Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Children's Book

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Anita Silvey
Macmillan, Oct 13, 2009 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 233 pages
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"What children's book changed the way you see the world?"

Anita Silvey asked this question to more than one hundred of our most respected and admired leaders in society, and she learned about the books that shaped financiers, actors, singers, athletes, activists, artists, comic book creators, novelists, illustrators, teachers...

The lessons they recall are inspiring, instructive, and illuminating. And the books they remember resonate as influential reading choices for families. EVERYTHING I NEED TO KNOW I LEARNED FROM A CHILDREN'S BOOK--with its full color excerpts of beloved children's books, is a treasury and a guide: a collection of fascinating essays and THE gift book of the year for families.

 

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Contents

Inspiration
3
Understanding
31
Principles Precepts
89
Vocation
117
Motivation
153
Storytelling
175
Notes on Contributors
212
Selected List of Books by Contributors
219
Recommended Booklist
223
Contributor Index
227
Acknowledgements
229
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About the author (2009)

With a unique career in children's books, ANITA SILVEY has served both as the Editor of THE HORN BOOK MAGAZINE and Publisher of a major children's book imprint. SHe is the author of several books, and she lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

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