Drawn to Enchant

Drawn to Enchant

Original Children's Book Art in the Betsy Beinecke Shirley Collection

by Timothy Young

Hardback Publication Date: 02/10/2007

  $74.00
Betsy Beinecke Shirley, one of the great collectors of American children's literature, gathered a peerless collection of books, original illustrations, manuscripts, and ephemera. This gorgeously illustrated book presents over 200 selected original artworks from the enchanting collection she bequeathed to the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library of Yale University.



Guiding the reader on a lively tour through the stages of childhood reading, this volume begins with ABCs and nursery books. It continues through adventure stories, magazines, and more, then concludes with a miscellany section of wonderful odds and ends. The delightfully varied images demonstrate how children's books evolved, from the nation's first days of independence to our own times. Artists whose works are represented include many beloved favorites, among them Ludwig Bemelmans, Maurice Sendak, A. B. Frost, Wanda Gag, Peter Newell, N. C. Wyeth, Tony Sarg, Robert Lawson, and Johnny Gruelle.



From variant illustrations for Goodnight Moon and Where the Wild Things Are to little-known sketches for nineteenth-century periodicals that delighted generations of children, Drawn to Enchant offers a unique opportunity to study the reading lives of children throughout American history. Just as important, it invites each reader to recollect favorite images from the treasured books of his or her own childhood.
ISBN:
9780300126730
9780300126730
Category:
Illustration
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
02-10-2007
Language:
English
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
196
Dimensions (mm):
305x248x24mm
Weight:
1.61kg
Timothy Young

Timothy Young has been an animator, puppet maker, toy designer, sculptor, art director, and graphic designer.

He is the author/illustrator of The Angry Little Puffin. His favourite part of being an author is travelling to schools and talking to kids.

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