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Crockett Johnson and Ruth Krauss [electronic resource] : how an unlikely couple found love, dodged the FBI, and transformed children's literature / Philip Nel.

Nel, Philip, 1969- (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781617036255 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 1617036250 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 9781621030645 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 1621030644 (electronic bk.)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource.
  • Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, ©2012.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Cover; Contents; Introduction; 1. Ruth Krauss's Charmed Childhood; 2. Becoming Crockett Johnson; 3. Portrait of the Artist as a Young Woman; 4. Punching the Clock and Turning Left; 5. First Draft; 6. Crockett and the Red Crayon; 7. "We Met, and That Was It!"; 8. Barnaby; 9. A Good Man and His Good Wife; 10. The Athens of South Norwalk; 11. Art and Politics; 12. At Home with Ruth and Dave; 13. The Big World and the Little House; 14. Artists Are to Watch; 15. The Art of Collaboration; 16. Harold; 17. Striking Out into New Areas of Experimentation; 18. New Adventures on Page and Screen.
19. "Hitting on All 24 Cylinders"20. Poet in the News, Cartoonist on TV; 21. Lorca Variations and Harold's ABC; 22. Provocateur and Philosopher; 23. Painting, Passports, and Protest; 24. Theorems in Color, Poems on Stage; 25. "You're Only as Old as Other People Think You Are"; 26. What Would Harold Do?; 27. Life after Dave; 28. Children Are to Love; Epilogue; Notes; Bibliography; Acknowledgments; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; X; Y; Z.
Summary, etc.: Crockett Johnson (born David Johnson Leisk, 1906-1975) and Ruth Krauss (1901-1993) were a husband-and-wife team that created such popular children's books as The Carrot Seed and How to Make an Earthquake. Separately, Johnson created the enduring children's classic Harold and the Purple Crayon and the groundbreaking comic strip Barnaby. Krauss wrote over a dozen children's books illustrated by others, and pioneered the use of spontaneous, loose-tongued kids in children's literature. Together, Johnson and Krauss's style--whimsical writing, clear and minimalist drawing, and a child's point-of-vie.
Source of Description Note: Print version record and CIP data provided by publisher; resource not viewed.
Subject: Johnson, Crockett, 1906-1975.
Krauss, Ruth.
Children's literature, American > History and criticism.
LITERARY CRITICISM > American > General.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY > Literary.
Genre: Electronic books.
Electronic books.

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