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Egoff, Sheila A.

Overview
Works: 92 works in 281 publications in 3 languages and 7,253 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography  Fantasy fiction  Conference papers and proceedings  Bibliography‡vCatalogs  Catalogs  History  Biography  Periodicals  Book reviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Composer, Author of introduction, Annotator
Classifications: PN1009.A1, 809.89282
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Sheila A Egoff
Only connect; readings on children's literature by Sheila A Egoff( Book )

54 editions published between 1969 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 2,347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of 40 articles and essays on English-language children's literature encompasses literary history and criticism, standards, changing tastes, the child's response to books, writers and their writing, illustration, and recent books. Most of the articles and essays were written in the 1960's, but a few important earlier contributions to the criticism of children's literature are included. Two new essays--one on science fiction and the other a capsule history of writing for children--were written especially for this book. The six sections of the book are: Books and Children; Fairy Tales, Fantasy, Animals; Historical Fiction; Some Writers and Their Books; Illustration; and The Modern Scene. Notes on contributors, a selected bibliography, and a subject index are included. (Mc)
Thursday's child : trends and patterns in contemporary children's literature by Sheila A Egoff( Book )

13 editions published between 1981 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beschrijving van de ontwikkeling van het hedendaagse Engelstalige kinder- en jeugdboek, in de vorm van een schets van diverse genres, toonaangevende auteurs en afzonderlijke titels
Worlds within : children's fantasy from the Middle Ages to today by Sheila A Egoff( Book )

9 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The matter of fantasy -- The fairies underground : fantasy from the Middle Ages to Victorian times -- The golden key : fantasy of the Victorian era -- Dream days : the Edwardian Age and after -- A box of delights : fantasy of the 1920s and 1930s -- Playing in the shadows of war : fantasy of the 1940s -- There and back again : fantasy of the 1950s -- Extensions of reality : fantasy of the 1960s -- Games of dark : fantasy of the 1970s-- Possibilities and plausibilities : fantasy of the 1980s
The republic of childhood; a critical guide to Canadian children's literature in English by Sheila A Egoff( Book )

28 editions published between 1967 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overzicht van het (Engels) Canadese kinderboek in de periode 1950-1975
One ocean touching : papers from the First Pacific Rim Conference on Children's Literature by Pacific rim conference on children's literature( Book )

8 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new republic of childhood : a critical guide to Canadian children's literature in English by Sheila A Egoff( Book )

7 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Republic of Childhood was first published in 1967. This new edition, an extensively rewritten version of the 1975 edition, is completely expanded and brought up-to-date with extensive coverage of titles published in the 1980s. Spanning the full spectrum of Canadian children's literature, the volume discusses such topics as realistic fiction, fantasy, science fiction, picturebooks, historical fiction, folk and fairy tales, poetry and verse, and the growth of Canadian publishing." -- Publisher's description
Children's periodicals of the nineteenth century; a survey and bibliography by Sheila A Egoff( Book )

13 editions published in 1951 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Canadian children's books, 1799-1939, in the Special Collections and University Archives Division, the University of British Columbia Library : a bibliographical catalogue by University of British Columbia( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Notable Canadian children's books. Un choix de livres canadiens pour la jeunesse by Sheila A Egoff( Book )

27 editions published between 1973 and 1984 in 3 languages and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This annotated bibliography dealing with Canadian children's books aims to show the historical development of the literature. Included within the bibliography are: (1) notable Canadian books from the eighteenth century to the modern period, (2) lists of books which were awarded a bronze medal for the years 1947-1975, and (3) a list of fiction for the young French Canadian. Although historically Canadian children's literature has been sparse, the notable improvement of late in the quality of writing, illustration, and overall design and production is encouraging. Introductory materials are in both French and English; parts 1 and 2 of the bibliography are in English, and part 3 is in French. (Ap)
Canadian folklore by Sheila A Egoff( Book )

3 editions published in 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Notable Canadian children's books by National Library of Canada( )

in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Children's literature and how it grew / producer/director, Peter A. McLean( Visual )

5 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program presents an overview of children's literature and traces its evolution through history. It also attempts to define children's literature and show that there is a relationship between the nature of literature written for children and the prevailing societal attitudes at the time it was written
Growing up Canadian : media( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Canadian children in the 20th century witnessed an explosion of innovations in communication and entertainment. Witnesses recall the first time that they saw the telephone, a movie, the television, the computer. Media intrigued children and often made parents suspicious. Canadians of all ages talk about the books, radio shows, TV programs, music and movies they loved as children. From listening in on the party line to watching newsreels, children became connected to an ever-expanding world. Media changed the definition of growing up Canadian"--Container
Children's periodicals of the nineteenth century by Sheila A Egoff( Book )

4 editions published in 1951 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond the garden wall : some observations on current trends in children's literature by Sheila A Egoff( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monogataru chikara by Sheila A Egoff( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in Japanese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Canadian children's books, 1799-1939, in the Special Collections and University Archives Division, the University of British Columbia : a bibliographical catalogue by University of British Columbia( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Once upon a time : my life with children's books by Sheila A Egoff( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An intriguing look into the life of one of the most influential people in the history of Canadian children's librarianship. Egoff begins with a compelling description of her first visit to a public library, which is bound to stir familiar memories in the minds of many readers. She carefully details her discovery of countless great books, touching on many familiar authors and titles. Her rise throughout the ranks to become one of Canada's premier advocates for quality literature and library programs for children is meticulously detailed and leaves readers with a clear picture of her contributions to the field. Her opinions are strong and can foster lively debate. She is appalled, for instance, by libraries that are staffed by nonprofessionals. Egoff also has little use for mass-market series such as the "Bobbsey Twins" or "Nancy Drew" and discourages libraries from purchasing them. A centerfold of black-and-white photographs is included and a list of titles that she mentions in the text is appended. No discussion of children's librarianship would be complete without reference to Egoff's work and influence.-Robyn Walker, Elgin Court Public School, St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada Copyright 2006 Reed Business Informat
 
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Alternative Names
Egoff, Sheila

Egoff, Sheila 1918-

Egoff, Sheila 1918-2005

Egoff, Sheila A.

Egoff, Sheila A. 1918-

Egoff, Sheila Agnes

Egoff, Sheila Agnes 1918-

Egoff, Sheila Agnes 1918-2005

イーゴフ, シーラ

Languages
English (182)

Japanese (12)

French (4)

Covers
Books that shaped our minds : a bibliographical catalogue of selections chiefly from the Arkley Collection of Early & Historical Children's Literature in the Special Collections and University Archives Division, the University of British Columbia LibraryCanadian children's books, 1799-1939, in the Special Collections and University Archives Division, the University of British Columbia Library : a bibliographical catalogueCanadian children's books, 1799-1939, in the Special Collections and University Archives Division, the University of British Columbia : a bibliographical catalogueOnce upon a time : my life with children's booksSomething about the author