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C. Walter Hodges

Author, Illustrator

(1909 - 2004)

C. Walter Hodges

Cyril Walter Hodges was an English artist and writer best known for illustrating children’s books and for helping recreate Elizabethan theatre.

He won the annual Greenaway Medal for British children’s book illustration in 1964.



Bibliography

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1955)

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (or, in more recent editions, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn) is a novel by Mark Twain, first published in the United Kingdom in December 1884 and in the United States in February 1885. Commonly named among the Great American Novels, the work is among the first in major American literature to be written throughout in vernacular English, characterized by local color regionalism. It is told in the first person by Huckleberry “Huck” Finn, a friend of Tom Sawyer and narrator of two other Twain novels (Tom Sawyer Abroad and Tom Sawyer, Detective). It is a direct sequel to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

The book is noted for its colorful description of people and places along the Mississippi River. Set in a Southern antebellum society that had ceased to exist about twenty years before the work was published, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is an often scathing satire on entrenched attitudes, particularly racism.

Perennially popular with readers, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn has also been the continued object of study by literary critics since its publication. It was criticized upon release because of its coarse language and became even more controversial in the 20th century because of its perceived use of racial stereotypes and because of its frequent use of the racial slur “nigger”, despite strong arguments that the protagonist, and the tenor of the book, is anti-racist.

Author(s): Mark Twain
Illustrator(s): C. Walter Hodges

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The Adventures of the Treasure Seekers (1993)

Dora and Oswald, Dicky and Alice, Noel and Horace Octavius try to assist their widowed father and recover the fortunes of their family. This set includes The Treasure Seekers, The Wouldbegoods and The New Treasure Seekers.

Author(s): E. Nesbit
Illustrator(s): C. Walter Hodges

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1955)

In the 1840s a mischievous boy named Tom Sawyer lives with his Aunt Polly and his half-brother Sid, in the Mississippi River town of St. Petersburg, Missouri.

Author(s): Mark Twain
Illustrator(s): C. Walter Hodges

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The Armourer’s House (1951)

When her grandmother died, Tamsyn is sent to London. There, she meets a strange old Wise Woman.

Author(s): Rosemary Sutcliff
Illustrator(s): C. Walter Hodges

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The Chronicles of Robin Hood (1950)

The Robin Hood legends as interpreted by a young Rosemary Sutcliff.

Author(s): Rosemary Sutcliff
Illustrator(s): C. Walter Hodges

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A City of Bells (1936)

Jocelyn returns from the Boer war, wounded in body and spirit and attempts to recover in the bosom of his family and the work of a book shop.

Author(s): Elizabeth Goudge
Illustrator(s): C. Walter Hodges

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The Little White Horse (1946)

As Maria arrives at Moonacre Manor she catches a glimpse of the little white horse.

1946

Author(s): Elizabeth Goudge
Illustrator(s): C. Walter Hodges

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The Little White Horse (1946)

As Maria arrives at Moonacre Manor she catches a glimpse of the little white horse.

1946

Author(s): Elizabeth Goudge
Illustrator(s): C. Walter Hodges

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Make-Believe (1949)

A collection of short stories set in the Channel Islands. We first met the protagonists in Island Magic.

Author(s): Elizabeth Goudge
Illustrator(s): C. Walter Hodges

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New Treasure Seekers (1948)

Further exploits of the Bastable children, both before and after their restoration to prosperity.

Author(s): E. Nesbit
Illustrator(s): C. Walter Hodges

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The Nine Questions (1959)

Willie sets out to seek his fortune with his watch, his feather cap, a silver whistle and a feather bag. Along his journey he learns the answers to the nine questions which will allow him to find his father and assume his rightful place in the kingdom.

Author(s): Edward Fenton
Illustrator(s): C. Walter Hodges

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The Sister of the Angels (1939)

A story about Henrietta, Hugh Anthony, Torminster Cathedral and Christmas.

Author(s): Elizabeth Goudge
Illustrator(s): C. Walter Hodges

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Smoky-House (1940)

An exciting tale about dogs and donkeys and smugglers. The British edition has the hyphen.

Author(s): Elizabeth Goudge
Illustrator(s): C. Walter Hodges

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The Story of the Treasure Seekers: Being the Adventures of the Bastable Children in Search of a Fortune (1948)

The poor but honest Bastable children, Oswald, Dora, Dickie, Alice, Noel and H.O. attempt to restore the family fortunes with various schemes.

Author(s): E. Nesbit
Illustrator(s): C. Walter Hodges

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Treasure Island (1948)

When Jim Hawkins retrieves Flint’s map from the sea chest of the dead Billy Bones, Squire Trelawney and Doctor Livesey catch the treasure fever and outfit a ship to search for it. This is a much abbreviated edition.

Author(s): Haydn Perry
Robert Louis Stevenson
Illustrator(s): C. Walter Hodges

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Under the Sun (1964)

An anthology of stories, poems and articles from Elizabethan magazine and other sources.

Author(s): John Verney
Et al
Illustrator(s): Quentin Blake
C. Walter Hodges
Ronald Searle
John Verney
Brian Wildsmith
Et al

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White Wings (1952)

Includes stories from A Pedlar’s Pack, The Golden Skylark and The Ikon on the Wall, as well as two new stories.

Author(s): Elizabeth Goudge
Illustrator(s): C. Walter Hodges

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The Wouldbegoods: Being the Further Adventures of the Treasure Seekers (1947)

After being sent to the country “to learn to be good”, the Bastable children and their two friends form the Society of the Wouldbegoods, but continue to become involved in adventures.

Author(s): E. Nesbit
Illustrator(s): C. Walter Hodges

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