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the visual narrative faculty collection: leonard marcus

Leonard Marcus knows kid books. His show The ABC of It: Why Children’s Books Matter will be at New York Public Library through March 23rd, 2014. If you love visual storytelling, you should not miss it.

See Leonard’s bio after the image collection.

annotated-phantomtollbooth_3d
The Annotated Phantom Tollbooth

 

Funny Business
Funny Business

 

Show Me a Story
Show Me a Story

 

Listening for Madeline
Listening for Madeline

 

Maurice Sendak: A Celebration of the Artist and His Work
Maurice Sendak: A Celebration of the Artist and His Work

 

The Man Who Could Not Stop Drawing
The Man Who Could Not Stop Drawing

 

ABC of It: Why Children's Books Matter
ABC of It: Why Children’s Books Matter by Leonard Marcus

 

See a full bibliography of Leonard Marcus’ work here.

From Leonard Marcus‘ site:

Leonard is a rare bird: a renowned historian and critic and one of the children’s book world’s liveliest writers and speakers.

His highly acclaimed books about children’s literature and the authors and artists who create them include: Show Me a Story!; The Annotated Phantom Tollbooth; Funny Business; Golden Legacy: How Golden Books Won Children’s Hearts, Changed Publishing Forever, and Became an American Icon Along the Way; Minders of Make-Believe; Margaret Wise Brown: Awakened by the Moon; Dear Genius: The Letters of Ursula Nordstrom; A Caldecott Celebration; Side by Side; Pass It Down; Storied City; and The Wand in the Word.

Several of his recent children’s books, includingShow Me a Story! and its companion volumesFunny Business: Conversations with Writers of Comedy, and The Wand in the Word, are well loved by preteen and teen readers as well.