The Essential Guide to Children's Books and Their Creators (Google eBook)

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - Reference - 560 pages
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 Upon publication, Anita Silvey’s comprehensive survey of contemporary children’s literature, Children’s Books and Their Creators, garnered unanimous praise from librarians, educators, and specialists interested in the world of writing for children.

Now The Essential Guide to Children’s Books and Their Creators assembles the best of that volume in one handy, affordable reference, geared specifically to parents, educators, and students. This new volume introduces readers to the wealth of children’s literature by focusing on the essentials — the best books for children, the ones that inform, impress, and, most important, excite young readers. Updated to include newcomers such as J. K. Rowling and Lemony Snicket and to cover the very latest on publishing and educational trends, this edition features more than 475 entries on the best-loved children’s authors and illustrators, numerous essays on social and historical issues, thirty personal glimpses into craft by well-known writers, illustrators, and critics, and invaluable reading lists by category.

The Essential Guide to Children’s Books and Their Creators summarizes the canon of contemporary children’s literature, in a practical guide essential for anyone choosing a book for or working with children.

  

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Contents

A
iii
B
15
C
57
D
99
E
116
F
129
G
153
H
169
O
315
P
319
R
357
S
374
T
424
U
437
V
438
W
445

I
201
J
206
K
217
L
230
M
261
N
304
Y
466
Z
476
Notes on the Contributors
483
Illustration Credits
488
Index
489
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Page 12 - Wilder medal is given every five years "to an author or illustrator whose books, published in the United States, have over a period of years made a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children.
Page 4 - In the whole realm of poetry no domain is so boundless as that of the fairy tale. It reaches from the blood-drenched graves of Antiquity to the pious legends of a child's picture-book ; it takes in the poetry of the people and the poetry of the artist.

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