John Newbery and the Boisterous Birth of Children's Books

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This rollicking and fascinating picture book biography chronicles the life of the first pioneer of children's books--John Newbery himself. While most children's books in the 18th century contained lessons and rules, John Newbery imagined them overflowing with entertaining stories, science, and games. He believed that every book should be made for the reader's enjoyment. Newbery--for whom the prestigious Newbery Medal is named--became a celebrated author and publisher, changing the world of children's books forever. This book about his life and legacy is as full of energy and delight as any young reader could wish.
Publisher: San Francisco : Chronicle Books, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780811879224
Branch Call Number: j B NEWBERY MARKEL M
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 x 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Carpenter, Nancy - Illustrator


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From the endpapers through the illustrated, easy to read out loud story, to the notes, this charming tale shows the progression of writing and publishing books particularly for the child reader. With endearing pictures and a variety of historical type faces, the story of John Newbery, publisher and book seller extraorinaire is cemented in history for all time.
Rose in PR

Dec 31, 2017

A great story about the man that the Newbery prize is named after! Love the illustrations!


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