Randolph Caldecott The Man Who Could Not Stop Drawing

Author: Leonard S. Marcus
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
ISBN: 1466852909
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Randolph Caldecott is best known as the namesake of the award that honors picture book illustrations, and in this inventive biography, leading children's literature scholar Leonard Marcus examines the man behind the medal. In an era when the steam engine fueled an industrial revolution and train travel exploded people's experience of space and time, Caldecott was inspired by his surroundings to capture action, movement, and speed in a way that had never before been seen in children's picture books. Thoroughly researched and featuring extensive archival material and a treasure trove of previously unpublished drawings, including some from Caldecott's very last sketchbook, Leonard Marcus's luminous biography shows why Caldecott was indeed the father of the modern picture book and how his influence lives on in the books we love today.

Randolph Caldecott S Picture Books

Author: Randolph Caldecott
Publisher: Huntington Library Press
ISBN: 9780873282239
Size: 49.45 MB
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Presents nine of the illustrator's books of nursery rhymes and other classic rhymes for children, including "The House that Jack Built," "The Queen of Hearts," and "Baby Bunting."

Minders Of Make Believe

Author: Leonard S. Marcus
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780395674079
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Examines the dramatic changes that occurred in children's literature during the twentieth century, the growth and impact of major publishing houses, the influence of key publishing figures, and the contributions of pioneering editors, educators, and librarians.

Radiant Child

Author: Javaka Steptoe
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0316394327
Size: 19.28 MB
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A visually stunning picture book biography about modern art phenomenon Jean-Michel Basquiat, written and illustrated by Coretta Scott King Award winner Javaka Steptoe. Jean-Michael Basquiat and his unique, collage-style paintings rocked to fame in the 1980s as a cultural phenomenon unlike anything the art work had ever seen. But before that, he was a little boy who saw art everywhere: in poetry books and museums, in games and in the words that we speak, and in the pulsing energy of New York City. Now, award-winning illustrator Javaka Steptoe's vivid text and bold artwork echoing Basquiat's own introduce young readers to the powerful message and art doesn't always have to be neat or clean--and definitely not inside the lines--to be beautiful.

If You Want To See A Whale

Author: Julie Fogliano
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1596437316
Size: 52.52 MB
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Advises the reader about what to do, and not do, in order to successfully spot a whale, such as wrapping up in a not-too-cozy blanket, ignoring the roses, and especially, being patient.

Classic Children S Tales

Author: Beatrix Potter
Publisher: Frederick Warne & Company
ISBN: 9780241198711
Size: 34.77 MB
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2015 marks the 150th anniversary of Frederick Warne, which was founded in 1865 and is most famous for publishing Beatrix Potter's The Tale of Peter Rabbit. To celebrate the anniversary, we have compiled Classic Children's Tales:150 Years of Frederick Warne, an attractive foil-stamped collector's item that includes "Sly Old Cat," a never-before-published story of Beatrix Potter's. It also features stories from household names in children's books: Randolph Caldecott's "Sing a Song of Sixpence," Kate Greenaway's "Apple Pie" and "Mother Goose," and Edward Lear's "Nonsense Songs and Stories" and "The Book of Nonsense."

The Art Of Kate Greenaway

Author: Ina Taylor
Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company
ISBN: 1455600377
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Recounts the life and artistic development of the Victorian illustrator of children's books, and briefly discusses collectible items featuring her designs

Making Mischief

Author: Gregory Maguire
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061689165
Size: 36.79 MB
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The New York Times bestselling author of Wicked presents an inspired visual tribute to the work of legendary writer and illustrator Maurice Sendak Published in 1963 to great critical acclaim, Maurice Sendak's Caldecott Award-winning Where the Wild Things Are has sold millions of copies worldwide, garnered countless awards, and been translated into nineteen languages. In Making Mischief, Gregory Maguire reconsiders Sendak's oeuvre with the same adroit and idiosyncratic scrutiny that allowed him to see a heroine in the Wicked Witch of the West (Wicked) and add a charming dimension to the story of the Little Match Girl (Matchless). An accomplished critic with signal reviews published in the New York Times Book Review and lectures on art delivered at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, and at other locations, Maguire examines Sendak's aesthetic influences from William Blake to Walt Disney, revealing the "conversations"—often unconscious and unspoken—that artists have with one another. A master of literary invention himself, Maguire explores recurring motifs in Sendak's life work—from monsters to mayhem—as well as his profound understanding of children, their creativity, and the breadth of emotions with which they encounter the world. Making Mischief is a gift of the imagination to Maurice Sendak, one of the master mythmakers of our time.