The TOON Treasury of Classic Children's Comics

By Spiegelman, Art & Scieszka, Jon

Publishers Summary:
The TOON Treasury of Classic Children's Comics is an unprecedented collection of the greatest comics for children, artfully compiled by two of the best-known creators in publishing and the field of comics--Art Spiegelman and Francoise Mouly.This treasury created for young readers focuses on comic books, not strips, and contains humorous stories that range from a single-page to eight or even twenty-two pages, each complete and self-contained. The comics have been culled from the Golden Age of comic books, roughly the 1940s through the early 1960s, and feature the best examples of works by such renowned artists and writers as Carl Barks, John Stanley, Sheldon Mayer, Walt Kelly, Basil Wolverton, and George Carlson, among many, many others.Organizing the book into five categories (Hey, Kids!; Funny Animals; Fantasyland; Story Time!; and Wacky & Weird), Spiegelman and Mouly use their expertise in the area of comics to frame each category with an introductory essay, and provide brief biographies of the artists. The TOON Treasury of Classic Children's Comics is essential reading for kids of all ages..

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ISBN
978-0-81095-730-5
Publisher
Abrams ComicArts


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on November 1, 2009

Gr 3-Up The dynamic duo has triumphed again. No, not the caped crusader and the boy wonder, but Spiegelman and Mouly. These comics giants have worked with an advisory board (composed of other notables such as Jeff Smith of Bone fame) to present great comics from the 1930s through the 1960s. The entries range from single-page gags to considerably longer and more convoluted tales in sections like Hey Kids! and Fantasyland. Readers are treated to well-known characters like Scrooge McDuck along with others, such a...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2009

This hefty anthology of children's comic books from the 1940s and 1950s contains tales of such icons as Donald Duck and Lulu alongside char...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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