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Nel, Philip 1969-

Overview
Works: 30 works in 105 publications in 5 languages and 7,608 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Stories in rhyme  Fiction  Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Picture books  Children's audiobooks  Comics (Graphic works)  Literature 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: PZ8.3.G276, E
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Philip Nel
Dr. Seuss : American icon by Philip Nel( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2018 in English and held by 1,752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dr. Seuss: American Icon examines one of the most influential authors and artists of the 20th century: Theodor Seuss Geisel, best known as "Dr. Seuss." Here, Philip Nel takes a fascinating look into the key aspects of Seuss's career - his poetry, politics, art, marketing, and place in the popular imagination." "Nel argues convincingly that Dr. Seuss is one of the most influential poets in America. His nonsense verse, like that of Lewis Carroll and Edward Lear, has changed language itself, giving us new words like "nerd." And Seuss's famously loopy artistic style - what Nel terms an "energetic cartoon surrealism"--Has been equally important, inspiring artists like filmmaker Tim Burton and illustrator Lane Smith."--Jacket
Keywords for children's literature by Philip Nel( )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 1,480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The study of children's literature and culture has been experiencing a renaissance, with vital new work proliferating across many areas of interest. Mapping this vibrant scholarship, this work presents 49 original essays on the essential terms and concepts of the field with scope, clarity, and interdisciplinary play between concepts. From Aesthetics to Young Adult, a multidisciplinary cast of scholars explores the vocabulary central to the study of children's literature. Following the growth of his or her word, each author traces its branching uses and meanings, often into unfamiliar disciplinary territories. Award-winning novelist Philip Pullman writes about Intentionality, Education expert Margaret Meek Spencer addresses Reading, literary scholar Peter Hunt historicizes Children's Literature, Psychologist Hugh Crago examines Story, librarian and founder of the influential Child Lit litserv Michael Joseph investigates Liminality. In the spirit of Raymond Williams' seminal Keywords, this book is a snapshot of a vocabulary of children's literature that is changing, expanding, and ever unfinished
Crockett Johnson and Ruth Krauss : how an unlikely couple found love, dodged the FBI, and transformed children's literature by Philip Nel( )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 993 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crockett Johnson (born David Johnson Leisk, 1906-1975) and Ruth Krauss (1901-1993) were a husband-and-wife team that created such popular children's books as The Carrot Seed and How to Make an Earthquake. Separately, Johnson created the enduring children's classic Harold and the Purple Crayon and the groundbreaking comic strip Barnaby. Krauss wrote over a dozen children's books illustrated by others, and pioneered the use of spontaneous, loose-tongued kids in children's literature. Together, Johnson and Krauss's style--whimsical writing, clear and minimalist drawing, and a child's point-of-view transformed children's literature
Was the Cat in the Hat black? : the hidden racism of children's literature, and the need for diverse books by Philip Nel( Book )

