WorldCat Identities

Avery, Gillian 1926-2016

Overview
Works: 130 works in 445 publications in 5 languages and 8,841 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Fantasy fiction  Anecdotes  Folklore  Young adult works  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler, Other, Author of introduction, Speaker
Classifications: HN385, FIC
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Gillian Avery
Behold the child : American children and their books, 1621-1922 by Gillian Avery( Book )

16 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Behold the Child, Gillian Avery offers an engaging account of children's literature in America from colonial times to the early twentieth century. Exploring a variety of social, cultural, and practical forces, Avery shows how the literature of the old world influenced that of the new and describes the emergence of uniquely American styles and themes in children's books. Her topics include the early days of colonial publishing, the defenders and detractors of Mother Goose, the influence of Sunday schools and tract societies, the "chaste eroticism" of romantic fiction for young readers, and changing notions of American heroes and heroines
Victorian people; in life and in literature by Gillian Avery( Book )

19 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and held by 836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contrasts the reality with the literary portrayal of the social conditions and daily life of various classes of Victorian people
Children and their books : a celebration of the work of Iona and Peter Opie by Gillian Avery( Book )

17 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The echoing green; memories of Victorian youth by Gillian Avery( Book )

8 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A social history of nineteenth century England and the United States as reflected in the biographies, diaries, and letters of contemporary people
Childhood's pattern : a study of the heroes and heroines of children's fiction, 1770-1950 by Gillian Avery( Book )

11 editions published between 1965 and 1975 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Behandeling van de diverse perioden en genres in de Engelse jeugdliteratuur van de Verlichting tot ca. 1950
A likely lad by Gillian Avery( Book )

11 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pressured by his father to leave school for a career he doesn't want, a nineteenth-century Manchester boy runs away and gains a new perspective on his future
The elephant war by Gillian Avery( Book )

16 editions published between 1960 and 2000 in English and Dutch and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When P.T. Barnum decides to take Jumbo to America, Aunt Louisa and the Oxford children band together to save the animal and begin The Elephant War of England
Authors' choice 2 by Gillian Avery( Book )

8 editions published between 1970 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nineteenth century children : heroes and heroines in English children's stories, 1780-1900 by Gillian Avery( Book )

12 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maria escapes by Gillian Avery( Book )

24 editions published between 1957 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While living with her sole living relative, an uncle in Oxford, eleven-year-old Maria shares an eccentric tutor with the boisterous Smith brothers and enjoys unusual outings and adventures in the English countryside
Representations of childhood death( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Representations of Childhood Death examines the way the deaths of children have been dealt with at different times and in different media. Each contributor has focused on a different way of representing the deaths of children from superstitions about malign child ghosts through mothers' diaries to horror fiction and more. This collection of essays offers valuable insights into how we understand and grieve for children who die."--Jacket
Mrs Ewing by Gillian Avery( Book )

12 editions published between 1961 and 1964 in English and Undetermined and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To tame a sister by Gillian Avery( Book )

10 editions published between 1961 and 1986 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve-year-old Margaret hardly knows whether to look forward to a chance to mingle with the famous at her cousins' country home, or dread the mess her brothers' mischief will make of the situation
Russian fairy tales by Gillian Avery( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated collection of traditional Russian tales including "Vassilissa the Beautiful," "The Frog Princess," and "The White Duck."
The best type of girl : a history of girls' independent schools by Gillian Avery( Book )

9 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geïllustreerde geschiedenis van meisjessscholen in Engeland. Aandacht voor nonnenscholen, kostscholen, vriendschappen, godsdienst, discipline, crises en het onderwijzend personeel
The Everyman anthology of poetry for children by Gillian Avery( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of poems about music and dancing, childhood and youth, love and death
Ellen and the queen by Gillian Avery( Book )

7 editions published between 1971 and 1975 in English and German and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Because of her naughtiness, Ellen is denied the privilege of seeing the Queen with her class, but she determines to see her on her own anyway
The Italian spring by Gillian Avery( Book )

6 editions published between 1964 and 1986 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When her latest guardian dies, a twelve-year-old English girl is relieved when a distant cousin offers her a home in Italy
Maria's Italian spring by Gillian Avery( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When her latest guardian dies, a twelve-year-old English girl is relieved when a distant cousin offers her a home in Italy
Five children and it by E Nesbit( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When four brothers and sisters discover a Psammead, or sand-fairy, in the gravel pit near the country house where they are staying, they have no way of knowing all the adventures its wish-granting will bring them
 
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Behold the child : American children and their books, 1621-1922
Alternative Names
Avery, Gillian Elise.

Avery, Gillian Elise 1926-

Avery, Gillian Elise 1926-2016

Gillian Avery auteur d'ouvrages pour la jeunesse, historienne de la littérature de jeunesse

Gillian Avery Brits schrijfster

Gillian Avery Brits schrijver

Gillian Avery English children's writer and children's literature scholar

エイバリ, ジリアン

エイブリ, ジリアン

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The elephant warRepresentations of childhood deathRussian fairy talesThe Everyman anthology of poetry for childrenFive children and it