2016 Re:sound – The Stories from Childhood Show

This hour on Re:sound, some of our favorite childhood icons: from the man who gave us Thing One and Thing Two, to Dorothy, the tin man and Toto too….and let’s not forget about a quiet old lady whispering “Hush!”

Dr Seuss and the Butter Battles
by Eleanor McDowall (Falling Tree Productions for BBC Radio 4, 2011)
Theodor 'Dr Seuss' Geisel remains one of the best-loved children's authors in America. Famed for his witty and often subversive stories such as, 'The Cat in the Hat' and 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas!' his whimsical characters and playful rhymes are deeply embedded in American childhoods and those of children around the world. However, few readers are aware of the surprising political subtext to many of his tales.

American Icons: The Wizard of Oz [Excerpt]
by Ave Carrillo, Jonathan Mitchell and Eric Molinsky with host Kurt Andersen (Studio360, 2005)
It's been more than seventy years since movie audiences first watched The Wizard of Oz. Meet the original man behind the curtain, L. Frank Baum, who had all the vision of Walt Disney, but none of the business sense. Discover how Oz captivated the imaginations of novelists, artists and thinkers all over the world.

A Goodnight Moon Story
by Kelley Libby (With Good Reason, 2013)
First published in 1947, Goodnight Moon has become one of the most popular books for young children. Yet the book’s author, Margaret Wise Brown, always wanted to write for adults. Kelley Libby tells the story of Brown’s work, life, and tragic early death. 

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