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Marcus, Leonard S. 1950-

Overview
Works: 147 works in 336 publications in 2 languages and 26,369 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Interviews  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  History  Illustrated works  Records and correspondence  Picture books  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Narrator, Other, Author of introduction, Interviewer, Interviewee
Classifications: NC965, E
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Leonard S Marcus
 
Most widely held works by Leonard S Marcus
The wand in the word : conversations with writers of fantasy by Leonard S Marcus( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 2,364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interviews with 13 American and English authors of fantasy fiction discussing their lives, literary influences, work routines and their beliefs about the place of fantasy in literature and our lives. Includes a "reader" listing each author's major fantasy works
A Caldecott celebration : six artists and their paths to the Caldecott medal by Leonard S Marcus( Book )

9 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 1,667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles six Caldecott award winning books and their authors, including Robert McCloskey's "Make Way for Ducklings," Marcia Brown's "Cinderella," Maurice Sendak's "Where the Wild Things Are," William Steig's "Sylvester and the Magic Pebble," Chris Van Allsburg's "Jumanji," and David Wiesner's "Tuesday."
Minders of make-believe : idealists, entrepreneurs, and the shaping of American children's literature by Leonard S Marcus( Book )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and Japanese and held by 1,206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What should children read? As children's literature authority Leonard S. Marcus shows, that question created a rambunctious children's book publishing scene in colonial times, and went on to fuel the transformation of twentieth-century children's book publishing from genteel backwater to big business. Marcus delivers a provocative look at the fierce turf wars fought among pioneering editors, progressive educators, and librarians throughout the twentieth century. His story of the emergence, growth, and impact of the major publishing houses gains dramatic depth (and occasional dish) through the author's pathfinding research and in-depth interviews with dozens of editors, artists, and other key publishing figures whose careers go back to the 1930s. From The New England Primer to The Chocolate War, Marcus offers a witty analysis of the pivotal books that transformed children's book publishing, and brings alive the revealing synergy between books like these and the national mood of their times.--From publisher description
Author talk : conversations with Judy Blume [and others]( Book )

7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents interviews with fifteen well-known children's writers, including Judy Blume, Karen Cushman, Russell Freedman, James Howe, Lois Lowry, Gary Paulsen, and Laurence Yep
The art of reading : forty illustrators celebrate RIF's 40th Anniversary( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,070 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a collection of forty illustrators, who were asked to re-imagine a classic book from their childhood. Picked by the nonprofit literacy organization Reading Is Fundamental in order to celebrate the power and joys of reading in young children. Includes brief information about each illustrator
Margaret Wise Brown : awakened by the moon by Leonard S Marcus( Book )

13 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in English and held by 952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the character and literary achievements of the children's author
Randolph Caldecott : the man who could not stop drawing by Leonard S Marcus( Book )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 939 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Available in time for the 75th anniversary of the Caldecott Medal, an utterly unique biography of the remarkable artist the award honors: Randolph Caldecott, the father of the modern picture book. Includes never-before-published drawings by Caldecott himself
Golden legacy : how Golden Books won children's hearts, changed publishing forever, and became an American icon along the way by Leonard S Marcus( Book )

8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 934 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a history of Golden Books, discussing how it was founded in the mist of World War II providing quality books at inexpensive prices and used innovative writers and marketing techniques to establish itself as a highly successful publishing firm
Oscar : the big adventure of a little sock monkey by Amy Schwartz( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sock monkey named Oscar saves the day for his little girl at the school pet show
Show me a story! : why picture books matter : conversations with 21 of the world's most celebrated illustrators by Leonard S Marcus( Book )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Max and Mickey; Miss Nelson; Pack, Quack, and Mrs. Mallard; Pigeon; Sylvester; John Henry; and a very hungry caterpillar - these are just a few of the beloved picture book characters discussed in Show Me a Story
Mouse of my heart : a treasury of sense and nonsense by Margaret Wise Brown( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of stories and poems, arranged in the categories "Adventure," "Big and Little," "Bravery," "Love and Friendship," "Happiness," "Belonging," "For a Rainy Day," "Nonsense," "Colors," and "Nature."
Dear genius : the letters of Ursula Nordstrom by Ursula Nordstrom( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and Japanese and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ursula Nordstrom was the director of Harper's Department of Books for Boys and Girls from 1940 to 1973 and "the single most creative force for innovation in children's book publishing in the United States during the twentieth century."--Jacket. This collection includes her correspondence with such authors as Laura Ingalls Wilder, E.B. White, Maurice Sendak, Janice May Udry, Russell Hoban, Clement Hurd, John Steptoe, Nat Hentoff, Zena Sutherland, Crosby Bonsall, Mary Stolz, and Charlotte Zolotow
Side by side : five favorite picture-book teams go to work by Leonard S Marcus( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the process by which several teams of authors and illustrators have created such picture books as "Louis the Fish," "The Glorious Flight," "The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales," "Sam and the Tigers," and "The Magic School Bus Explores the Senses."
Maurice Sendak : a celebration of the artist and his work by Maurice Sendak( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sendak and his sixty-year career are celebrated in this full-color catalog of more than two hundred images from an exhibition at the Society of Illustrators in New York City. Accompanied by twelve essays, this work is a deeply personal and thoughtful tribute to a seminal artist whose singular vision has captured the imaginations of countless children and grown-ups throughout the world." Publisher's description
Ways of telling : conversations on the art of the picture book by Leonard S Marcus( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of interviews with fourteen artists and writers of picture books who, regardless of their country of origin, have had a major impact in the United States
75 years of Children's Book Week posters : celebrating great illustrators of American children's books by Leonard S Marcus( Book )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in English and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The posters also reflect the development and growth of the publishing industry. In 1919, books for children were a marginal part of publishing; the increased awareness of the importance of books, supported and encouraged by the Children's Book Council, has led, in part, to today's vital and independent children's book industry. Some poster artists represented here are primarily children's book illustrators who, after appearing as poster artists, went on to win the Caldecott Medal - such as Maud and Miska Petersham, Marcia Brown, Alice and Martin Provensen, and Maurice Sendak. Others achieved fame in different ways: Joseph Binder was an internationally renowned poster artist who also created the official poster for the 1939 New York World's Fair; Bruno Munari is, among other things, an industrial designer whose household objects are in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art; and Paul Rand is one of the country's foremost practitioners and teachers of graphic design
Pass it down : five picture book families make their mark by Leonard S Marcus( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces five best-selling and award-winning families with an array of writing talents that span generations, with accounts of their family history and examples of their work
The complete adventures of Curious George by Margret Rey( Recording )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Billedbog med 7 historier om den lille nysgerrige abe Peter Pedal og hans ven, manden med den gule hat
 
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The wand in the word : conversations with writers of fantasy
Alternative Names
Marcus, Leonard

Marcus, Leonard S.

マーカス, レナード・S.

Languages
English (123)

Japanese (5)

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A Caldecott celebration : six artists and their paths to the Caldecott medalMinders of make-believe : idealists, entrepreneurs, and the shaping of American children's literatureAuthor talk : conversations with Judy Blume [and others]The art of reading : forty illustrators celebrate RIF's 40th AnniversaryMargaret Wise Brown : awakened by the moonGolden legacy : how Golden Books won children's hearts, changed publishing forever, and became an American icon along the wayOscar : the big adventure of a little sock monkeyMouse of my heart : a treasury of sense and nonsense