Juvenile Nonfiction

Golden Legacy

How Golden Books Won Children's Hearts, Changed Publishing Forever, and Became an American Icon Along the Way

Author: Leonard S. Marcus

Publisher: Golden Books

ISBN: 0375829962

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 245

View: 318

a Presents a history of Golden Books, discussing how it was founded in the mist of World War II providing quality books at inexpensive prices and used innovative writers and marketing techniques to establish itself as a highly successful publishing firm.
Art

The Art of the Disney Golden Books

Author: Charles Solomon

Publisher: Disney Editions

ISBN: 9781423163800

Category: Art

Page: 160

View: 8077

Walt Disney once wisely said, "There is more treasure in books than in all pirates' loot on Treasure Island and at the bottom of the Spanish Main . . . and best of all, you can enjoy these riches every day of your life." No doubt Walt was referring to the intangible wealth of opportunities for learning and imagining inherent in the act of reading, but when one considers the vibrant art and gilded spines of the Disney Golden Books, Walt's pronouncement takes on a parallel meaning. For perhaps no other children's books are as cherished and collected-as though they were doubloons and jewels-than the Disney Golden Books. The history of these books began in 1933, when the president of Whitman Publishing wrote a letter to Walt Disney. Whitman had already published compilations of the "Dick Tracy" and "Little Orphan Annie" comic strips, and these Big Little Books had met with great success. The publisher proposed a similar collection of the "Mickey Mouse" comic strips, and offered a royalty of one-half percent per book. Walt agreed, and a new era in Disney publishing commenced. A remarkable lineup of talent, many of whom were Disney Studio artists- including Mary Blair, Alice and Martin Provensen, Gustaf Tenggren, Al Dempster, Retta Scott Worcester, and Bill Peet-created the illustrations for the early Disney Golden Books. The bold and incredibly detailed artwork was painstakingly executed in gouache and watercolor-media that required a steady hand and immense patience and precision. The resulting publications became favorite selections in the libraries of many children, among them, future generations of Disney and Pixar artists who were inspired to draw, dream, and later, create their own films and Golden Books. The Art of the Disney Golden Books celebrates a legacy that has now thrived for more than eighty years and continues to influence new generations of artists and filmmakers. Through interviews with contemporary animators who recall tracing the characters in their childhood Disney Golden Books, paintings by artists who influenced and inspired the Disney Golden Book illustrations, and a generous complement of Golden Book artwork-much of which was thought to have been lost until very recently-the rich tradition of the series is explored in this vibrant volume. From Peter Pan and Cinderella to Toy Story and Tangled, the Disney Golden Books are displayed in all their glory, evoking a poignant sense of wonder and nostalgia. For as long as parents and children partake in the ritual of reading together at bedtime, the Disney Golden Books will continue to be published, enjoyed, and treasured.
Antiques & Collectibles

Warman's Little Golden Books

Identification and Price Guide

Author: Steve Santi

Publisher: Krause Publications

ISBN: 9780896894242

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 256

View: 1719

Written by the country's leading Little Golden Books expert, Warman's Little Golden Books represents these childhood treasures in the format collectors are accustomed to: bright, colorful, nostalgic and indispensable! Collectors will be able to easily identify and assess classics like The Poky Little Puppy and modern issues with this book, arranged alphabetically and by book number. Inside this guide collectors will find: &break;&break;Secondary market price listings, plus details about how to determine value and condition of a book &break;&break;More than 1,200 illustrations, giving collectors a colorful reference to use in assessing collections &break;&break;Tips on how to determine value and condition of a book &break;&break;From vintage Little Golden to hip Little Golden Activity books, this guide has the information collectors need to grow their collection.
Antiques & Collectibles

Collecting Little Golden Books

A Collector's Identification & Price Guide

Author: Steve Santi

Publisher: Krause Publications Incorporated

ISBN: 9780873496261

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 560

View: 8607

Accurately determine current values for these childhood favorites in this updated edition with over 3,500 identifying photographs and expanded listings for Little Golden Books, Golden Records, and the Big, Giant, and Deluxe lines.
Biography & Autobiography

