Williamsburg Regional Library

Wild things, the joy of reading children's literature as an adult, Bruce Handy - trade paperback

Summary
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
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Copyright
Physical Description
xxiii, 307 pages, illustrations, 22 cm
Isbn
9781451609967

Library Locations

  • James City County Library

    7770 Croaker Road, Williamsburg, VA, 23188, US
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