Ways of Telling by Leonard M. Marcus
Fourteen Interviews With Masters of the Art of the Pict: Fourteen Interviews With the Masters of the Art of the Picture Book

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Award-winning author, critic, and scholar of children's books Leonard S. Marcus is unmatched in his skill as an interviewer of children's-book makers. In these fourteen encounters with landmark creators of picture books-Mitsumasa Anno, Ashley Bryan, Eric Carle, Tana Hoban, Karla Kuskin, James Marshall, Robert McCloskey, Iona Opie, Helen Oxenbury, Jerry Pinkney, Maurice Sendak, William Steig, Rosemary Wells, and Charlotte Zolotow-Marcus's expertise elicits the formative experiences, the insights, the full weight of life lived in and out of art that shape the work of each. Full of humor, candor, and personal voice, this remarkable book delves into the creative process, the nature of childhood, and bookmaking in the culture of our times. It will be cherished by lovers of children's literature.

About Leonard M. Marcus

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Leonard S. Marcus is a historian, biographer, and critic whose many books include Margaret Wise Brown: Awakened by the Moon; Dear Genius: The Letters of Ursula Nordstrom; and Storied City. In addition, he has been Parenting magazine's children's book reviewer since 1987. This is his first picture book. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife, Amy Schwartz, and their son, Jacob.
Published August 5, 2002 by Dutton Juvenile. 256 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Education & Reference, Arts & Photography, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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To a greater or a lesser extent, each subject discusses very seriously the ways he or she works to create a book that will resonate with children and his or her reasons for choosing children as an audience.

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William Steig, Maurice Sendak, Karla Kuskin, Rosemary Wells, Mitsumasa Anno, Jerry Pinkney and others 14 in all discuss their work in Ways of Telling: Conversations on the Art of the Picture Book by Leonard S.

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Make way for Robert McCloskey: this week, the centennial of the author of Make Way For Ducklings is being celebrated with a series of lectures by scholar and raconteur Leonard S.

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