Margaret Wise Brown

Awakened By The Moon

Author: Leonard S. Marcus

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062895850

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 8064

"Leonard S. Marcus... has masterfully written about a fascinating woman who in her short life changed literature for the very young. I was throroughly enchanted."--Eric Carle Nearly fifty years after her sudden death at the age of forty-two, Margaret Wise Brown remains a legend and an enigma. Author of Goodnight Moon, The Runaway Bunny, and dozens of other children's classics, Brown all but invented the picture book as we know it today. Combining poetic instinct with a profound empathy for small children, she understood a child's need for security, love, and a sense of being at home in the world. Yet, these were comforts that had eluded her. Her sparkling presence and her unparalleled success as a legendary children's book author masked an insecurity that left her restless and vulnerable. In this authoritative and moving biography, Leonard S. Marcus, who had access to never-before-published letters and family papers, portrays Brown's complex character and her tragic, seesaw life. Colorful, thoughtful, and insightful, Margaret Wise Brown is both a portrayal of a woman whose stories still speak to millions and a portrait of New York in the 1930s and 1940s, when the literary world blossomed and made history.
Frosty the snow man

Frosty the Snow Man

Adapted from the Song of the Same Name

Author: Jean Chandler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780760704585

Category: Frosty the snow man

Page: 18

View: 9831

The children create Frosty the Snow Man and have great fun with him in the snow.
Art

Golden Kingdoms

Luxury Arts in the Ancient Americas

Author: Joanne Pillsbury,Timothy Potts,Kim N. Richter

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 1606065483

Category: Art

Page: 528

View: 9790

This volume accompanies a major international loan exhibition featuring more than three hundred works of art, many rarely or never before seen in the United States. It traces the development of gold working and other luxury arts in the Americas from antiquity until the arrival of Europeans in the early sixteenth century. Presenting spectacular works from recent excavations in Peru, Colombia, Panama, Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Mexico, this exhibition focuses on specific places and times—crucibles of innovation—where artistic exchange, rivalry, and creativity led to the production of some of the greatest works of art known from the ancient Americas. The book and exhibition explore not only artistic practices but also the historical, cultural, social, and political conditions in which luxury arts were produced and circulated, alongside their religious meanings and ritual functions. Golden Kingdoms creates new understandings of ancient American art through a thematic exploration of indigenous ideas of value and luxury. Central to the book is the idea of the exchange of materials and ideas across regions and across time: works of great value would often be transported over long distances, or passed down over generations, in both cases attracting new audiences and inspiring new artists. The idea of exchange is at the intellectual heart of this volume, researched and written by twenty scholars based in the United States and Latin America.
Antiques & Collectibles

Collecting Children's Books

Art, Memories, Values

Author: Noah Fleisher,Lauren Zittle

Publisher: Krause Publications Incorporated

ISBN: 9781440245299

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 224

View: 550

"Collecting Children's Books showcases some of the finest books and accompanying artwork from 1900 to the present in a warm, informative and exquisite fashion, reminding us all of the joy found in this transcendent genre. From Winnie-the-Pooh to Curious George, Alice in Wonderland to Mary Poppins, and from The Poky Little Puppy to The Very Hungry Caterpillar, you will enjoy a treasure trove of remarkable--and highly collectible--children's literature."--Page [4] of cover.

