A “Golden” Moment: First Book chats with Author Leonard Marcus!

I recently had the pleasure of speaking with well-known children’s books historian and author, Leonard Marcus, about the creation of his just-published history of the best-selling Little Golden Books series, Golden Legacy: How Golden Books Won Children’s Hearts, Changed Publishing Forever, and Became An American Icon Along the Way (Random House.) Who doesn’t remember the fun of reading about The Poky Little Puppy or the trials and tribulations of The Shy Little Kitten? But did you know that these “little books that could” have sold over 2 billion copies worldwide to date? Hear more about the fascinating tale of the books that changed the face of children’s publishing forever by clicking on our podcast link here.
And, for fans of those indelible images found inside Golden Books — check out the National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature’s web site (http://nccil.org/) to find out more about the exciting art exhibit that Mr. Marcus has co-curated, Golden Legacy: Original Art from 65 Years of Golden Books!

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