Wilson, Barbara Ker
WILSON, Barbara Ker
WILSON, Barbara Ker. Australian (born England), b. 1929. Genres: Novels, Novellas/Short stories, Children's fiction, Children's non-fiction, Mythology/Folklore. Career: Children's book editor, Bodley Head, publrs., London, 1956-61, William Collins, publrs., London, 1961-64, Angus & Robertson, publrs., Sydney, 1965-72, Hodder and Stoughton, Sydney, 1973-76, Reader's Digest, condensed books managing editor, 1977-84; University of Queensland Press, consultant editor, 1985-94. Publications: Scottish Folk- Tales and Legends, 1954; Path through the Woods, 1958; Lovely Summer, 1960; Look at Books, 1960; Writing for Children, 1960; Noel Streatfeild: A Monograph, 1961; Last Year's Broken Toys (in US as In Love and War), 1962; A Story to Tell, 1964; Beloved of the Gods (in US as In the Shadow of Vesuvius), 1965; A Family Likeness (in US as The Biscuit-Tin Family), 1967; Animal Folk Tales, 1968; Australia: Wonderland Down Under, 1969; Hiccups, 1971; Tales Told to Kabbarli, 1972; The Magic Fishbones, 1974; The Magic Bird, 1974; The Turtle and the Island, 1978; The Willow Pattern Story, 1979; The Persian Carpet Story, 1982; Kelly the Sleepy Koala, 1983; Kevin the Kookaburra, 1983; Jane Austen in Australia (adult novel), 1984, in US as Antipodes Jane, 1985; Daisy Bates, 1986; Acacia Terrace, 1988; The Quade Inheritance (adult novel), 1988; The Turtle and the Island, 1990; Wishbones, 1993; Fairy Tales from Scotland, 1999. EDITOR: The Young Eve-2, 1962; Australian Kaleidoscope, 1968; Handful of Ghosts, 1976; The Illustrated Treasury of Australian Stories and Verse for Children, 1987; Brief Encounters, 1992; Hands Up! Who Enjoyed Their School Days, 1994. Address: 7 Lookout Ct, Victoria Point, Queensland, QLD 4165, Australia.