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The Resource Minders of make-believe : idealists, entrepreneurs, and the shaping of American children's literature, Leonard S. Marcus

Minders of make-believe : idealists, entrepreneurs, and the shaping of American children's literature, Leonard S. Marcus

Label
Minders of make-believe : idealists, entrepreneurs, and the shaping of American children's literature
Title
Minders of make-believe
Title remainder
idealists, entrepreneurs, and the shaping of American children's literature
Statement of responsibility
Leonard S. Marcus
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
What should children read? As children's literature authority Leonard S. Marcus shows, that question created a rambunctious children's book publishing scene in colonial times, and went on to fuel the transformation of twentieth-century children's book publishing from genteel backwater to big business. Marcus delivers a provocative look at the fierce turf wars fought among pioneering editors, progressive educators, and librarians throughout the twentieth century. His story of the emergence, growth, and impact of the major publishing houses gains dramatic depth (and occasional dish) through the author's pathfinding research and in-depth interviews with dozens of editors, artists, and other key publishing figures whose careers go back to the 1930s. From The New England Primer to The Chocolate War, Marcus offers a witty analysis of the pivotal books that transformed children's book publishing, and brings alive the revealing synergy between books like these and the national mood of their times.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Marcus, Leonard S.
Dewey number
070.5083
Index
index present
LC call number
Z480.C48
LC item number
M37 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Children's literature
  • Children's books
  • Children
  • Children's literature
  • Children's books
  • Children
Label
Minders of make-believe : idealists, entrepreneurs, and the shaping of American children's literature, Leonard S. Marcus
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 322-369) and index
Contents
Providence and purpose in Colonial America and the young republic -- Wonder in the wake of war : publishing for the children from the gilded age to the dawn of the new century -- Innocence lost and found : the 1920s -- Sisters in crisis and in conflict : the 1930s -- World War and mass market : the 1940s -- Fun and fear : the 1950s -- Shaken and stirred : the 1960s -- Change and more change : the 1970s -- Suits and wizards at the millennium's gate
Control code
ocn191206532
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 402 p.
Isbn
9780395674079
Lccn
2008000589
Label
Minders of make-believe : idealists, entrepreneurs, and the shaping of American children's literature, Leonard S. Marcus
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 322-369) and index
Contents
Providence and purpose in Colonial America and the young republic -- Wonder in the wake of war : publishing for the children from the gilded age to the dawn of the new century -- Innocence lost and found : the 1920s -- Sisters in crisis and in conflict : the 1930s -- World War and mass market : the 1940s -- Fun and fear : the 1950s -- Shaken and stirred : the 1960s -- Change and more change : the 1970s -- Suits and wizards at the millennium's gate
Control code
ocn191206532
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 402 p.
Isbn
9780395674079
Lccn
2008000589

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