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Opie, Iona Archibald

Overview
Works: 158 works in 956 publications in 5 languages and 42,601 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Poetry  History  Folklore  Nursery rhymes  Dictionaries  Fairy tales  Bibliography  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Honoree, Contributor, Director, Compiler
Classifications: PN6110.C4, 398.8
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Publications about Iona Archibald Opie
Publications by Iona Archibald Opie
Most widely held works by Iona Archibald Opie
Little boy blue and other rhymes by Iona Archibald Opie( Book )
43 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,125 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 classic fairy tales by Iona Archibald Opie( Book )
48 editions published between 1974 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 2,940 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 )
51 editions published between 1973 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,836 libraries worldwide
A chronologically arranged anthology of 332 selections spanning five hundred years of American and British poetry, from Chaucer to Ogden Nash. Includes source and biographical notes
My very first Mother Goose by Iona Archibald Opie( Book )
24 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 2,801 libraries worldwide
A collection of more than sixty well-known traditional nursery rhymes
A Dictionary of superstitions by Iona Archibald Opie( Book )
68 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 2,584 libraries worldwide
Is it good or bad luck to mention a pig to a fisherman? What does it portend when you break a double-yolked egg? How many frogs do you need to cure whooping cough? Ranging from the familiar to the bizarre, and including everything from spells and omens to rituals and taboos, this delightfully informative dictionary covers a wide array of popular superstitions, touching on virtually every aspect of human culture. They embrace family life and the lore offarmers, sailors, miners, and actors; offer advice on the signs to observe when contemplating a journey or a marriage; reveal the significance of animals, plants, stones, colors, food and drink, the elements, and heavenly bodies; and outline the precautions to be taken after a death in the house orduring a thunderstorm. Each entry is arranged alphabetically according to its central idea or object, and illustrated with a selection of chronologically ordered quotations that indicate the history and development of each belief. Superstitions have never before been treated in such depth or on such a scale. An entertaining volume for anyone curious about the beliefs of the past, A Dictionary of Superstitions also makes a valuable contribution to the study of folklore, providing the first systematic account of beliefs that form an integral part of our social life
The lore and language of schoolchildren by Iona Archibald Opie( Book )
98 editions published between 1954 and 2001 in English and held by 2,213 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 )
80 editions published between 1951 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,128 libraries worldwide
"800 rhymes. 600 illustrations."
The Oxford book of narrative verse by Iona, ed Opie( Book )
22 editions published between 1983 and 2002 in English and held by 2,016 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 )
27 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and held by 1,971 libraries worldwide
A collection of rhymes and riddles traditionally passed on orally from child to child
Here comes Mother Goose by Iona Archibald Opie( Book )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 1,945 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 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,780 libraries worldwide
Tail feathers from Mother Goose : the Opie rhyme book by Iona Archibald Opie( Book )
10 editions published between 1988 and 1992 in English and Japanese and held by 1,492 libraries worldwide
An illustrated collection of traditional verses, most of which had never been published before the 1988 ed
A nursery companion by Iona Archibald Opie( Book )
11 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 1,084 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
The singing game by Iona Archibald Opie( Book )
17 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 1,009 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 935 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
The people in the playground by Iona Archibald Opie( Book )
12 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 735 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 678 libraries worldwide
Children and their books : a celebration of the work of Iona and Peter Opie by Gillian Avery( Book )
12 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 615 libraries worldwide
A family book of nursery rhymes by Iona Archibald Opie( Book )
5 editions published between 1963 and 1967 in English and held by 446 libraries worldwide
Grade level: 4, 5, 6, e, i
The treasures of childhood : books, toys, and games from the Opie collection by Iona Archibald Opie( Book )
9 editions published between 1989 and 1995 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
Beschrijving van de opbouw van een bijzondere verzameling oude kinderliteratuur en antiek speelgoed van de auteurs
 
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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.
Opie, Iona 1923-
Opie, Iona A. 1923-
Opie Iona Archibald 1923-....
オウピー, アイオウナ マーガレット
オーピー, アイオーナ
Languages
English (596)
Japanese (9)
German (4)
Italian (3)
Dutch (1)
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