Golden Legacy

The Story of Golden Books

Author: Leonard Marcus

Publisher: Golden Books

ISBN: 9780399559495

Category:

Page: 256

View: 4672

Back in print, the fascinating history of Little Golden Books, in celebration of their 75th anniversary in 2017! With a Foreword by Eric Carle. Eminent children's historian Leonard Marcus' "A Golden Legacy" chronicles the fascinating story of the creation, marketing, and worldwide impact of Little Golden Books, the most popular children's books of all time. Launched during the dark days of WWII, Golden Books such as "The Poky Little Puppy "were an instant sensation. Hallmarked by their superlative quality yet affordable to nearly all, they changed the cultural landscape even as they mirrored our quickly changing postwar culture: the powerful influence of television, the post-"Sputnik" renaissance in American science education, and the birth of the civil rights movement. Lavishly illustrated with the iconic Golden Book covers and colorful artwork that generations of children have pored over, "A Golden Legacy" is a compelling tale of mavericks, innovators, and renowned authors and illustrators. . . a stirring celebration of the humble books in which we scrawled our names, with the cardboard cover and the shiny gold-foil spine.
Science

The Legacy of the Mastodon

The Golden Age of Fossils in America

Author: Keith Stewart Thomson

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300151845

Category: Science

Page: 421

View: 7686

The uncovering in the mid-1700s of fossilized mastodon bones and teeth at Big Bone Lick, Kentucky, signaled the beginning of a great American adventure. The West was opening up and unexplored lands beckoned. Unimagined paleontological treasures awaited discovery: strange horned mammals, birds with teeth, flying reptiles, gigantic fish, diminutive ancestors of horses and camels, and more than a hundred different kinds of dinosaurs. This exciting book tells the story of the grandest period of fossil discovery in American history, the years from 1750 to 1890. The volume begins with Thomas Jefferson, whose keen interest in the American mastodon led him to champion the study of fossil vertebrates. The book continues with vivid descriptions of the actual work of prospecting for fossils--a pick in one hand, a rifle in the other--and enthralling portraits of Joseph Leidy, Ferdinand Hayden, Edward Cope, and Othniel Marsh among other major figures in the development of the science of paleontology. Shedding new light on these scientists feuds and rivalries, on the connections between fossil studies in Europe and America, and on paleontologys contributions to Americas developing national identity, The Legacy of the Mastodon is itself a fabulous discovery for every reader to treasure.
Juvenile Fiction

Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a Disney Little Golden Book (Disney)

Author: Diane Muldrow

Publisher: Golden/Disney

ISBN: 0736434267

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 96

View: 7836

Have you forgotten how to see the magic in the world around you? To get that childlike sparkle back in your life, look no further than timeless Disney Little Golden Books! Featuring illustrations from classic favorites such as Cinderella, Frozen, Dumbo, Peter Pan, The Lion King, Snow White, Finding Nemo, Sleeping Beauty, and Cars, this inspirational hardcover collection helps readers of all ages rediscover the enchanting power of Disney and those Little Golden Books with shiny foil spines that we all grew up with! The perfect gift, this book will have you clapping for Tinker Bell and more.
Juvenile Nonfiction

Ways of Telling

Conversations on the Art of the Picture Book

Author: Leonard S. Marcus

Publisher: Dutton Childrens Books

ISBN: 9780525464907

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 247

View: 7478

A collection of interviews with fourteen artists and writers of picture books who, regardless of their country of origin, have had a major impact in the United States
Fiction

The Golden City

Book Three of the Fourth Realm Trilogy

Author: John Twelve Hawks

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780385530125

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 3041

A world that exists in the shadow of our own . . . the thrilling conclusion to John Twelve Hawks's Fourth Realm trilogy, The Golden City is packed with the knife-edge tension, intriguing characters, and startling plot twists that made The Traveler and The Dark River international hits. John Twelve Hawks's previous novels about the mystical Travelers and the Brethren, their ruthless enemies, generated an extraordinary following around the world. The Washington Post wrote that The Traveler “portrays a Big Brother with powers far beyond anything Orwell could imagine . . .” and Publishers Weekly hailed the series as “a saga that's part A Wrinkle in Time, part The Matrix and part Kurosawa epic.” Internet chat rooms and blogs have overflowed with speculation about the final destiny of the richly imagined characters fighting an epic battle beneath the surface of our modern world. In The Golden City, Twelve Hawks delivers the climax to his spellbinding epic. Struggling to protect the legacy of his Traveler father, Gabriel faces troubling new questions and relentless threats. His brother Michael, now firmly allied with the enemy, pursues his ambition to wrest power from Nathan Boone, the calculating leader of the Brethren. And Maya, the Harlequin warrior pledged to protect Gabriel at all costs, is forced to make a choice that will change her life forever. A riveting blend of high-tech thriller and fast-paced adventure, The Golden City will delight Twelve Hawks's many fans and attract a new audience to the entire trilogy.
Fiction

