Celebrate a century of children’s book illustration!
For families, art lovers, and history buffs alike, Leonard S. Marcus’s visual history tour of 100 years of children’s book illustration gathers in one glorious volume the posters of the annual Children’s Book Week!
Featuring work from early luminaries such as N. C. Wyeth and Marcia Brown to more contemporary illustrators like David Wiesner, Mary GrandPré, Christian Robinson, and Jillian Tamaki, this beautiful collection showcases the conceptual and iconic images that have defined children’s books for generations of young readers.
While the posters within these pages are linked in their resounding advocacy for young people’s literacy, they are distinguished by the styles and mediums of their creators and by the historical, social, and cultural influences of their times. Renowned historian Leonard S. Marcus traces these developments in the children’s book field with incisive descriptions to accompany each poster.
Children’s Book Week has grown over the past one hundred years from a modest grassroots effort to a full-throttle nationwide annual celebration of literacy and the pleasures of reading. The posters in this book beautifully emphasize Book Week’s mission, with slogans such as “Build the Future with Books,” “Get Lost in a Book,” and “One World, Many Stories.”
Leonard S. Marcus is a leading historian and critic of children’s literature, as well as the author of the award-winning books Margaret Wise Brown: Awakened by the Moon, Dear Genius: The Letters of Ursula Nordstrom, and Show Me a Story!… More about Leonard S. Marcus
Hardcover | $35.00
Published by Knopf Books for Young Readers Mar 05, 2019| 128 Pages| 10 x 10| All| ISBN 9780525645085