Wild Things
Title Wild Things PDF eBook
Author Bruce Handy
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Pages 336
Release 2017-08-15
Genre Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 1451609957

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An irresistible, nostalgic, insightful—and totally original—ramble through classic children’s literature from Vanity Fair contributing editor (and father) Bruce Handy. “Consistently intelligent and funny…The book succeeds wonderfully.” —The New York Times Book Review “A delightful excursion…Engaging and full of genuine feeling.” —The Wall Street Journal “Pure pleasure.” —Vanity Fair “Witty and engaging…Deeply satisfying.” —Christian Science Monitor In 1690, the dour New England Primer, thought to be the first American children’s book, was published in Boston. Offering children gems of advice such as “Strive to learn” and “Be not a dunce,” it was no fun at all. So how did we get from there to “Let the wild rumpus start”? And now that we’re living in a golden age of children’s literature, what can adults get out of reading Where the Wild Things Are and Goodnight Moon, or Charlotte’s Web and Little House on the Prairie? In Wild Things, Bruce Handy revisits the classics of American childhood, from fairy tales to The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and explores the backstories of their creators, using context and biography to understand how some of the most insightful, creative, and witty authors and illustrators of their times created their often deeply personal masterpieces. Along the way, Handy learns what The Cat in the Hat says about anarchy and absentee parenting, which themes link The Runaway Bunny and Portnoy’s Complaint, and why Ramona Quimby is as true an American icon as Tom Sawyer or Jay Gatsby. It’s a profound, eye-opening experience to reencounter books that you once treasured after decades apart. A clear-eyed love letter to the greatest children’s books and authors, from Louisa May Alcott and L. Frank Baum to Eric Carle, Dr. Seuss, Mildred D. Taylor, and E.B. White, Wild Things will bring back fond memories for readers of all ages, along with a few surprises.

Wild Things
Title Wild Things PDF eBook
Author Sidney I. Dobrin
Publisher Wayne State University Press
Pages 326
Release 2004
Genre Literary Criticism
ISBN 9780814330289

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The first book-length study of the relationship between children's literature and ecocriticism.

Als Papa fort war
Title Als Papa fort war PDF eBook
Author Maurice Sendak
Pages 40
Release 1986
ISBN 9783763231270

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What If One Day...
Title What If One Day... PDF eBook
Author Bruce Handy
Publisher Enchanted Lion Books
Pages 0
Release 2023-09-26
ISBN 9781592703838

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Imagine a world without birds, night, or color in this thought-provoking and playful picture book from NYT Best Children's Book author Bruce Handy and Ezra Jack Keats Award winning illustrator Ashleigh Corrin. What if one day, all the birds flew away? Mornings would be quieter. Skies would be plainer. Worms could relax. But there are birds! By asking how our world would change without elements like birds, water, or people, playful text from Bruce Handy (The Happiness of a Dog with a Ball in Its Mouth) and joyful art from Ashleigh Corrin (Layla's Happiness) invite readers to stretch their imaginations and celebrate the beauty and wonder of existence and all that makes our world what it is.

The Book from Far Away
Title The Book from Far Away PDF eBook
Author Bruce Handy
Publisher Astra Publishing House
Pages 47
Release 2023-08-15
Genre Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 1662651341

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In this fantastical picture book perfect for fans of Aaron Becker’s Journey, a human child and a child from another planet discover that no matter where you live or what your books are like, reading—and sharing—are universal. A cosmic celebration of the joy of sharing books and having new experiences awaits readers in this captivating wordless picture book for ages 4 to 8. A child busy reading in a treehouse spots a family who seems to have just arrived on Earth for a picnic. The youngest member of the alien family holds a mind-bendingly strange object. Could it be a book from outer space? At the end of this gorgeously illustrated tale, each child returns home with a book from far away to remember a kind stranger. Sure to take its place among gently fantastical favorites like Sophie Blackall’s If You Come to Earth and Carson Ellis’s Du Iz Tak?, this picture book will enchant and delight curious kids and book lovers everywhere.

The Joy of Children's Literature
Title The Joy of Children's Literature PDF eBook
Author Denise Johnson
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Pages 619
Release 2023-12-18
Genre Education
ISBN 1003817521

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• Fully updated research and inclusion of recent children’s book titles, including more diverse and inclusive literature such as LGBTQ children’s books • New Read, Watch, Listen resources within each chapter; new Activities for Professional Development and Print and Online Resources sections • New emphases and expanded attention to censorship and diversity.

Children's Literature
Title Children's Literature PDF eBook
Author Carrie Hintz
Publisher Routledge
Pages 200
Release 2019-10-18
Genre Literary Criticism
ISBN 1317212126

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Children’s Literature is an accessible introduction to this engaging field. Carrie Hintz offers a defining conceptual overview of children’s literature that presents its competing histories, its cultural contexts, and the theoretical debates it has instigated. Positioned within the wider field of adult literary, film, and television culture, this book also covers: Ideological and political movements Children’s literature in the age of globalization Postcolonial literature, ecocriticism, and animal studies Each chapter includes a case study featuring well-known authors and titles, including Charlotte’s Web, Edward Lear, and Laura Ingalls Wilder. With a comprehensive glossary and further reading, this book is invaluable reading for anyone studying Children’s Literature.