(1923 - )
Iona Archibald Opie and her husband Peter Mason Opie were a married team of folklorists. They applied modern techniques to children’s literature. They are also noted anthologists, and assembled large collections of children’s literature, toys, and games.
The Classic Fairy Tales (1974)
Twenty-four of the best-know fairy tales, as they were first printed in English, along with much information on the early editions, all accompanied with classic illustrations.
Ditties for the Nursery (1954)
This collection was originally published about 1805 and includes such familiar rhymes as 'Tweedledee and Tweedledum.'
An extensive collection of nursery rhymes from those indefatigable collectors, the Opies.
I Saw Esau (1947)
A collection of schoolyard rhymes. The illustrated dust jacket is from the second issue.
A copious and critical collection of nursery rhymes.
The object of this collection is "to make available in one place the classics of children's poetry: that small satchelful of verse whose existence constitutes one of the pleasing advantages of being born to the English tongue."
The definitive collection of nursery rhymes in English.
A collection of over 800 nursery rhymes, jingles, riddles, catches, tongue twisters, counting rhymes, baby games, alphabets, prayers, songs and lullabies.
An extensive collection of nursery rhymes by those indefatigable collectors, the Opies.
A collection of nursery rhymes, each illustrated by a different artist.
This is a revised and expanded edition of an exhibition catalog.