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Haley, Gail E.

 Person

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Gail Haley [11], 2007 September 21

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Identifier: OH-HA0530
Scope and Contents In this sixth of sixteen interviews, Ms. Haley relates working on The Green Man (1979). Ms. Haley describes her initial discovery of the Green Man as a figure on pub signs. She recalls the way the images resonated with her, which in turn motivated her to research the character at locations such as the Cecil Sharp House. Eventually she decided to create a book inspired by her research. Throughout the interview Ms. Haley discusses the many variations of the Green Man and his connection with...
Dates: 2007 September 21

Gail Haley [12], 2008 January 16

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Identifier: OH-HA0536
Scope and Contents In this twelfth of sixteen interviews, Ms. Haley continues the conversation from her eleventh interview about her work on Mountain Jack Tales (1992). Ms. Haley details several of the stories contained in the book, as well as popular motifs within each. She summarizes her view of Jack as a hero and a universal male figure across cultures, offering examples of similar stories from other folklore traditions. In addition, Ms. Haley discusses her decision to include a story about Muncimeg, a strong...
Dates: 2008 January 16

Gail Haley [13], 2008 January 18

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Identifier: OH-HA0537
Scope and Contents In this thirteenth of sixteen interviews, Ms. Haley recalls her work on Dream Peddler (1993). Ms. Haley describes how she was inspired to write this story while conducting research at the Library of Congress when she came across the story of John Chapman, the legendary Pedlar of Swaffham (a small town in Norfolk, England) who followed his dream and discovered a fortune in his own backyard. Ms. Haley was intrigued by the peddler's surname, which she connected with the selling of chapbooks, works...
Dates: 2008 January 18

Gail Haley [15], 2008 July 28

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Identifier: OH-HA0539
Scope and Contents In this fifteenth of sixteen interviews, Ms. Haley discusses her work on Kokopelli (2003). Ms. Haley describes the long gestation of this story, which was originally suggested by a friend but not acted on for over a decade. Eventually, her observation of cicadas in her garden inspired Ms. Haley to research and interpret the legends of Kokopelli, a trickster, sometimes depicted as a cicada, who ushers in spring. Ms. Haley notes that her retelling is a story of emergence as the ant people are led...
Dates: 2008 July 28

Gail Haley [2], 2006 January 27

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Identifier: OH-HA0429
Scope and Contents In this second of sixteen interviews, Ms. Haley recounts her decision to begin her career as an author and illustrator, and describes several of her early works, including The Wonderful, Magical World of Marguerite (1964), the Round Stories (1966), and, most notably, A Story, A Story (1970), for which she was awarded the 1971 Caldecott Medal for picture book illustration. In particular, Ms. Haley recalls her work on A Story, A Story, including first learning about Anansi while living in St....
Dates: 2006 January 27

Gail Haley [5], 2006 October 12

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Identifier: OH-HA0432
Scope and Contents In this fifth of sixteen interviews, Ms. Haley describes her work on Go Away, Stay Away (1977). She recounts viewing a short film featuring the traditions of the Lötschental Valley in Switzerland, which inspired her to research the custom of using masks to frighten away spirits and winter. Ms. Haley's research, conducted at the Folklore Society and Horniman Museum, as well as her interest in the works of Joseph Campbell and James George Frazer, culminated in the creation of Go Away, Stay Away....
Dates: 2006 October 12

Gail Haley [6], 2007 February 16

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Identifier: OH-HA0531
Scope and Contents In this sixth of sixteen interviews, Ms. Haley relates working on The Green Man (1979). Ms. Haley describes her initial discovery of the Green Man as a figure on pub signs. She recalls the way the images resonated with her, which in turn motivated her to research the character at locations such as the Cecil Sharp House. Eventually she decided to create a book inspired by her research. Throughout the interview Ms. Haley discusses the many variations of the Green Man and his connection with...
Dates: 2007 February 16

Gail Haley [8], 2007 April 20

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Identifier: OH-HA0533
Scope and Contents In this eighth of sixteen interviews, Ms. Haley describes two of her publications connected with the mythic character of Jack, Jack and the Bean Tree (1986) and Jack and the Fire Dragon (1988). Ms. Haley recounts how she first became involved with Jack while reading the work of Joseph Campbell, as well as her interpretations of the character using the theories of Campbell and Carl Jung. In particular, she discusses Jack as an archetypal figure and "everyman" whose character spans cultures. Ms....
Dates: 2007 April 20

Gail Haley papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS0351
Overview Papers and selected art work of Haley. The collection includes drafts of her books, printing blocks and color separations for some of her illustrations. Gail Haley was the first person to win both the Caldecott (American) and the Greenway (British) awards for children's book illustration.
Dates: 1842 - 2005