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Herbert Rowbarge

Author : Natalie Babbitt
ISBN : 9781429955409
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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From the author of Tuck Everlasting comes a powerful, multi-layered story about a man who never felt complete, the family he is unable to fully love, and the fabulous amusement park that he created. Everyone in town knows Herbert Rowbarge as the wealthy creator of the Rowbarge Pleasure Dome, a fantastic amusement park. But his past is murky. Even his twin daughters believe that their father has led a lonely but prosperous life, inheriting his wealth from various deceased relatives. What the town doesn’t know is that Herbert was born a penniless orphan, sustained only by his desire to create something beautiful: An amusement park with a carousel featuring pairs of identical animals. Everything he’s achieved has been a product of that single-minded determination. What Herbert himself doesn’t know is that he is a twin. All he knows is that he has never felt complete. When he gazes into the mirror, he glimpses some lost part of himself. When he looks at his twin daughters, he feels a stab of something like jealousy. Told from the point of view of Herbert and his daughters, this is a family story about how people can long for a part of themselves that they never knew they lost. Natalie Babbitt is at her best in this stunning novel for adults. "Herbert Rowbarge has . . . an almost folktale-like tone and plot. Never mind that it contains its share of Buicks and bridge parties; it still possesses the hushed, concentrated, stripped quality of a legend. And like a legend, it draws us in. It’s spellbinding.” —Anne Tyler, The New York Times Book Review
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Through The Looking Glass

Author : Selma G. Lanes
ISBN : 1567923186
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A writer & CRITIC with a broad grasp of her subject, an acute eye for talent (and occasionally genius), and a sure prose style, Selma Lanes is our grande dame of children's literature. She wrote the definitive book on Maurice Sendak. She has contributed countless articles on the primary protagonists and players in the field, many published in her previous book, Down the Rabbit Hole. This new collection includes further essays on the masters she most admires: Sendak, Steig, Gorey, L. Frank Baum, Tomi Ungerer, Jack Keats, Margot Zemach, and one editor of genius, Ursula Nordstrom. What concerns Lanes most is the integration of text and image, the abilities of authors and artists of picture books to somehow change our perceptions. In a larger sense, she asks, What makes some children's books work and others fail? How does art for the young reflect, distort or create a social perspective? Earlier she observed, With the possible exception of advertising and film, no popular medium in our time has been as experimental, inventive, and simply alive as children's books. In the present atmosphere of mergers and corporate conglomerates that now define mainstream publishing, she wonders if this remains true. Is the field still dominated, as formerly, by a devoted cadre of geniuses able to spot and encourage talent, willing to take risks, and ferocious in their desire to bring children the best that authors and illustrators have to offer? This book provides her answers, as well as affectionate salutes to the writers and artists whose work deserves to be remembered.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Horn Book Magazine

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ISBN : UCSC:32106020979339
Genre : Children's literature
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Category: Children's literature

Dictionary Of American Children S Fiction 1960 1984

Author : Alethea Helbig
ISBN : 0313252335
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Comprehensive dictionary of American children's fiction from 1960 to 1984. Includes short synopsis and brief information on author.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Publishers Weekly

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ISBN : OSU:32435029805355
Genre : American literature
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Category: American literature

Biography Today

Author : Cherie D. Abbey
ISBN : 0780806816
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Provides personal and professional data on famous individuals from such fields as sports, entertainment, literature, science, business, and politics.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Barking With The Big Dogs

Author : Natalie Babbitt
ISBN : 9780374310417
Genre : Literary Collections
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In this collection of essays and speeches written over the course of four decades, beloved storyteller Natalie Babbitt explores what it was like to be a “little dog” in the literary world, continually being forced to justify her choice to write books for children—instead of doing something more serious. Babbitt offers incisive commentary on classic children’s books as well as contemporary works, and reveals colorful insights into her own personal creative life. Filled with a voice that rings with truth, wisdom, and humor across the years, the essays gathered in Barking with the Big Dogs exemplify on every page true reverence for children and an endless engagement with the challenge to write the books that shape them.
Category: Literary Collections

Your Reading

Author : Jane Christensen
ISBN : UCAL:B4305551
Genre : Children's literature
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An annotated listing of over 3000 fiction and non-fiction books recommended for junior high and middle school students.
Category: Children's literature