The Crooked Snake Illustrated By Margaret Horder A Tale For Children
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|Author||: Patricia Wrightson|
|Author||: Jacqueline Kent|
Beatrice Davis, 1909-1992, was general editor at Angus and Robertson the main Australian publishing company from 1937 to 1973. There she discovered and published such writers as Thea Astley, Miles Franklin, Patricia Wrightson, Xavier Herbert and Hal Porter becoming a literary tastemaker in the process. A central figure in Australian literature – ‘respected, feared, courted and berated.’ Originally published to great acclaim in 2001, A Certain Style introduced this stylish and formidable woman to thousands of readers and told a history of books and publishing in twentieth-century Australia. This reissue has a new introduction and updates throughout as the author presents a compelling account of a contradictory woman and her times.
|Editor||: Something about the Author|
An easy-to-use source for librarians, students and other researchers, each volume in this series provides illustrated biographical profiles of approximately 75 children's authors and artists. This critically acclaimed series covers more than 12,000 individuals, ranging from established award winners to authors and illustrators who are just beginning their careers. Entries typically cover: personal life, career, writings, works in progress, adaptations, additional sources. A cumulative author index is included in each odd-numbered volume.While Gale strives to replicate print content, some content may not be available due to rights restrictions.Call your Sales Rep for details.
|Author||: Marcie Muir,Kerry White|
|Editor||: Melbourne University|
Volume One of reference work listing all children's books by Australians together with children's books about Australia from 1774 to 1972. Entries provide physical descriptions, dates, publishers, illustrations, awards received and, in some cases, remarks on the content. Entries are arranged by author. Title and illustrator indexes are included.
|Author||: St James Press|
|Editor||: Saint James Press|
Concise discussions of the lives and principal works of writers of various forms of fantasy, including heroic fantasy, sword and sorcery, humorous fantasy, adult fairy tales and fables, and children's fantasies still popular with adults. Written by subject experts.
|Author||: Francelia Butler,Jonathan Cott,Robert Bator,Robert Lee Wolff,William T. Moynihan,Mary E. Shaner|
|Editor||: Chelsea House Pub|
Discusses the best problem novels, Black-oriented fiction, fantasy, science fiction, historical fiction, and picture books of this century
|Author||: Laura J. Smith|
|Editor||: McFarland & Company Incorporated Pub|
Provides a list of winners and honor/runner-up books for active and discontinued literary awards, arranged alphabetically by country
|Editor||: Aust. Bureau of Statistics|
... Containing authoritative statistics for the period 1901-1907 and corrected statistics for the period 1788 to 1900.
|Author||: Stella Lees,Pam Macintyre|
|Editor||: Melbourne ; New York : Oxford University Press|
From nursery rhymes to epic fantasy, from picture books to challenging novels for adolescents, reading is a crucial activity in the cultural and psychological formation of children. In The Oxford Companion to Australian Children's Literature, Stella Lees and Pamela Macintyre examine thelegacy and contemporary achievement of Australian children's writers. This encyclopaedic reference work covers the earliest writings from the nineteenth century to the remarkable growth in publishing that followed the Second World War.The Companion encompasses the most notable and influential nursery rhymes, illustrations, picture books, novels and Aboriginal stories. Arranged alphabetically, 1600 entries cover authors, publishers, illustrators, famous characters, events, institutions, and awards - from Ned Kelly and theEureka Stockade to Australian Comics and the work of Evelyn Goode. Longer, essay-length articles examine the nature and importance of key features of Australian children's literature - annuals, animal stories, the Bush, literary criticism, and fairy tales.`An indispensable work of reference which is also a pleasure to read'. Brenda Niall
Dictionary of Children s Fiction from Australia Canada India New Zealand and Selected African Countries
|Author||: Alethea Helbig,Agnes Perkins|
This dictionary offers comprehensive coverage in 726 entries concerned with the "other" English literature, comprising 263 works of fiction by 164 authors from Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India, and selected African nations. Entries on books include bibliographical data, plot summaries, settings and characters, and critical assessments. Biographical entries on authors note other writings and comment on influences, artistry, and critical recognition. There are additional entries on outstanding characters, memorable settings, and key motifs.