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Iona Opie (1923–2017)

Autor/a de My Very First Mother Goose

41+ obres 6,028 Membres 120 Ressenyes

Sobre l'autor

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 mostra'n més 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) mostra'n menys
Nota de desambiguació:

(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.


Obres de Iona Opie

My Very First Mother Goose (1996) 812 exemplars
The Classic Fairy Tales (1974) — Editor — 713 exemplars
The Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes (1951) — Editor — 541 exemplars
Here Comes Mother Goose (1999) 357 exemplars
A Dictionary of Superstitions (1989) 340 exemplars
The Oxford Nursery Rhyme Book (1740) 219 exemplars
A Nursery Companion (1980) 82 exemplars
The People in the Playground (1993) 63 exemplars
The Very Best of Mother Goose (1999) 57 exemplars
The Singing Game (1985) 48 exemplars
Children's Games with Things (1997) 30 exemplars
One, Two, Three, Mother Goose (2016) 16 exemplars
A Family Book of Nursery Rhymes (1962) 10 exemplars
My Mother Goose Library (2000) 10 exemplars
Nursery Rhymes 3 exemplars
Ditties for Nursery (1954) 2 exemplars

Obres associades

The Best of Shakespeare: Retellings of 10 Classic Plays (1997) — Introducció — 84 exemplars


Coneixement comú

Nom oficial
Opie, Iona Margaret Balfour
Data de naixement
Data de defunció
Opie, Peter (husband)
Opie, Robert (son)
Opie, James (son)
Premis i honors
May Hill Arbuthnot Lecturer (1991)
Fellow of the British Academy
Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Nota de desambiguació
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.



-see the review of Opie's The Classic Fairy Tales
mykl-s | Hi ha 13 ressenyes més | 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.
mykl-s | Hi ha 8 ressenyes més | 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.
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bragan | Hi ha 13 ressenyes més | Mar 13, 2023 |
Ii think that I have a few books by Iona Opie and she is a specialist in children's literature. Just checked and I have the Oxford Nursery Rhyme book edited by her. So she has a good pedigree for writing this book. Having moved around the world a bit when my kids were being exposed to nursery rhymes I appreciate how there are subtle differences between American and English versions of the rhymes ....but these all seem to be the classics that I recall and were the versions on all the kid's recordings (on cassettes) that we had for the children. ...Though I'm just looking at "Hey diddle diddle" and I realise that my dad used to recite it as "the little dog laughed to see such sport" ....whereas Opie has it "to see such fun".
Ah that wonderful classic...."To market to market to buy a fat pig".....Rosemary Wells has the fat hog riding home in the back seat of a luxury sports tourer. And whilst on the subject of Rosemary Well's illustrations....they are just brilliant. As Iona Opie says: "Her illustrations reflect Mother Goose's many moods: lumpish, her animals look wickedly askance at the world; happy, they almost dance off the page; cosily at home, there is no greater depth of contentment. They make me shout with glee". Yeh....I think that just about captures it. They are great illustrations...nearly all done with animal characters. I love them too. She's done a great job and Opie has selected the best of the rhymes. Happy to give it 5 stars.
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booktsunami | Hi ha 26 ressenyes més | Oct 16, 2022 |



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