Wild things : the joy of reading children's literature as an adult: the joy of reading children's literature as an adult
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[United States]: HighBridge, 2017.
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (7hr., 40 min.)) : digital.
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In 1690, the dour New England Primer, thought to be the first American children's book, was published in Boston. Offering children gems of advice such as "Strive to learn" and "Be not a dunce," it was no fun at all. So how did we get from there to "Let the wild rumpus start"? And now that we're living in a golden age of children's literature, what can adults get out of reading Where the Wild Things Are and Goodnight Moon, or Charlotte's Web and Little House on the Prairie?In Wild Things, Vanity Fair contributing editor 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 insightful, creative, and witty 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.
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In 1690, the dour New England Primer, thought to be the first American children's book, was published in Boston. Offering children gems of advice such as "Strive to learn" and "Be not a dunce," it was no fun at all. So how did we get from there to "Let the wild rumpus start"? And now that we're living in a golden age of children's literature, what can adults get out of reading Where the Wild Things Are and Goodnight Moon, or Charlotte's Web and Little House on the Prairie? In Wild Things, Vanity Fair contributing editor 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 insightful, creative, and witty 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.
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Handy, B., & Handy, B. (2017). Wild things: the joy of reading children's literature as an adult. Unabridged. [United States]: HighBridge.

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Handy, Bruce and Bruce. Handy. 2017. Wild Things: The Joy of Reading Children's Literature As an Adult. [United States]: HighBridge.

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Handy, Bruce and Bruce. Handy, Wild Things: The Joy of Reading Children's Literature As an Adult. [United States]: HighBridge, 2017.

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Handy, Bruce,, and Bruce Handy. Wild Things: The Joy of Reading Children's Literature As an Adult. Unabridged. [United States]: HighBridge, 2017.

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