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AaB

Daniel Hahn.

in The Oxford Companion to Children’s Literature

January 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Children's Literature Studies. 8 words.

Aamundsen, Nina Ring

Iris Schubert.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Children's Literature Studies. 129 words.

(1945–), Norwegian writer. Thanks to her Danish father, she grew up with Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tales

Aardema, Verna

David L. Russell.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Children's Literature Studies. 316 words.

(1911–2000), American children's author, born in New Era, Michigan, best known for her retellings of African folk tales.

Aarne–Thompson index

Overview page. Subjects: Children's Literature Studies.

Shorthand for The Types of the Folktale, the classification system for international folk tales developed and first published in 1910 by the Finnish folklorist Antti Aarne under the title...

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Aaseng, Nathan

Peggy Lin Duthie.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Children's Literature Studies. 154 words.

(1953–), American author specializing in nonfiction, primarily for middle school students. A native of Minnesota, Aaseng worked as

Abbey Girls

Daniel Hahn.

in The Oxford Companion to Children’s Literature

January 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Children's Literature Studies. 8 words.

In stories by Elsie *Oxenham.

Abbott, Jacob

Jacque Roethler.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Children's Literature Studies. 583 words.

(1803–1879), American teacher, minister, and writer from Hallowell, Maine. Abbott graduated from Bowdoin College in 1820 and from

ABBOTT, Jacob (1803–79)

Daniel Hahn.

in The Oxford Companion to Children’s Literature

January 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Children's Literature Studies. 162 words.

of the *Rollo books, who founded Mount Vernon, one of the pioneer Massachusetts girls’ schools, and was a Congregational minister....

ABC books

Daniel Hahn.

in The Oxford Companion to Children’s Literature

January 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Children's Literature Studies. 1144 words.

Designed to teach the letters of the alphabet, were also known as Abcee, Abcie, or Absey books (‘Then comes your answer like an Absey book’, Shakespeare, ...

ABC Books or Alphabet Books

Vanessa Joosen.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Children's Literature Studies. 3222 words.

Also called abcedaria, abcee, abcie, or absey books, ABC books contain, in addition to the alphabet, depending on their historical

Abner Brown

Daniel Hahn.

in The Oxford Companion to Children’s Literature

January 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Children's Literature Studies. 18 words.

Villain in The *Midnight Folk and The *Box of Delights by John *Masefield.

Abolafia, Yossi

Ronadin Carey.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Children's Literature Studies. 177 words.

(1944–), Israeli writer, illustrator, and animator. Joseph David Abolafia first became serious about drawing when given the responsibility

Abridgement

Riitta Oittinen.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Children's Literature Studies. 330 words.

By definition, abridgement is a condensation or a summary, a shortened version of a written work, with fewer words. An

academic study of children’s literature

Daniel Hahn.

in The Oxford Companion to Children’s Literature

January 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Children's Literature Studies. 11 words.

Achebe, Chinua

Douglas Killam.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Children's Literature Studies. 373 words.

(1930–), often regarded as the finest of the Nigerian novelists. Achebe, whose real name is Albert Chinualumogu, was

ACHEBE, Chinua (1930–2013)

Daniel Hahn.

in The Oxford Companion to Children’s Literature

January 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Children's Literature Studies. 87 words.

who made his name with Things Fall Apart (1958), a picture of Igbo society in the late 19th cent., wrote several children’s books. ...

Ackerman, Karen

Tom Collins.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Children's Literature Studies. 156 words.

(1951–), American author of picture books and novels. She wrote greeting cards for children and ran a children's

Across Five Aprils (1964)

Daniel Hahn.

in The Oxford Companion to Children’s Literature

January 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Children's Literature Studies. 12 words.

A novel by Irene *Hunt.

Acts of the Romans

Daniel Hahn.

in The Oxford Companion to Children’s Literature

January 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Children's Literature Studies. 7 words.

Ada, Alma Flor

Michael Cart.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Children's Literature Studies. 350 words.

(1938–), American author, translator, scholar, and bilingual educator. A professor at the University of San Francisco and director