Joan G. Robinson

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Joan Mary Gale Robinson
Born Joan Mary Gale Thomas
(1910-02-10)10 February 1910[1]
Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire, England[2]
Died 20 August 1988(1988-08-20) (aged 78)[3]
King's Lynn, Norfolk[3]
Occupation children's writer, illustrator
Language English
Period 1939–1978
Notable works
  • A Stands for Angel (1939)
  • Teddy Robinson (1953)
  • When Marnie Was There (1967)
Spouse Richard Gavin Robinson (1941–?)[4]

Joan Mary Gale Robinson, née Thomas (10 February 1910 – 20 August 1988), was a British author and illustrator of children's books.

Profile[edit]

She published her first book for children in 1939. She married writer and illustrator Richard Gavin Robinson in 1941. They lived in King's Lynn, Norfolk.[5]

When Marnie Was There (1967), her first Young Adult novel, was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal that year.[6] Hayao Miyazaki selected Marnie as one of his fifty recommended children's books,[7] and Studio Ghibli adapted it into a film of the same name.

Select bibliography[edit]

For children[edit]

  • Thomas, Joan Gale (1939). A Stands for Angel. London: Mowbray. OCLC 18756677. 
  • Thomas, Joan Gale (1948). God of All Things. London: Mowbray. OCLC 503832196. 
  • Robinson, J. G. (1953). Teddy Robinson. London: George G. Harrap & Co. OCLC 771729290. 
  • Robinson, J. G. (1957). Mary–Mary. London: George G. Harrap & Co. OCLC 504362374. 

For young adults[edit]

  • Robinson, Joan G.; Fortnum, Peggy (illus.) (1967). When Marnie Was There. London: Collins. OCLC 504362484. [8]
  • Robinson, Joan G.; Seward, Prudence (illus.) (1969). Charley (aka The Girl Who Ran Away). London: Collins. OCLC 115343. 
  • Robinson, Joan G.; Hughes, Shirley (illus.) (1972). The House in the Square. London: Collins. ISBN 0-00-184305-2. OCLC 1962038. 
  • Robinson, Joan G.; Ambrus, Glenys (illus.) (1977). The Summer Surprise. London: Collins. ISBN 0-00-184350-8. OCLC 59787931. 
  • Robinson, Joan G. (1978). Meg and Maxie (aka The Sea Witch or The Dark House of the Sea Witch). London: Gollancz. ISBN 0-575-02555-7. OCLC 16428637. [9]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ England & Wales, Death Index, 1916–2007. Ancestry.com Operations Inc., 2007.
  2. ^ "Joan Gale Robinson Papers". University of Southern Mississippi. July 2001. Retrieved 25 February 2015. 
  3. ^ a b Noonan, Barry (comp.): Death Notices from The Times, 1982–1988. Ancestry.com Operations Inc., 2005.
  4. ^ Colegrave, Sarah (2015). "Two Years Old Today". Sarah Colegrave Fine Art. Retrieved 25 February 2015. 
  5. ^ Kirkpatrick, D. L., ed. (1978). Twentieth-Century Children's Writers. New York: St. Martin's Press. pp. 1066–1068. ISBN 0-312-82413-0. 
  6. ^ "When Marnie Was There". Random House. 2014. Retrieved 25 February 2015. 
  7. ^ "50 Children's Books Chosen by Hayao Miyazaki". Ghibli Wiki. 2015. Retrieved 25 February 2015. 
  8. ^ "Kirkus Reviews: When Marnie Was There". Kirkus Reviews. 1 September 1968. Retrieved 25 February 2015. 
  9. ^ "Kirkus Reviews: The Dark House of the Sea Witch". Kirkus Reviews. 23 August 1979. Retrieved 25 February 2015. 

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