Leonard S. Marcus

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Leonard S. Marcus (born December 11, 1950)[1] is an American author and expert on English language children's literature. Marcus has been a critic for several publications including Horn Book and the New York Times Book review.[2]



-Helen Oxenbury: A Life in Illustration (Walker UK/Candlewick USA, fall 2017) (forthcoming)

-The Runaway Bunny 75th Anniversary Book (HarperCollins, spring 2017) (forthcoming)

-Comics Confidential: Thirteen Graphic Novelists Talk Story, Craft, and Life Outside the Box (Candlewick, fall 2016)

-Randolph Caldecott: The Man Who Could Not Stop Drawing (Frances Foster/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013)

-Maurice Sendak: A Celebration of the Artist and His Work (Abrams, 2013)

-Listening for Madeleine: A Portrait of Madeleine L’Engle in Many Voices (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012)

-Show Me A Story! Why Picture Books Matter (Candlewick, 2012)

-The Annotated Phantom Tollbooth (Knopf, 2011)

-Funny Business: Conversations with Writers of Comedy (Candlewick, 2009)

-Minders of Make-Believe: Idealists, Entrepreneurs, and the Shaping of American Children’s Literature (Houghton Mifflin, 2008)

-A Caldecott Celebration: Seven Artists and Their Paths to the Caldecott Medal (expanded, tenth-anniversary edition) (Walker, 2008)

-Golden Legacy: How Golden Books Won Children’s Hearts, Changed Publishing Forever, and Became an American Icon Along the Way (Random House, 2007)

-Pass It Down: Five Picture-Book Families Make Their Mark (Walker, 2007)

-Oscar: The Big Adventure of a Little Sock Monkey, co-authored with Amy Schwartz; illustrated by Amy Schwartz, (Harper/Tegen, 2006)

-The Wand In The Word: Conversations With Writers of Fantasy (Candlewick Press, 2006)

-Storied City: A Children's Book-Walking Tour Guide to New York City (Dutton, 2003)

-Ways of Telling: Conversations on the Art of the Picture Book (Dutton, 2002)

-Side by Side: Five Favorite Picture Book Teams Go To Work (Walker, 2001)

-Author Talk (Simon & Schuster, 2000)

-Dear Genius: The Letters of Ursula Nordstrom (ed) (HarperCollins, 1998; 2000)

-Margaret Wise Brown: Awakened by the Moon (Beacon, 1992; Harper Perennial, 1999)

-A Caldecott Celebration: Six Artists and Their Paths to the Caldecott Medal (Walker, 1998)

-The Making of Goodnight Moon: A Fiftieth Anniversary Retrospective (HarperCollins, 1997)

-Morrow Junior Books: The First Fifty Years (Morrow, 1996)

-75 Years of Children’s Book Week Posters (Knopf, 1994)

-Lifelines: A Poetry Anthology (Dutton, 1994)

-Mother Goose's Little Misfortunes (Bradbury, 1990)

-Humor and Play in Children's Literature (Johns Hopkins UP, 1989)

-An Epinal Album: Popular Prints from Nineteenth-Century France (Godine, 1984)

-Picture Books (Johns Hopkins UP, 1984)

-Petrouchka (Godine, 1983)

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  1. ^ Leonard S. 1950–/doc/1G2-3071300059.html "Marcus, Leonard S. 1950–" Check |url= value (help). Marcus, Leonard S. 1950–. Retrieved 4 April 2016.
  2. ^ "Leonard S. Marcus / Visiting Writer". Vermont College of Fine Arts. Retrieved 4 April 2016.