Wild Things!

Wild Things!

Acts of Mischief in Children's Literature

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Secret lives, scandalous turns, and some very funny surprises — these essays by leading kids’ lit bloggers take us behind the scenes of many much-loved children’s books.

Told in lively and affectionate prose, this treasure trove of information for a student, librarian, parent, or anyone wondering about the post–Harry Potter children’s book biz brings contemporary illumination to the warm-and-fuzzy bunny world we think we know.

Baker & Taylor
Leading children's literature bloggers take readers behind the scenes of many beloved children's books, revealing secret lives, scandalous turns, and humorous surprises.

Baker
& Taylor

Secret lives, scandalous turns and some very funny surprises—these essays by leading kids' lit bloggers take us behind the scenes of many beloved children's books.
Did Laura Ingalls cross paths with a band of mass murderers? Why was a Garth Williams bunny tale dubbed "integrationist propaganda"? For adults who are curious about children's books and their creators, here are the little-known stories behind the stories. A treasure trove of information for a student, librarian, new parent, or anyone wondering about the post-Harry Potter book biz, Wild Things! draws on the combined knowledge and research of three respected and popular librarian-bloggers. Told in affectionate and lively prose, with numerous never-before-collected anecdotes, this book chronicles some of the feuds and fights, errors and secret messages found in children's books and brings contemporary illumination to the warm-and-fuzzy bunny world we thinkwe know. Secret lives, scandalous turns, and some very funny surprises -- these essays by leading kids' lit bloggers take us behind the scenes of many much-loved children's books.

Publisher: Sommerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2014
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780763651503
0763651508
Branch Call Number: 809.89282 B5321w 2014
Characteristics: 277 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Danielson, Julie
Sieruta, Peter D.

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Sep 04, 2014

Very interesting look at authors and illustrators.

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