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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

Label
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
Title variation
Goodnight nobody : the un-childish pleasures of reading great children's books
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 creative 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
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
809/.89282
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • PN1009.A1
  • PN1009.A1
LC item number
  • H2576 2017
  • H2576 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Wild things : the joy of reading children's literature as an adult, Bruce Handy
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-288) 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
Contents
New eyes, new ears: Margaret Wise Brown and Goodnight Moon -- Runaways: Family drama in picture books ... and well beyond -- Once upon a time and in and out of weeks: Fairy tales and Maurice Sendak -- Why a duck? The uses of talking animals from Aesop to Beatrix Potter to Olivia the Pig -- You have to know how: Dr. Seuss vs. Dick and Jane -- Kids being kids: Ramona Quimby, American pest -- God and man in Narnia -- One nation: Washington's cherry tree, Rosa Park's bus, and Oz -- Going on seventeen (or not): Little Women, little houses, and Peter Pans -- The end: Dead pets, dead grandparents, and the glory of everything
Control code
985966692
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xxiii, 307 pages
Isbn
9781451609967
Lccn
2017003959
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027393292
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
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 (pages 279-288) 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
Contents
New eyes, new ears: Margaret Wise Brown and Goodnight Moon -- Runaways: Family drama in picture books ... and well beyond -- Once upon a time and in and out of weeks: Fairy tales and Maurice Sendak -- Why a duck? The uses of talking animals from Aesop to Beatrix Potter to Olivia the Pig -- You have to know how: Dr. Seuss vs. Dick and Jane -- Kids being kids: Ramona Quimby, American pest -- God and man in Narnia -- One nation: Washington's cherry tree, Rosa Park's bus, and Oz -- Going on seventeen (or not): Little Women, little houses, and Peter Pans -- The end: Dead pets, dead grandparents, and the glory of everything
Control code
985966692
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xxiii, 307 pages
Isbn
9781451609967
Lccn
2017003959
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027393292
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)985966692

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