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Axel Scheffler

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(1957–), born in Hamburg, came to Britain in 1982 to study at the Bath Academy of Art. A successful illustrator ever since, his work has been published in over twenty ...

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Children's Books

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Andrea Immel

1 Introduction2 Origins and development3 Children’s texts as printed books4 The MS book5 Defining the children’s book

1 Introduction

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Children's Literature

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“Language,” Loren Eiseley wrote, “implies boundaries. A word spoken creates a dog, a rabbit, a man. It fixes their nature before our eyes.” What does well for a rabbit or ...

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Dorothy Kunhardt

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(1901–1979), American author and illustrator, born in New York City and educated at Bryn Mawr College. Dorothy Meserve Kunhardt's career as a writer of children's books began in the 1930s...

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Eric Hill

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(1927– )

OBE, Known for his many popular movable and picture books about Spot the dog, beginning with Where's Spot (1983). Hill was born in Holloway, London, and left school early...

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Ernest Nister

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(1842–1909), publisher born in Oberklingen, Germany, best known for high-quality color printing and movable books. Nister began his printing business in 1877 when he acquired a small...

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Jan Pieñkowski

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(1936– )

Born in Warsaw, educated at King's College, Cambridge; primarily an illustrator/designer of popular series including the Meg and Mog books (1972– , text by Helen Nicoll)...

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Peter Sís

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(1949–), Czech American illustrator, author, and filmmaker. A native of Brno, Sís is admired for the virtuosic draftsmanship on display in his intricate, richly imagined drawings both for...

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pop-up book

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Book in which figures are made to stand up across the gutter of the book when the pages are turned. Early pop-up books appeared after World War I under a ...

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Preschool Books

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In general the term “preschool books” encompasses all books written and published for children from the age of about twelve months until six years. Preschool books apply to both fictional...

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