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The Resource Wild things : the joy of reading children's literature as an adult, Bruce Handy

Wild things : the joy of reading children's literature as an adult, Bruce Handy

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Wild things : the joy of reading children's literature as an adult
Title
Wild things
Title remainder
the joy of reading children's literature as an adult
Statement of responsibility
Bruce Handy
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"An irresistible, nostalgic, and insightful--and totally original--ramble through classic children's literature from Vanity Fair contributing editor (and father) Bruce Handy. 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, Vanity Fair contributing editor Bruce Handy revisits the classics of every American childhood, from fairy tales to The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and explores the back stories 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 are shared by 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"--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Handy, Bruce
Dewey number
809/.89282
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1009.A1
LC item number
H2576 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Children's literature
  • Books and reading
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Children's Literature
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • Books and reading
  • Children's literature
  • Children's literature
Label
Wild things : the joy of reading children's literature as an adult, Bruce Handy
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn985966692
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxiii, 307 pages
Isbn
9781451609967
Lccn
2017003959
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)985966692
Label
Wild things : the joy of reading children's literature as an adult, Bruce Handy
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn985966692
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxiii, 307 pages
Isbn
9781451609967
Lccn
2017003959
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)985966692

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