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Gillian Avery

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Gillian Avery


Born
in Reigate, Surrey, The United Kingdom
September 30, 1926

Died
January 31, 2016

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Gillian Elise Avery (30 September 1926 – 31 January 2016) was an award-winning British children's novelist, and a historian of childhood education and children's literature.

She won the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize in 1972, for A Likely Lad . It was adapted for television in 1990. Avery was three times a commended runner-up for the Carnegie Medal from the Library Association, which recognises the year's best children's book by a British writer: for The Warden's Niece (1957), The Greatest Gresham (1962) and A Likely Lad (1971).

Avery was born in Reigate, Surrey, and attended Dunottar School there. She worked first as a journalist on the Surrey Mirror, then for Chambers's Encyclopaedia and Oxford University Press. In 1952 she ma
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The Warden's Niece

3.87 avg rating — 76 ratings — published 1957 — 5 editions
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The Elephant War

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A Likely Lad

3.82 avg rating — 17 ratings — published 1971 — 7 editions
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The Greatest Gresham

3.87 avg rating — 15 ratings — published 1972 — 2 editions
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Behold the Child: American ...

4.08 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 1994 — 2 editions
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To Tame a Sister

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Huck & Her Time Machine

3.69 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 1977 — 2 editions
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The Italian Spring

3.36 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 1972 — 6 editions
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