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Great Green Rooms of Our Making: Children's Book Places and their Transformations

Great Green Rooms of Our Making: Children's Book Places and their Transformations
239 College Street, The Community Room
Time: Sep 29th, 7:00 pm End: Sep 29th, 9:00 pm
Interest Categories: English and Drama (UTM), English (UTSC), English (FAS), Comparative Literature (FAS), 2000-
Talk by Leonard Marcus

The Toronto Public Library presents

10th annual Sybille Pantazzi Memorial lecture

Thursday September 29 at 8 p.m.
The Community Room, Lillian H. Smith branch, Toronto Public Library
239 College Street (at Huron)

Leonard Marcus

Great Green Rooms of Our Making: Children's Book Places and their Transformations

Goodnight Moon, Where the Wild Things Are and The Phantom Tollbooth exemplify philosopher Gaston Bachelard's remark that our childhood homes are the "first world" that we know, the lattice upon which the thoughts, memories, and dreams that shape us grow. This illustrated lecture will consider children's book places as symbolic reflections of the child's quest to come face to face with the self and all that lies beyond it.

Leonard Marcus is the author of Margaret Wise Brown: Awakened by the Moon, Ways of Telling: Conversations on the Art of the Picture Book, Golden Legacy: How Golden Books Won Children's Hearts, Changed Publishing Forever, and Became an American Icon Along the Way, and many other distinguished works.

This event is free and open to all.

The doors open at 7 p.m., and there will be the traditional sale of Friends of the Osborne Collection merchandise in the Atrium before the lecture. The lecture will be followed by a reception upstairs, where guests will enjoy seeing "Imaginary Places and Enchanted Realms," the current Osborne exhibit.

For further information, please contact The Toronto Public Library at (416) 393-7753

 


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