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Gillian Avery

Gillian Avery is a historian of children s literature based in Oxford. She is the author of Childhood s Pattern (1975) and Behold the Child: American Children and Their Books, 1621 1922 (1994), as well as co-editor of Children and their Books (1989) and Representations of Childhood Death (2000). She was chairman of the Children s Books History Society from 1987 to 1990.