Works by Iona and Peter Opie

 

Works by Peter Opie


1939. I Want to Be a Success. London, Michael Joseph.
1945. Having Held the Nettle. London: Torchstream Books.
1946. The Case of Being a Young Man. London: Chosen Books.
1953. 'The Collection of Folk - Lore in England', Journal of the Royal Society of Arts 101, 697 - 714.
1954. 'England, The Great Undiscovered', Folklore 65, 149 - 64.
1957. 'The Present State of Folklore Studies in England', Folklore 68, 466 - 71.
1963. 'The Tentacles of Tradition', Folklore 74.4, 507 - 26.
1964. 'Proposal for a Dictionary, Arranged on Historical Principles, of English Traditional Lore', Folklore 75.2, 73 - 90.


1970. Foreword to You Know Me Anty Nelly? Liverpool Children's Rhymes. Compiled by Frank Shaw. Rev. and enl. edn. London: Wolfe, pp. vii - ix.


1975. 'John Newbery and his Successors', Book Collector 24 (1975), 259 - 69.

 

Works by Iona Opie

 

1986. 'The Opie Oeuvre', Children's Literature Association Quarterly 11, 122 - 23.
1988. 'Iona Opie 1923 - ', Something about the Author Autobiography Series 6, 203 - 17.
1989. 'The Making of Folklore Books: Chiefly the Experiences of Revd John Brand and the Opies', Folklore 100, 53 - 62.


1989. A Dictionary of Superstitions. Ed. by Iona Opie and Moira Tatem. Oxford: Oxford University Press.


1991. 'May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture: The Nature and Function of Children's Lore', Journal of Youth Services in Libraries 4, 350 - 60.


1993. The People in the Playground. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
1996. My Very First Mother Goose. London: Walker Books.
1996. 'Playground Rhymes and the Oral Tradition', in International Companion Encyclopedia of Children's Literature. Ed. Peter Hunt. London: Routledge, pp. 173 - 86.


2001. Foreword to Play Today in the Primary School Playground: Life, Learning and Creativity. Ed. by Julia C. Bishop and Mavis Curtis. Buckingham: Open University Press.

 

Works by Iona and Peter Opie

 

1947. I Saw Esau: Traditional Rhymes of Youth. Williams & Norgate.
1950. 'Boaters in the River', Folklore 71, 54 - 55.
1951. The Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes. Oxford: Clarendon Press.
1951. 'The Preservation of Folk Song Texts in Juvenile Literature', Journal of the English Folk Dance and Song Society 6.3, 92 - 96.


1951. 'Burns and the Nursery', Scots Chronicle, 71 - 79.
1953. 'Opies Request Children's Lore', Journal of American Folklore 66, 268.
1953. 'How We Play and What We Say', The Village 8, 22 - 31.
1955. The Oxford Nursery Rhyme Book. Oxford: Clarendon Press.
1957. Christmas Party Games. New York: Oxford University Press.
1959. The Lore and Language of Schoolchildren. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
1963. The Puffin Book of Nursery Rhymes. London: Puffin.
1969. Children's Games in Street and Playground. Oxford: Clarendon Press.
1970. 'Children's Derogatory Epithets', Journal of American Folklore 83, 354 - 55.
1971. 'Games (Young) People Play', Horizon 13, 16 - 19.
1973. Three Centuries of Poetry and Nursery Rhymes for Children. Oxford: Oxford University Press.


1973. The Oxford Book of Children's Verse. Oxford: Clarendon Press.
1974. The Classic Fairy Tales. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
1974. 'Children's Sports and Games'. In Encyclopaedia Britannica. 15th edn. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, 242 - 46.


1975. 'Language in Children's Culture'. In Children and Language: Readings in Early Language and Socialization.Ed. by Sinclair Rogers. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 135 - 49.


1977. Three Centuries of Poetry and Nursery Rhymes for Children. Rev. and enl. edn. Oxford: Oxford University Press.


1980. A Nursery Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
1980. 'Certain Laws of Folklore', in Folklore Studies in the Twentieth Century, ed. by Venetia J. Newall. Woodbridge: Brewer.


1983. The Oxford Book of Narrative Verse. New edn. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
1985. The Singing Game. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
1988. Tail Feathers of Mother Goose. Little Brown.
1990. Babies: An Unsentimental Anthology. London: John Murray.
1994. The Oxford Book of Children's Verse. New edn. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
1997. Children's Games with Things. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
1997. The Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes. New edn. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

 

Newspaper Articles by Iona and Peter Opie


1961. 'The Private World of Children's Games', Observer 6 August, 13.
1973. 'Three Centuries of Children's Verse [Exhibition at National Book League]', Times Literary Supplement 18 May, 56 - 57.


1975. 'Books that Come to Life: Turn Up Books', Times Literary Supplement 19 September, 1055.
1978. 'Tradition and Transmission' Times Literary Supplement 14, 799 - 80.
1980. 'One Shilling Plain, Eighteen - Pence Coloured', Times Literary Supplement 19, 1030 - 31.
1991. 'Chestnut Champions', Independent 29 October, 20.