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Maurice Sendak and Picturebook Psychology

Kenneth B. Kidd

in Freud in Oz: At the Intersections of Psychoanalysis and Children's Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816675821
eISBN:
9781452947709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816675821.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses the characteristic of picturebook psychology, which represents and textualizes child play, focusing on author-illustrator Maurice Sendak. Picturebook psychology began with ... More


Unbound in Fantasy: Reading Monstrosity and the Supernatural

Jodi Eichler-Levine

in Suffer the Little Children: Uses of the Past in Jewish and African American Children's Literature

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814722992
eISBN:
9780814724002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814722992.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on two authors who show monstrosity and the supernatural in a whole new light: Maurice Sendak and Virginia Hamilton. It first reads Sendak's 1963 picture book Where the Wild ... More


Crockett Johnson and Ruth Krauss: How an Unlikely Couple Found Love, Dodged the FBI, and Transformed Children's Literature

Philip Nel

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617036248
eISBN:
9781621030645
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617036248.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Crockett Johnson (born David Johnson Leisk, 1906–1975) and Ruth Krauss (1901–1993) were a husband-and-wife team that created such popular children’s books such as The Carrot Seed and How to Make an ... More


Where the Wild Things Really Are: Children’s Literature and the Law *

Desmond Manderson

in Law and Popular Culture

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199272235
eISBN:
9780191699603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272235.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter examines Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are, a piece of children's literature considered by many as one of the most influential stories for very young children on the cusp of ... More


Artists Are to Watch

Philip Nel

in Crockett Johnson and Ruth Krauss: How an Unlikely Couple Found Love, Dodged the FBI, and Transformed Children's Literature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617036248
eISBN:
9781621030645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617036248.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

In 1950, Senator Joseph R. McCarthy came up with a list of fifty-seven State Department employees who were members of the American Communist Party. By the end of April, Crockett Johnson was ... More


Striking Out into New Areas of Experimentation

Philip Nel

in Crockett Johnson and Ruth Krauss: How an Unlikely Couple Found Love, Dodged the FBI, and Transformed Children's Literature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617036248
eISBN:
9781621030645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617036248.003.0018
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Despite the strong sales and favorable reviews of Harold and the Purple Crayon, Crockett Johnson was sardonic. Ruth Krauss was also receiving good reviews for her work, including A Very Special House ... More


The Art of Collaboration

Philip Nel

in Crockett Johnson and Ruth Krauss: How an Unlikely Couple Found Love, Dodged the FBI, and Transformed Children's Literature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617036248
eISBN:
9781621030645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617036248.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

In the 1950s, Crockett Johnson and Ruth Krauss, as well as their friends and neighbors in Rowayton, Connecticut, were monitored by the Federal Bureau of Investigation for their alleged ties to ... More


Conclusion

Katherine Roeder

in Wide Awake in Slumberland: Fantasy, Mass Culture, and Modernism in the Art of Winsor McCay

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781617039607
eISBN:
9781626740112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039607.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

The final chapter discusses the end of McCay's career, his animated films and editorial work. It explores McCay's lasting influence, on cartoonists from Frank King and Crockett Johnson to Art ... More


“Hitting on All 24 Cylinders”

Philip Nel

in Crockett Johnson and Ruth Krauss: How an Unlikely Couple Found Love, Dodged the FBI, and Transformed Children's Literature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617036248
eISBN:
9781621030645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617036248.003.0020
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

From a creative standpoint, 1958 began auspiciously for Ruth Krauss and Crockett Johnson. While she was working on a book based on the artwork she had collected from children at the Rowayton public ... More


Poet in the News, Cartoonist on TV

Philip Nel

in Crockett Johnson and Ruth Krauss: How an Unlikely Couple Found Love, Dodged the FBI, and Transformed Children's Literature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617036248
eISBN:
9781621030645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617036248.003.0021
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

In a January 1959 letter, Ruth Krauss announced her newfound interest in poetry. In fact, she considered stopping writing children’s books in order to immerse herself in poetry. Meanwhile, Crockett ... More


Children Are to Love

Philip Nel

in Crockett Johnson and Ruth Krauss: How an Unlikely Couple Found Love, Dodged the FBI, and Transformed Children's Literature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617036248
eISBN:
9781621030645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617036248.003.0029
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

In 1989, Ruth Krauss placed an ad looking for someone to rent Crockett Johnson’s studio in Westport. Joanna Czaderna, a Polish immigrant who was seven months pregnant at the time, responded. Czaderna ... More


Epilogue

Philip Nel

in Crockett Johnson and Ruth Krauss: How an Unlikely Couple Found Love, Dodged the FBI, and Transformed Children's Literature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617036248
eISBN:
9781621030645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617036248.003.0030
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

In the years since their deaths, Ruth Krauss and Crockett Johnson have not totally faded from the public memory. New editions of some of the children’s books authored by Krauss have been published, ... More


Introduction

Philip Nel

in Crockett Johnson and Ruth Krauss: How an Unlikely Couple Found Love, Dodged the FBI, and Transformed Children's Literature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617036248
eISBN:
9781621030645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617036248.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Crockett Johnson and his wife, Ruth Krauss, were two well-known authors of children’s books from the 1950s. Between them, they created more than seventy-five books, many of which became classics. His ... More


New Adventures on Page and Screen

Philip Nel

in Crockett Johnson and Ruth Krauss: How an Unlikely Couple Found Love, Dodged the FBI, and Transformed Children's Literature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617036248
eISBN:
9781621030645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617036248.003.0019
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

To find ideas for her children’s books, Ruth Krauss continued to visit the Rowayton Kindergarten and the Community Cooperative Nursery School in Connecticut. After gathering enough of the children’s ... More


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