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Children's literature

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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 16 Collections and/or Records:

Gail Haley, 27 January 2006

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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: 27 January 2006

Gail Haley, 13 April 2006

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Identifier: OH-HA0430
Scope and Contents In this third of sixteen interviews, Ms. Haley discusses the period in her life in which she authored Noah's Ark (1971), Jack Jouett's Ride (1973), and The Abominable Swamp Man (1975). She describes the origins and themes of each work, the techniques used to create the artwork, and revisions she would undertake in retrospect. Ms. Haley also talks about beginning three more books during this period: Go Away, Stay Away (1977), The Post Office Cat (1976), and Costumes for Plays and Playing (1977)....
Dates: 13 April 2006

Gail Haley, 30 May 2006

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Identifier: OH-HA0431
Scope and Contents In this fourth of sixteen interviews, Ms. Haley discusses The Post Office Cat (1976), which was awarded the Kate Greenaway Medal for illustration. Ms. Haley describes how a news story concerning parliamentary debates over wage increases for post office cats inspired her to research the history of cats at the Royal Mail and ultimately to write the book. She also recalls several stories about her own cat, Clarence, who served as the model and inspiration for her illustrations. In addition, Ms....
Dates: 30 May 2006

Gail Haley, 12 October 2006

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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: 12 October 2006

Gail Haley, 21 September 2007

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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: 21 September 2007

Gail Haley, 16 February 2007

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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: 16 February 2007

Gail Haley, 05 April 2007

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Identifier: OH-HA0532
Scope and Contents In this seventh of sixteen interviews, Ms. Haley discusses her work on Birdsong (1984). The inspiration for Birdsong came from a chapbook on bird catching which came to Ms. Haley's attention while researching The Green Man (1979). Though her initial attempts to incorporate this information did not reach fruition, she later had a dream which she adapted, along with her research, into the book. While describing the origins of the story, Ms. Haley reviews the techniques used to create the...
Dates: 05 April 2007

Gail Haley, 20 April 2007

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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: 20 April 2007

Gail Haley, 18 January 2008

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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: 18 January 2008

Gail Haley, 16 January 2008

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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: 16 January 2008