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Author Marcus, Leonard S., 1950- author.

Title Helen Oxenbury : a life in illustration / Leonard S. Marcus.

Publication Info. Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2019.


Location Call No. Status
 Avon Free Public Library - Children's Department  J 92 OXENBURY    Check Shelf
 Bloomfield, Prosser Library - Children's Department  J-B OXENBURY    Check Shelf
 Granby, Main Library - Adult  B OXENBURY, HELEN MAR    Check Shelf
 Simsbury Public Library - Children's Department  J 709 MAR    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Children's Nonfiction  J 813 MARCUS    Check Shelf
 Windsor, Main Library - Children's Department  JB-OXENBURY, H.    Check Shelf
Edition First U.S. edition.
Description 276 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 268-276).
Contents The interview -- 1938-1957: At home in London ; The territory of childhood ; The ardent youngster ; The look of things ; The spirited girl ; Glamorous images -- 1957-1962: A study in contrasts ; Comedy ; Adventure ; Turning points -- 1960s: A way to proceed ; Transition ; Global stars ; Madcap scenario -- 1970s: Outsider perspective ; A strong and forceful presence ; Motherhood and career ; A great advance -- 1980s: Charismatic entrepreneur ; Making a splash ; Assurances ; First baby board books ; Cultural shifts and trends ; A spirit of fun ; Wonderful humor ; Mishaps ; The world's children -- 1990s: The first time ; Scenes and settings ; Comings and goings ; A signal event ; Animals rebelling ; Fondest dreams ; One-off portraits ; Clever animals ; Domestic bliss ; Wonderland and beyond -- 2000s: Creation story ; Magic strings of words ; Full circle ; Luminous space ; Postscripts.
Summary "Filled with insights that span Helen Oxenbury's life -- from her early childhood through a career in children's books that started in the 1960s and is still going strong today -- here is an exquisitely designed and thoroughly entertaining celebration of one of the finest illustrators of our time."--
Subject Oxenbury, Helen.
Oxenbury, Helen.
Illustrators -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Women illustrators -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Artists -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Illustration of books -- Great Britain.
Illustrators -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Artists -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Illustration of books -- Great Britain.
Women illustrators (OCoLC)fst01177763
Genre/Form Biographies.
ISBN 9780763692582 (hardcover)
0763692581 (hardcover)
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