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Beatrix Potter To Harry Potter: Portraits Of Children's Writers

3.75 of 5 stars 3.75  ·  rating details  ·  8 ratings  ·  2 reviews
The books we read as children are perhaps the most memorable, capturing our imagination and leaving a lasting impression that forever afterwards evokes feelings of nostalgia. This delightful book celebrates a century of children's literature through over 50 portraits of famous British writers and writer-illustrators, many of which have been selected from the collections of ...more
Hardcover, 135 pages
Published July 8th 2006 by National Portrait Gallery
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Not a lot of details in this book, possibly because it was produced to accompany an exhibition of portraits of children's writers held at the National Portrait Gallery, London, and other galleries in 2002 and 2003. How I would have loved to have seen that exhibition. However, the book gave me a lot of enjoyment. It was fun to see the portraits of writers I loved as a girl. Ballet Shoes is one of my favourite books, and the portrait of its author Noel Streatfeild (1895-1986) in bobbed hair and a ...more
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Pretty boring straight forward accounts of children's writers. You could probably learn as much from the goodreads author profiles or wikipedia. Leonard S. Marcus has written more interesting books about children's authors.
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