7 editions published between 2017 and 2019 in English and held by 814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Racism is resilient, duplicitous, and endlessly adaptable, so it is no surprise that America is again in a period of civil rights activism. A significant reason racism endures is because it is structural: it's embedded in culture and in institutions. One of the places that racism hides -- and thus perhaps the best place to oppose it -- is books for young people. Philip Nel presents five serious critiques of the history and current state of children's literature tempestuous relationship with both implicit and explicit forms of racism. Nel examines topics both vivid -- such as The Cat in the Hat's roots in blackface minstrelsy -- and more opaque, like how the children's book industry can perpetuate structural racism via whitewashed covers even while making efforts to increase diversity. Rooted in research, Nel delves into years of literary criticism and recent sociological data in order to show a better way forward. Though much of what is proposed here could be endlessly argued, the knowledge that what we learn in childhood imparts both subtle and explicit lessons about whose lives matter is not debatable. The text concludes with a proposal of actions everyone -- reader, author, publisher, scholar, citizen -- can take to fight the biases and prejudices that infect children's literature
Tales for little rebels : a collection of radical children's literature by Julia L Mickenberg( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: In 1912, a revolutionary chick cries, "Strike down the wall!" and liberates itself from the "egg state." In 1940, ostriches pull their heads out of the sand and unite to fight fascism. In 1972, Baby X grows up without a gender and is happy about it. Rather than teaching children to obey authority, to conform, or to seek redemption through prayer, twentieth-century leftists encouraged children to question the authority of those in power. Tales for Little Rebels collects forty-three mostly out-of-print stories, poems, comic strips, primers, and other texts for children that embody this radical tradition. These pieces reflect the concerns of twentieth-century leftist movements, like peace, civil rights, gender equality, environmental responsibility, and the dignity of labor. They also address the means of achieving these ideals, including taking collective action, developing critical thinking skills, and harnessing the liberating power of the imagination. Some of the authors and illustrators are familiar, including Lucille Clifton, Syd Hoff, Langston Hughes, Walt Kelly, Norma Klein, Munro Leaf, Julius Lester, Eve Merriam, Charlotte Pomerantz, Carl Sandburg, and Dr. Seuss. Others are relatively unknown today, but their work deserves to be remembered. (Each of the pieces includes an introduction and a biographical sketch of the author.) From the anti-advertising message of Johnny Get Your Money's Worth (and Jane Too)! (1938) to the entertaining lessons in ecology provided by The Day They Parachuted Cats on Borneo (1971), and Sandburg's mockery of war in Rootabaga Pigeons (1923), these pieces will thrill readers intrigued by politics and history-and anyone with a love of children's literature, no matter what age
The annotated cat : under the hats of Seuss and his cats by Philip Nel( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the world of Dr. Seuss, the author of "The Cat in the Hat" and "The Cat in the Hat Comes Back," and explains how his works teach reading to young children, but could also be seen as commentaries on politics, ethics, comics, and history
J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter novels : a reader's guide by Philip Nel( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and Japanese and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The avant-garde and American postmodernity : small incisive shocks by Philip Nel( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Suggesting that a modernism and post-modernism division prevents accurate evaluation of a work, Nel realigns our conceptions of twentieth-century literature, art, and music. Focusing on eight figures - Nathanael West, Djuna Barnes, Dr. Seuss, Donald Barthelme, Don DeLillo, Chris Van Allsburg, Laurie Anderson, and Leonard Cohen - as representative, The Avant-Garde and American Postmodernity examines works along a spectrum of political involvement." "Unencumbered by excessive jargon but deeply rooted in theories of postmodernity, Nel's work has an accessible style, maintaining a balance between high theory and popular discourse."--Jacket
Magic beach by Crockett Johnson( Book )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in Italian and French and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"La Plage magique, version inédite depuis quarante ans du créateur d'Harold et le crayon rose, est l'histoire de deux enfants qui découvrent le pouvoir des mots sur une plage enchantée. Publiée à l'occasion du centenaire de la naissance de Crockett Johnson, la Plage magique comprend une préface de Maurice Sendak, pour qui Crockett Johnson était un mentor et ami et également une postface de Philip Nel, qui a retrouvé les illustrations originales dans les archives de l'Institution Smithsonian
Wat kom ná apartheid? : jong Afrikaners aan die woord by J. P Landman( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in Afrikaans and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harold's imagination : 3 adventures with the purple crayon by Crockett Johnson( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three tales of an imaginative boy who explores his world by using only his big, purple crayon, originally published between 1955 and 1963. Afterword includes biographical information, portraits, and information about Harold's origins
Barnaby by Crockett Johnson( Book )

in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The comic revolves around a precocious five-year-old named Barnaby Baxter and his fairy godfather Jackeen J. O'Malley. Yet O'Malley, a cigar-chomping, bumbling con-artist and fast-talker, is not your typical protector. His grasp of magic is usually specious at best, limited to occasional flashes, often aided and abetted by his fellow members in The Elves, Leprechauns, Gnomes, and Little Men's Chowder & Marching Society
Approaches to Soviet politics : a conceptual and methodological evaluation of three dominant views of the Soviet political system by Philip Nel( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The avant-garde in twentieth-century America : small incisive shocks by Philip Nel( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Suggesting that a modernism and post-modernism division prevents accurate evaluation of a work, Nel realigns our conceptions of twentieth-century literature, art, and music. Focusing on eight figures - Nathanael West, Djuna Barnes, Dr. Seuss, Donald Barthelme, Don DeLillo, Chris Van Allsburg, Laurie Anderson, and Leonard Cohen - as representative, The Avant-Garde and American Postmodernity examines works along a spectrum of political involvement." "Unencumbered by excessive jargon but deeply rooted in theories of postmodernity, Nel's work has an accessible style, maintaining a balance between high theory and popular discourse."--Jacket
Keywords for children's literature( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dada knows best : growing up "surreal" with Dr. Seuss by Philip Nel( )

2 editions published in 1999 in Undetermined and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Obamafiction for Children : imagining the Forty-Fourth U.S. President by Philip Nel( )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cat in the hat by Seuss( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two children sitting at home on a rainy day are visited by the Cat in the Hat who shows them some tricks and games
Is there a text in this advertising campaign? : literature, marketing, and Harry Potter by Philip Nel( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Keywords for children's literature( Recording )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Dr. Seuss : American icon
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Keywords for children's literatureTales for little rebels : a collection of radical children's literatureThe annotated cat : under the hats of Seuss and his catsJ.K. Rowling's Harry Potter novels : a reader's guideThe avant-garde and American postmodernity : small incisive shocksThe avant-garde in twentieth-century America : small incisive shocksKeywords for children's literature
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