Tony Bradman (born 22 January 1954) is an English writer of children's books and short speculative fiction best known for the Dilly the Dinosaur book series. He is the author of more than 50 books for young people published by multiple houses including Alfred A. Knopf, Methuen Publishing, Puffin Books, and HarperCollins.
Speculative fiction is an umbrella genre encompassing fiction with certain elements that do not exist in the real world, often in the context of supernatural, futuristic or other imaginative themes. This includes, but is not limited to, science fiction, fantasy, superhero fiction, horror, utopian and dystopian fiction, fairytale fantasy, supernatural fiction as well as combinations thereof.
Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. is a New York publishing house that was founded by Alfred A. Knopf Sr. and Blanche Knopf in 1915. Blanche and Alfred traveled abroad regularly and were known for publishing European, Asian, and Latin American writers in addition to leading American literary trends. It was acquired by Random House in 1960, which was later acquired by Bertelsmann in 1998, and is now part of the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. The Knopf publishing house is associated with its borzoi colophon, which was designed by co-founder Blanche Knopf in 1925.
Methuen Publishing Ltd is an English publishing house. It was founded in 1889 by Sir Algernon Methuen (1856–1924) and began publishing in London in 1892. Initially Methuen mainly published non-fiction academic works, eventually diversifying to encourage female authors and later translated works. E. V. Lucas headed the firm from 1924 to 1928.
Bradman was born in Balham, London. He earned a M.A. degree from Queens' College, Cambridge, and worked as a music writer and as a children's book reviewer for Parents magazine before beginning to write children's literature in 1984. His Dilly the Dinosaur series has sold over 2 million copies worldwide.
Balham is a neighbourhood in south London, England, in the London Borough of Wandsworth. The area has been settled since Saxon times and appears in the Domesday Book as Belgeham.
Queens' College is a constituent college of the University of Cambridge, England. Queens' is one of the oldest and the largest colleges of the university, founded in 1448 by Margaret of Anjou, and has some of the most recognisable buildings in Cambridge. The college spans both sides of the river Cam, colloquially referred to as the "light side" and the "dark side", with the Mathematical Bridge connecting the two.
Parents, published by Meredith Corporation, is an American mass circulation monthly magazine that features scientific information on child development geared to help parents in raising their children.
Bradman and his family live in Beckenham, Kent.
Eileen Browne is an author and illustrator best known for being the author of the Handa books.
Philippe Dupasquier is an author and illustrator of children's books. He was born in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, but he went to art school in Lyon, France 1976-79, after which he became a freelance illustrator in London, England.
The Dilly the Dinosaur series was illustrated by Susan Hellard.
The Daisy Tales series was illustrated by Priscilla Lamont.
The Bluebeards series was illustrated by Rowan Barnes Murphy.
The Internet Speculative Fiction Database (ISFDB) is a database of bibliographic information on genres considered speculative fiction, including science fiction and related genres such as fantasy fiction and horror fiction. The ISFDB is a volunteer effort, with both the database and wiki being open for editing and user contributions. The ISFDB database and code are available under Creative Commons licensing and there is support within both Wikipedia and ISFDB for interlinking. The data are reused by other organizations, such as Freebase, under the creative commons license.
The Library of Congress (LOC) is the research library that officially serves the United States Congress and is the de facto national library of the United States. It is the oldest federal cultural institution in the United States. The library is housed in three buildings on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.; it also maintains the National Audio-Visual Conservation Center in Culpeper, Virginia. The library's functions are overseen by the librarian of Congress, and its buildings are maintained by the architect of the Capitol. The Library of Congress claims to be the largest library in the world. Its "collections are universal, not limited by subject, format, or national boundary, and include research materials from all parts of the world and in more than 450 languages."
Ronald Gordon King-Smith OBE, Hon.MEd, was a prolific English writer of children's books, primarily using the pen name Dick King-Smith. He is best known for The Sheep-Pig (1983), or Babe the Gallant Pig in the US. It was adapted as the movie Babe (1995) and translations have been published in fifteen languages. He was awarded an Honorary Master of Education degree by the University of the West of England in 1999 and appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2010 New Year Honours. Dick and Myrle had three children – two daughters and one son (Giles). Dick King-Smith's first book, The Foxbusters, was published in 1978.
Shep Pettibone is an American record producer, remixer, songwriter and club DJ, one of the most prolific of the 1980s.
Newton's Apple is an American educational television program produced and developed by KTCA of Minneapolis–Saint Paul, and distributed to PBS stations in the United States that ran from October 15, 1983, to January 3, 1998, with reruns continued until October 31, 1999. The show's title is based on the legend of Isaac Newton sitting under a tree and an apple falling near him — or, more popularly, on his head — prompting him to ponder what makes things fall, leading to the development of his theory of gravitation. The show was produced by Twin Cities Public Television (tpt). For most of the run, the show's theme song was Ruckzuck by Kraftwerk, later remixed by Absolute Music. Earlier- and later- episodes of the show featured an original song.
Mike Baron is an American comic book writer and the creator of Badger and the co-creator of Nexus with Steve Rude.
Esther Mona Friesner-Stutzman, née Friesner is an American science fiction and fantasy author. She is best known for her humorous style of writing, both in the titles and the works themselves.
The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera is an animated syndicated programming block produced by Hanna-Barbera that ran on a weekly schedule and was performed in live action. The program ran from 1985 to 1994.
USA Up All Night is an American cable television series that aired weekly on Friday and Saturday nights on the USA Network. The show aired from 1989 to 1998.
John Henry Alvin was an American cinematic artist and painter who illustrated many movie posters. Alvin created posters and key art for more than 135 films, beginning with the poster for Mel Brooks' Blazing Saddles (1974). His style of art became known as Alvinesque by friends and colleagues in the entertainment industry.
Anuradha Paudwal is an Indian playback singer who works in Bollywood. She was awarded the Padma Shri, India's fourth-highest civilian award, by the Government of India in 2017. She is a recipient of the National Film Award and a four-time winner of the Filmfare Award.
Peter Barrett designed and provided the artwork for a set of United Kingdom postage stamps depicting dogs in 1979. A commemorative first day cover was also brought out.
The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize established in 1978, is for English-language women playwrights. Named for Susan Smith, (1935–1977) alumna of Smith College, who died of breast cancer.
Margery Cuyler is an American children's book author. She has written many picture books, including That's Good! That's Bad! and the rest of its series.
Shari a.k.a. Sadhana is an Indian film and television actress. She was a prominent lead actress during the 1980s and 1990s in Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada, and Telugu films.
Helen Roney Sattler was an American children's author most famous for her award-winning books about dinosaurs.
Wilfried was an Austrian singer-songwriter and actor. He was born in Bad Goisern am Hallstättersee, Austria. He was best known for representing Austria in the 1988 Eurovision Song Contest with his song "Lisa Mona Lisa". He was also an actor with his best known role was in Hilde, das Dienstmädchen (1986). From 1978 to 1979 he was a singer for the Austrian band Erste Allgemeine Verunsicherung.
Bibliography of fantasy writer Jane Yolen: