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EGOFF, Sheila A.

EGOFF, Sheila A. Canadian (born United States), b. 1918. Genres: Literary criticism and history. Career: Galt Public Library, Galt, ON, children's librarian, 1938-42; Toronto Public Library, children's librarian, 1942-52, reference librarian, 1952-57; Canadian Library Association, editor, 1957-61; affiliated with University of British Columbia, Vancouver, beginning in 1961, became professor of librarianship, served as May Hill Arbuthnot Honorary Lecturer, 1979; Officer, Order of Canada, 1994. Publications: The Republic of Childhood: A Critical Guide to Canadian Children's Literature, 1968, 2nd ed., 1975; (with A. Belisle) Notable Canadian Children's Books/Un choix de livres canadiens pour la jeunesse, 1973; Thursday's Child: Trends and Patterns in Contemporary Children's Literature, 1981; Worlds Within: Fantasy from the Middle Ages to Today, 1988; Canadian Children's Books 1799-1939, 1992; Books That Shaped Our Minds, 1998. EDITOR: (with G.T Stubbs and L.F. Ashley) Only Connect: Readings on Children's Literature, 1969, 2nd ed., 1980; One Ocean Touching: Papers from the First Pacific Rim Conference on Children's Literature, 1979. Address: 3687 W 16th Ave, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6R 3C3.

Egoff, Sheila A.

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