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

Handy, Bruce, (author.).

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Kendallville PL - Kendallville Main Branch LARGE.PRINT LITERATURE Handy (Text) 37516002034140 Adult New Book Shelf Available -
Shelby Co PL - Shelbyville Main Library 809 HAN (Text) 78731000504284 New NF Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781432843540
  • ISBN: 1432843540
  • Physical Description: 491 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Edition: Large print edition.
  • Publisher: Farmington Hills, Michigan: Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage company, 2017.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references .
Formatted Contents Note: 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.
Summary, etc.: "An irresistible, nostalgic, and insightful--and totally original--ramble through classic children's literature from Vanity Fair contributing editor (and father) Bruce Handy. 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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Children's literature > History and criticism.
Books and reading.
LITERARY CRITICISM / Children's Literature.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs.
Large type books.

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