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The Oxford book of children's stories

Author: Jan MarkSarah FieldingThomas DayJohn AikinBarbauld, Mrs.All authors
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of short stories written for children over the past 250 years by such authors as Louisa May Alcott, Rudyard Kipling, Carl Sandburg, Joan Aiken, and Rosa Guy.
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Genre/Form: Short stories
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jan Mark; Sarah Fielding; Thomas Day; John Aikin; Barbauld, Mrs.; Mary Lamb; Alicia Catherine Mant; Mary Martha Sherwood; Catherine Sinclair; Frances Browne; A L O E; George MacDonald; Lucretia P Hale; Louisa May Alcott; Jean Ingelow; Christina Georgina Rossetti; Susan Coolidge; L Duykwood; W K Clifford, Mrs.; Frank R Stockton; Rudyard Kipling; E V Lucas; Max Beerbohm, Sir; E Nesbit; Mary De Morgan; Carl Sandburg; Walter De la Mare; Alice Massie; M R James; Richmal Crompton; H De Vere Stacpoole; Patricia Lynch; Joan Aiken; Bill Naughton; Philippa Pearce; Ann Thwaite; Richard Kennedy; Rosa Guy; James Berry; Anne Fine; Nadia Wheatley
ISBN: 0192142283 9780192142283
OCLC Number: 28214007
Description: xix, 450 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The story of Celia and Chloe / Sarah Fielding (1749) --
The ill-natured boy / Thomas Day (1783) --
Difference and agreement / John Aikin and Anna L. Barbauld (1792-6) --
Elinor Forester / Mary Lamb (1809) --
The little blue bag / Alicia C. Mant (1825) --
Soffrona and her cat muff / Mary M. Sherwood (1828) --
Uncle David's nonsensical story about giants and fairies / Catherine Sinclair (1839) --
Limby lumpy (c.1840) --
The first theft (1847) --
The mother and boy (1853) --
The story of Merrymind / Frances Browne (1856) --
The green velvet dress / Charlotte M. Tucker (1858) --
Little Daylight / George MacDonald (1864) --
The lady who put salt in her coffee / Lucretia P. Hale (1868) --
The children's joke / Louisa May Alcott (1871) --
Nineteen hundred and seventy-two / Jean Ingelow (1872) --
A party in the Land of Nowhere / Christina Rossetti (1874) --
The two wishes / Susan Coolidge (1877) --
Chicken Lizzie / L. Duykwood (1878) --
Alf Brownson's shilling (c.1880) --
The new mother / Lucy L. Clifford (1882) --
The griffin and the minor canon / Frank R. Stockton (1885) --
Quiquern / Rudyard Kipling (1895) --
The schoolboy's apprentice / E.V. Lucas (1897) --
The story of the small boy and the barley-sugar / Max Beerbohm (1897) --
The Island of the Nine Whirlpools / E. Nesbit (1899) --
Nanina's sheep / Mary de Morgan (1900) --
How a skyscraper and a railroad train got picked up and carried away from Pig's Eye Valley far in the Pickax Mountains / Carl Sandburg (1923) --
The riddle / Walter de la Mare (1923) --
The caravan siege / Alice Massie (c.1926) --
Wailing well / M.R. James (1928) --
Aunt Arabelle in charge / Richmal Crompton (1931) --
The great bronze tulip / H. de Vere Stacpoole (c.1939) --
The lost garda / Patricia Lynch (1946) --
The lobster's birthday / Joan Aiken (1953) --
Spit Nolan / Bill Naughton (1961) --
The great blackberry-pick / Philippa Pearce (1972) --
Feeding the cats / Ann Thwaite (1975) --
Oliver Hyde's dishcloth concert / Richard Kennedy (1977) --
She / Rosa Guy (1984) --
The banana tree / James Berry (1987) --
Dan, Dan, the scenery man / Jan Mark (1989) --
Fabric crafts / Anne Fine (1990) --
The convict box / Nadia Wheatley (1992).
Responsibility: selected and introduced by Jan Mark.
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A collection of some of the notable stories written for children over the last 250 years. With contributions by 44 authors, it aims to cover the full history of children's writing and includes works  Read more...

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