WorldCat Identities

Avery, Gillian 1926-2016

Overview
Works: 133 works in 435 publications in 5 languages and 8,884 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Anecdotes  Folklore  Young adult works  Interviews  Fantasy fiction 
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 847 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Victorian people; in life and in literature by Gillian Avery( Book )

19 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and held by 842 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 642 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 524 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 Undetermined and held by 420 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 360 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 )

15 editions published between 1960 and 2000 in English and Dutch and held by 338 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 301 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 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maria escapes by Gillian Avery( Book )

24 editions published between 1957 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 280 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 )

11 editions published between 1961 and 1964 in English and Undetermined and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To tame a sister by Gillian Avery( Book )

10 editions published between 1961 and 1986 in English and held by 223 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 216 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 212 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 197 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 192 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 149 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 142 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 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While exploring the environs of their summer home, five brothers and sisters find a Psammead, or Sand-fairy, in a nearby gravel pit: "Its eyes were on long horns like a snail's eyes, and it could move them in and out like telescopes; it had ears like a bat's ears, and its tubby body was shaped like a spider's and covered with thick soft fur; its legs and arms were furry too, and it had hands and feet like a monkey's." The Psammead is magical and, every day, the ancient and irritable creature grants each of them a wish that lasts until sunset. Soon, though, they find their wishes never seem to turn out right and often have unexpected'and humorous'consequences. But when an accidental wish goes terribly wrong, the children learn that magic, like life, can be as complicated as it is exciting. First time in Penguin Classics Soon to be a feature film starring Kenneth Branagh with Eddie Izzard as the voice of the Psammead Contains an enchanting introduction by children's literature scholar Gillian Avery about the complex and unconventional Nesbit Includes all of the original illustrations, suggestions for further reading, and explanatory notes
 
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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 Brits schrijfster

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