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Nora S. Unwin

Author, Illustrator

(1907 - 1982)

Nora S. Unwin

Nora Spicer Unwin was a children’s illustrator and author. She was born near London, England, in a family famous for several members being engaged in publishing and printing, founding three different firms, most notably Allen & Unwin.

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Amos Fortune, Free Man (1950)

Brought to Massachusetts as a slave, after forty-five years he was able to buy his freedom, moved to New Hampshire and set up as a tanner.

1951

Author(s): Elizabeth Yates
Illustrator(s): Nora S. Unwin

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The Doll Who Came Alive (1942)

Jyd, a young English girl, loves her doll so much that it comes to life and together they go off to the land of the Good People.

1942

Author(s): Enys Tregarthen
Illustrator(s): Nora S. Unwin

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Five of Us – and Madeline (1925)

Five children come down in the world, but when their mother receives an inheritance, everything is comfortable again, except that their cousin Madeline comes to live with them. Also includes two short stories, ‘Last of the Dragons,’ and ‘Princess Zuleika of Rosyposia.’

Author(s): E. Nesbit
Illustrator(s): Nora S. Unwin

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Mountain Born (1943)

Peter learns to be a shepherd under the tutelage of Old Benj.

1944

Author(s): Elizabeth Yates
Illustrator(s): Nora S. Unwin

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Once in the Year: A Christmas Story (1947)

Peter goes out on Christmas Eve to see the flowering of the forest and hear the farm animals talking in the byre.

Author(s): Elizabeth Yates
Illustrator(s): Nora S. Unwin

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A Place for Peter (1952)

Peter’s father trusts him to collect the maple sap and boil it down to maple syrup.

Author(s): Elizabeth Yates
Illustrator(s): Nora S. Unwin

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The Princess and Curdie (1954)

In this sequel to The Princess and the Goblin, Curdie and his beasts restore Irene’s King-Papa to his throne.

Author(s): George MacDonald
Illustrator(s): Nora S. Unwin

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The Princess and the Goblin (1951)

The Princess Irene has been sent to her King-Papa’s hunting lodge to live. One evening when her nurse keeps her out too late, they are rescued by Curdie, a miner’s son.

Author(s): George MacDonald
Illustrator(s): Nora S. Unwin

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The Reward of Faith and Other Stories (1950)

A collection of stories based on the Bible and lives of the saints. Three were specially written for this anthology.

Author(s): Elizabeth Goudge
Illustrator(s): Nora S. Unwin

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The Secret Garden (1949)

When Mary and Colin stop feeling sorry for themselves, they begin to enjoy life.

Author(s): Frances Hodgson Burnett
Illustrator(s): Nora S. Unwin

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The White Ring (1949)

Old Uter Penscawen finds a little girl cast up by the sea and takes her into his home. As she grows older, she grows smaller.

Author(s): Enys Tregarthen
Illustrator(s): Nora S. Unwin

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