• R.I.P. Graham Oakley, 93, British writer/illustrator: "Church Mice" ser

    From Lenona@21:1/5 to All on Fri Dec 30 12:00:48 2022

    "Graham Thomas (Oakley), died on 19th December 2022, aged 93 years, in Dorset. Author and Illustrator. A private service will be held..."

    What I posted in 2019:

    He received two Kate Greenaway Medal commendations in 1976 and 1982.


    (LONG article from 2011, with photos)


    (two Kirkus reviews)

    (reader reviews)




    Graham Oakley's Magical Changes, Macmillan (London), 1979, Atheneum
    (New York City), 1980.

    Hetty and Harriet, Macmillan, 1981, Atheneum, 1982.

    Henry's Quest, Macmillan, 1985, Atheneum, 1986.

    Once upon a Time: A Prince's Fantastic Journey, Macmillan, 1990.

    The Foxbury Force, Macmillan, 1994.

    The Foxbury Force and the Pirates, McClelland & Stewart/Tundra Books,


    The Church Mouse (also see below), Atheneum, 1972.

    The Church Cat Abroad (also see below), Atheneum, 1973.

    The Church Mice and the Moon (also see below), Atheneum, 1974.

    The Church Mice Spread Their Wings, Macmillan, 1975, Atheneum, 1976.

    The Church Mice Adrift, Macmillan, 1976, Atheneum, 1977.

    The Church Mice at Bay, Macmillan, 1978, Atheneum, 1979.

    The Church Mice at Christmas, Atheneum, 1980.

    The Church Mice in Action, Macmillan, 1982, Atheneum, 1983.

    The Church Mice Chronicles (contains The Church Mouse, The Church Cat
    Abroad, and The Church Mice and the Moon), Macmillan, 1986.

    The Diary of a Church Mouse, Macmillan, 1986, Atheneum, 1987.

    More Church Mice Chronicles, Macmillan, 1990.

    The Church Mice and the Ring, Atheneum, 1992.

    Humphrey Hits the Jackpot, Hodder Children's (London), 1998.

    The Church Mice Take a Break, Hodder Children's (London), 2000.


    John Ruskin, The King of the Golden River, Hutchinson (London), 1958.

    Hugh Popham, Monsters and Marlinspikes, Hart-Davis (London), 1958.

    Popham, The Fabulous Voyage of the Pegasus, Criterion (London), 1959.

    Robert Louis Stevenson, Kidnapped, Dent (London), 1960, with
    illustrations by N. C. Wyeth, Crown (New York City), 1989.

    David Scott Daniell, Discovering the Bible, University of London Press (London), 1961.

    Charles Kervern, White Horizons, University of London Press, 1962.

    Mollie Clarke, adapter, The Three Feathers: A German Folk Tale Retold, Hart-Davis, 1963, Follett (New York City), 1968.

    Richard Garnett, The White Dragon, Hart-Davis, 1963, Vanguard (New
    York City), 1964.

    Garnett, Jack of Dover, Vanguard, 1966.

    Patricia Ledward, Grandmother's Footsteps, Macmillan, 1966.

    Taya Zinkin, Stories Told round the World, Oxford University Press
    (New York City), 1968.

    Brian Read, The Water Wheel, World's Work, 1970.

    Tanith Lee, Dragon Hoard, Farrar, Straus (New York City), 1971.

    Elizabeth MacDonald, The Two Sisters, World's Work, 1975.

    Bronwen Meredith, Is Your Cat Too Fat?, Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 1998.

    "Also illustrator of Mollie Clarke's Skillywidden, 1965, and The Bird-
    Catcher and the Crow-Peri, 1968, and of Robert Ogilvie's The Ancient
    World, 1969."

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