Celebrating Children's Books: Essays on Children's Literature in Honor of Zena Sutherland
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Celebrating Children's Books: Essays on Children's Literature in Honor of Zena Sutherland

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This collection is an important milestone in the slowly growing body of genuine criticism of children's literature. All who care about the books that children read will find in these writings, both individually and collectively, valuable perspectives on children's books and the people who create, produce and use them.
A wise and ever-faithful champion of good children's boo...more
Hardcover, 244 pages
Published January 1st 1981 by Lothrop Lee & Shepard
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I checked this book out for E.L. Konigsburg's contribution, "Ruthie Britten and Because I Can," those being her answers to the question "Why do you write children's books?" Any of the authors' essays are worth a look, especially for people who are interested in any of the contributors. David Macaulay has a wickedly funny essay about creating children's nonfiction picture books, filled with dubious wisdom such as "Any clues in a picture, for instance, that might increase a child's awareness of an...more
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