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National Book Festival

Leonard Marcus is a renowned historian and critic and one of the children’s book world’s most respected writers. His highly acclaimed books about children's literature and the authors and artists who create them include “Show Me a Story!,” “The Annotated Phantom Tollbooth” and “Funny Business.” His incisive book reviews appeared in every issue of Parenting magazine for 21 years. Marcus currently writes for The New York Times Book Review, among other publications, and writes “Sight Reading,” a regular column on illustrated books for The Horn Book, considered the Bible of children’s literature criticism. Marcus will appear with Anita Silvey and Hope Larson in a program celebrating the 50th anniversary of the classic fantasy tale “A Wrinkle in Time” by Madeleine L’Engle.

Previous National Book Festival Appearances

Leonard Marcus

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