A.L.O.E. Reference library
who between the 1850s and 1890s wrote many *evangelical novels for children which were notably strict and didactic even by the standards of the times. The daughter of an Indian civil servant, she underwent a conversion to evangelical beliefs, and at the age of fifty-four decided to become a missionary in India, where she worked with great success for the rest of her life. Her writing made much use of allegory, for example in ...
A Apple Pie Reference library
A traditional alphabet jingle; see ABC
Abbey Girls Reference library
In stories by Elsie *Oxenham.
ABBOTT, Jacob (1803–79) Reference library
of the *Rollo books, who founded Mount Vernon, one of the pioneer Massachusetts girls’ schools, and was a Congregational minister....
ABC books Reference library
Designed to teach the letters of the alphabet, were also known as Abcee, Abcie, or Absey books (‘Then comes your answer like an Absey book’, Shakespeare, ...
Abner Brown Reference library
Villain in The *Midnight Folk and The *Box of Delights by John *Masefield.
ACHEBE, Chinua (1930–2013) Reference library
who made his name with Things Fall Apart (1958), a picture of Igbo society in the late 19th cent., wrote several children’s books. ...
Across Five Aprils (1964) Reference library
A novel by Irene *Hunt.
ADAMS, Douglas (1952–2001) Reference library
best known for his ‘five-part trilogy’ of brilliantly imaginative comic sci-fi that begins with The *Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy...