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For baby boomers and those slightly older, childhood would not have been so rich without Little Golden Books, those cleverly-written, beautifully-illustrated and elegantly-printed yet inexpensive and indispensable companions of our younger days. It is a bit startling to realize that Little Golden Books are celebrating 75 years. We are pleased to have with us this morning eminent children’s book historian Leonard Marcus, whose book Golden Legacy: The Story of Golden Books chronicles the fascinating story of the creation, marketing and worldwide impact of these gems.
Mr. Marcus is a frequent contributor to the New York Times Book Review and Horn Book Magazine. He has been featured on NPR’s All Things Considered, ABC’S Good Morning America and BBC Radio 4, and has a long list of honors.