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Alderson, Brian

Overview
Works: 428 works in 777 publications in 5 languages and 12,434 library holdings
Genres: Fairy tales  Juvenile works  Folk tales  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Nursery rhymes  Poetry  History  Folklore  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, Contributor, Creator, Compiler, Publishing director, Author of introduction
Classifications: PZ8.L15, 398.21
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Most widely held works about Brian Alderson
 
Most widely held works by Brian Alderson
Cakes and custard : children's rhymes by Brian Alderson( Book )

15 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of rhymes for young children, some old favorites, some obscure, some modern
The annotated Brothers Grimm by Jacob Grimm( Book )

20 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirty-one folk and fairy tales collected by the Grimm brothers including "Rapunzel," "Snow White," "The Twelve Dancing Princesses," and "Hansel and Gretel."
The Helen Oxenbury nursery rhyme book by Helen Oxenbury( Book )

12 editions published between 1974 and 1998 in English and held by 847 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated collection of approximately sixty nursery rhymes, including a mixture of popular and lesser known rhymes
The treasures of childhood : books, toys, and games from the Opie collection by Iona Opie( Book )

18 editions published between 1989 and 1995 in English and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a social history of childhood through a collection of 20,000 rare books, comics, and other printed material, plus toys and games
The Arabian nights, or, Tales told by Sheherezade during a thousand nights and one night by Brian Alderson( Book )

12 editions published between 1992 and 2017 in English and Basque and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated collection of stories from the "Arabian Nights," including those of Sinbad, Ali Baba, and Aladdin
The tale of the turnip by Brian Alderson( Book )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and Chinese and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a poor farmer grows a gigantic turnip and the king pays him handsomely for it, the envious town squire tries to get an even bigger reward for one of his horses
The blue fairy book by Andrew Lang( Book )

16 editions published between 1966 and 1987 in English and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of fairy tales from the folklore of France, Germany, Scandinavia, Scotland, and England
The green fairy book by Andrew Lang( Book )

8 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Folkeeventyr fra Rusland, Tyskland, Italien, Frankrig, Kina, Skotland og England
The red fairy book by Andrew Lang( Book )

15 editions published between 1976 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fairy tales from the folklore of France, Germany, Russia and Scandinavia
Thumbelina by H. C Andersen( Book )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tiny girl no bigger than a thumb is stolen by a great ugly toad and subsequently has many adventures and makes many animal friends, before finding the perfect mate in a warm and beautiful southern land
The swan's stories by H. C Andersen( Book )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and Portuguese and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of Andersen's stories, including "The Steadfast Tin Soldier," "The Fir Tree, " and "The Money Pig."
Sing a song for sixpence : the English picture book tradition and Randolph Caldecott by Brian Alderson( Book )

15 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To commemorate the centenary of the death of the artist and illustrator Randolph Caldecott, Brian Alderson, noted historian of children's literature and children's book editor of The Times, has prepared for the British Library an exhibition designed to pay tribute to Caldecott's skills as a creator of picture books, which will run from October 1986. This book, incorporating a catalogue of the exhibition, with its many illustrations in colour and black and white, both demonstrates Caldecott's genius and provides a brief critical history of an important area of children's book publishing. Comedy, storytelling and graphic exuberance are all part of the great tradition of book illustration that runs from Hogarth and Rowlandson down to the present day, and Caldecott's special genius was to have embodied these qualities in the subjects he chose. Together with an appraisal of those who influenced Caldecott and the effect he had on later generations of illustrators, Brian Alderson explains the relationship between pictures and text, techniques (wood-cuts, wood-engraving, intaglio printing), the effect of industrialisation on the picture book and the subsequent development of book illustration
The yellow fairy book by Andrew Lang( Book )

12 editions published between 1980 and 1987 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of forty-eight traditional fairy tales from the folklore of Hungary, Poland, Russia, Germany, France, Iceland, and America
The pink fairy book by Andrew Lang( Book )

6 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of more than thirty fairy tales gathered from all over the world
Three centuries of children's books in Europe by Bettina Hürlimann( Book )

13 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geschiedenis van het kinderboek vanuit cultuur-historisch en literair oogpunt
Ezra Jack Keats : artist and picture-book maker by Brian Alderson( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alderson draws upon recollections of those who knew Keats and upon the large archive of his works at the de Grummond Collection of the University of Southern Mississippi
Be merry and wise : origins of children's book publishing in England, 1650-1850 by Brian Alderson( Book )

11 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The child as the audience for books in the English language is the subject of this bibliographical study, which had its origins in an exhibition held at the Pierpont Morgan Library in New York. From this beginning, Felix de Marez Oyens and Brian Alderson have compiled Be Merry and Wise and shown how certain creative talents, driven by a sense of purpose, or a wish to make some money, attempted to appeal directly to children, and how the publishing industry came to realise that this audience might prove to constitute a profitable market."--Jacket
Christine's picture book by H. C Andersen( Book )

6 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A book of bosh : lyrics and prose of Edward Lear by Edward Lear( Book )

16 editions published between 1975 and 1986 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edward Ardizzone : a bibliographic commentary by Brian Alderson( Book )

10 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This full-scale bibliography of the works of one the best-loved artists in the English-speaking world, describes Ardizzone's books, dust jackets, ephemera, periodical contributions, war art, prints, posters and bookplates. It includes an essay "On the Illustration of Books" by Ardizzone himself
 
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Alternative Names
Alderson Brian 1930-....

Alderson, Brian W.

Alderson, Brian W. 1930-

Alderson, Brian W. (Brian Wouldhave), 1930-

Alderson, Brian Wouldhave 1930-

Brian Alderson Author, translator, critic, and children's book historian

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The Helen Oxenbury nursery rhyme bookThe treasures of childhood : books, toys, and games from the Opie collectionThe Arabian nights, or, Tales told by Sheherezade during a thousand nights and one nightThe tale of the turnipThumbelinaThe swan's storiesThe yellow fairy bookEzra Jack Keats : artist and picture-book maker