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Caldecott & Co.: Notes on Books & Pictures.

Sendak, Maurice.

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ISBN 10: 1871061067 / ISBN 13: 9781871061062
Published by Reinhardt Books / Viking / Penguin Books, London, 1989
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Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket (light foxing, few tiny chips), faint foxing edges. 214 pp. Essays about children's literature (picture books) by the author of the famous picture book "Where the Wild Things Are". Topics range from George Macdonald, Beatrix Potter and Randolph Caldecott, to Margot Zemach, Harriet Pincus and Edward Ardizzone, and to Walt Disney, Mother Goose and Hans Christian Anderson. The author voices his deeply held opinions about every aspect of the world of the picture book. Bookseller Inventory # 26061

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Title: Caldecott & Co.: Notes on Books & Pictures.

Publisher: Reinhardt Books / Viking / Penguin Books, London

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

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"This anthology of essays on writing and illustrating for children reveals a formidable intelligence and a remarkable degree of empathy with fellow toilers in the field."--Publisher's Weekly

From Publishers Weekly:

This seems to be the year of Maurice Sendak. On the heels of Dear Mili comes this slim anthology of his essays and musings on writing and illustrating for children. It reveals a formidable intelligence, and a remarkable degree of empathy with fellow toilers in what is too often regarded as a somewhat lesser field of endeavor: as if writing and drawing for children were a distinctly second-best activity. Without being weighty about it, Sendak shows the degree of imagination, craft and humanity that goes into the best of this work. There are notably generous appreciations of well-known artists like Randolph Caldecott, Beatrix Potter and Jean de Brunhoff, and sharp-eyed essays on Andersen, the "Mother Goose" tradition and the best and worst of Walt Disney. There are also more ephemeral pieces like award acceptances, interviews and brief prefaces to booksthough almost none is without some worthwhile observation. What comes through above all is Sendak's open-hearted admiration for craft and respect for true, ageless imagination. Illustrations not seen by PW.
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