(1926 - 2016)
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.
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.
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.
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.