The Joy of Reading Children's Literature as An AdultBook - 2017
"In Wild Things, Vanity Fair contributing editor Bruce Handy revisits the classics of every American childhood, from fairy tales to The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and explores the back stories of their creators, using context and biography to understand how some of the most insightful, creative, and witty authors and illustrators of their times created their often deeply personal masterpieces. Along the way, Handy learns what The Cat in the Hat says about anarchy and absentee parenting, which themes are shared by The Runaway Bunny and Portnoy's Complaint, and why Ramona Quimby is as true an American icon as Tom Sawyer or Jay Gatsby."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2017
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781451609950 (hardback)
Branch Call Number: 809.89282 HAN
Characteristics: xxiii, 307 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm