Children's literature drafts

Scope and Content

Partly typewritten and partly autograph drafts and notes about children's literature the majority of which are prose. Consists of titled and untitled material, titles include 'The Tigerboy', 'Ffangs II', 'The Roar', 'Book II', 'The Angel', 'The House of Karma', 'Milwepa Boy', 'My brother Mo' and 'Moon-jewels'. Untitled material relating to a story about 'Yeti-girl', Huggles, the baby ogre and ideas for other children's stories is also included. Much of the material is unpublished although there may be some connection with published works such as with 'Ffangs II' and Hughes' published story, Ffangs the Vampire Bat and the Kiss of Truth (1986) and with 'My brother Mo' and Meet My Folks although that is not explicit. The children's story 'The Tigerboy' was published in 1979. Some notes entitled 'Iron Woman' are also included on the reverse side of notes about 'Ffangs II'. This material was originally stored in a box-file marked 'Cat of Endless Tales'. This folder contains some undated material.

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Bibliography

The children's story 'The Tigerboy' was published in The Story-teller 2 a collection of children's stories compiled by Graham Barrett and Michael Morpurgo (1979).