Wanda Gág: A Life of Art and Stories by Karen Nelson HoyleWanda Gág: A Life of Art and Stories by Karen Nelson Hoyle

Wanda Gág: A Life of Art and Stories

byKaren Nelson Hoyle

Paperback | January 28, 2010

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At the young age of just 15, Wanda Gág received her dying father's last wish that she take up his dream of becoming a successful artist: "What papa couldn't do, Wanda would have to finish." Wanda assumed the role of head of the household and became the sole means of support for her sick mother and six siblings. Although times were tough, Wanda persevered and eventually became a celebrated artist and author living in New York City.

Karen Nelson Hoyle tells the story of Wanda Gág's eccentric life as a children's book author and traces the significant contributions she made to the genre. Drawn from extensive research of the artist's personal and professional papers and correspondence with friends and contemporaries, Hoyle presents a rich portrait of a gifted artist.

Title:Wanda Gág: A Life of Art and StoriesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.5 inPublished:January 28, 2010Publisher:University Of Minnesota PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0816667713

ISBN - 13:9780816667710

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Chronology
Chapter One: What Father Began . . . A Biographical Perspective on Wanda Gág
Chapter Two: Millions of Cats: The Story behind the Story
Chapter Three: Pictures Books Sell Despite the Depression
Chapter Four: Brothers Grimm Translated
Chapter Five: . . . Wanda Will Have to Finish: The 1940s
Chapter Six: Cinderella Worked Hard: Aftermath
Notes and References
Selected Biography
Index