Cover Illustration by Trina Schart Hyman
collection marked the magazine's one-year anniversary. It was filled with stories, poems, plays, riddles, and pictures . . . lots of pictures. It was a year before I thought to look for Cricket at the library, but there it was on the magazine rack. The subscription card went home with me that day, and in April 1979, I received my very first issue.
Cricket Magazine was begun in September of 1973. For the full story, I highly recommend the 30th anniversary book Celebrate Cricket.
So thank-you to Marianne, Cliff, Lloyd, Trina, and the many others who shaped the destiny of Cricket. Thank-you for an enduring legacy of "the rarest kind of best."