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Randolph Caldecott

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Randolph Caldecott

His Books and Illustrations for Young Readers

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Randolph Caldecott by Robert J. Desmarais
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Randolph Caldecott (1846-1886) was a pioneer in the way he charmed his young readers with an innovative and engaging aesthetic approach to the picture book genre. In celebration of this remarkable achievement, Desmarais offers a convincing account of how Caldecott established a new standard of taste in children's picture books. The featured books are from the author's personal collection.

Author Biography

Robert Desmarais is Head of Special Collections at the University of Alberta. A graduate of the University of Toronto's Faculty of Information Studies, with a Book History and Print Culture designation, he also has university degrees in English literature and publishing.
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July 15th, 2006
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University of Alberta Press
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