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John Newbery and the Boisterous Birth of Children's Books

By Michelle Markel, Nancy Carpenter

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Format: Hardcover, 44 pages
Other Information: Illustrated
Published In: United States, 01 April 2017
A picture book biography about John Newbery, pioneering author and publisher--for whom the prestigious Newbery medal is named--and the revolution in children's books that he led.

About the Author

Michelle Markel writes informative, enjoyable children's books at her home in Los Angeles. Nancy Carpenter has illustrated over 30 books for children. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her family.


"Effervescent."-Publishers Weekly, starred review "Boisterous! Spirited pen-and-ink art perfectly captures period detail and changing attitudes toward child-rearing. "--San Francisco Chronicle "Engaging and irreverent, smart and fun."--Cool Mom Picks "A stellar introduction to 'the father of children's literature, ' and a glorious example of dynamic bookmaking."-School Library Journal, starred review "Effervescent."-Publishers Weekly, starred review "This delightful book gives us perspective about a relevant part of history, kids' books."--Imagination Soup "A delightful romp for all>"--Common Sense Media

EAN: 9780811879224
ISBN: 0811879224
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Dimensions: 24.38 x 28.19 x 1.27 centimetres (0.49 kg)
Age Range: 5-9 years
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