WorldCat Identities

Cech, John

Overview
Works: 158 works in 255 publications in 3 languages and 9,169 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  History  Fairy tales  Folklore  Biography‡vDictionaries  Bio-bibliography‡vDictionaries  Dictionaries  Reference works  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: PZ8.C293, E
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Most widely held works about John Cech
 
Most widely held works by John Cech
American writers for children, 1900-1960 by John Cech( Book )

11 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,053 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Naslagwerk met 43 monografieën van auteurs of illustratoren van kinderboeken, die een belangrijke rol hebben gespeeld in de "gouden eeuw van het kinderboek"
Angels and wild things : the archetypal poetics of Maurice Sendak by John Cech( Book )

10 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Angels and Wild Things examines the unique contribution of Maurice Sendak to the literature of childhood. It is the first comprehensive reading of Sendak's key works that considers the symbolic child who has appeared and developed in Sendak's books and remains at the center of his vision. By fusing biographical, historical, cultural, and literary materials with the insights of depth psychology and archetypal theory, this study traces the evolution of Sendak's work - from its first, bold steps in the 1950s, to its liberating breakthroughs of the 1960s and early 1970s, to the rich complexity of his most recent books. Although touching on many of the works that Sendak has been involved with, John Cech concentrates on those books that Sendak has both written and illustrated - in essence, those works over which he has had complete artistic control. It is in these books that we can see most clearly the poesis of Sendak's art, the alchemy of his creative process that has woven together the remembrances of his own things past, the spirit of his times, the history of children's literature, and Sendak's animating concern with the archetypal figure of the child - a symbol of creative potential, emotional vitality, and spiritual renewal. Angels and Wild Things documents the major role that Sendak has played in helping to develop a literature of fantasy for young children, one that could explore the "inside," the emotional, imaginative terrain of a child's experience
My grandmother's journey by John Cech( Book )

9 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in English and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A grandmother tells the story of her eventful life in early twentieth-century Europe and her arrival in the United States after World War II
Jack and the beanstalk by John Cech( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A boy climbs to the top of a giant beanstalk where he uses his quick wits to outsmart an ogre and make his and his mother's fortune. Includes historical notes on versions of this tale, other heroic stories, and alternate "ascension" tales
The princess and the pea by John Cech( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An abridgement of the tale in which a girl proves that she is a real princess by feeling a pea through twenty mattresses and twenty featherbeds. Includes historical notes about Hans Christian Andersen and the original fairy tale
The elves and the shoemaker by John Cech( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A poor shoemaker becomes successful with the help of two elves who finish his shoes during the night
The twelve dancing princesses by John Cech( Book )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retelling of the traditional tale of how the king's twelve daughters wear out their shoes every night while supposedly sleeping in their locked bedroom
First snow, magic snow by John Cech( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A little girl made from the magical first snow lives with a lonely man and his wife through the winter, and when she disappears in the spring, the couple set out in search of her
Puss in boots by John Cech( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A clever cat helps his poor master win fame, fortune, and the hand of a beautiful princess. Includes historical notes on versions of this tale and other fairy tales
The nutcracker by John Cech( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this retelling of the original 1816 German story, Godfather Drosselmeier gives young Marie a nutcracker for Christmas, and she finds herself in a magical realm where she saves a boy from an evil curse
Aesop's fables by John Cech( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beautiful illustration throughout enhances this wonderful collection of timeless tales, including "The Sun and the Wind," "The City Mouse and the Country Mouse," "The Fox and the Grapes," and many others
Rapunzel by John Cech( Book )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retelling of a folktale in which a beautiful girl with long golden hair is kept imprisoned in a lonely tower by a witch. Includes a note on the origins of the story
Jacques-Henri Lartigue : boy with a camera by John Cech( Book )

4 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jacques-Henri Lartigue was given his first camera in 1902 for his seventh birthday, and he went on to take hundreds and hundreds of pictures during his childhood. He had the gift of knowing exactly when to click the shutter of his camera to capture people and things in motion
Charles Olson and Edward Dahlberg : portrait of a friendship by John Cech( Book )

4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Django by John Cech( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this retelling of a Floridian legend, a boy learns to fiddle and later uses his music to save the forest animals from the floods caused by a hurricane
Rumpelstiltskin by John Cech( Book )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A strange little man helps the miller's daughter spin straw into gold for the king on the condition that she will give him her first-born child. Includes historical notes on the story's origins, versions from other countries, and the significance of names
The Southernmost Cat by John Cech( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While being dragged around the Atlantic Ocean by a huge fish, an adventuresome cat, whose life bears an amazing resemblence to that of Ernest Hemingway, recalls the events of his previous eight existences
Imagination and innovation : the story of Weston Woods by John Cech( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the work of director Morton Schindel at Weston Woods Studios, and his commitment to producing quality children's films
A rush of dreamers : being the remarkable story of Norton I, Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico by John Cech( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Olson in Connecticut : last lectures by John Cech( Book )

3 editions published between 1974 and 1983 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Angels and wild things : the archetypal poetics of Maurice Sendak
Alternative Names
Cech, John 1944-

Cech, John O.

John Cech American professor

John Cech Amerikaans professor

John Cech amerikanischer Literaturwissenschaftler

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My grandmother's journeyJack and the beanstalkThe princess and the peaThe elves and the shoemakerThe twelve dancing princessesFirst snow, magic snowPuss in bootsThe nutcracker