CHILDREN'S BOOKS AND THEIR CREATORS.

Silvey, Anita, editor.

ISBN 10: 0395653800 / ISBN 13: 9780395653807
Published by Boston: Houghton Mifflin, (1995) dj, 1995
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Hardcover first edition - First printing. A comprehensive reference on children's books of the twentieth century, with an emphasis on the years after World War II, arranged in encyclopedia format, alphabetically by author, illustrator or topic. Includes a recommended reading list and entries from seventy-five contributors (which include such well-known names as Lloyd Alexander, Nina Bawden, Eric Carle, Paula Fox, Gary Soto and many more) on topics ranging from ABC books to young adult books. Color plates inserted and illustrated throughout with smaller black and white reproductions of book covers or illustrations. Notes on contributors, index of contributors, general index. 800 pp. Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket. (short tear to top of dj spine). Bookseller Inventory # 59441

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Title: CHILDREN'S BOOKS AND THEIR CREATORS.

Publisher: Boston: Houghton Mifflin, (1995) dj

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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Unique in its coverage of contemporary American children's literature, Children's Books and Their Creators is a timely single-volume reference covering the books our children are - or could be - reading now, from board books to young adult novels. Entries by nearly 200 experts inform and guide readers about every aspect of children's literature. What picture books best satisfy children's curiosity and capture their imaginations? When should children be introduced to science and poetry? Should parents worry if their teenagers read thrillers and comics? Children's Books and Their Creators includes overviews such as "Easy Readers," "Sports Stories," and "Holocaust Literature for Children," as well as entries on creators such as Judy Blume, Dr. Seuss, and Chris Van Allsburg. Reflecting the flourishing state of multicultural publishing, the book features contributions by and about Native American, African American, Latino, and Asian American writers, including Michael Dorris, Virginia Hamilton, Gary Soto, and Allen Say. This volume is enhanced by more than 175 illustrations in both black-and-white and color, featuring the work of Maurice Sendak, Edward Gorey, Robert McCloskey, David Macauley, and others.

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An invaluable reference volume for anyone interested children's literature -- especially parents! More than 800 entries on the best-loved children's authors and illustrators, overviews of genres, and discussion of the history of and social issues pertaining to children's literature. Includes contributions by more than 200 writers, illustrators, and critics, as well as carefully selected reading lists arranged by category.

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