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Marcus, Leonard S. 1950-

Overview
Works: 112 works in 205 publications in 1 language and 24,817 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Interviews  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Fiction  Bio-bibliography  Illustrations  Records and correspondence  Posters 
Roles: Compiler, Editor, Narrator, Author of introduction, Interviewer
Classifications: PS374.C454, B
Publication Timeline
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Funny business : conversations with writers of comedy ( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 2,473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The thirteen interviews that compose this collection are full of insights from the authors of humorous books for young readers, including Judy Blume, Beverly Cleary, Christopher Paul Curtis, and others
The wand in the word : conversations with writers of fantasy by Leonard S Marcus ( Book )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 2,427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Interviews with 13 American and English authors of fantasy fiction discussing their lives, literary influences, work routines and their beliefs about the place of fantasy in literature and our lives. Includes a "reader" listing each author's major fantasy works
A Caldecott celebration : six artists and their paths to the Caldecott medal by Leonard S Marcus ( Book )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Profiles six Caldecott award winning books and their authors, including Robert McCloskey's "Make Way for Ducklings," Marcia Brown's "Cinderella," Maurice Sendak's "Where the Wild Things Are," William Steig's "Sylvester and the Magic Pebble," Chris Van Allsburg's "Jumanji," and David Wiesner's "Tuesday."
Minders of make-believe : idealists, entrepreneurs, and the shaping of American children's literature by Leonard S Marcus ( Book )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
Author talk : conversations with Judy Blume ... [et al.] ( Book )
4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents interviews with fifteen well-known children's writers, including Judy Blume, Karen Cushman, Russell Freedman, James Howe, Lois Lowry, Gary Paulsen, and Laurence Yep
The art of reading : forty illustrators celebrate RIF's 40th Anniversary ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1,095 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Provides a collection of forty illustrators, who were asked to re-imagine a classic book from their childhood. Picked by the nonprofit literacy organization Reading Is Fundamental in order to celebrate the power and joys of reading in young children. Includes brief information about each illustrator
Margaret Wise Brown : awakened by the moon by Leonard S Marcus ( Book )
12 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in English and held by 983 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines the character and literary achievements of the children's author
Golden legacy : how Golden Books won children's hearts, changed publishing forever, and became an American icon along the way by Leonard S Marcus ( Book )
5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a history of Golden Books, discussing how it was founded in the mist of World War II providing quality books at inexpensive prices and used innovative writers and marketing techniques to establish itself as a highly successful publishing firm
Oscar : the big adventure of a little sock monkey by Amy Schwartz ( Book )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A sock monkey named Oscar saves the day for his little girl at the school pet show
Side by side : five favorite picture-book teams go to work by Leonard S Marcus ( Book )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Describes the process by which several teams of authors and illustrators have created such picture books as "Louis the Fish," "The Glorious Flight," "The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales," "Sam and the Tigers," and "The Magic School Bus Explores the Senses."
Dear genius : the letters of Ursula Nordstrom by Ursula Nordstrom ( Book )
5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ursula Nordstrom was the director of Harper's Department of Books for Boys and Girls from 1940 to 1973 and "the single most creative force for innovation in children's book publishing in the United States during the twentieth century."--Jacket. This collection includes her correspondence with such authors as Laura Ingalls Wilder, E.B. White, Maurice Sendak, Janice May Udry, Russell Hoban, Clement Hurd, John Steptoe, Nat Hentoff, Zena Sutherland, Crosby Bonsall, Mary Stolz, and Charlotte Zolotow
Randolph Caldecott : the man who could not stop drawing by Leonard S Marcus ( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Available in time for the 75th anniversary of the Caldecott Medal, an utterly unique biography of the remarkable artist the award honors: Randolph Caldecott, the father of the modern picture book. Includes never-before-published drawings by Caldecott himself
Listening for Madeleine : a portrait of Madeleine L'Engle in many voices ( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A book of interviews with people who knew Madeleine L'Engle, author of the children's classic A WRINKLE IN TIME, in the many facets of her life"--
Show me a story! : why picture books matter : conversations with 21 of the world's most celebrated illustrators ( Book )
7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Max and Mickey; Miss Nelson; Pack, Quack, and Mrs. Mallard; Pigeon; Sylvester; John Henry; and a very hungry caterpillar - these are just a few of the beloved picture book characters discussed in Show Me a Story
Ways of telling : conversations on the art of the picture book by Leonard S Marcus ( Book )
4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of interviews with fourteen artists and writers of picture books who, regardless of their country of origin, have had a major impact in the United States
75 years of Children's Book Week posters : celebrating great illustrators of American children's books ( Book )
5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The posters also reflect the development and growth of the publishing industry. In 1919, books for children were a marginal part of publishing; the increased awareness of the importance of books, supported and encouraged by the Children's Book Council, has led, in part, to today's vital and independent children's book industry. Some poster artists represented here are primarily children's book illustrators who, after appearing as poster artists, went on to win the Caldecott Medal - such as Maud and Miska Petersham, Marcia Brown, Alice and Martin Provensen, and Maurice Sendak. Others achieved fame in different ways: Joseph Binder was an internationally renowned poster artist who also created the official poster for the 1939 New York World's Fair; Bruno Munari is, among other things, an industrial designer whose household objects are in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art; and Paul Rand is one of the country's foremost practitioners and teachers of graphic design
Pass it down : five picture book families make their mark by Leonard S Marcus ( Book )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Introduces five best-selling and award-winning families with an array of writing talents that span generations, with accounts of their family history and examples of their work
Mother Goose's little misfortunes ( Book )
2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of Mother Goose nursery rhymes dealing with misfortunes of various kinds
The American store window by Leonard S Marcus ( Book )
8 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The complete adventures of Curious George by Margret Rey ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The adventures of the ingenious little monkey who left the jungle to live with the man in the yellow hat
 
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Alternative Names
Marcus, Leonard
Marcus, Leonard S.
マーカス, レナード・S
Languages
English (91)
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