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First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Publisher, Date:
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2017.
©2017
Copyright:
©2017
Description:
xxiii, 307 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Summary:
Vanity Fair contributing editor Bruce Handy revisits the classics of American childhood, and explores the back stories of their creators, using context and biography to understand how some of the most insightful, creative, and witty authors and illustrators of their times created their often deeply personal masterpieces.
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Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [279]-288) and index.
Contents:
New eyes, new ears: Margaret Wise Brown and Goodnight Moon -- Runaways: Family drama in picture books ... and well beyond -- Once upon a time and in and out of weeks: Fairy tales and Maurice Sendak -- Why a duck? The uses of talking animals from Aesop to Beatrix Potter to Olivia the Pig -- You have to know how: Dr. Seuss vs. Dick and Jane -- Kids being kids: Ramona Quimby, American pest -- God and man in Narnia -- One nation: Washington's cherry tree, Rosa Park's bus, and Oz -- Going on seventeen (or not): Little Women, little houses, and Peter Pans -- The end: Dead pets, dead grandparents, and the glory of everything.
  
LCCN:
2017003959
ISBN:
9781451609950 (hardback)
1451609957 (hardback)
9781451609967 (trade paperback)
1451609965 (trade paperback)
Other Number:
985966692
Control Number:
3537808
  
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