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Description - Randolph Caldecott: The Man Who Could Not Stop Drawing by Leonard S. Marcus

Randolph Caldecott is best known as the namesake of the award that honours picture book illustrations, and in this inventive biography, leading children's literature scholar Leonard Marcus examines the man behind the medal. In an era when the steam engine fuelled an industrial revolution and train travel exploded people's experience of space and time, Caldecott was inspired by his surroundings to capture action, movement, and speed in a way that had never before been seen in children's picture books. Thoroughly researched and featuring extensive archival material and a treasure trove of previously unpublished drawings, including some from Caldecott's very last sketchbook, Leonard Marcus' luminous biography shows why Caldecott was indeed the father of the modern picture book and how his influence lives on in the books we love today.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780374310257
ISBN-10: 0374310254
Format: Hardback
(305mm x 229mm x 10mm)
Pages: 64
Imprint: Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc
Publish Date: 27-Aug-2013
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Leonard S. Marcus

Leonard S. Marcus is one of the world's leading writers about children's books and the people who create them. His own award-winning books include "Listening for Madeleine: A Portrait of Madeleine L'Engle in Many Voices; Dear Genius: The Letters of Ursula Nordstrom; Minders of Make Believe; "and "The Annotated Phantom Tollbooth." He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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