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Leonard S. Marcus

Biography

Leonard S. Marcus

Leonard S. Marcus is one of the world’s leading writers about children’s books and the people who create them. He is the award-winning author and editor of THE WAND IN THE WORLD: Conversations with Writers of Fantasy; FUNNY BUSINESS: Conversations with Writers of Comedy; SHOW ME A STORY: Why Picture Books Matter; DEAR GENIUS: The Letters of Ursula Nordstrom, as well as many other books. His essays, interviews, and reviews appear in the New York Times Book Review and the Horn Book magazine. Leonard S. Marcus lives in Brooklyn.

Leonard S. Marcus

Books by Leonard S. Marcus

by Leonard S. Marcus - Art, Children's, Children's 10+

Featuring work from early luminaries such as N. C. Wyeth and Marcia Brown to more contemporary illustrators like David Wiesner, Mary GrandPré, Christian Robinson and Jillian Tamaki, this beautiful collection showcases the conceptual and iconic images that have defined children's books for generations of young readers. While the posters within these pages are linked in their resounding advocacy for young people's literacy, they are distinguished by the styles and mediums of their creators and by the historical, social and cultural influences of their times. Renowned historian Leonard S. Marcus traces these developments in the children's book field with incisive descriptions to accompany each poster.

by Leonard S. Marcus - Anthology, Comic Books, Fiction, Literary, Young Adult 13+
Respected anthologist Leonard S. Marcus turns his literary microscope to the world of comics, which has lately morphed and matured at a furious pace. Powerful influences from manga to the movies to underground comix have influenced the thirteen artists and writers interviewed in these pages to create their own word-and-picture narratives. Here are their moving, funny, inspirational stories: true tales from the crucible of creative struggles that led each to become a master of one of today’s most vibrant art forms.