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The essential guide to children's books and their creators

Author: Anita Silvey
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., 2002.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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. 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,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Bio-bibliography
Dictionaries
Bio-bibliography Dictionaries
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anita Silvey
ISBN: 061819083X 9780618190836 0618190821 9780618190829
OCLC Number: 50503317
Description: xv, 542 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Getting started: a basic reading list --
Entries --
Notes on the contributors --
Illustration credits.
Other Titles: Children's books and their creators
Responsibility: Anita Silvey, editor.

Abstract:

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. 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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