Wild Things! Acts of Mischief in Children’s Literature

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Wild Things! Acts of Mischief in Children’s Literature

authors: Betsy Bird; Julie Danielson; Peter D. Sieruta

Told in lively and affectionate prose, this treasure trove of information for a student, librarian, parent, or anyone wondering about the post–Harry Potter children’s book biz brings contemporary illumination to the warm-and-fuzzy bunny world we think we know.

Secret lives, scandalous turns, and some very funny surprises — these essays by leading kids’ lit bloggers take us behind the scenes of many much-loved children’s books.
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16 yrs and up
# of pages/size:
288 / 6 1/2" x 9"
grade range:
Grade 11 and up
Literary Figures; Books & Reading; Children's & Young Adult Literature;
author’s comments:
Betsy Bird is the youth materials collections specialist for the New York Public Library and the author of Giant Dance Party, illustrated by Brandon Dorman. In addition to writing for The Horn Book, she is the creator of the blog A Fuse #8 Production.

Julie Danielson
is a regular contributor to Kirkus Reviews, and in her blog, Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast, she has featured and/or interviewed hundreds of picture book creators. Julie Danielson lives in Tennessee.

Peter D. Sieruta
(1958–2012) was an author, book critic, and frequent reviewer for The Horn Book. His blog, Collecting Children’s Books, served as inspiration for his contributions to Wild Things!
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