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The Resource Barking with the Big Dogs : On Writing and Reading Books for Children, Natalie Babbitt ; introduction by Katherine Applegate

Barking with the Big Dogs : On Writing and Reading Books for Children, Natalie Babbitt ; introduction by Katherine Applegate

Label
Barking with the Big Dogs : On Writing and Reading Books for Children
Title
Barking with the Big Dogs
Title remainder
On Writing and Reading Books for Children
Statement of responsibility
Natalie Babbitt ; introduction by Katherine Applegate
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this collection of essays and speeches written over the course of four decades, the beloved author of Tuck Everlasting explores what it was like to be a 'little dog' in the literary world, continually being asked to explain her choice to create books for young readers instead of doing something more serious for adults. Assembled by the author before her death, these pieces range far and wide in subject matter, from issues of responsibility when writing for children to the question of whether writers know what they are really saying -- and whether that matters. Babbitt offers incisive commentary on classic children's books as well as contemporary works, and reveals colorful insights into her published books and her own personal creative life. Some of the pieces gathered here were written to be spoken, and some were written to be read, yet in all of them Natalie Babbitt's distinctive voice comes through. It is the same voice we hear in her fiction: straightforward, a little droll, playful about serious things and serious about playful things. On every page, Barking with the Big Dogs exemplifies true reverence for children and an endless engagement with the challenge to write the books that shape them." --
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From publisher's description
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Babbitt, Natalie
Dewey number
810.9/9282
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Language note
Text in English
LC call number
PS490
LC item number
B43 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Applegate, Katherine
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Children's literature, American
  • Children
  • Children
  • Children's literature, American
  • LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Essays
  • LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Speeches
  • PETS / Dogs / General
Label
Barking with the Big Dogs : On Writing and Reading Books for Children, Natalie Babbitt ; introduction by Katherine Applegate
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A collection of essays and speeches by Natalie Babbitt"
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Happy endings? of course, and also joy (1970) -- The child as chimpanzee (1971) -- The great American novel for children-and why not? (1973) -- You must go home again (1978) -- Saying what you think (1981) -- The way we were-and weren't (1985) -- Something has to happen (1985) -- The roots and branches of fantasy (1986) -- Easy does it (1986) -- Metamorphoses (1987) -- A question from Justine (1987) -- The purpose of literature-and who cares? (1989) -- Darkness and light (1990) -- Protecting children's literature (1990) -- Beacons of light (1993) -- finding paths (1999) -- New world, no world (2001) -- We're all mad here
Control code
on1027743742
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 256 pages
Isbn
9780374310400
Lccn
2018002807
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1027743742
Label
Barking with the Big Dogs : On Writing and Reading Books for Children, Natalie Babbitt ; introduction by Katherine Applegate
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A collection of essays and speeches by Natalie Babbitt"
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Happy endings? of course, and also joy (1970) -- The child as chimpanzee (1971) -- The great American novel for children-and why not? (1973) -- You must go home again (1978) -- Saying what you think (1981) -- The way we were-and weren't (1985) -- Something has to happen (1985) -- The roots and branches of fantasy (1986) -- Easy does it (1986) -- Metamorphoses (1987) -- A question from Justine (1987) -- The purpose of literature-and who cares? (1989) -- Darkness and light (1990) -- Protecting children's literature (1990) -- Beacons of light (1993) -- finding paths (1999) -- New world, no world (2001) -- We're all mad here
Control code
on1027743742
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 256 pages
Isbn
9780374310400
Lccn
2018002807
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1027743742

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