Rosenthal’s death is a huge loss for the literary circle. Children’s literature has been orphaned and the adult literature has suffered an irreparable loss. She was 51.
The literary circles across the world are mourning the demise of the author who had an amazing talent to keep people of all ages captivated by her writing style. Talk of any book written by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, and there are chances that in almost every part of the world, you will find ardent admirers of her work.
The writer of masterpieces like ‘Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life’ the author breathed her last on March 13. She knew the death was coming and had been writing in New York Times with an energy that is not really expected of a terminally ill writer. Instead of being hopeless, she was full of joy and tried to take care of her husband, keeping him on a high, praising him and trying to prepare him for life after her death.
For her husband, and her three kids, the thought of losing her to ovarian cancer must be inconsolable. Many people will not be able to forget her March 3, 2017 essay in the New York Times. It was a dating profile for her husband, 52-year-old Jason Brian Rosenthal. It was some twenty-eight years ago, when two of them met on a blind date in 1989 and instantly fell in love. Two years later, the two got married and remained inseparable for the next 26 years, till her death did them apart.
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— The New York Times (@nytimes) March 14, 2017
In honor of Amy Krouse Rosenthal. A beautiful human being who knew how to put things in perspective. pic.twitter.com/EWnF4gUzvs
— Bethany Evans (@bethanycevans) March 13, 2017
loved all your little books and words. they kept me company and made me happy
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— Debra Madonna (@debramadonna) March 13, 2017
— CNN International (@cnni) March 14, 2017
— Newsweek (@Newsweek) March 14, 2017
— ABC News (@ABC) March 14, 2017
— Margie Myers-Culver (@Loveofxena) March 13, 2017
— Reading Rainbow (@readingrainbow) March 13, 2017
Today feels more rainy than umbrella. We lost a great one. Your words will live on, Amy Krouse Rosenthal. ❤ pic.twitter.com/hL6iWsLh6L
— Leah O'Donnell (@leahod) March 13, 2017
Today we mourn the loss of author Amy Krouse Rosenthal, whose beautiful, endearing children's books have brought joy to so many readers. pic.twitter.com/T9m7zZTSu0
— B&N Kids Blog (@BNKids) March 13, 2017
Rest In Peace, Amy Krouse Rosenthal. We love you. pic.twitter.com/QxzXFYXiZy
— Steve French (@stevefrenchvo) March 13, 2017
My friend Amy Krouse Rosenthal has died. She was a brilliant writer, and an even better friend. Amy's genius was in her generosity…
— John Green (@johngreen) March 13, 2017
Rosenthal’s books always did very well in the market. She had a very captivated audience who loved her writing immensely. She had several books on the New York Times bestseller list. Some of these include ‘I Wish You More’, ‘Uni the Unicorn’, ‘Plant a Kiss’, ‘Exclamation Mark’, ‘Cookies: Bite-Size Life Lessons’, besides ‘Duck! Rabbit!’ The New York Times has called her books “terrific”. Bruce Handy, while writing in The New York Times says, “Her books radiate fun the way tulips radiate spring: they are elegant and spirit-lifting. Among her gifts is an ability to take what in other hands could have been a thin premise — a piglet who hates being messy, in the case of Little Oink; a young spoon who wishes he were a fork, or a knife, or chopsticks, in Spoon — and wring all kinds of sly, nifty variations out of it. … Better yet, her jokes sing with specificity and an understanding of children”.