WorldCat Identities

Boston, Peter

Overview
Works: 32 works in 204 publications in 4 languages and 11,953 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Paranormal fiction  Biography  Children's audiobooks  Fantasy fiction 
Roles: Illustrator, Author
Classifications: PZ7.B6497, FIC
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Peter Boston
The children of Green Knowe by L. M Boston( Book )

36 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tolly comes to live with his great-grandmother at the ancient house of Green Knowe and becomes friends with three children who lived there in the seventeenth century
A stranger at Green Knowe by L. M Boston( Book )

32 editions published between 1961 and 2008 in English and held by 1,961 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A strange friendship develops between an orphaned Chinese refugee who is spending the summer at Green Knowe and a gorilla who has escaped from the London Zoo
The river at Green Knowe by L. M Boston( Book )

25 editions published between 1959 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An English girl, a Polish refugee, and a displaced boy from the Orient explore an island-strewn river near the ancient manor house, Green Knowe
An enemy at Green Knowe by L. M Boston( Book )

25 editions published between 1964 and 2008 in English and Japanese and held by 1,550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The inhabitants of Green Knowe become involved with black magic when a modern-day witch attempts to find books of witchcraft supposedly hidden in the old house by a mad alchemist
Treasure of Green Knowe by L. M Boston( Book )

11 editions published between 1958 and 2002 in English and held by 1,482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young boy listens to his great-grandmother's tales of Green Knowe as it used to be and, gradually, as past and present blend, he shares the strange adventures of the former inhabitants
The stones of Green Knowe by L. M Boston( Book )

11 editions published between 1976 and 2006 in English and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While eagerly following each stage of the new stone manor house his father is building to replace their old wooden Saxon hall, a young boy, part Saxon and part Norman, becomes involved with ancient magic that carries him through time
The sea egg by L. M Boston( Book )

11 editions published between 1967 and 1987 in 4 languages and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sea triton hatches from a special egg-shaped stone, to both the expectation and amazement of two little English school boys on holiday at the coast
Nothing said by L. M Boston( Book )

5 editions published between 1971 and 1987 in English and Swedish and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Before the visit with her mother's friend had ended, Libby saw the dryads and water nymphs that lived near the house
The fossil snake by L. M Boston( Book )

5 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Rob puts the rare fossil of a coiled snake he has discovered under the warm radiator in his room, a wonderful thing happens
The guardians of the house by L. M Boston( Book )

5 editions published between 1974 and 1993 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas slips into an eccentric old lady's house while she is out and finds a number of carved faces that lead him into a series of frightening adventures
The chimneys of Green Knowe by L. M Boston( Book )

13 editions published between 1958 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"While his great-grandfaterh mendss the old patchworks in the evenings, Tolly pieces together the lives of the Oldknow family. This starts him on a hunt for missing jewels and he discovers some very special things about 'the others' who live at Green Knowe."--Page 4 of cover
The children of Green Knowe ; and, the river at Green Knowe by L. M Boston( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tolly's great-grandmother wasn't a witch, but both she and her old house Green Knowe were full of a very special kind of magic. And Green Knowe turned out not to be the lonely place Tolly had imagined. There were other children living in the house - children who had been happy there centuries before
Memories : incorporating Perverse and foolish and Memory in a house by L. M Boston( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The children of Green Knowe by L. M Boston( Recording )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At his great-grandmother's house, Green Knowe, Tolly finds he has lots of other children to play with, who had once lived in the house centuries before
Quantitative gas saturation estimation by frequency-dependent amplitude-versus-offset analysis : In: Geophysical prospecting Vol. 62 pt/no 6 (2014) by X Wu( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gurīn nō no okyakusama by L. M Boston( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An atlas of Oxfordshire freshwater fishes by Peter Boston( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Green Knowe chronicles by L. M Boston( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tolly comes to live with his great-grandmother at the ancient house of Green Knowe and becomes friends with three children who lived there in the seventeenth century. "L.M. Boston's classic is a sophisticated mood piece disguised as a children's ghost story. As young Toseland goes to live with his grandmother in the family's ancestral home, the reader is plunged immediately into the world of Green Knowe. Like Toseland, who actually rows up to his new home in the midst of a flood, we have a hard time finding our bearings. Toseland discovers a funny kind of grandmother awaiting him--one who speaks elliptically of the children and animals she keeps around the house: they might be memories, they might be ghosts. It's never quite clear where real life leaves off and magic begins. Toseland admires a deer: "A deer seems more magic than a horse." His grandmother is quick to respond: "Very beautiful fairy-tale magic, but a horse that thinks the same thoughts that you do is like strong magic wine, a love philtre for boys. With this meshing of the magical and the real, Boston evokes a childlike world of wonder. She compounds the effect by combining gorgeous images and eerily evocative writing. Toseland goes out on a snowy morning: "In front of him, the world was an unbroken dazzling cloud of crystal stars, except for the moat, which looked like a strip of night that had somehow sinned and had no stars in it." The loosely plotted story is given more resonance still through liberal use of biblical imagery and Anglo-Saxon mythology. For those willing to suspend their disbelief and read carefully, the world of Green Knowe offers a wondrous escape." Source: www.amazon.com
The children of Green Knowe. With illus. by Peter Boston by L. M Boston( Book )

1 edition published in 1965 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tolly comes to live with his greatgrandmother at the ancient house of Green Knowe and becomes friends with three children who lived there in the seventeenth century
Gurīn nō no ishi by L. M Boston( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The children of Green Knowe
Alternative Names
Boston, P. 1918-1999

Boston, Peter Shakerley 1918-1999

Peter Boston British architect and illustrator

Peter Boston Brits architect (1918-1999)

보스턴, 피터 1918-

ピーター・ボストン

ボストン, P

ボストン, ピーター

Languages
English (169)

Japanese (15)

German (5)

Swedish (2)

Covers
A stranger at Green KnoweThe river at Green KnoweAn enemy at Green KnoweTreasure of Green KnoweThe stones of Green KnoweThe sea eggThe guardians of the houseThe chimneys of Green Knowe