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The Resource The little juggler, adapted from an old French legend and illustrated by Barbara Cooney

The little juggler, adapted from an old French legend and illustrated by Barbara Cooney

Label
The little juggler
Title
The little juggler
Statement of responsibility
adapted from an old French legend and illustrated by Barbara Cooney
Creator
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Like many others who have retold the tale of the juggler, the American children?s book author and illustrator Barbara Cooney (1917-2000) dropped clues about her sources of inspiration. In the foreword to the first edition of 1961, she reported having been exposed to the story first on the radio in 1945. She knew that the roots of the story stretch back seven hundred years to a poem from France--her title page describes it as an Old French legend. When researching her project, Cooney journeyed to the Parisian library that holds the thirteenth-century manuscript with the best text and the sole illumination extant from the Middle Ages. Among other manifestations of the narrative that caught her attention, Cooney singled out the opera of French composer Jules Massenet, The Juggler of Notre Dame, and the short story of 1890 by Anatole France. From France's retelling of the medieval poem, the American book artist took for her protagonist both the name Barnaby and the profession of juggler. From these sources, Cooney, a two-time recipient of the Caldecott Medal, made a story of beauty and simplicity to entertain and edify young audiences. In it, she helps them to appreciate how they can offer their services, no matter how humble. Cooney's gentle masterpiece has lived on from the mid-twentieth century into the present. Dumbarton Oaks is pleased to bring it back to readers once again"--Barnesandnoble.com
Cataloging source
YDX
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1917-2000
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Cooney, Barbara
Dewey number
398.20944
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3505.O584
LC item number
L58 2018
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Folklore
  • Folklore
  • France
Label
The little juggler, adapted from an old French legend and illustrated by Barbara Cooney
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published in 1961
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1028884925
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
v, 46 pages
Isbn
9780884024361
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1028884925
Label
The little juggler, adapted from an old French legend and illustrated by Barbara Cooney
Publication
Note
Originally published in 1961
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1028884925
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
v, 46 pages
Isbn
9780884024361
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1028884925

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