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Opie, Iona Archibald

Works: 173 works in 971 publications in 6 languages and 43,025 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Dictionaries  Nursery rhymes  Folklore  History  Reference works  Fairy tales  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Honoree, Compiler, Contributor, Director
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
The Oxford dictionary of nursery rhymes by Iona Archibald Opie( Book )
122 editions published between 1951 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 4,782 libraries worldwide
This classic dictionary brings together over 500 nursery rhymes, songs, nonsense jingles, lullabies, and rhyming alphabets traditionally handed on to young children. All the items have been arranged alphabetically, from `A was an apple-pie' to `Yankee Doodle came to town' and include such favourites as `A frog he would a-wooing go', `Baa, baa, black sheep', `Dance to your daddy', `Jack and Jill', and `Old Mother Hubbard'. With each item comes a unique set of historical and bibliographical notes that record the earliest known publication of each piece, describe the circumstances of its origin, illustrate changes in wording over time, and indicate variations and parallels in other languages. In a detailed and fascinating introduction, the editors describe the different types of rhyme, the earliest published collections, theories of origins, and such questions as whether or not individual rhymes originally portrayed real people and who was Mother Goose. Complementing the rhymes are nearly a hundred illustrations, including reproductions of early appearances in ballad sheets and music books, which show the development of nursery rhyme illustrations over the last two centuries. For this revised edition, the notes have been updated and extended in the light of recent scholarship, providing an unrivalled wealth of literary and bibliographical information. There is also a new essay on the singing tradition of nursery rhymes by Cecily Raysor Hancock, making The Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes an indispensable source of reference for scholars and book collectors, and a volume to be treasured by parents and children alike
The classic fairy tales by Iona Archibald Opie( Book )
43 editions published between 1974 and 1993 in English and German and held by 2,919 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
My very first Mother Goose by Iona Archibald Opie( Book )
22 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 2,887 libraries worldwide
A collection of more than sixty nursery rhymes including "Hey Diddle, Diddle," "Pat-a-Cake," "Little Jack Horner," and "Pussycat, Pussycat."
The Oxford Book of Children's Verse by Iona Archibald Opie( Book )
52 editions published between 1973 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,818 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
A Dictionary of superstitions by Iona Archibald Opie( Book )
68 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 2,569 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 )
102 editions published between 1954 and 2001 in English and held by 2,212 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 )
79 editions published between 1951 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,119 libraries worldwide
"800 rhymes. 600 illustrations."
The Oxford book of narrative verse by Iona Archibald Opie( Book )
24 editions published between 1983 and 2002 in English and held by 2,007 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 1,959 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 )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and held by 1,927 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 by illustrations 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 )
57 editions published between 1969 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,772 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 1,474 libraries worldwide
An illustrated collection of traditional verses, most of which had never been published before the 1988 ed
Humpty Dumpty and other rhymes by Iona Archibald Opie( Book )
12 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 1,095 libraries worldwide
Eight favorite Mother Goose rhymes that are sure to delight
A nursery companion by Iona Archibald Opie( Book )
11 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 1,085 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 1,002 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 921 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 little dog laughed by Lucy Cousins( Book )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 864 libraries worldwide
A collection of nursery rhymes, including "Ride a Cock Horse," "Jack and Jill," "Old King Cole," and "Wee Willie Winkie."
The people in the playground by Iona Archibald Opie( Book )
12 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 731 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
Little boy blue and other rhymes by Iona Archibald Opie( Book )
8 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 709 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
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 673 libraries worldwide
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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
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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
English (680)
German (4)
Japanese (3)
Italian (3)
Spanish (1)
Dutch (1)
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