WorldCat Identities

Murphy, Kelly 1977-

Overview
Works: 152 works in 431 publications in 5 languages and 37,022 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Adventure stories  Novels  Stories in rhyme  History  Picture books  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, rdd, Other, Performer
Classifications: PZ7.L1414, FIC
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Kelly Murphy
Masterpiece by Elise Broach( Book )

20 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 4,973 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After Marvin, a beetle, makes a miniature drawing as an eleventh birthday gift for James, a human with whom he shares a house, the two new friends work together to help recover a Durer drawing stolen from the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Flight of the phoenix by R. L LaFevers( Book )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 3,028 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1928, when timid ten-year-old Nate learns that his parents have been lost at sea, he joins his father's cousin on a flight to Arabia where they must oversee the death and rebirth of the phoenix, thus beginning his training as a "beastologist."
Secrets at sea : a novel by Richard Peck( Book )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1887, the social-climbing Cranstons voyage from New York to London, where they hope to find a husband for their awkward older daughter, secretly accompanied by Helena and her mouse siblings, for whom the journey is both terrifying and wondrous as they meet an array of titled humans despite their best efforts at remaining hidden
The mouse with the question mark tail : a novel by Richard Peck( Book )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A very small mouse of unknown origins runs away from school in the Royal Mews of Buckingham Palace shortly before the celebration of Queen Victoria's diamond jubilee, celebrating her sixty years on the British throne
Creepy monsters, sleepy monsters : a lullaby by Jane Yolen( Book )

22 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two rambunctious monsters creep, gurgle, crawl, and tumble before falling asleep
Fiona's luck by Teresa Bateman( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 1,148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A clever woman named Fiona must pass the leprechaun king's tests when she tries to get back all the luck he has locked away from humans
Romping monsters, stomping monsters by Jane Yolen( Book )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fun-filled day at the monster playground features exuberant little monsters swinging, sliding, running three-legged races, and sharing monster-sicles
The miniature world of Marvin & James by Elise Broach( Book )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When his best friend, a human boy named James, goes away on vacation, Marvin the beetle worries that their friendship may end
The unicorn's tale by R. L LaFevers( Book )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,076 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beastologist-in-training Nathaniel Fludd and his Aunt Phil nurse a mysteriously ill unicorn, try to stop Obediah from taking the unicorn's horn, and finally get a solid lead on the whereabouts of Nathaniel's parents
The wyverns' treasure by R. L LaFevers( Book )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 1,051 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Nathaniel and Aunt Phil are summoned to the Welsh countryside to calm the giant dragons known as wyverns, they suspect the problem was caused by the same sinister man who has been trying to steal the Book of Beasts
The basilisk's lair by R. L LaFevers( Book )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,047 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The continuing adventures of beastologist-in-training, Nathaniel Fludd, as he accompanies his intrepid Aunt Phil on a dangerous mission across West Africa to find a deadly basilisk that is missing and begins to find clues relating to the mysterious disappearance of his parents
The door by the staircase by Katherine Marsh( Book )

4 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 1,004 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Happy to be adopted at last, twelve-year-old orphan Mary Hayes soon learns a terrifying secret about her new mother, the mysterious Madame Z
All the Greys on Greene Street by Laura Tucker( Book )

6 editions published between 2019 and 2020 in English and held by 980 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

SoHo, 1981. Twelve-year-old Olympia is an artist -- and in her neighborhood, that's normal. Her dad and his business partner Apollo bring antique paintings back to life, while her mother makes intricate sculptures in a corner of their loft, leaving Ollie to roam the streets of New York with her best friends Richard and Alex, drawing everything that catches her eye. Then everything falls apart. Ollie's dad disappears in the middle of the night, leaving her only a cryptic note and instructions to destroy it. Her mom has gone to bed, and she's not getting up. Apollo is hiding something, Alex is acting strange, and Richard has questions about the mysterious stranger he saw outside. And someone keeps calling, looking for a missing piece of art.... Olympia knows her dad is the key -- but first, she has to find him, and time is running out. --
Brand-new baby blues by Kathi Appelt( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The arrival of a new little brother has his big sister singing the blues
The case of the missing moonstone by Jordan Stratford( Book )

8 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Imagines an alternate 1826 London, where Ada Lovelace (the world's first computer programmer) and Mary Shelley (author of Frankenstein) meet as girls and form a secret detective agency. Their first case involves a stolen heirloom, a false confession, and an array of fishy suspects"--
Over at the castle by Boni Ashburn( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this variation on the folk song "Over the Meadow," the occupants of a medieval castle spend their day spinning, cleaning, cooking, and dancing, until they receive a special surprise from their dragon neighbors
James to the rescue by Elise Broach( Book )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Marvin the beetle is going collecting with his family. All is good and well until Uncle Albert gets hurt. Marvin needs his human friend James's help to save Uncle Albert before it's too late"--
Haunted houses by Robert D San Souci( Book )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Scare-master Robert San Souci serves up ten chilling tales about untraditional haunted houses: a mansion full of pirate treasure, a ghost trapped in a mysterious dollhouse, a boy whose vacation house comes complete with people-eating spiders, and many more. But beware because not all of the protagonists in these stories get out alive."--Amazon.com
A properly unhaunted place by William Alexander( Book )

6 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a world full of ghosts, Rosa and Jasper live in the only unhaunted town--but must spring to action when they realize the ghosts are lying in wait to take the town back"--
The slowest book ever by April Pulley Sayre( Book )

2 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in Czech and English and held by 747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discover surprising facts about anything and everything slow
 
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Masterpiece
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Flight of the phoenixSecrets at sea : a novelCreepy monsters, sleepy monsters : a lullabyFiona's luckThe unicorn's taleThe wyverns' treasureThe basilisk's lairBrand-new baby blues
Alternative Names
Kelly Murphy American writer and illustrator

Kelly Murphy schrijfster uit Verenigde Staten van Amerika (1977-)

Келли Мерфи

كيلي ميرفي

머피, 켈리 1977-

マーフィー, ケリー

Languages
English (164)

German (2)

French (1)

Chinese (1)

Czech (1)