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Joan G. Robinson

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Joan Mary Gale Robinson
BornJoan Mary Gale Thomas
(1910-02-10)10 February 1910[1]
Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire, England[2]
Died20 August 1988(1988-08-20) (aged 78)[3]
King's Lynn, Norfolk[3]
Occupationchildren's writer, illustrator
LanguageEnglish
Period1939–1978
Notable works
SpouseRichard 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

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

For children

  • 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

References

Notes

  1. ^ England & Wales, Death Index, 1916–2007. Ancestry.com, 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. Archived from the original on 23 June 2015. 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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