Illustrated Children's Books

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-10-20
  • Publisher: Perseus Distribution Services
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Illustrated Children's Booksexplores the history, design and influence of the most seminal children's books which have inspired and enchanted generations worldwide. Produced in association with the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation in New York,Illustrated Children's Booksprovides a rare glimpse into the history and provenance of the characters we all know and love. Iconic characters wander through the pages of this beautiful book including perennial favorites as Winnie the Pooh, The BFG, Dogger, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, the Gruffalo, Babar, Miffy and Captain Pugwash amongst many others. Explored in terms of cover design,character illustration and book interiors, these much loved stories are brought back to life again in this richly illustrated, hardback compendium.Illustrated Children's Booksis a bookshelf essential for designers, illustrators, parents and anyone wanting to take a sentimental look back at their childhood favorites.

Author Biography

Anthony Browne is the current Children’s Laureate (2009-2011) and is an internationally acclaimed author and illustrator of children’s books, with nearly forty titles to his name.
Peter Hunt is Professor Emeritus in Children’s Literature at Cardiff University. His books include works of criticism, novels, and stories for younger children. He won the International Brothers Grimm Award for services to children’s literature in 2003.
Lisa Sainsbury is Senior Lecturer in Children’s Literature at the National Centre for Research in Children’s Literature, Roehampton University.

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