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This US group was formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1978 by Steve Allen (guitar, vocals) and Ron Flynt (bass, vocals), two expatriate musicians from Tulsa, Oklahoma. Drummer Mike Gallo ...

LINES, Kathleen

LINES, Kathleen   Reference library

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

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...LINES, Kathleen ( Mary ) 20th-cent. British critic of children’s books who edited Four to Fourteen , and compiled Lavender’s Blue : A Book of Nursery Rhymes ( 1954 )....

WILLIAMSON, Henry

WILLIAMSON, Henry (1895–1977)   Reference library

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

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...WILLIAMSON, Henry ( 1895–1977 ) British novelist , best known for Tarka the Otter ( 1927 ), possibly the most accomplished 20th-cent. animal story , not written for children, but often read by them. Williamson wrote many other books in the same...

Harding’s Luck

Harding’s Luck (1909)   Reference library

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

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...17th cent., where he discovers that he is the son of Sir Richard Arden, and that his cousins are Elfrida and Edred from the earlier book, time-travellers from the 20th cent. like himself. Dickie completes Elfrida and Edred’s mission by finding the Arden treasure, but it then appears that in the 20th cent. he, and not their father, is the rightful Lord Arden. Dickie decides to renounce his 20th-cent. life and go back permanently into the past, where, as the 17th-cent. Richard Arden, he has a fine life; by doing this, he leaves Elfrida and Edred’s father in...

SCBWI

SCBWI   Reference library

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

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...SCBWI ( The Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators ) An international professional society with over eighty regional chapters in the US and around the world. Founded in California in 1971 , the Society has a membership of over 20,000, and its portfolio of activities has grown similarly—it now hosts conferences, presents awards, publishes a journal,...

MARSHALL, H. E.

MARSHALL, H. E. (1876–1941)   Reference library

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

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...MARSHALL, H. E. ( Henrietta Elizabeth ) ( 1876–1941 ) One of the most popular British writers of history books for children during the early 20th cent. She was best known for Our Island Story ( c. 1910 ); her other works include Scotland’s Story ( 1906 ), Our Empire Story ( 1908 ), The Child’s English Literature ( 1909 ), and Kings and Things: first stories from English History ( 1937...

Faerie Queene, The

Faerie Queene, The   Reference library

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

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...Faerie Queene, The (published in 1589 and 1596 ) By the English poet Edmund Spenser (?1552–99) and ‘retold’ for children, in prose, by a number of authors in the late 19th and early 20th cents. Versions include Stories from the Faerie Queene ( 1897 ) by Mary Macleod and The Faery Queen and her Knights ( 1910 ) by A. J. Church...

HAYES, John F.

HAYES, John F. (1904–80)   Reference library

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

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...HAYES, John F. ( Francis ) ( 1904–80 ) Canadian author of historical novels for children, all set in pre-20th-cent. Canada and notable for their well-researched backgrounds and fast-moving plots. They include Buckskin Colonist ( 1947 ), A Land Divided ( 1951 ), and The Nation Builders ( 1968...

Melwood, Mary,

Melwood, Mary,   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

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2006
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...Mary, British author and playwright influenced by the early-20th-century movement to adapt adult theatrical styles to children's theater. She is best known for her four unconventional children's plays The Tingulary Bird ( 1964 ), Five Minutes to Morning ( 1965 ), Masquerade ( 1974 ), and The Small Blue Hoping Stone ( 1976 ). The last is a Christmas drama about a struggling young couple who find meaning in a pebble on the beach. Melwood has also written two children's novels, Nettlewood ( 1975 ) and The Watcher Bee ( 1982 ), which are...

DEAN family

DEAN family   Reference library

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

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...before 1800 ; the firm later became Dean and Munday, and as such it published a number of attractive illustrated books, such as A gaping, wide-mouthed, waddling frog ( c. 1822 ). Dean’s became specialists in toy books and movable picture books . For many decades of the 20th cent. (and into the 21st) it published Enid Blyton...

MORDVINOFF, Nicolas

MORDVINOFF, Nicolas (1911–73)   Reference library

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

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...pseudonym ‘Nicolas’, who fled the Russian Revolution with his parents when he was a small boy. He eventually settled in the USA, where in 1950 he began his collaboration on picture books with the author William Lipkind ( 1904–74 ). As ‘Will and Nicolas’ they produced nearly 20 titles, including Finders Keepers ( 1951 ), a modern fable , which won the Caldecott Medal...

