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Secret Lives of Walter Mitty and of James Thurber (Wonderfully Illustrated Short Pieces)

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Publisher Comments:

The WISP series (short for Wonderfully Illustrated Short Pieces) represents an ingenious marriage of two creative forces: the artistry of today's foremost children's book illustrators and the literary legacy of beloved authors of popular short works for adults. The resulting offspring of this union are captivating, full-color illustrated editions of timeless classics that readers will want to savor and collect.

For the first time ever, the series makes selected popular short works previously offered only in collections available in a unique, stand-alone format. Also for the first time, WISPs harness the talents of top children's book illustrators for the benefit and delight of a new, older audience.

The unique appeal of WISPs is brought to life in Marc Simont's The Secret Lives of Walter Mitty and James Thurber, which imaginatively renders the fantastic adventures of the famed protagonist in Thurber's beloved story, first published in 1939. Also included in this edition are Simont's renderings of Thurber's tongue-in-cheek autobiographical essay "The Secret Life of James Thurber", which first appeared in The New Yorker in 1943 and is not widely available.

These one-of-a-kind, attractively priced and invitingly formatted illustrated editions will make a great impulse buy with broad appeal.

Synopsis:

The beloved works of one of America's most celebrated writers is gorgeously illustrated by Caldecott Award-winning illustrator Marc Simont in this first volume in the Collins Design Wonderfully Illustrated Short Pieces (WISP) series. Full color.

About the Author

James Thurber (1894–1961) created some thirty volumes of humor, fiction, children's books, cartoons, and essays in just about as many years. A founding member of The New Yorker staff, Thurber wrote and illustrated such enduring books as The Thurber Carnival and My Life and Hard Times, which have appeared in countless editions and dozens of languages throughout the world.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060847883
Publisher:
Collins Design
Subject:
Classics
Illustrator:
Simont, Marc
Author:
Thurber, James
Author:
by James Thurber
Subject:
Imagination
Subject:
Husbands
Subject:
Humorous fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Wonderfully Illustrated Short Pieces
Publication Date:
20060431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
, Y
Pages:
48
Dimensions:
7.75 x 6.375 in 8.54 oz

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Secret Lives of Walter Mitty and of James Thurber (Wonderfully Illustrated Short Pieces)
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"Synopsis" by , The beloved works of one of America's most celebrated writers is gorgeously illustrated by Caldecott Award-winning illustrator Marc Simont in this first volume in the Collins Design Wonderfully Illustrated Short Pieces (WISP) series. Full color.
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