Arnold Lobel

Twayne/Macmillan, 1989.

“…scholarship at its best—a beautifully written book imbued with a vivid appreciation of what makes Lobel’s work beloved by readers of all ages.” Nancy Willard, Newbery Medalist

“Skillfully integrating biographical detail with critical analysis, Shannon has created a seamless study as gracefully written as it is enlightening. Carefully documented, the text is a model of scholastic endeavor, but never turgid…many incisive observations…” HORN BOOK

“Shannon presents a convincing portrait of this popular and creative author and illustrator through careful analysis of the man’s works…[and] discusses significant influences on Lobel’s art and writing and his artistic growth through the illustration of other authors’ works. Particularly well done are the chapters dealing with Lobel’s early readers (e.g. the Frog and Toad books).” BOOK LIST

Shannon’s book is a fine example of how to give information with style, enjoyment, and thoroughness…[and] will be valued by librarians who know and appreciate Lobel’s many works.” SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

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