WorldCat Identities

Murphy, Kelly 1977-

Overview
Works: 113 works in 295 publications in 3 languages and 33,010 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Stories in rhyme  History  Fantasy fiction  Picture books  Short stories  Horror tales 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, rdd, Performer
Classifications: PZ7.L1414, FIC
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Kelly Murphy
Masterpiece by Elise Broach( Book )

16 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 5,090 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 )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 3,110 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 )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,724 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
Creepy monsters, sleepy monsters : a lullaby by Jane Yolen( Book )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two rambunctious monsters creep, gurgle, crawl, and tumble before falling asleep
The mouse with the question mark tail : a novel by Richard Peck( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,404 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
The basilisk's lair by R. L LaFevers( Book )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,242 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
Fiona's luck by Teresa Bateman( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 1,141 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
The wyverns' treasure by R. L LaFevers( Book )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,140 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 unicorn's tale by R. L LaFevers( Book )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,137 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
Romping monsters, stomping monsters by Jane Yolen( Book )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,128 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 )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,073 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 door by the staircase by Katherine Marsh( Book )

3 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 1,026 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
Brand-new baby blues by Kathi Appelt( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1,014 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 )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 910 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"--
Haunted houses by Robert D San Souci( Book )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 880 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
James to the rescue by Elise Broach( Book )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 843 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"--
Anton and Cecil : cats at sea by Lisa Martin( Book )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The high-seas adventures of two cat brothers
Over at the castle by Boni Ashburn( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 757 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
A properly unhaunted place by William Alexander( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 707 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"--
Face bug by J. Patrick Lewis( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects poems about insects visiting a museum featuring close-up photographs of other bugs' faces
 
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Masterpiece
Alternative Names
Kelly Murphy American writer and illustrator

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

Келли Мерфи

머피, 켈리

マーフィー, ケリー

Languages
English (125)

German (1)

French (1)

Covers
Flight of the phoenixSecrets at sea : a novelCreepy monsters, sleepy monsters : a lullabyThe basilisk's lairFiona's luckThe wyverns' treasureThe unicorn's taleBrand-new baby blues