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Gillian Avery

Author, Editor

(1926 - 2016)

Gillian Avery

Gillian (Elise) Avery (born 30 September 1926) is a British children’s novelist and historian of childhood education and children’s literature. She and A Likely Lad won the annual Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize in 1972, a once-in-a-lifetime book award judged by a panel of British children’s writers. It was adapted for television in 1990.



Bibliography

The Elephant War (1960)

When Phineas T. Barnum buys Jumbo the elephant from the London Zoo for his circus, Victorian England is up in arms.

Author(s): Gillian Avery
Illustrator(s): John Verney

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The Elephant War (1971)

When Phineas T. Barnum buys Jumbo the elephant in the London Zoo for his circus, Victorian England is up in arms.

Author(s): Gillian Avery
Illustrator(s): John Verney

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To Tame a Sister (1961)

Margaret goes to stay with her cousins, but her two mischievous brothers come as well and threaten to spoil everything.

Author(s): Gillian Avery
Illustrator(s): John Verney

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Unforgettable Journeys (1965)

A selection of stories and true accounts of travels.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): John Verney

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