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Ellen Handler Spitz
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Ellen Handler Spitz is a professor in the Honors College and Department of Visual Arts at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. The author of Inside Picture Books, she has written and lectured extensively on children’s aesthetic and psychological development. A visual artist and dancer, she has taught at Columbia, Stanford, and New York University, among other academic institutions. She lives in Baltimore.

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The Brightening Glance
Imagination and Childhood
Written by Ellen Handler Spitz

Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: February 13, 2007
Price: $14.95

In this original, richly illuminating study of the aesthetic development of children in their primary learning years, Ellen Handler Spitz returns us to the vibrant experience of childhood to explain how the imagination emerges and develops. She looks at how children feel, sense, and relate to what is around them, and... Read more >
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The Brightening Glance
Imagination and Childhood
Written by Ellen Handler Spitz

Format: eBook, 272 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: December 10, 2008
Price: $13.99

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