Review of A de Grummond Primer: Highlights of the Children's Literature Collection

A de Grummond Primer: Highlights of the Children's Literature Collection
edited by Carolyn J. Brown, Ellen Hunter Ruffin, and Eric L. Tribunella
University Press of Mississippi    151 pp.    g
3/21    978-1-4968-3339-6    $45.00
e-book ed.  978-1-4968-3340-2    $30.00

A handsome introduction to the de Grummond Children's Literature Collection at the University of Southern Mississippi provides a heavily illustrated look at many of the collection's specialties, including sections on series fiction and Golden Books, African American children's literature, "Golden Age" illustrated books, Southern children's literature, the H. A. and Margret Rey and Ezra Jack Keats collections, and, oh joy, "hornbooks, Battledores, and Chapbooks." Your reviewer (who has contributed an essay on the de Grummond's Richard Peck papers) highly recommends a visit!

From the July/August 2021 issue of The Horn Book Magazine.

Roger Sutton
Roger Sutton

Editor Emeritus Roger Sutton was editor in chief of The Horn Book, Inc., from 1996-2021. He was previously editor of The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books and a children's and young adult librarian. He received his MA in library science from the University of Chicago in 1982 and a BA from Pitzer College in 1978.

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Jean Sparrow

My friend and I had been planning for a few years to visit the de Grummond. We were finally able to put this on our schedule for this coming winter. I called to verify they would be open and ask a few questions. I was told the museum is no longer open, and now it is just an archives. We are both so disappointed.

Posted : Aug 12, 2021 02:57



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