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Peter Opie

Author

(1918 - 1982)

Peter Opie

Peter Mason Opie and his wife Iona Archibald 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.



Bibliography

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.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): Various

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A Family Book of Nursery Rhymes (1964)

An extensive collection of nursery rhymes from those indefatigable collectors, the Opies.

Author(s): Iona Opie
Peter Opie
Illustrator(s): Pauline Baynes

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I Saw Esau (1947)

A collection of schoolyard rhymes. The illustrated dust jacket is from the second issue.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): Anne Ainscough

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The Opie Book of Nursery Rhymes (1997)

A copious and critical collection of nursery rhymes.

Author(s): Iona Opie
Peter Opie
Illustrator(s): Pauline Baynes

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The Oxford Book of Children's Verse (1973)

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."

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): None

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The Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes (1951)

The definitive collection of nursery rhymes in English.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): Various

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The Oxford Nursery Rhyme Book (1955)

A collection of over 800 nursery rhymes, jingles, riddles, catches, tongue twisters, counting rhymes, baby games, alphabets, prayers, songs and lullabies.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): Joan Hassall
Various

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The Puffin Book of Nursery Rhymes (1963)

An extensive collection of nursery rhymes by those indefatigable collectors, the Opies.

Author(s): Iona Opie
Peter Opie
Illustrator(s): Pauline Baynes

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Tail Feathers from Mother Goose (1988)

A collection of nursery rhymes, each illustrated by a different artist.

Author(s): Iona Opie
Peter Opie
Illustrator(s): Janet Ahlberg
Nicola Bayley

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Three Centuries of Nursery Rhymes and Poetry for Children (1977)

This is a revised and expanded edition of an exhibition catalog.

Author(s): Iona Opie
Peter Opie
Illustrator(s): Various

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