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Alderson, Brian

Overview
Works: 322 works in 644 publications in 5 languages and 12,436 library holdings
Genres: Fairy tales  Folk tales  Juvenile works  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Nursery rhymes  Poetry  History  Bibliography  Short stories 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Contributor, Other, Creator, Author of introduction, Compiler, Publishing director
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 )

14 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of rhymes for young children, some old favorites, some obscure, some modern
The Helen Oxenbury nursery rhyme book by Helen Oxenbury( Book )

13 editions published between 1974 and 1998 in English and held by 834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated collection of approximately sixty nursery rhymes, including a mixture of popular and lesser known rhymes
Grimms' tales for young and old by Jakob Grimm( Book )

14 editions published between 1978 and 1997 in English and held by 721 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 treasures of childhood : books, toys, and games from the Opie collection by Iona Opie( Book )

17 editions published between 1989 and 1995 in English and held by 694 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
Thumbelina by Brian Alderson( Book )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 617 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 tale of the turnip by Brian Alderson( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and Chinese and held by 572 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 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verzameling sprookjes met vaak sterk overeenkomstige thema's, voorzien van een verantwoording van bronnen van zowel de oorspronkelijke verzamelaar (1889) als de hedendaagse bewerker
The red fairy book by Andrew Lang( Book )

15 editions published between 1976 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirty-seven favorite fairy tales from the folklore of France, Germany, Russia and Scandinavia
The green fairy book by Andrew Lang( Book )

6 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fairy tales gathered from the folklore of Russia, Germany, Italy, France, China, Scotland, and England
The Arabian nights, or, Tales told by Sheherezade during a thousand nights and one night by Brian Alderson( Book )

10 editions published between 1992 and 2017 in English and Basque and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated collection of stories from the "Arabian Nights," including those of Sinbad, Ali Baba, and Aladdin
Sing a song for sixpence : the English picture book tradition and Randolph Caldecott by Brian Alderson( Book )

15 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 504 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 swan's stories by H. C Andersen( Book )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of Andersen's stories, including "The Steadfast Tin Soldier," "The Fir Tree, " and "The Money Pig."
The yellow fairy book by Andrew Lang( Book )

11 editions published between 1980 and 1987 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of forty-eight traditional fairy tales from the folklore of Hungary, Poland, Russia, Germany, France, Iceland, and America
Three centuries of children's books in Europe by Bettina Hürlimann( Book )

11 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Europäische Kinderbücher in drei Jahrhunderten, 1959
The pink fairy book by Andrew Lang( Book )

6 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of more than thirty fairy tales gathered from all over the world
Ezra Jack Keats : artist and picture-book maker by Brian Alderson( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Wide-ranging and quite readable, Alderson's study of Keats includes biographical information but focuses on his training and development as an artist and a creator of picture books. Beginning with an account of Keats' life and a memoir by a close friend, the book traces the artist's training in school, his mural painting for the WPA., his early work drawing portions of Captain Marvel comics, his sojourn in Paris, his paintings, and his book illustrations. Alderson emphasizes the artist's development of the picture-book form and the evolution of individual books as Keats worked on them; he offers a behind-the-scenes perspective on the creation of picture books that is rarely found, even in books about illustrators. Full-color reproductions of paintings, drawings, sketches, picture book dummies, collages, and photographs appear throughout the book."--Editorial Review by Carolyn Phelan
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 310 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 )

5 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published between 1975 and 1986 in English and held by 180 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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Grimms' tales for young and oldThe treasures of childhood : books, toys, and games from the Opie collectionThumbelinaThe tale of the turnipThe Arabian nights, or, Tales told by Sheherezade during a thousand nights and one nightThe swan's storiesThe yellow fairy bookEzra Jack Keats : artist and picture-book maker
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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