The Golden House

A Novel

Author: Salman Rushdie

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0399592814

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 6382

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A modern American epic set against the panorama of contemporary politics and culture—a hurtling, page-turning mystery that is equal parts The Great Gatsby and The Bonfire of the Vanities On the day of Barack Obama’s inauguration, an enigmatic billionaire from foreign shores takes up residence in the architectural jewel of “the Gardens,” a cloistered community in New York’s Greenwich Village. The neighborhood is a bubble within a bubble, and the residents are immediately intrigued by the eccentric newcomer and his family. Along with his improbable name, untraceable accent, and unmistakable whiff of danger, Nero Golden has brought along his three adult sons: agoraphobic, alcoholic Petya, a brilliant recluse with a tortured mind; Apu, the flamboyant artist, sexually and spiritually omnivorous, famous on twenty blocks; and D, at twenty-two the baby of the family, harboring an explosive secret even from himself. There is no mother, no wife; at least not until Vasilisa, a sleek Russian expat, snags the septuagenarian Nero, becoming the queen to his king—a queen in want of an heir. Our guide to the Goldens’ world is their neighbor René, an ambitious young filmmaker. Researching a movie about the Goldens, he ingratiates himself into their household. Seduced by their mystique, he is inevitably implicated in their quarrels, their infidelities, and, indeed, their crimes. Meanwhile, like a bad joke, a certain comic-book villain embarks upon a crass presidential run that turns New York upside-down. Set against the strange and exuberant backdrop of current American culture and politics, The Golden House also marks Salman Rushdie’s triumphant and exciting return to realism. The result is a modern epic of love and terrorism, loss and reinvention—a powerful, timely story told with the daring and panache that make Salman Rushdie a force of light in our dark new age. Praise for The Golden House “If you read a lot of fiction, you know that every once in a while you stumble upon a book that transports you, telling a story full of wonder and leaving you marveling at how it ever came out of the author’s head. The Golden House is one of those books. . . . [It] tackles more than a handful of universal truths while feeling wholly original.”—The Associated Press “The Golden House . . . ranks among Rushdie’s most ambitious and provocative books [and] displays the quicksilver wit and playful storytelling of Rushdie’s best work.”—USA Today “[The Golden House] is a recognizably Rushdie novel in its playfulness, its verbal jousting, its audacious bravado, its unapologetic erudition, and its sheer, dazzling brilliance.”—The Boston Globe
Juvenile Fiction

Cowlick!

Author: Christin Ditchfield

Publisher: Golden Books

ISBN: 0375835407

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 4632

An hilarious picture book explains the true cause of "bedhead" as a cow, who can't resist giving sleeping youngsters a special cow kiss, wreaks "hair-raising" havoc during the night!
History

The House of Wisdom

How Arabic Science Saved Ancient Knowledge and Gave Us the Renaissance

Author: Jim Al-Khalili

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101476230

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 5823

A myth-shattering view of the Islamic world's myriad scientific innovations and the role they played in sparking the European Renaissance. Many of the innovations that we think of as hallmarks of Western science had their roots in the Arab world of the middle ages, a period when much of Western Christendom lay in intellectual darkness. Jim al- Khalili, a leading British-Iraqi physicist, resurrects this lost chapter of history, and given current East-West tensions, his book could not be timelier. With transporting detail, al-Khalili places readers in the hothouses of the Arabic Enlightenment, shows how they led to Europe's cultural awakening, and poses the question: Why did the Islamic world enter its own dark age after such a dazzling flowering?
Juvenile Fiction

