Treasury of Children's Literature

Treasury of Children's Literature

by Armand Eisen (Editor), Sheila Black (Reteller), 16 othersScott Gustafson (Featured Illustrator), Lynn Bywaters Ferris (Illustrator), Ruth Sanderson (Illustrator), Elizabeth Miles (Illustrator), Robyn Officer (Illustrator), Richard Bernal (Illustrator), Erin Augenstine (Illustrator), Gary Cooley (Illustrator), Allen Atkinson (Illustrator), S. Michele Wiggens (Illustrator), Troy Howell (Illustrator), Carter Goodrich (Illustrator), Arlene Klemushin (Illustrator), Gary Gianni (Illustrator), Michael Montgomery (Illustrator), RIchard Walz (Illustrator)
Hardcover, 304 pages
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This one-volume library of classic children's literature contains nursery rhymes, poems, fables, and stories, and is lavishly illustrated with more than 225 full-color paintings by sixteen different artists.

Here is an entire library of the best of children's literature, bound between the covers of a single book. Included are favorite children's stories of all time: The Three Little Pigs, Pinocchio, Little Red Riding Hood, and Peter Pan, as well as the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen and the Brothers Grimm. An exceptional, wide range of reading is presented from Aesop's clever fables and The Night Before Christmas to the adventures of Br'er Rabbit and Mother Goose's rollicking rhymes.

Sixteen outstanding artists have contributed to this special collection, depicting with vigor and exquisite artistry all of the excitement, humor, and beauty of the classics. A Treasury of Children's Literature is truly a one-volume library of those unforgettable tales and poems that have opened young minds and sparked imaginations for generations. It is a book to cherish and to share, a book for family and for young and old to enjoy again and again.

ARMAND EISEN, the editor of this collection and president of Ariel Books, was educated at Amherst College and is a well-known editor, publisher, writer, and art director of children's books. He has a particular interest in classic stories and fairy tales, which led to the creation of this volume. He divides his time between Greenwich, Connecticut, and New York City.

SHEILA BLACK, the reteller of many of the classic tales contained in this edition, graduated from Barnard College and both edits and writes children's books. She lives in rural Oregon with her husband.

The sixteen artists whose paintings grace this treasury have been brought together from all parts of the United States. Though their styles and media are diverse, all are well known for their work in children's book illustration.

SCOTT GUSTAFSON, the treasury's jacket artist and featured illustrator, is one of the greatest classic painters in the world today. Working in the tradition of Howard Pyle and N. C. Wyeth, he has illustrated a number of critically acclaimed children's books. His work has also been published in many other forms, from greeting cards and posters to collector's plates and calendars.

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