Sheena Porter

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Sheena Porter (born 1935) is a British author of children's novels. She won the 1964 Carnegie Medal from the Library Association, recognising Nordy Bank as the year's best children's book by a British subject.[1]

Sheena Porter has worked as a librarian in Leicester, Nottingham and Shropshire, and currently lives in Ludlow.

Her work is particularly notable for its atmosphere and characterization. It has a feeling for landscape, often portraying actual places, especially in the high country of the Welsh Marches, such as Nordy Bank, and the Long Mynd in The Knockers.[2] She also weaves the history and folklore of the region into her narratives.[3]

Selected works[edit]

  • The Bronze Chrysanthemum (1961), illustrated by Shirley Hughes
  • Hills and Hollows (1962), illus. Victor Ambrus
  • Jacobs' Ladder (1963), illus. Ambrus
  • Nordy Bank (1964), illus. Annette Macarthur-Onslow
  • The Knockers (1965), illus. Gareth Floyd
  • Deerfold (1966), illus. Ambrus
  • The Scapegoat (1968), illus. Doreen Roberts
  • The Valley of Carrig-Wen (1971), illus. Roberts
  • The Hospital (1973), illus. Robin Jacques

See also[edit]


  1. ^ (Carnegie Winner 1964) Archived 2009-06-08 at the Wayback Machine.. Living Archive: Celebrating the Carnegie and Greenaway Winners. CILIP. Retrieved 2012-08-16.
  2. ^ Marcus Crouch, The Nesbit Tradition: The Children's Novel in England 1945–1970, Ernest Benn, 1972, pp. 155–56.
  3. ^ "Sheena Porter" Archived 2009-02-28 at the Wayback Machine.. Updated 14 September 2003. Literary Heritage: West Midlands ( Shropshire County Council. Digital Midlands.

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