WorldCat Identities

Townsend, John Rowe

Overview
Works: 184 works in 620 publications in 6 languages and 14,259 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bio-bibliography  History  Detective and mystery fiction  Young adult works  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Author, Other, Editor
Classifications: PZ7.T6637, FIC
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about John Rowe Townsend
 
Most widely held works by John Rowe Townsend
Written for children : an outline of English-language children's literature by John Rowe Townsend( Book )

121 editions published between 1965 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 2,659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is a brief, readable account of English prose fiction for children from its beginnings main streams of development and includes the 'Courtesy Books' of a later age, and the work of the remarkable John Newbery in the eighteenth century. The nineteenth century which began with Mrs. Sherwood's The Fairchild Family - 'designed to strike the fear of hellfire into every child's soul' - later saw the works of Lewis Carroll, Stevenson, Henty and the development of the school story from 'Tom Brown' to 'Stalky.'"--Jacket
A sense of story; essays on contemporary writers for children by John Rowe Townsend( Book )

20 editions published between 1971 and 1977 in English and held by 1,177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Surveys of children's books are numerous but discussion at any length of the work of individual contemporary writers is scarce. 'A Sense of Story' is an introduction to the work of nineteen leading English-language writers for children. It consists of essays on the work of [various authors]."
The intruder by John Rowe Townsend( Book )

32 editions published between 1969 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of a sixteen-year-old English boy begins to change when a stranger claiming to be a relative appears in the village
Noah's castle by John Rowe Townsend( Book )

37 editions published between 1975 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A family struggles to survive in a desperate time when the framework of life as they know it is rapidly being destroyed
A sounding of storytellers by John Rowe Townsend( Book )

16 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on Nina Bawden, Vera and Bill Cleaver, Peter Dickinson, Paula Fox, Leon Garfield, Alan Garner, Virginia Hamilton, E.L. Konigsburg, Penelope Lively, William Mayne, Jill Paton Walsh, K.M. Peyton, Ivan Southall and Patricia Wrightson
Cloudy-bright : a novel by John Rowe Townsend( Book )

14 editions published between 1984 and 1990 in 5 languages and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When practical Sam, a college student majoring in photography, meets idealistic Jenny, an unlikely artistic collaboration--and romance--result
The islanders by John Rowe Townsend( Book )

19 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and Dutch and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The isolated Islanders, resistant of all newcomers, have always governed by the Teaching in the Book which has been orally passed down for generations. One day they find out, from one who reads, the real and astonishing story in the book
Dan alone by John Rowe Townsend( Book )

9 editions published between 1983 and 1988 in 4 languages and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Palmed off to relatives by his mother, eleven-year-old Dan runs away, and after a series of adventures with a family of ne'er-do-wells finally brings together the people who will become the family he's always dreamed of having
Tom Tiddler's ground by John Rowe Townsend( Book )

15 editions published between 1985 and 1999 in English and Dutch and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amid the backwater canals of an English industrial town, five children unravel a fifty-year-old mystery about a half-sunken canalboat and its hidden treasure
Downstream : a novel by John Rowe Townsend( Book )

6 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and Dutch and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sixteen-year-old Alan, friendless and unhappy after moving to a small English village, falls in love with his twenty-three-year-old tutor whose presence causes problems for Alan and his parents
The visitors by John Rowe Townsend( Book )

2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visitors from the future complicate the lives of several inhabitants of Cambridge, England
Trouble in the jungle by John Rowe Townsend( Book )

5 editions published between 1961 and 1977 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four English children, abandoned by the couple they lived with, set up their own home in a deserted warehouse where they find themselves watching the work of an organized criminal gang
The persuading stick by John Rowe Townsend( Book )

7 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and Dutch and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A quiet English girl becomes more assertive with the help of a magic stick
Kate and the revolution by John Rowe Townsend( Book )

3 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seventeen-year-old Kate falls in love with a prince and finds herself in the middle of a revolution
John Newbery and his books : trade and plumb-cake for ever, huzza!( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Good-bye to the jungle by John Rowe Townsend( Book )

7 editions published between 1965 and 2004 in English and Korean and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A family moves from the slums to a housing project
The Creatures by John Rowe Townsend( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In search of a less restrictive way to live, two young people break away from their colony of Persons on the planet Earth, become involved with the inferior Creatures who inhabit Earth, and are thrust into the forefront of a revolution
Good night, Prof, dear by John Rowe Townsend( Book )

4 editions published between 1970 and 1977 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By running away to marry Lynn, a girl two years older than he, sixteen-year-old Graham hopes to escape his restricted life with his parents and free Lynn from the man with whom she has been living
Rob's place by John Rowe Townsend( Book )

7 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and Dutch and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With his best friend gone, his mother and stepfather preoccupied with the new baby, and his father's visits becoming less frequent, eleven-year-old Rob, lonely and unhappy, finds a fantastic imaginary refuge on a "South Sea" island in the local park
Hell's edge by John Rowe Townsend( Book )

12 editions published between 1963 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When her father's new job necessitates moving to a small northern town, a fifteen-year-old English girl is unhappy until she becomes interested in the town's past and a mysterious deed of land that could affect its future
 
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John Newbery and his books : trade and plumb-cake for ever, huzza!
Alternative Names
John Rowe Townsend auteur de livres pour la jeunesse

John Rowe Townsend British children's writer and literary critic

Rowe Townsend, John

Rowe Townsend, John 1922-

Townsend, J. R. 1922-

Townsend, John

Townsend, John 1922-

Townsend, John R.

Townsend, John R. 1922-

Townsend, John Rowe

جون رو تاونسند، 1922-

타운젠드,존 로 1922-

ジョン・ロウ・タウンゼンド

タウンゼンド, J. R.

タウンゼンド, J. R. 1922-

タウンゼンド, ジョン・ロウ

Languages
English (304)

Spanish (15)

Dutch (9)

Japanese (6)

German (1)

Korean (1)

Covers
The intruderNoah's castleThe islandersJohn Newbery and his books : trade and plumb-cake for ever, huzza!