Wild Things

Wild Things

The Joy of Reading Children's Literature as An Adult

Book - 2017
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Bruce Handy revisits the classics of every American childhood, from fairy tales to The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and explores the back stories of their creators, using context and biography to understand how some of the most creative authors and illustrators of their times created their often deeply personal masterpieces. Along the way, Handy learns what The Cat in the Hat says about anarchy and absentee parenting, which themes are shared by The Runaway Bunny and Portnoy's Complaint, and why Ramona Quimby is as true an American icon as Tom Sawyer or Jay Gatsby.
Publisher: New York, NY :, Simon & Schuster,, 2017
Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781451609950
1451609957
9781451609967
1451609965
Branch Call Number: 809.89282 H236w 2017
Characteristics: xxiii, 307 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

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1queenie1
Dec 05, 2017

Really good. Interesting and amusing. (One little thing: all narrators should be asked to pronounce the word mischievous before they begin reading. It's not mis-cheev-ious.)

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