Search - List of Books by Sylvia Ashton-Warner

"I am inclined to think that eating is a private thing and should be done alone, like other bodily functions." -- Sylvia Ashton-Warner
Sylvia Constance Ashton-Warner, (December 17, 1908 - April 28, 1984), New Zealand writer, poet and educator, was born on December 17, 1908, in Stratford, New Zealand. She spent many years teaching M?ori children, using stimulating and often pioneering techniques which she wrote about in her 1963 treatise Teacher and in the various volumes of her autobiography. Her success derived from a commitment to "releasing the native imagery and using it for working material" and her belief that communication must produce a mutual response in order to affect a lasting change. As a novelist, she produced several works mostly centred around strong female characters. Her novel Spinster (1958) was made into the 1961 film Two Loves (also known as The Spinster) starring Shirley MacLaine. She was awarded an MBE for services to education and literature.

Ashton-Warner died on April 28, 1984, in Tauranga. Her life story was adapted for the 1985 biographical film Sylvia, based on her work and writings, and she was honoured at the University of Auckland—the institution at which she trained between 1928 and 1929—where the Faculty of Education library was named the Sylvia Ashton-Warner Library in 1987.

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Total Books: 21
1986 - Teacher (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780671617684
ISBN-10: 0671617680
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.

1986 - Spinster (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780671617677
ISBN-10: 0671617672
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.

Spinster A Novel
1980 - Spinster a Novel (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780860681618
ISBN-10: 0860681610

I passed this way
1980 - I Passed This Way (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780589013318
ISBN-10: 0589013319

1971 - Three (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780709120827
ISBN-10: 0709120826
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Bell Call
1971 - Bell Call (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780709117957
ISBN-10: 0709117957
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Three a Novel
Three a Novel (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780394448718
ISBN-10: 0394448715

Spearpoint teacher in America
Spearpoint Teacher in America (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780394479712
ISBN-10: 0394479718

Myself (Other)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780436022029
ISBN-10: 0436022028

Greenstone (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9789997406378
ISBN-10: 9997406370