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Ruth Ainsworth (1908–1984)

Autor/a de The Phantom Cyclist and Other Ghost Stories

70+ obres 509 Membres 6 Ressenyes 1 preferits

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Obres de Ruth Ainsworth

Roly, the railroad mouse (1967) 55 exemplars
Jack and the beanstalk (1977) 24 exemplars
The Ruth Ainsworth Book (1972) 18 exemplars
Snow White (1977) 17 exemplars
The Pied Piper of Hamelin (1979) 16 exemplars
Puss in Boots (1977) 16 exemplars
Rumpelstiltskin (1979) 16 exemplars
Goldilocks and the Three Bears (1975) 15 exemplars
Cinderella (1979) 15 exemplars
The Sleeping Beauty (1977) 13 exemplars
The Three Little Pigs (1979) 13 exemplars
A Pram and a bycycle (1965) 11 exemplars
Lucky Dip (1965) 11 exemplars
Little Red Riding Hood (1979) 11 exemplars
The Phantom Roundabout (1977) 9 exemplars
Hansel and Gretel (1979) 9 exemplars
Noah's Ark (Beaver Books) (1969) 7 exemplars
More Tales of Shellover (1968) 6 exemplars
Mermaids' Tales (1997) 5 exemplars
THE BEAR WHO LIKED HUGGING PEOPLE (1978) — Autor — 5 exemplars
What Are They? (1965) 5 exemplars
Talking Rock (1979) 3 exemplars
Tim's Hoop (1965) 3 exemplars
Pony, Pony (1965) 3 exemplars
Mr. Jumble's Toy Shop (1978) 2 exemplars
Silly Billy (1965) 2 exemplars
Jill and Peter (1965) 2 exemplars
Three bags full (1975) 2 exemplars
Something Alive (1967) 2 exemplars
Spøkelseshistorier (1976) 2 exemplars
HORSE ON WHEELS (1966) 1 exemplars
Hunt the thimble (1974) 1 exemplars
The Snow Bear 1 exemplars
vrouwtje appelwang 1 exemplars
Look Ahead Readers: Bk. 1 (1956) 1 exemplars
The House of Hay (1965) 1 exemplars
David's Picture (1967) 1 exemplars
Daisy the Cow (Gazelle Bks.) (1966) 1 exemplars
A Little Black Lamb (1967) 1 exemplars
Colours (1965) 1 exemplars
Clippy the Lawn-mower (1969) 1 exemplars
Rufty Tufty Flies High (1959) 1 exemplars
Up the Airy Mountain (1977) 1 exemplars
The Ragamuffins 1 exemplars

Obres associades

The Random House Book of Ghost Stories (1991) — Col·laborador — 135 exemplars
Over the Rainbow Tales of Fantasy and Imagination (1983) — Col·laborador — 62 exemplars
Rocking Horse Land and Other Classic Tales of Dolls and Toys (2000) — Col·laborador — 54 exemplars
Round the Christmas Tree (1983) — Autor — 45 exemplars
Spooky Tales: Spine-Chilling Stories of Ghosts and Ghouls (1984) — Col·laborador — 3 exemplars


Coneixement comú

Nom oficial
Gilbert, Ruth Gallard Ainsworth
Data de naixement
Data de defunció
Lloc d'enterrament
Cremated, ashes scattered
UK (England)
Lloc de naixement
Manchester, Lancashire, England, UK
Llocs de residència
Manchester, Lancashire, England, UK
children's book author
radio scriptwriter
Gilbert, Frank Lathe (spouse)
Biografia breu
Ruth Ainsworth was born in Manchester, England, a daughter of Rev. Percy Clough Ainsworth,a Methodist minister, and his wife Gertrude Fisk. Her father died from typhoid when she was a baby, and the family moved to Felixstowe. She was educated at Ipswich High School, Woolverstone, and later attended the Froebel Training Centre in Leicester. In 1935, she married chemist Frank Lathe Gilbert, with whom she had three sons. They initially settled in London, but their house was bombed during World War II, and they relocated to Porthmadog in North Wales. Ruth re-told classic fairy tales, and also wrote dozens of new stories in popular books published between 1936 and 1989. She worked as a scriptwriter for "Listen with Mother," a popular children's program on the BBC. Some of these scripts were published as Ruth Ainsworth's Listen with Mother Tales. See




A nice story about a mouse family in a railway station.

There are some mentions of poisoning mice as of course no restaurant does want mice living there however the mice might feel about it.
FamiliesUnitedLL | Apr 21, 2024 |
As a read aloud.
I only read The Bear Who Liked Hugging People and The Witch's Cat. I liked them both but the book is ready to be returned to the library.

I also own Boris the Teddy Bear by this author.
Corinne2020 | Aug 22, 2021 |
I used to own this book. I loved ghost stories when I was a kid. Actually, I still do.
Chica3000 | Dec 11, 2020 |
One morning Mrs Candy's pets wake up with a restless and uncomfortable feeling. Mrs Candy is distracted and hasn't laid the fire or fed them their breakfast. In fact, where has Mrs Candy got to? ...It turns out she has found Shellover the Tortoise who has decided he would like to live in Mrs Candy's garden. Thankfully Shellover's speciality is stories, so he manages to win over Mrs Candy's other pets.

Shellover tells 10 very different, simple, gentle stories, perfect for reading aloud to ages 5+ and for confident young readers (suggest 6-9) to start reading themselves. My puffin paperback has some delightful illustrations by Antony Maitland to break up the text.… (més)
ArdizzoneFan | Dec 3, 2020 |



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