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Burnett Conference
In the Garden:
Essays in Honor of
Frances Hodgson Burnett

edited by Angelica Shirley Carpenter

In 2003 at California State University, Fresno, Angelica convened the first conference ever held about Frances Hodgson Burnett. Scholars, fans, and collectors came from several countries to participate. This book, based on the conference, includes essays about her life and work from Alison Lurie, Ann Thwaite, Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina, Jerry Griswold, and others. It includes rare photos and illustrations and an interview with Burnett's great-granddaughter, Penny Deupree, who inherited the family archive.


Paperback ISBN 0-8108-5288-4

Lewis Carroll
Lewis Carroll:
Through the Looking Glass

by Angelica Shirley Carpenter

Lewis Carroll was the pen name of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, a mathematics tutor at Oxford University in England. He wrote Alice's Adventures in Wonderland for his child friend Alice Liddell, daughter of the college dean. As a young man, he took up photography for a hobby and today he is judged the best photographer of children from the Victorian era. In the 21st century, some of his pictures have sparked controversy.


Hardcover ISBN 0-8225-0073-6     Not yet available in paperback

Robert Louis Stevenson
Robert Louis Stevenson:
Finding Treasure Island

by Angelica Shirley Carpenter
and Jean Shirley

Robert Louis Stevenson grew from a spoiled only child into a polished world traveler and famous author. Born in Scotland, he broke his father's heart before he traveled to Europe, America, and the South Seas. In 1888 he sailed across the Pacific Ocean in a luxurious 95-foot yacht to meet cannibals, missionaries, chiefs, and princesses in exotic lands. His 60 books include travelogues and the novels Kidnapped, Dr. Jeykll and Mr. Hyde, and Treasure Island. Sometimes this author's real life was as exciting as the stories he wrote.


Hardcover ISBN 0-8225-4955-7     Not yet available in paperback

Lyman Frank Baum
L. Frank Baum:
Royal Historian of Oz
by Angelica Shirley Carpenter
and Jean Shirley

L. Frank Baum enjoyed fairy tales as a child, but sometimes they frightened him. Someday, he thought, he would write a new kind of story, with nothing to scare young readers. After working as an actor, shop owner, newspaper editor, china salesman, and marketing expert, he began writing seriously in his forties. His most famous book, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, was published in 1900 and he wrote 13 more Oz books after that.


Hardcover ISBN 0-8225-4910-7     Paperback ISBN 0-8225-9617-2


Frances Hodgson Burnett:
Beyond the Secret Garden

by Angelica Shirley Carpenter
and Jean Shirley

In 1868 a poor British teenager, recently arrived in Tennessee, sold two stories to an American magazine. Sixty books later, Frances Hodgson Burnett was one of the richest, most popular authors in the world, but money could not guarantee happiness. Her book Little Lord Fauntleroy started a fashion craze that little boys hated. The Secret Garden was based on her own experience bringing a neglected garden back to life. Find out why this famous writer closely resembles her plucky heroine in A Little Princess.


Hardcover ISBN 0-8225-4905-0     Paperback ISBN 0-8225-9610-5