Featuring discussions with such artists and illustrators as Eric Carle, Maurice Sendak, Ashley Bryan, Tana Hoban, Jerry Pinkney, and Charlotte Zolotow, a fascinating journey takes readers through the creative process, the essence of childhood, and bookmaking in today's culture.
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Leonard S. Marcus is a noted historian, author, critic, and lecturer in the field of children's literature. His highly acclaimed books include Author Talk and Dear Genius: The Letters of Ursula NordstromFrom School Library Journal:
"A picture book is a dialogue between two worlds: the world of images and the world of words," says the author in his introduction to this remarkable glimpse into the work of 14 creative people. The dialogue is also between the adult artist and/or writer and the child audience, and Marcus illuminates the art form through his own dialogues with picture-book creators. In conversations that took place from 1988 to 1999, he draws out stories that will fascinate anyone who appreciates the impact of a successful picture book. Readers learn about early influences on the artists that affected their later work, as well as childhood memories and family interactions. We hear in the words of Maurice Sendak, Robert McCloskey, and James Marshall how they perceived the picture book as a theatrical piece, a stage on which action unfolds. We learn of connections they make to earlier artists, of Eric Carle's homage to the brilliance of Margaret Wise Brown and the help he received from Leo Lionni. It is obvious that Marcus carefully prepared for each conversation and extensively studied each body of work to elicit provocative insights. From Mitsumasa Anno to Charlotte Zolotow, readers will find compelling stories to fascinate anyone who studies, uses, loves, or is puzzled by some of the most compelling picture books of the last half century. Ways of Telling is a highly readable, often humorous, and intensely rewarding book for novices and seasoned professionals alike.
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Book Description Dutton Juvenile, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110525464905
Book Description Dutton Juvenile, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0525464905
Book Description Dutton Childrens Books, NY, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. NO FINER COPY EXISTS. // NEW BOOK and DJ, both in MINT condition. // Hardcover, Octavo, 247 pages, illustrated. // You want this book. Now. Size: Octavo. Bookseller Inventory # 008529