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Cech, John

Overview
Works: 66 works in 120 publications in 1 language and 9,098 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Fairy tales  Folklore  History  Biography‡vDictionaries  Bio-bibliography‡vDictionaries  Dictionaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Picture books 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: PZ8.C293, E
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Publications about John Cech
Publications by John Cech
Most widely held works about John Cech
 
Most widely held works by John Cech
American writers for children, 1900-1960 ( Book )
9 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 1,180 libraries worldwide
Representative and comprehensive view of the range or writers and writer-artists who played vital roles in creating "Childhood's Golden Era." Also includes entries on writers and individuals who have significantly influenced the writing and art of others for children
Angels and wild things : the archetypal poetics of Maurice Sendak by John Cech( Book )
9 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 841 libraries worldwide
Angels and Wild Things examines the unique contribution of Maurice Sendak to the literature of childhood. It is the first comprehensive reading of Sendak's key works that considers the symbolic child who has appeared and developed in Sendak's books and remains at the center of his vision. By fusing biographical, historical, cultural, and literary materials with the insights of depth psychology and archetypal theory, this study traces the evolution of Sendak's work - from its first, bold steps in the 1950s, to its liberating breakthroughs of the 1960s and early 1970s, to the rich complexity of his most recent books. Although touching on many of the works that Sendak has been involved with, John Cech concentrates on those books that Sendak has both written and illustrated - in essence, those works over which he has had complete artistic control. It is in these books that we can see most clearly the poesis of Sendak's art, the alchemy of his creative process that has woven together the remembrances of his own things past, the spirit of his times, the history of children's literature, and Sendak's animating concern with the archetypal figure of the child - a symbol of creative potential, emotional vitality, and spiritual renewal. Angels and Wild Things documents the major role that Sendak has played in helping to develop a literature of fantasy for young children, one that could explore the "inside," the emotional, imaginative terrain of a child's experience
My grandmother's journey by John Cech( Book )
9 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in English and held by 767 libraries worldwide
A grandmother tells the story of her eventful life in early twentieth-century Europe and her arrival in the United States after World War II
Jack and the beanstalk by John Cech( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 604 libraries worldwide
A boy climbs to the top of a giant beanstalk where he uses his quick wits to outsmart an ogre and make his and his mother's fortune. Includes historical notes on versions of this tale, other heroic stories, and alternate "ascension" tales
The elves and the shoemaker by Paul Galdone( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 550 libraries worldwide
Classics. What will the poor cobbler and his wife do: they have just enough leather to make one last pair of shoes. Luckily, good fortune smiles upon them and while the shoemaker sleeps, someone fashions the most perfect pair of shoes imaginable and a delighted customer pays twice the asking price. Who could have done such marvellous work?
The princess and the pea by John Cech( Book )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 539 libraries worldwide
An abridgement of the tale in which a girl proves that she is a real princess by feeling a pea through twenty mattresses and twenty featherbeds. Includes historical notes about Hans Christian Anderson and the original fairy tale
First snow, magic snow by John Cech( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 532 libraries worldwide
A little girl made from the magical first snow lives with a lonely man and his wife through the winter, and when she disappears in the spring, the couple set out in search of her
The twelve dancing princesses by Jacob Grimm( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 522 libraries worldwide
A retelling of the traditional tale of how the king's twelve daughters wear out their shoes every night while supposedly sleeping in their locked bedroom
Puss in boots by John Cech( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 435 libraries worldwide
A clever cat helps his poor master win fame, fortune, and the hand of a beautiful princess. Includes historical notes on versions of this tale and other fairy tales
The nutcracker by John Cech( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 414 libraries worldwide
In this retelling of the original 1816 German story, Godfather Drosselmeier gives young Marie a nutcracker for Christmas, and she finds herself in a magical realm where she saves a boy from an evil curse
Aesop's fables by Tom Paxton( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 407 libraries worldwide
Beautiful illustration throughout enhances this wonderful collection of timeless tales, including "The Sun and the Wind," "The City Mouse and the Country Mouse," "The Fox and the Grapes," and many others
Jacques-Henri Lartigue : boy with a camera by John Cech( Book )
4 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 348 libraries worldwide
Jacques-Henri Lartigue was given his first camera in 1902 for his seventh birthday, and he went on to take hundreds and hundreds of pictures during his childhood. He had the gift of knowing exactly when to click the shutter of his camera to capture people and things in motion
Django by John Cech( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 331 libraries worldwide
In this retelling of a Floridian legend, a boy learns to fiddle and later uses his music to save the forest animals from the floods caused by a hurricane
Charles Olson and Edward Dahlberg : portrait of a friendship by John Cech( Book )
3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 322 libraries worldwide
Rapunzel by John Cech( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 319 libraries worldwide
A retelling of a folktale in which a beautiful girl with long golden hair is kept imprisoned in a lonely tower by a witch. Includes a note on the origins of the story
The Southernmost Cat by John Cech( Book )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 174 libraries worldwide
While being dragged around the Atlantic Ocean by a huge fish, an adventuresome cat, whose life bears an amazing resemblence to that of Ernest Hemingway, recalls the events of his previous eight existences
Rumpelstiltskin by John Cech( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 171 libraries worldwide
A strange little man helps the miller's daughter spin straw into gold for the king on the condition that she will give him her first-born child. Includes historical notes on the story's origins, versions from other countries, and the significance of names
A rush of dreamers : being the remarkable story of Norton I, Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico by John Cech( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 168 libraries worldwide
Imagination and innovation : the story of Weston Woods by John Cech( Book )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 153 libraries worldwide
Explores the work of director Morton Schindel at Weston Woods Studios, and his commitment to producing quality children's films
Charles Olson in Connecticut : last lectures by John Cech( Book )
3 editions published between 1974 and 1983 in English and held by 55 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Cech, John 1944-
Cech, John O.
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English (60)
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