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Pène du Bois, William 1916-1993

Overview
Works: 128 works in 577 publications in 13 languages and 40,287 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  History  Poetry  Satire  Historical fiction  Fantasy fiction  Children's audiobooks  Humorous fiction  Humor 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Photographer
Classifications: PZ7.D8527, FIC
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about William Pène du Bois
 
Most widely held works by William Pène du Bois
The twenty-one balloons by William Pène du Bois( Book )

91 editions published between 1947 and 2007 in 9 languages and held by 5,736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fanciful adventures of Professor Sherman, who leaves on a vacation in a balloon, and lands on a volcanic island in the Pacific. Grades 5-9
William's doll by Charlotte Zolotow( Book )

26 editions published between 1972 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 2,900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William's father gives him a basketball and a train, but these do not make him want a doll less
The short reign of Pippin IV : a fabrication by John Steinbeck( Book )

4 editions published between 1957 and 2000 in English and held by 2,093 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A satire on French politics follows the fate of amateur astronomer Pippin Heristal after he is drafted to rule the unruly French. Bored, Pippin is instrumental in starting a revolution
Twenty and ten by Claire Huchet Bishop( Book )

22 editions published between 1952 and 1999 in English and held by 1,929 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty school children hide ten Jewish children from the Nazis occupying France during World War II
A certain small shepherd by Rebecca Caudill( Book )

12 editions published between 1965 and 1997 in English and held by 1,881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jamie wins the coveted role of a shepherd in the school Christmas play. When a blizzard cancels the show he is heartbroken
My grandson Lew by Charlotte Zolotow( Book )

12 editions published between 1974 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Together Lewis and his mother remember Grandpa, who used to come in the night when Lewis called
The magic finger by Roald Dahl( Book )

10 editions published between 1966 and 1988 in English and held by 1,370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Gregg family loves hunting, but their eight-year-old neighbor can't stand it. After countless pleas for them to stop are ignored, she has no other choice -- she has to put her magic finger on them. Now the Greggs are a family of birds, and like it or not, they're going to find out how it feels to be on the other end of the gun
Lion by William Pène du Bois( Book )

13 editions published between 1955 and 1983 in English and held by 982 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an animal factory high in the clouds, winged artists invent new animals. One day, an out-of-practice artist tries to invent a lion, with mixed results
Bear party / by William Pène du Bois by William Pène du Bois( Book )

23 editions published between 1950 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The angry quarrels of Koala bears in an Australian park are settled by a wise old bear who uses a masquerade party to restore peace
Bear Circus by William Pène du Bois( Book )

14 editions published between 1971 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 860 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The kangaroo and the real teddy bear live side by side. The kangaroo is good at hopping across the land. The real teddy bear climbs well, straight up and down. The kangaroo is special, and the real teddy bear is special. This is a story about true friendship. It takes the koala bears seven years to learn to use the circus equipment they find and to put together an act
The mousewife by Rumer Godden( Book )

18 editions published between 1951 and 2009 in English and Japanese and held by 816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A house mouse who thinks there must be more to life than looking for food and caring for her family befriends a lonely, caged dove
The twenty-one balloons by William Pène du Bois( )

12 editions published between 1947 and 2014 in English and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relates the incredible adventures of Professor William Waterman Sherman who in 1883 sets off in a balloon across the Pacific, survives the volcanic eruption of Krakatoa, and is eventually picked up in the Atlantic
Bear in mind : a book of bear poems by Bobbye S Goldstein( Book )

6 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated collection of poems, ballads, limericks, and rhymes about bears
The alligator case by William Pène du Bois( Book )

6 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a circus and three visitors come to town, the detective, known to most people as a young boy who is an incessant day dreamer, meets his first challenge
The giant by William Pène du Bois( Book )

10 editions published between 1954 and 1987 in English and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El Muchacho, an eight-year-old giant, who stood seven stories high had trouble finding an European city that would permit him to stay. Then one day he met the author who helped the friendly giant overcome his difficulty
The forbidden forest by William Pène du Bois( Book )

6 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lady Adelaide, a boxing kangaroo, helps to defeat the German army, thus becoming a heroine of the "Great War."
The 3 policemen, or, Young Bottsford of Farbe Island by William Pène du Bois( Book )

14 editions published between 1930 and 1966 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ingenuity of ten-year-old Bottsford enables the three policemen of an isolated idyllic isle to catch the thieves who have been stealing the islanders' fish and fishing nets
Mother Goose for Christmas by William Pène du Bois( Book )

7 editions published between 1972 and 1979 in English and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mother Goose and Goosey Gander are kidnapped by strangers the day before Christmas. Will Tommy Tucker's plan to rescue them succeed?
The great Geppy by William Pène du Bois( Book )

13 editions published between 1938 and 1968 in English and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A red and white striped horse becomes a versatile circus performer when he is sent by a detective firm to investigate a series of robberies at a circus
Castles and dragons : read-to-yourself fairy tales for boys and girls by Child Study Association of America( Book )

3 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The twenty-one balloons
Alternative Names
Bois, William Pene du

Bois, William Pène du 1916-

Bois, William Pène du 1916-1993

du Bois, William Pène

Du Bois, William Pene 1916-

Du Bois, William Pène 1916-1993

Du Bois, William Pène Sherman

DuBois, William Pène 1916-

Dubois, William Pène 1916-1993

P. デュボア, W.

Pène du Bois, William

Pène du Bois, William 1916-

Pène du Bois, William 1916-1993

Pène Sherman du Bois, William.

William Pène du Bois Amerikaans schrijver (1916-1993)

William Pène du Bois US-amerikanischer Kinderbuchautor und Zeichner

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デュボア, W. P

デュボア, ペネ

デュボア, ペーン

デュボワ, ウィリアム・ペーヌ

デュボワ, ウィリアム・ペン

ペーヌ・デュボワ, ウィリアム

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Languages
English (293)

Chinese (9)

Japanese (6)

Swedish (3)

German (2)

French (1)

Arabic (1)

Hebrew (1)

Spanish (1)

Korean (1)

Dutch (1)

Thai (1)

Czech (1)

Covers
William's dollThe short reign of Pippin IV : a fabricationTwenty and tenA certain small shepherdMy grandson LewThe magic fingerThe mousewifeThe twenty-one balloons