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Aamundsen, Nina Ring

Aamundsen, Nina Ring   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

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(1945–), Norwegian writer. Thanks to her Danish father, she grew up with Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tales

Aardema, Verna

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

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(1911–2000), American children's author, born in New Era, Michigan, best known for her retellings of African folk tales.

Aarne–Thompson index

Aarne–Thompson index  

Shorthand for The Types of the Folktale, the classification system for international folk tales developed and first published in 1910 by the Finnish folklorist Antti Aarne under the title Verzeichnis ...
Aaseng, Nathan

Aaseng, Nathan   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

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(1953–), American author specializing in nonfiction, primarily for middle school students. A native of Minnesota, Aaseng worked as

Abbey Girls

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The Oxford Companion to Children’s Literature (2 ed.)

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In stories by Elsie *Oxenham.

Abbott, Jacob

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

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(1803–1879), American teacher, minister, and writer from Hallowell, Maine. Abbott graduated from Bowdoin College in 1820 and from

ABBOTT, Jacob

ABBOTT, Jacob (1803–79)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Children’s Literature (2 ed.)

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of the *Rollo books, who founded Mount Vernon, one of the pioneer Massachusetts girls’ schools, and was a Congregational

ABC books

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The Oxford Companion to Children’s Literature (2 ed.)

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Designed to teach the letters of the alphabet, were also known as Abcee, Abcie, or Absey books (‘Then comes your

ABC Books or Alphabet Books

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

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Also called abcedaria, abcee, abcie, or absey books, ABC books contain, in addition to the alphabet, depending on their historical

Abner Brown

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The Oxford Companion to Children’s Literature (2 ed.)

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Villain in The *Midnight Folk and The *Box of Delights by John *Masefield.

Abolafia, Yossi

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

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(1944–), Israeli writer, illustrator, and animator. Joseph David Abolafia first became serious about drawing when given the responsibility

Abridgement

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

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By definition, abridgement is a condensation or a summary, a shortened version of a written work, with fewer words. An

Achebe, Chinua

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

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(1930–), often regarded as the finest of the Nigerian novelists. Achebe, whose real name is Albert Chinualumogu, was

ACHEBE, Chinua

ACHEBE, Chinua (1930–2013)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Children’s Literature (2 ed.)

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who made his name with Things Fall Apart (1958), a picture of Igbo society in the late 19th

Ackerman, Karen

Ackerman, Karen   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

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(1951–), American author of picture books and novels. She wrote greeting cards for children and ran a children's

Across Five Aprils

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The Oxford Companion to Children’s Literature (2 ed.)

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A novel by Irene *Hunt.

Ada, Alma Flor

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

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(1938–), American author, translator, scholar, and bilingual educator. A professor at the University of San Francisco and director

Adams, Adrienne

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

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(1906–2002), American illustrator. A graduate of Stephens College (Missouri), Adams worked primarily as a freelance designer and art

ADAMS, Douglas

ADAMS, Douglas (1952–2001)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Children’s Literature (2 ed.)

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best known for his ‘five-part trilogy’ of brilliantly imaginative comic sci-fi that begins with The *Hitchhiker’s Guide to the

Adams, Jeanie

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

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(1945–), Australian illustrator, has created two picture books out of her experience as an arts worker with the

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