I Can Fly by Ruth Krauss & Mary Blair
(A Golden Classic)

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A bird can fly. So can I. A cow can moo. I can too. Children will love to play along with this little girl, who imagines being any creature that walks, hops, flies, or swims. First published in 1950, this best-loved classic is brought back from the archives for a new generation to enjoy. Mary Blair’s bright, colorful art looks brand-new in this jacketed keepsake edition

About Ruth Krauss & Mary Blair

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Ruth Krauss (1901-1993), a member of the experimental Writer's Laboratory at the Bank Street School in New York City in the 1940s, imaginatively used humor and invented words to create some of the very first books for children that highlighted a child's inner life. She collaborated with some of the greatest illustrators in children's literature, including Maurice Sendak and her husband, Crockett Johnson. Marc Simont (1915- ) was born in Paris. When he was 19, Mr. Simont moved to America. His first illustrations for a children's book appeared in 1939. Since then, he has illustrated nearly a hundred books, working with authors as diverse as Margaret Wise Brown and James Thurber. He won a Caldecott Honor in 1950 for illustrating Ruth Krauss's "The Happy Day," and in in 1957 he was awarded the Caldecott Medal for his pictures in "A Tree is Nice," by Janice May Udry. Mr. Simont and his wife have one grown son, two dogs and a cat. They live in West Cornwall, Connecticut. Mary Blair is best known for her joyful, vibrant style as found in such children’ s book favorites as "I Can Fly," and in the Disney film classics "Alice in Wonderland" and "Peter Pan.
Published June 27, 2012 by Golden Books. 24 pages
Genres: Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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for example, as she eats celery: ""Crunch crunch crunch/ I'm a goat out to lunch."" The artwork contrasts her antics with the animals she imitates in flatly patterned, stylized shapes that owe much to 1950s-era animation.

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