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Date & Opus Title Words Duration Publisher More…
1967
Opus 53
SchoolThe Faber Book of Nursery Songs
A Collection of Ninety Songs, Very Simply Arranged for Voices and School Instruments
Out of print Cover
Notes: Illustrated by Alan Howard; 175 pages; published in the UK by Faber & Faber in hardback (1968) and paperback (1985); published as Every Child’s Book of Nursery Songs in the US by Crown Publishers, New York, 1968
September 1972 SchoolBananas in Pyjamas
A Book of Nonsense, illustrated by Tom Barling
Carey Blyton 5½ mins Australian Broadcasting Corporation Cover
Notes: A collection of seventeen nonsense poems, seven set to music, with illustrations by Tom Barling; songs are: 1. Bananas in Pyjamas; 2. The Luxurious Shoe-horn; 3. Sally the Pig; 4. The Stork; 5. Sing a Song of Science; 6. The Manatee; 7. The Axolotl
1972
 
Text book
Dr Shinfiddler’s Musical Zoo
A Second Book of Nonsense, illustrated by Tom Barling
Manuscript info i
Notes: Never published
November 1977
Opus 79
SchoolSweeney Todd the Barber, or The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
A Victorian Melodrama for Schools
Carey Blyton 17 mins Chester Music and Novello & Co
Product page
Cover
Notes: Also available from Boosey & Hawkes
1979
 
Text book
Noah and the Unicorns
Illustrated by David James
Out of print Cover
Notes: Published by Hodder & Stoughton; 32 pages
January 1983
Opus 87a
SchoolDracula! or The Vampire Vanquished
A Victorian Melodrama for Schools
Carey Blyton 30 mins Chester Music and Novello & Co
Product page
Cover
Notes: Also available from Boosey & Hawkes
December 1984–May 1985
 
Text book
In Search of Serendipity
Sri Lankan and Indian Travelogue
Fand Music Press info i
Notes: In preparation for publication by Fand Music Press
June 1987
Opus 95
SchoolFrankenstein! or A Bolt from the Blue
A Victorian Melodrama for Schools
Carey Blyton 40 mins Chester Music and Novello & Co
Product page
Cover
Notes: Also available from Boosey & Hawkes; dedicated to Gary Higginson
1994–1995
 
Text book
The Doggy Tales of Arnold
Arnold and the Acorns
Illustrated by Maurice Stevens
Manuscript Cover
Notes: A set of ten stories, one of which (Arnold and the Acorns) was made into a TV pilot with the story read by Willie Rushton
30th December 1999
 
Text book
Composer Interviews Nº1
Carey Blyton
Interview by Peter Thompson
Carey Blyton and Peter Thompson Fand Music Press
Product page
£7.00
Cover
Notes: Republished in a totally revised second edition in 2012, with an extra essay by Peter Thompson, to mark Carey’ 80th anniversary
2002
 
Text book
Collected Short Stories and Summer in the Country (Autobiography)
Edited by Peter Thompson
Fand Music Press
Product page
£14.00
Cover
Notes: Collects together all of Carey Blyton’s short stories together with his autobiographical account of wartime evacuation as a child; includes the first ever publication of the short stories Deadline, Little Mr Universe and The Golden Silence; includes the first UK publication of the short stories The Final Solution, Touchdown and A Very Good Rate of Exchange