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Author Bird, Betsy, author.

Title Wild things! : acts of mischief in children's literature / Betsy Bird, Julie Danielson and Peter D. Sieruta.

Published Somerville, Massachusetts Candlewick Press, 2014.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Giblin Eunson  809.89282 BIRD    AVAILABLE
Edition First edition.
Physical description 277 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-264) and index.
Contents Wild things!: acts of mischief in children's literature -- "There should not be an "should" in art": subversive children's literature -- Behind-the-scenes interlude: scandalous mysteries and mysterious scandals -- GLBT and literature for youth: how far we've come -- Banning on their minds -- Behind-the-scenes interlude: some hidden delights of children's literature -- Kids love 'em, critics hate 'em... and vice versa -- And to think that I saw it on Hollywood Boulevard: the celebrity children's book craze -- Behind-the-scenes interlude: sex and death -- From mainstream to Wall Street: children's books in a post-Potter world.
Summary 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 think we 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.
Other author Danielson, Julie, author.
Sieruta, Peter D., author.
Subject Children's literature, English -- History and criticism.
Children -- Books and reading -- English-speaking countries.
ISBN 0763651508