I was a child

Book Cover
Average Rating
Blue Rider Press, a member of Penguin Group (USA),
Pub. Date:
An illustrated memoir by renowned  New Yorker  cartoonist Bruce Eric Kaplan. "If  The Little Prince  had crash-landed, instead of in the Sahara, into a middle-class Jewish home in Maplewood, N.J. in the late 1960s, it might feel something like  I Was a Child ."-- The Hollywood Reporter   Bruce Eric Kaplan, also known as BEK, is one of the most celebrated and admired cartoonists in America. I Was a Child is the story of his childhood in suburban New Jersey, detailing the small moments we all experience: going to school, playing with friends, family dinners, watching TV on a hot summer night, and so on. It would seem like a conventional childhood, although Kaplan's anecdotes are accompanied by his signature drawings of family outings and life at home-road trips, milk crates, hamsters, ashtrays, a toupee, a platypus, and much more. Kaplan's cartoons, although simple, are never straightforward; they encompass an easy irony and dark humor that often cuts straight to the truth of experience. Brilliantly relatable and genuinely moving, I Was a Child is about our attempts to understand the mysteries that are our parents, our families, and ourselves.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
No Tags, Be the first to tag this record!
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 89f41c3f-fd83-d994-ce21-432c2ab5080d
Grouping Title i was a child
Grouping Author kaplan bruce eric
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-11-01 23:10:40PM
Last Indexed 2019-01-15 00:10:51AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Kaplan, Bruce Eric,
author_display Kaplan, Bruce Eric
available_at_school Hume-Fogg Magnet High
collection_school Biography
detailed_location_school Hume-Fogg High Magnet - Teen Biography
display_description "An illustrated memoir by New Yorker cartoonist Bruce Eric Kaplan"--
format_category_school Books
format_school Book
id 89f41c3f-fd83-d994-ce21-432c2ab5080d
isbn 9780399169519
item_details ils:CARL0000459722|35192047215813|Green Hills - Adult Non-Fiction|741.56973 K172i|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||GH||, ils:CARL0000459722|35192047215821|Main Library - Adult Fine Arts|741.56973 K172i|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||MN||, ils:CARL0000459722|QQ00206863|Hume-Fogg High Magnet - Teen Biography|B KAP|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||69450||
itype_school Book
last_indexed 2019-01-15T06:10:51.781Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_school B KAP
owning_library_school Schools
owning_location_school Hume-Fogg Magnet High
primary_isbn 9780399169519
publishDate 2015
record_details ils:CARL0000459722|Book|Books||English|Blue Rider Press, a member of Penguin Group (USA),|[2015]|193 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:CARL0000459722 35192047215821 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false false
ils:CARL0000459722 QQ00206863 On Shelf On Shelf false true false false false true
ils:CARL0000459722 35192047215813 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false false
subject_facet American wit and humor, Pictorial, Cartoonists -- United States -- Biography, Kaplan, Bruce Eric
title_display I was a child
title_full I was a child / Bruce Eric Kaplan
title_short I was a child
topic_facet American wit and humor, Pictorial, Cartoonists, Kaplan, Bruce Eric