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Iona Opie (1923–2017)

Autor(a) de My Very First Mother Goose

42+ Works 6,253 Membros 121 Críticas

About the Author

Iona Margaret Opie was born on October 13, 1923. During World War II, she made meteorological maps in the Women's Auxiliary Air Force. She married Peter Opie in 1943. Together they collected children's rhymes, riddles, and street culture. Their books included I Saw Esau, The Oxford Dictionary of mostrar mais Nursery Rhymes, The Oxford Nursery Rhyme Book, The Lore and Language of Schoolchildren, Children's Games in Street and Playground, and The Classic Fairy Tales. After her husband's death in 1982, she continued the work alone. Her books included The People in the Playground, Tail Feathers from Mother Goose, Here Comes Mother Goose, A Dictionary of Superstitions, and Children's Games with Things. Her son Robert collaborated with her on The Treasures of Childhood. She was made CBE in 1999. She died on October 23, 2017 at the age of 94. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
Disambiguation Notice:

(eng) Several works by the husband-and-wife team of Iona and Peter Opie are listed additionally and/or separately on LT under their individual names.

Séries

Obras por Iona Opie

My Very First Mother Goose (1996) 843 exemplares
The Classic Fairy Tales (1974) — Editor — 730 exemplares
The Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes (1951) — Editor — 562 exemplares
Here Comes Mother Goose (1999) 371 exemplares
A Dictionary of Superstitions (1989) 346 exemplares
The Oxford Nursery Rhyme Book (1740) 228 exemplares
The Oxford Book of Narrative Verse (1983) 123 exemplares
A Nursery Companion (1980) 85 exemplares
The People in the Playground (1993) 69 exemplares
The Very Best of Mother Goose (1999) 61 exemplares
The Singing Game (1985) 51 exemplares
Children's Games with Things (1997) 30 exemplares
One, Two, Three, Mother Goose (2016) 17 exemplares
My Mother Goose Library (2000) 10 exemplares
A Family Book of Nursery Rhymes (1962) 10 exemplares
Nursery Rhymes 3 exemplares
Ditties for Nursery (1954) 2 exemplares

Associated Works

The Best of Shakespeare: Retellings of 10 Classic Plays (1997) — Introdução — 87 exemplares

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Nome legal
Opie, Iona Margaret Balfour
Data de nascimento
1923-10-13
Data de falecimento
2017-10-23
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
UK
Ocupações
folklorist
Relações
Opie, Peter (husband)
Opie, Robert (son)
Opie, James (son)
Organizações
WAAF
Prémios e menções honrosas
May Hill Arbuthnot Lecturer (1991)
Fellow of the British Academy
Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Nota de desambiguação
Several works by the husband-and-wife team of Iona and Peter Opie are listed additionally and/or separately on LT under their individual names.

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Críticas

The history notes and the illustrations make this a great reference work,
 
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lcl999 | 5 outras críticas | Dec 20, 2023 |
-see the review of Opie's The Classic Fairy Tales
 
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mykl-s | 13 outras críticas | Aug 6, 2023 |
I appreciate the scholarship Opie employs to present these stories as they were collected long before all the modern variations. They were enjoyable even though not the genera I usually read.
 
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mykl-s | 8 outras críticas | Aug 6, 2023 |
A collection of children's rhymes, first collected in England in 1946, including things like taunts and insults, riddles, skipping rhymes, and mocking verses about schoolwork. Most of them probably aren't exactly the sort of thing you'd find in Mother Goose.

The rhymes themselves are mildly interesting, sometimes vaguely amusing, and often (from the perspective of a 21st century American) entertainingly quaint-feeling in their language. There are a few brief notes on a number of them in the back -- something I wish I'd realized while I was reading through them -- but not enough to make this feel more like a work of scholarship than a collection of amusements.

It would all be diverting for a few minutes and then pretty quickly forgettable, I think, except that this edition, from 1992, also includes some delightfully offbeat (indeed, sometimes charmingly grotesque) illustrations by Maurice Sendak.
… (mais)
½
 
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bragan | 13 outras críticas | Mar 13, 2023 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
42
Also by
1
Membros
6,253
Popularidade
#3,921
Avaliação
4.1
Críticas
121
ISBN
124
Línguas
4

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