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Tomfoolery : Randolph Caldecott and the rambunctious coming-of-age of children's books  Cover Image Book Book

Tomfoolery : Randolph Caldecott and the rambunctious coming-of-age of children's books / written by Michelle Markel ; illustrated by Barbara McClintock.

Markel, Michelle, (author.). McClintock, Barbara, (illustrator.).


Quick! If you don't move fast, you're going to miss him -- there he goes-- Randolph Caldecott, future famous illustrator. His sketchbook is full of hurly-burly; wild weather, frisky animals and people so sprightly they can barely hold on to the pages. But in the 1850s, there are no children's books like that. Not yet. Many are published, but their pictures look still, full of pretty poses and cluttered scenery. No one has imagined how much fun an illustrated book can be ... Because the future hero of children's book illustration is just a lad.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780811879231
  • ISBN: 0811879232
  • Physical Description: 37 pages : color illustrations, facsimiles ; 28 cm
  • Publisher: San Francisco : Chronicle Books, [2023]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes reproductions of Caldecott's art and a list of his picture books.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (page 37).
Target Audience Note:
Ages 5-8.
K to Grade 3.
Awards Note:
Junior Library Guild selection
Subject: Caldecott, Randolph, 1846-1886 > Juvenile literature.
Caldecott, Randolph, 1846-1886.
Caldecott, Randolph, 1846-1886.
Illustrators > England > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Children's literature > Illustrations > Juvenile literature.
Illustrators > England.
Illustrateurs > Angleterre > Biographies > Ouvrages pour la jeunesse.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Historical.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Literary.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Books & Libraries.
Illustrators > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Genre: Biographies.
picture books.
Juvenile works.
Illustrated works.
Picture books.
Ouvrages illustrés.
Livres d'images.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Homer Public Library J 741.6092 MAR (Text) 000173548 Children's Library -- New Checked out 05/31/2024

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