Everything I Need to Know about Family I Learned from a Little Golden Book

Author: Diane Muldrow

Publisher: Golden Books

ISBN: 9780553538526

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 96

View: 9312

In this new addition to the "New York Times" bestselling series, we reap the rewards of Diane Muldrow s latest treasure hunt through the Golden Books archives! Little Golden Books illustrate truths about family that fans big and small can appreciate, and prove once again that those gold-spined tomes hold wisdom that extends beyond childhood."
Education

The Price of Admission

How America's Ruling Class Buys Its Way into Elite Colleges--and Who Gets Left Outside the Gates

Author: Daniel Golden

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 0307497372

Category: Education

Page: 352

View: 7090

In this explosive book, the Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter Daniel Golden exposes the corrupt admissions practices that favor the wealthy, the powerful, and the famous. Every spring thousands of middle-class and lower-income high-school seniors learn that they have been rejected by America’s most exclusive colleges. What they may never learn is how many candidates like themselves have been passed over in favor of wealthy white students with lesser credentials—children of alumni, big donors, or celebrities. America, the so-called land of opportunity, is rapidly becoming an aristocracy in which America’s richest families receive special access to elite higher education—enabling them to give their children even more of a head start. Based on two years of investigative reporting and hundreds of interviews with students, parents, school administrators, and admissions personnel—some of whom risked their jobs to speak to the author—in The Price of Admission, Golden names names, along with grades and test scores. He reveals how the sons of former vice president Al Gore, one-time Hollywood power broker Michael Ovitz, and Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist leapt ahead of more deserving applicants at Harvard, Brown, and Princeton. He explores favoritism at the Ivy Leagues, Duke, the University of Virginia, and Notre Dame, among other institutions. He reveals that colleges hold Asian American students to a higher standard than whites; comply with Title IX by giving scholarships to rich women in “patrician sports” like horseback riding, squash, and crew; and repay congressmen for favors by admitting their children. He also reveals that Harvard maintains a “Z-list” for well-connected but underqualified students, who are quietly admitted on the condition that they wait a year to enroll. The Price of Admission explodes the myth of an American meritocracy—the belief that no matter what your background, if you are smart and diligent enough, you will have access to the nation’s most elite universities. It is must reading not only for parents and students with a personal stake in college admissions, but also for those disturbed by the growing divide between ordinary and privileged Americans.
Psychology

Dramatherapy with Myth and Fairytale

The Golden Stories of Sesame

Author: Pat Watts,Jenny Pearson,Mary Smail

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 0857004387

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

View: 5398

Myths and fairytales are our rich heritage; a veritable feast of ancient wisdom passed down through the ages in the memorable form of stories. While almost any story will have deep meaning to some individuals, some of the time, this book presents a collection of stories that these maestros of dramatherapy have found to have a powerful effect almost without fail. These are the 'golden' stories of Sesame. The authors introduce the Sesame approach and describe the advantages of using myth and fairy tale as a central theme in a therapy session. The Sesame approach has been found to produce striking results with myriad client groups, including individuals with learning difficulties, offenders in psychiatric settings and children with emotional and behavioural difficulties and adults in mental health care. Dramatherapy with Myth and Fairytale provides a treasure trove of timeless stories that can be adapted and applied to the needs of different client groups and the style of each therapist. It also includes introductory exercises, warm-ups and scene setting suggestions. The book will be an invaluable source of inspiration for dramatherapists and dramatherapy students, creative arts therapists, storytellers, psychotherapists, Jungian psychoanalysts, teachers and play therapists.
Juvenile Fiction

The Poky Little Puppy

Author: Janette Sebring Lowrey

Publisher: Golden Books

ISBN: 0375861297

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 24

View: 5176

One night a puppy,who is always late coming home finds there is no dessert for him. On board pages.