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Richard Theodore Ely

Subject: Philosophy

(1854–1943)

Richard T. Ely was born on 13 April 1854 in Ripley, New York, and died on 4 October 1943 in Old Lyme, Connecticut. He grew up in Fredonia in ...

Monjo, F. N.

Monjo, F. N.   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

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2006
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Literature, Children's literature studies
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214 words

...Thing About Father ( 1970 ) is told from the viewpoint of Theodore Roosevelt 's sons, and Letters to Horseface: Being the Story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Journey to Italy, 1769–1770, When He Was a Boy of Fourteen ( 1975 ) consists of Mozart's (fictional) letters to his sister. Other titles include Poor Richard in France ( 1973 ), about Benjamin Franklin ; Gettysburg: Tad Lincoln's Story ( 1976 ); and The House on Stink Alley: A Story about the Pilgrims in Holland ( 1977 ). Adrienne E....

Wind in the Willows, The

Wind in the Willows, The (1908)   Reference library

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

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2015
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Literature, Children's literature studies
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...by Methuen, who published it in October 1908 , and in America by Scribner, whose decision was allegedly influenced by a letter from Theodore Roosevelt, who was an enthusiast for Grahame’s earlier works, The Golden Age and Dream Days . Grahame himself wished to discourage readers from the belief that the book has secondary layers of meaning. He wrote to Theodore Roosevelt: ‘Its qualities, if any, are mostly negative—i.e.—no problems, no sex, no second meaning—it is only an expression of the very simplest joys of life as lived by the simplest beings of a...

Poetry

Poetry   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

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2006
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Literature, Children's literature studies
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...hypocrisy, and oppression. Myra Cohn Livingston , the editor of What a Wonderful Bird the Frog Are: An Assortment of Humorous Poetry and Verse ( 1973 ), chooses well- crafted and thoughtful comedic poems from many sources, including Alexander Pope , Theodore Roethke , Maxine Kumin , and Richard Wilbur . Many imaginative and challenging anthologies appeared, especially during the 1960s. One early anthology, An Inheritance of Poetry ( 1948 ), edited by Gladys L. Adshead and Annis Duff , includes admirable selections but too many that are remote...

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