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A. A. Milne

(1882—1956) writer

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Children's Literature

Children's Literature  

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“Language,” Loren Eiseley wrote, “implies boundaries. A word spoken creates a dog, a rabbit, a man. It fixes their nature before our eyes.” What does well for a rabbit or ...
E. H. Shepard

E. H. Shepard  

(1879–1976)Author‐illustrator, born in London, educated at St Paul's School and Heatherley's School of Fine Art. He worked for Punch from 1907 but is remembered for his illustrations for A. ...
Frances Hodgson Burnett

Frances Hodgson Burnett  

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(1849–1924), Anglo-American novelist and children's writer.Burnett published a number of undistinguished fairy tales, such as Queen Silver-Bell (1906), and these have been deservedly forgotten. An ...
Granta

Granta  

A Cambridge University under‐graduate periodical started in 1889. It went through various transformations, and in the 1950s and 60s was edited as a literary magazine devoted to publishing poetry and ...
Kenneth Grahame

Kenneth Grahame  

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(1859–1932)British author of books for children, most notably The Wind in the Willows (1908).Born in Edinburgh, Grahame was orphaned at an early age and went to live with his grandmother in England. ...
Milne, A. A.

Milne, A. A. (1882–1956)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales

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Best known for his children's poetry and for his toy stories, Winnie-the-Pooh (1926) and The House at Pooh

Milne, A.A.

Milne, A.A. (1882–1956)   Quick reference

World Encyclopedia

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He wrote the verses in When We Were Very Young (1924) and Now We Are Six (1927

Milne, A(lan) A(lexander)

Milne, A(lan) A(lexander) (1882–1956)   Quick reference

Who's Who in the Twentieth Century

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British writer, noted especially for his ever-popular children's books and his plays. After attending Westminster School and reading mathematics at Trinity College, Cambridge, ... More
Milne, A. A.

Milne, A. A.   Reference library

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

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(1882–1956)

English playwright and children's writer. Having established himself as a humorist with Punch, Milne's theatrical success came with ...

Milne, A. A.

Milne, A. A.   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Literature in English

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(1882–1956), British playwright, novelist, essayist, and writer of short stories and poems, born in St John's Wood, London, educated at Trinity College, Cambridge. Though known ... More
Milne, A. A.

Milne, A. A.   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

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(1882–1956), British essayist, playwright, poet, editor, and writer of children's literature, Alan Alexander Milne is now principally known

Milne, A. A.

Milne, A. A.   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature

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Alan Alexander Milne (1882–1956), the author of one of the happiest books of childhood, enjoyed a happy childhood

Milne, A[lan] A[lexander]

Milne, A[lan] A[lexander] (18 Jan. 1882)   Reference library

The Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre

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(b. London, 18 Jan. 1882; d. Hartfield, Sussex, 31 Jan. 1956)

Children's writer, novelist and

Richmal Crompton

Richmal Crompton  

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(1890–1969)Born Bury, Lancashire; read classics at Royal Holloway College. Crompton's 41 books for adults have been eclipsed by her *‘William’ stories, the first of which was ‘Rice‐Mould’ (1919) for ...
Rose Fyleman

Rose Fyleman  

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(1877–1957), British children's poet, author, and playwright.Scores of Fyleman's deft, light-hearted fairy poems appeared in Punch in the 1920s, a period when belief in dainty, flower-dwelling ...
Samuil Marshak

Samuil Marshak  

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(1887–1964), Russian children's writer and translator,one of the pioneers of Soviet children's literature. Besides being one of the foremost translators of Shakespeare's sonnets into Russian, he ...
verse for children

verse for children  

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Isaac Watts, in the Introduction to Divine Songs (1715), argued that verse was particularly suitable for the religious education of children; his advice was followed into the 19th century by ...
Winnie-the-Pooh

Winnie-the-Pooh  

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Christopher Robin's bear in the stories by A. A. Milne; Winnie-the-Pooh (1926) is the first of the books, and Pooh, the ‘bear of very little brain’ with his liking for honey, is the central character ...

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