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Alderson, Brian

Overview
Works: 690 works in 1,078 publications in 5 languages and 13,776 library holdings
Genres: Fairy tales  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Bibliographies  Folk tales  Fiction  History  Nursery rhymes  Poetry  Folklore 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Contributor, Other, Compiler, Publishing director, Author of introduction, wpr, Creator
Classifications: PZ8.L15, 398.210943
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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 862 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of rhymes for young children, some old favorites, some obscure, some modern
Children's books in England : five centuries of social life by F. J. Harvey Darton( Book )

29 editions published between 1960 and 1999 in English and German and held by 853 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With literature as his central theme, the author of this history of children's books in England also wove in biography and facts of social and commercial history. This edition has additional biographical notes, a supplementary chapter on the late Victorian and Edwardian eras and 60 illustrations
The Helen Oxenbury nursery rhyme book by Helen Oxenbury( Book )

14 editions published between 1974 and 1998 in English and held by 807 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 )

20 editions published between 1989 and 1995 in English and held by 700 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 juniper tree, and other tales from Grimm by Jacob Grimm( Book )

14 editions published between 1978 and 1997 in English and held by 690 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 tale of the turnip by Brian Alderson( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and Chinese and held by 553 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
Red fairy book by Andrew Lang( Book )

15 editions published between 1976 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fairy tales from the folklore of France, Germany, Russia and Scandinavia
The blue fairy book by Andrew Lang( Book )

18 editions published between 1966 and 1987 in English and held by 536 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 green fairy book by Andrew Lang( Book )

7 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Folkeeventyr fra Rusland, Tyskland, Italien, Frankrig, Kina, Skotland og England
Thumbelina by Brian Alderson( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 520 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 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 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated collection of stories from the "Arabian Nights, " including those of Sinbad, Ali Baba, and Aladdin. This timeless collection of stories explores an amazing world of sorcerers and sages, as well as ordinary people who find themselves in extraordinary situations. Includes 23 of Sheherezade's stories, from "Aladdin" to "Sinbad the Sailor" to "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves", with over 120 full-color illustrations
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 )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 484 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 )

13 editions published between 1980 and 1987 in English and held by 443 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 )

10 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geschiedenis van het kinderboek vanuit cultuur-historisch en literair oogpunt
The pink fairy book by Andrew Lang( Book )

6 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of forty-one fairy tales from the folklore of Japan, Scandinavia, Sicily, Africa and Spain
Be merry and wise : origins of children's book publishing in England, 1650-1850 by Brian Alderson( Book )

12 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 320 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
Ezra Jack Keats : artist and picture-book maker by Brian W Alderson( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 320 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
Edward Ardizzone : a bibliographic commentary by Brian Alderson( Book )

11 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published between 1975 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Helen Oxenbury nursery rhyme bookThe treasures of childhood : books, toys, and games from the Opie collectionThe juniper tree, and other tales from GrimmThe tale of the turnipThumbelinaThe Arabian nights, or, Tales told by Sheherezade during a thousand nights and one nightThe swan's storiesThe yellow fairy book
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

براين ألدرسون

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