The ABC of it: why children’s books matter

By Leonard S. Marcus; foreword by Lisa Von Drasek

The ABC of it: why children's books matter by Leonard S. Marcus; foreword by Lisa Von Drasek
Added April 16, 2019

More than half a million visitors to the New York Public Library viewed an exhibition about the role that children's books play in world culture and in our lives. After it had closed, attendees clamored for a catalog of "The ABC of It" as well as for the insightful commentary of children's literature historian Leonard S. Marcus about the objects on display. This book, a collaboration between the University of Minnesota's Kerlan Collection of Children's Literature and Leonard S. Marcus, now makes the vision and experience of the exhibition available everywhere. ~ Summary from cover

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