(1900 - 1979)
Edward Jeffrey Irving Ardizzone, CBE, RA (16 October 1900 – 8 November 1979) was an English artist, writer and illustrator, chiefly of children’s books.
For Tim All Alone (Oxford, 1956), which he wrote and illustrated, Ardizzone won the inaugural Kate Greenaway Medal from the Library Association, recognising the year’s best children’s book illustration by a British subject. For the 50th anniversary of the Medal (1955–2005) it was named one of the top ten winning works, selected by a panel to compose the ballot for a public election of the all-time favourite.
An anthology for the holidays published in aid of the Children’s Country Holiday Fund.
Set along the Mississippi River, this book traces the adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Jim, a fugitive slave. The Great American Novel.
An orphan, raised in the work house runs away and makes his way to London to seek his fortune. This is the World’s Classics edition #8 of the series. Dust jacket is by Ardizzone.
Roderick and his friend Hugh Strap are pressed into the British Navy and serve on a warship and a privateer. This World’s Classics edition, #353, has a dust jacket by Ardizzone.
The Adventures of Tim (1985)
Six stories of Tim, a small boy who lived in a house by the sea. Includes Tim and Ginger, Tim and Charlotte, Tim’s Friend Towser, Tim to the Lighthouse, Tim in Danger and Tim all Alone.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1961)
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.
All in the Downs (1934)
A naval novel of the days of Pitt and Pompadour. A ship carrying passengers joins a convoy during the French War. Dust jacket by Ardizzone shows a nautical scene.
The Alley (1964)
Connie and her friend Billy investigate a mystery in their neighborhood.
The Angel and the Donkey (1969)
The story of Balaam’s ass.
Ann at Highwood Hall (1966)
A collection of poems by a noted British author.
Arcadian Ballads (1977)
A collection of poems based on Ovid’s Metamorphoses.
Twelve traditional English tales, including Jack the Giant-Killer, Henny-Penny, and The Story of the Three Bears.
Ardizzone’s Hans Andersen (1978)
Fourteen of the Danish master’s familiar tales.
Ardizzone’s Kilvert (1976)
Extracts from the diary of an English clergyman in the nineteenth century. He died at the age of thirty-nine in 1879.
As If She Were Mine (1962)
The author’s first novel.
Back to the Local (1949)
A collection of essays on the changes in the pub scene wrought by the Second World War.
Baggage to the Enemy (1941)
An account of the war artist’s escape during the debacle of June 1940.
Barchester Towers (1953)
When the bishopric of Barchester falls to an outsider, the set ways of the cathedral close are all upset. This edition is in two volumes. Volume Two contains 279 pages.
Barchester Towers (1980)
When the bishopric of Barchester falls to an outsider, the set ways of the cathedral close are all upset. This World’s Classics edition is in one volume. The number of illustrations has been reduced.