Who was William Canton?

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  • aysha
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago
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    William Canton (1845 - 1926) was a British journalist and writer, now best known for his contributions to children's literature. These include his series of three books, beginning with The Invisible Playmate written for his daughter Winifred Vida (1891-1901).

    He was born at Chusan in China. He worked as a journalist in London and Glasgow. He also wrote poetry, and a substantial history of the Bible Society.


    A Lost Epic and other poems (1887)

    The fairy princess, and other poems

    The Invisible Playmate: A Story of the Unseen (1894)

    W. V. Her Book (1896)

    A Child's Book of Saints (1898)

    Children's sayings : edited with a digression on the small people (1900)

    In memory of W. V. (1901)

    The Comrades (1902) poems

    A history of the British and Foreign Bible Society, 5 vols (1904-1910).

    The Bible and the Anglo-Saxon People (1914)

    Poems (1927, Harrap)

  • 1 decade ago

    A British journalist and a writer of children's stories. You can look at the wiki for his list of books, but there isn't much biographical information beyond that.

  • 1 decade ago

    Um, why don't you just Google the name?

  • 1 decade ago


    wikipedia is a great resource!

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