Our Island Story

Our Island Story (c.1910)   Reference library

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

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...to two Australian children. The book includes ‘stories which wise people say are only fairy-tales and not history’, e.g. legends of King Arthur. It ends with the Boer War and the death of Queen Victoria. It was one of the most popular history books during the first half of the 20th...

sea stories

sea stories   Reference library

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

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...British 19th-cent. adventure story writer to make a speciality of sea tales. His contemporaries E. G. G. Howard and Michael Scott produced sea stories which were read by young people, and R. H. Dana’s Two Years Before the Mast ( 1840 ) was very popular in America. Among 20th-cent. boys’ writers about the sea are Norman Duncan and Richard Armstrong...

STRANG, Herbert

STRANG, Herbert   Reference library

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

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...STRANG, Herbert Pseudonym of the collaborators George Herbert Ely ( 1866–1958 ) and James L’Estrange ( 1867–1947 ), two staff members of the Oxford University Press, who wrote adventure stories and historical novels during the first thirty years of the 20th cent. Typical examples of their work are Boys of the Light Brigade ( 1905 ), Lion-Heart, a story of the reign of Richard the First ( 1910 ), and With Our Brave Allies ( 1917 ). They also wrote for girls under the name of ‘Mrs Herbert...

Looking-Glass for the Mind, The

Looking-Glass for the Mind, The   Reference library

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

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...The A collection of moral tales , freely translated by Richard Johnson from Arnaud Berquin ’s L’Ami des enfans ; it was first published in 1787 by Elizabeth Newbery . A second edition of 1792 included wood engravings by John Bewick , brother of Thomas. By 1800 , 20,000 copies had been sold, and editions continued to appear during the first half of the 19th...

MORRIS, William

MORRIS, William (1834–96)   Reference library

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

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...young people; they include The House of the Wolfings ( 1889 ), The Roots of the Mountains ( 1890 ), The Well at the World’s End ( 1896 ), and The Sundering Flood ( 1898 ). His associates included the artist Walter Crane , and his stories have had an effect on a number of 20th-cent. writers of fantasy , including J. R. R. Tolkien...

HACK (Barton), Maria

HACK (Barton), Maria (1777–1844)   Reference library

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

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...HACK (Barton), Maria ( 1777–1844 ) English children’s author , sister of Bernard Barton, the poet and friend of Charles Lamb . She was well known for her Winter Evenings; or, Tales of Travellers (four volumes, 1818–20 ), a collection of travellers’ stories; English Stories , a set of historical ‘Events and Characters’ published between 1820 and 1825 ; and Harry Beaufoy; or, the Pupil of Nature ( 1821 ), in which a mother instructs her son in natural phenomena and encourages him to deduce from them the existence of...

EYRE, Frank

EYRE, Frank (1910–88)   Reference library

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

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...EYRE, Frank ( 1910–88 ) Critic of 20th-cent. children’s literature; he was children’s books editor at the Oxford University Press and played a large part in improving the standard of juvenile fiction published under the Oxford imprint. He subsequently went to Australia, where he exercised a large influence over that country’s children’s books, becoming President of the Federal Australian Children’s Book Council. His Twentieth Century Children’s Books ( 1952 ) was revised as British Children’s Books in the Twentieth Century ( 1971...

Bartolozzi, Salvador

Bartolozzi, Salvador   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

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2006
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...Salvador ( 1882–1940 ), Spanish writer and illustrator. He was the art director of the Calleja publishing house, the most influential in the world of children's literature in Spain up to the mid-20th century . His chief creation, “Pinocho,” although sharing the same name in Spanish as Collodi ’s Pinocchio, differs from this character in behavior. Like Don Quixote , he defends lost causes, and his companion, “Chapete,” is a sort of Sancho Panza , physically resembling Humpty Dumpty. Other characters that contributed to his fame were “ Pipo ” and “...

Bede, the Venerable

Bede, the Venerable   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

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2006
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...man, he created instructional materials for children, and stories from his major works Historia ecclesiastica gentis Anglorum ( Ecclesiastical History of the English People ) and De natura rerum ( On the Nature of Things ) were offered to children in various forms until the 20th century . Amanda...

Cope, Wendy

Cope, Wendy   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

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...Wendy ( 1945 –), English poet. Cope is well known for her best-selling collection Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis ( 1986 ), which demonstrates her ability to move between parodies of 20th-century male writers and poignant love poetry. Her diverse writing for children includes her collection of “finger poems,” Twiddling Your Thumbs ( 1988 ), and The River Girl ( 1991 ), a tale of the river goddess Isis falling in love, which mocks both the world of publishing and poetic conventions. Cope has shown herself to be a thoughtful anthologist in collections...

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