AWN's Christmas Gift List, a selection of great, affordable books andvideos for children and adults.
- "Cartoon Charlie: The Life And Art Of Charles Thorson." A beautifullyillustrated book depicting the life and work of the artist who designedWalt Disney's Snow White, Bugs Bunny and more than one hundred othercartoon characters. $29.95 plus shipping/handling.
"Cartoon Charlie" is reviewed in the March 1998 issue of Animation WorldMagazine:
- Art Clokey's TV series "Davey & Goliath," with four Super Special andseven Seasonal Special videos, including "Thanksgiving Story" and"Christmas, Lost and Found." $19.95 to 29.95 plus shipping/handling.
- "Alice" Jan Svankmajer's surreal interpretation of Lewis Carroll's "Alicein Wonderland." Video $19.95 plus shipping/handling.
- Two videos by Rankin|Bass, who have been entertaining children and adultsfor more than thirty-five years, particularly with their Christmas titles.$12.98 each, plus shipping and handling.
"Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" by Rankin|Bass (1964): The story ofRudolph with his illuminating red nose, has been an ongoing Christmasdelight for decades.
Rankin|Bass' "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" (1970): An elaborate holidaymusical about the life and times of Santa Claus, narrated by the town'smailman - Fred Astaire!
- Weston Woods Classic Children's Collection: For almost half a century,Weston Woods has been using award-winning animators to animateaward-winning books. All videos are available individually for $19.95 plusshipping/handling:
Margaret Mahy Library: Margaret Mahy is a world-renowned story teller whohas published more than 100 books.
Maurice Sendak Library: Maurice Sendak is debatably the most acclaimed American children's book author of this century.
Rosemary Wells Library: A collection of animated titles from theaward-winning author and illustrator of more than fifty children's books.
Tomie De Paola Library: Mr. De Paola is another master of this genre, having illustrated and written more than 200 children's books.
William Steig Library: A legendary figure in the children's book world, William Steig inspired cartoonists and artists around the world.