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Opie, Iona Archibald

Overview
Works: 163 works in 896 publications in 6 languages and 42,450 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Folklore  History  Juvenile works  Poetry  Dictionaries  Bibliography  Pictorial works  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Compiler, Author of introduction, Honoree, Contributor
Classifications: PN6110.C4, 398.8
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Iona Archibald Opie
The Oxford dictionary of nursery rhymes by Iona Archibald Opie( Book )

110 editions published between 1951 and 1997 in English and Spanish and held by 4,833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over five hundred traditional nursery rhymes, accompanied by illustrations and detailed notes about each rhyme
The classic fairy tales by Iona Archibald Opie( Book )

38 editions published between 1974 and 1993 in English and German and held by 2,948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the texts of twenty-four well-known fairy tales as they were first printed in English and summarizes the history of each title, especially from the textual point of view
The Oxford Book of Children's Verse by Iona Archibald Opie( Book )

50 editions published between 1973 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,859 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A chronologically arranged anthology of 332 selections spanning five hundred years of American and British poetry, from Chaucer to Ogden Nash
My very first Mother Goose by Iona Archibald Opie( Book )

23 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 2,786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of more than sixty nursery rhymes including "Hey Diddle, Diddle," "Pat-a-Cake," "Little Jack Horner," and "Pussycat, Pussycat."
A Dictionary of superstitions by Iona Archibald Opie( Book )

65 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in English and Dutch and held by 2,635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines superstitions and other folk beliefs that have survived time including divinations, spells, cures, charms, signs and omens, rituals, and taboos. Also describes the meanings behind the customs for Halloween, New Year's, and other holidays. Describes the traditional significance of animals, colors, days, and the elements and rituals to be observed at certain seasons or when faced with natural and unnatural occurrences. Looks at cures, taboos, and the uses to which people have put everyday objects in pursuit of good fortune or knowledge of the future
The lore and language of schoolchildren by Iona Archibald Opie( Book )

89 editions published between 1954 and 2001 in English and held by 2,211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An examination of the customs, rites, superstitions, omens, beliefs, rhymes, chants, riddles, and similar lore and language of children in the British Isles
The Oxford nursery rhyme book by Iona Archibald Opie( Book )

70 editions published between 1951 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"800 rhymes. 600 illustrations."
The Oxford book of narrative verse by Iona, ed Opie( Book )

19 editions published between 1983 and 2002 in English and held by 2,032 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of fifty-nine poems spans six hundred years of literary tradition, from Chaucer to Auden, and includes such selections as Pope's "Rape of the Lock" and Coleridge's "Ancient Mariner."
I saw Esau : the schoolchild's pocket book by Iona Archibald Opie( Book )

25 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and held by 2,008 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of rhymes and riddles traditionally passed on orally from child to child. Suggested level: primary, intermediate
Here comes Mother Goose by Iona Archibald Opie( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 1,959 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents more than sixty traditional nursery rhymes, including, "Old Mother Hubbard," "I'm a Little Teapot," and "One, Two Buckle my Shoe," accompanied byillustrations of various animals
Children's games in street and playground. Chasing, catching, seeking, hunting, racing, duelling, exerting, daring, guessing, acting, pretending by Iona Archibald Opie( Book )

58 editions published between 1969 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,955 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tail feathers from Mother Goose : the Opie rhyme book by Iona Archibald Opie( Book )

9 editions published between 1988 and 1992 in English and Japanese and held by 1,541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated collection of traditional verses, most of which had never been published before the 1988 ed
Nursery companion by Iona Archibald Opie( Book )

9 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 1,091 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents reproductions of a variety of early 19th-century children's books including rhymed alphabets, nursery rhymes, a pictorial grammar, limericks, and nonsense rhymes
Humpty Dumpty and other rhymes by Iona Archibald Opie( Book )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 1,084 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eight favorite Mother Goose rhymes that are sure to delight
The singing game by Iona Archibald Opie( Book )

15 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 1,019 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teksten en (veelal) muziek van oude kinderzangspelletjes, aangevuld met een geschiedenis van het genre en impressies van de wijze waarop (sommige) kinderen ze nog in ere houden
Mother Goose's little treasures by Iona Archibald Opie( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of nursery rhymes featuring such little-known characters as the wee melodie man and Handy Spandy, Mrs. Whirly and little bonny Button-cap
Little boy blue and other rhymes by Iona Archibald Opie( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eight classic nursery rhymes are retold with colorful illustrations, including Little boy blue, Dickory, dickory dock, There was a crooked man, Baa Baa black sheep, and others
The people in the playground by Iona Archibald Opie( Book )

12 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For nearly forty years Iona Opie worked with her late husband Peter on a notable series of books on the traditional lore of childhood. As part of the fieldwork from 1970 onwards, she visited the local school playground every week. The children accepted Mrs Opie as a regular feature of the playground, a harmless collector of jokes and games. Her aim, however, was to provide the living context of school-lore, rather than the lore itself. She achieved this by writing down events exactly as they happened, and conversations exactly as they were spoken. The result is a startlingly honest portrait of children at play, at once charming and hilarious, alarming and poignant, and full of infectious vitality. We see the games seasons as they come and go, watch ephemeral amusements being devised and forgotten, and see how school-lore evolves and is transmitted. Much fundamental human behaviour is recorded: the differences in attitudes between the sexes; the boys' irrevocable devotion to fighting and football, and their innate kindness; the art of story-telling; the friendships and enmities; the excited interest in sex; the diversity of characters; and, above all, the hilarity which pervades the playground, creating entertainment out of trivialities. In the uninhibited language and astonishing inventiveness chronicled in these pages we recognize the games and jokes of previous generations; at once a revelation and a reassurance of continuity, this book offers a unique insight into the world of the child
Bibliophile in the nursery : a bookman's treasury of collectors' lore on old and rare children's books by William Targ( Book )

1 edition published in 1957 in English and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wee Willie Winkie and other rhymes by Iona Archibald Opie( Book )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eight classic nursery rhymes are retold with colorful illustrations, including Wee Willie Winkie, Pat-a-cake, Jack and Jill, Star light, star bright, and others
 
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Archibald, Iona 1923-

Archibald Iona Margaret Balfour 1923-....

Archibald, Iona Opie

Iona Archibald Opie

Iona Opie English scholar of folklore and children's culture

Opie, Iona.

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Opie, Iona A. 1923-

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オーピー, アイオナ

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The classic fairy talesThe Oxford Book of Children's VerseMy very first Mother GooseA Dictionary of superstitionsThe lore and language of schoolchildrenThe Oxford nursery rhyme bookThe Oxford book of narrative verseI saw Esau : the schoolchild's pocket book