K.V. Johansen Author of Fantasy and Children's Literature
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Non-fiction Articles
Essay 1, Oct. 2001
Essay 2, Dec. 2001
Essay 3, Feb. 2002
Essay 4, Apr. 2002
Essay 5, Jun. 2002
Essay 6, Oct. 2002

Essay 7, Dec. 2002
Essay 8, Feb. 2003
Essay 9, Apr. 2003
Essay 10, Jun. 2003
Essay 11, Oct. 2003
Essay 12, Dec. 2003

The original column on children's fantasy literature can be found in Resource Links magazine. To obtain a licence to make a limited number of copies of the essays for personal or educational use, please contact Access Copyright. For requests to re-print articles, please contact the author.

These booklists are not intended to be a comprehensive children's fantasy literature bibliography. Penguin/Puffin kept many children's classics in print in paperback through the sixties and seventies, but has fewer now than they used to. Random House's Red Fox imprint has been reissuing many classics lately. If you or your bookstore can't find a book in "Books in Print" or listed on the major on-line bookstores such as Amazon Canada, Amazon USA or Amazon UK, or try searching for used copies.

Essay # 7:
The Fifties: Lucy Boston, Mary Norton, Edward Eager, Tove Jansson
Lucy Boston (1892-1990) The Children of Green Knowe cover

The Children of Green Knowe (1954)
The Chimneys of Green Knowe (1858; US title The Treasure of Green Knowe)
The River at Green Knowe (1959)
A Stranger at Green Knowe (1961; Carnegie Medal)
An Enemy at Green Knowe (1964)
The Stones of Green Knowe (1976)

Mary Norton (1903-1992) -- Jump back to Top --

The Magic Bed-Knob (1943)
Bonfires and Broomsticks (1947)
Bed-Knob and Broomstick (1957; the above two books in one volume)The Borrowers cover

The Borrowers (1953; Carnegie Medal)
The Borrowers Afield (1955)
The Borrowers Afloat (1959)
The Borrowers Aloft (1961)
The Borrowers Avenged (1982)
Poor Stainless (1994)

Edward Eager (1911-1964)Half Magic cover-- Jump back to Top --

Half Magic (1954)
Knight's Castle (1956)
Magic By the Lake (1957)
The Time Garden (1958)
Magic or Not? (1959)
The Well-Wishers (1960)
Seven-Day Magic (1962)

Tove Jansson (1845-2001)-- Jump back to Top --

(dates of English publication - all except the picture book were first published by in English by Ernest Benn Ltd., followed by Puffin paperbacks)

Finn Family Moomintroll (1950)Comet in Moominland cover
Comet in Moominland (1951)
The Exploits of Moominpappa (1952)
Moominsummer Madness (1954)
Moominland Midwinter (1958)
Moominpappa at Sea (1966)
Moominpappa's Memoirs (1968)
Moominvalley in November (1970)
Tales From Moominvalley (1963; short story collection)
The Book About Moomin, Mymble, and Little My (2001 - picture book published by Sort Of Books)

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