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Whelan, Gloria

Overview
Works: 114 works in 445 publications in 9 languages and 47,595 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  History  Biographical fiction  Historical fiction  Diaries  Young adult works  Utopian fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PZ7.W5718, FIC
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Most widely held works about Gloria Whelan
 
Most widely held works by Gloria Whelan
Homeless bird by Gloria Whelan( Book )

46 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 3,486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a remarkable young woman who dares to defy fate. Like many girls her age in India, thirteen-year-old Koly faces her arranged marriage with hope and courage. But Koly's story takes a terrible turn when in the wake of the ceremony, she discovers she's been horribly misled; her life has been sold for a dowry. Relays the story of a rare young woman, who even when cast out into a brutal current of time-worn tradition, sets out to forge her own remarkable future. Inspired by a newspaper article about the real thirteen-year-old widows in India today
Listening for lions by Gloria Whelan( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 3,235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Left an orphan after the influenza epidemic in British East Africa in 1918, thirteen-year-old Rachel is tricked into assuming a deceased neighbor's identity to travel to England, where her only dream is to return to Africa and rebuild her parents' mission hospital
Chu Ju's house by Gloria Whelan( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 2,631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In order to save her baby sister, fourteen-year-old Chu Ju leaves her rural home in modern China and earns food and shelter by working on a sampan, tending silk worms, and planting rice seedlings, while wondering if she will ever see her family again
The disappeared by Gloria Whelan( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and Korean and held by 2,500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Silvia tries to save her brother, Eduardo, after he is captured by the military government in 1970s Argentina
Yuki and the one thousand carriers by Gloria Whelan( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and French and held by 2,015 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Japan, as a provincial governor, his wife, and daughter Yuki, followed by 1,000 attendants, travel the historic Tokaido Road to the Shogun's palace in Edo, Yuki keeps up with her lessons by writing poems describing the journey
Yatandou by Gloria Whelan( Book )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and French and held by 1,951 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Yatandou lives in a Mali village with her family and neighbors. And though she is only eight years old and would much rather play with her pet goat, she must sit with the women and pound millet kernels. To grind enough millet for one day's food, the women must pound the kernels with their pounding sticks for three hours. It is hard work, especially when one is eight years old. But as they work, the women dream of a machine that can grind the millet and free them from their pounding sticks. But the machine will only come when the women have raised enough money to buy it. Yatandou must help raise the money, even if it means parting with something she holds dear."--Publisher description
Angel on the square by Gloria Whelan( Book )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1913 Russia, twelve-year-old Katya eagerly anticipates leaving her St. Petersburg home, though not her older cousin Misha, to join her mother, a lady in waiting in the household of Tsar Nicholas II, but the ensuing years bring world war, revolution, and undreamed of changes to her life
Goodbye, Vietnam by Gloria Whelan( Book )

19 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and Dutch and held by 1,277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirteen-year-old Mai and her family embark on a dangerous sea voyage from Vietnam to Hong Kong to escape the unpredictable and often brutal Vietnamese government
Queen Victoria's bathing machine by Gloria Whelan( Book )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspired by a true story, when Queen Victoria is unable to go swimming without her subjects glimpsing her in a swimming suit, her husband, Prince Albert, comes up with an innovative solution so his wife can indulge in the healthy exercise
Silver by Gloria Whelan( Book )

8 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,028 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Even though he is the runt of the litter from her father's prize sled-racing dog, ten-year-old Rachel plans to train her puppy to become a champion racer and determines to track him down when he mysteriously disappears
Once on this island by Gloria Whelan( Book )

3 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 970 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve-year-old Mary and her older brother and sister tend the family farm on Michigan's Mackinac Island while their father is away fighting the British in the War of 1812. When war erupts between England and America in 1812, it brings change and uncertainty-even to Michigan's remote Mackinac Island. For young Mary O'Shea, the hardest change is the departure of her father, who leaves Mackinac to join the American Army. With her sister and brother, Mary must tend the farm, deal with the hardships of British occupation, and hope for the safe return of their father. The story, told with quiet humor, brings to life this episode in history. The readers feels the beauty of the island, the pain of separation, [and] the anxiety and fear produced by war Smooth writing, vivid characters, and strong sense of place make this a good choice for libraries and a treasure for ones in the Great Lakes area
Night of the full moon by Gloria Whelan( Book )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 966 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1840, Libby, living with her family on the Michigan frontier, finds herself inadvertently caught up in the forced evacuation of a group of Potawatomi Indians from their tribal lands
Next spring an oriole by Gloria Whelan( Book )

9 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and held by 951 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1837 ten-year-old Libby and her parents journey by covered wagon to the Michigan frontier, where they make themselves a new home near friendly Indians and other pioneers
Hannah by Gloria Whelan( Book )

15 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and held by 921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nine-year-old Hannah, living on a farm in 1887 Michigan, is referred to as 'poor Hannah' because she is blind. In this brief historical novel, Hannah tells of a turning point in her life when Miss Robbin, the new teacher, comes to board with them and eventually persuades the family to let Hannah attend school. A touching, believable story with strong characterizations and sense of place."
The impossible journey by Gloria Whelan( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1934, thirteen-year-old Marya and her younger brother, Georgi, set out alone on a long and arduous journey into Siberia to find their mother after she and their father are exiled for opposing Stalin
Jam & jelly by Holly & Nellie by Gloria Whelan( Book )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Nellie and her mother pick berries all summer in order to make enough money so that Nellie can get a coat to wear to school in the winter
Small acts of amazing courage by Gloria Whelan( Book )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1919, independent-minded fifteen-year-old Rosalind lives in India with her English parents, and when they fear she has fallen in with some rebellious types who believe in Indian self-government, she is sent "home" to London, where she has never been before and where her older brother died, to stay with her two aunts
Fruitlands : Louisa May Alcott made perfect by Gloria Whelan( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fictional diary entries recount the true-life efforts of Louisa May Alcott's family to establish a utopian community known as Fruitlands in Massachusetts in 1843
Friend on freedom river by Gloria Whelan( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a cold December night, Louis must decide whether to brave the treacherous Detroit River to take a slave family to freedom
Living Together : Short Stories and a Novella by Gloria Whelan( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whelan considers a variety of narratives about people coexisting, breaking apart, or coming together. The subdued lives of older women are shaken by a scandalous invasion; a man looks around him to discover he will be living the rest of his life in the wrong place with the wrong people; a married couple, grown apart, find themselves locked together; suburbanites reach out tentatively to the distant city; a house and the ghosts who inhabit it change lives. A final section contains Whelan's novella, "Keeping Your Place," which follows a family as their lives and their home change during the years of the Vietnam War. After the loss of her husband, a mother and the three children must make a final visit to their beloved cabin in the woods and come to a crucial decision
 
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Homeless bird
Alternative Names
Gloria Whelan Amerikaans schrijfster

Gloria Whelan British children's writer

Gloria Whelan escritora de literatura infantil británica

Whelan, Gloria 1923-

월런, 글로리아 1923-

웰런, 글로리아 1923-

ウィーラン, グロリア

ホェラン, グローリア

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Listening for lionsChu Ju's houseThe disappearedYuki and the one thousand carriersYatandouAngel on the squareGoodbye, VietnamSilver