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StoryMakers: Golden Books 75th Anniversary Special

StoryMakers: Golden Books 75th Anniversary Special!

On this episode of StoryMakers, Rocco chats with children’s book historian, critic and author Leonard S. Marcus and Kate Clark, president of YOTTOY, about the 75th Anniversary of the Golden Books. You’ll love learning more about the most popular children’s books of all time such as The Poky Little Puppy!

You’ll also learn that YOTTOY spelled backwards is TOY, whose mission is to bring high quality toys and gifts to all ages since 1995. GOLDEN LEGACY: THE STORY OF GOLDEN BOOKS is one gem you don’t want to miss out on! It’s perfect for any library and will make your next story time a hit.

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Eminent children’s historian Leonard Marcus’ Golden Legacy chronicles the fascinating story of the creation, marketing, and worldwide impact of Little Golden Books, the most popular children’s books of all time. Launched during the dark days of WWII, Golden Books such as The Poky Little Puppy were an instant sensation. Hallmarked by their superlative quality yet affordable to nearly all, they changed the cultural landscape and mirrored our changing postwar culture: the powerful influence of television, the post-Sputnik renaissance in American science education, and the birth of the civil rights movement. Lavishly illustrated with the iconic Golden Book covers and colorful artwork  generations of children have pored over, Golden Legacy is a compelling tale of mavericks, innovators, and renowned authors and illustrators. . . a stirring celebration of the humble books in which we scrawled our names, with the cardboard cover and the shiny gold-foil spine.

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