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Story Book Culture

by Joe and Cheryl Homme

Remember hiding under the covers and being swept away by a fantastical tale while clutching a flashlight? Sure, it began with Dick and Jane, but soon moved on to the more sophisticated Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys, and before you knew it, the journey was out of this world with Tom Swift Jr. and his science-adventure sagas. These illustrations and stories are not lost. They are here just as you remember them in Storybook Culture. Abundantly illustrated, this study in American culture tells the history of the stories, the authors, the illustrators, and the art that sold five generations on the power of the imagination. This sentimental voyage is sure to evoke fond memories of childhood and, if only for a moment, recapture the innocence of youth.

Over 400 of America's favorite children and juvenile book covers and illustrations spanning from 1900 to 1970. Featuring artists such as Wyeth, Parrish, Vaughn, Doane, and Campbell. Learn the surprising history behind the best known and phenomenally successful of all the children's series books in the meticulously researched text.

Joe and Cheryl Homme grew up in Palmer, Alaska, where they currently reside with their sons, Derek and James. They have contributed articles to a variety of publications and media, from a comedy column in a local newspaper, to copy for radio broadcast, to human-interest pieces. Much of the artwork found in Storybook Culture is drawn from their own vintage collection.

Hardcover w/jacket, 440 full-color illustrations 10-1/2" x 11"

Price: $39.95
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Format: Hardback
208 Pages
First Published: 2002

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