WorldCat Identities

Cross, Gillian

Works: 218 works in 896 publications in 17 languages and 23,909 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Young adult works  Comic books, strips, etc  History  Suspense fiction  Adventure stories  Bildungsromans  Legends  Detective and mystery fiction 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PZ7, FIC
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Gillian Cross
The great American elephant chase by Gillian Cross( Book )

36 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1881, fifteen-year-old Tad, an orphan, helps a girl attempting to get a mighty Indian elephant to friends in Nebraska, all the while pursued by two unscrupulous villains who claim that the elephant is theirs
Wolf by Gillian Cross( Book )

50 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in 8 languages and held by 1,452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cassy is forced to stay with her mother in a squatter's settlement of artists, where she joins the group in producing an educational program about wolves and inadvertently learns that her missing father is a notorious terrorist
On the edge by Gillian Cross( Book )

49 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 1,376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Tug is kidnapped by a strange couple and taken to an unfamiliar place, Jenny, who has noticed something peculiar about a house on the edge of town, set out to unravel the mystery and to free an amnesiac Tug from his captors
The demon headmaster by Gillian Cross( Book )

39 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dinah realizes, on her first day of school, that something is very wrong and sets out to solve the mystery
Roscoe's Leap by Gillian Cross( Book )

22 editions published between 1987 and 2001 in English and German and held by 1,021 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A plan to restore a guillotine and other strange toys once belonging to an eccentric millionaire fills his twelve-year-old great-great-grandson with nameless dread and concern for his family's safety
Chartbreaker by Gillian Cross( Book )

23 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To escape a depressed mother and her mother's hostile boyfriend, angry young Janis joins the rock group Kelp and develops her own strength of character while fighting to survive in the contemporary music world
New world by Gillian Cross( Book )

32 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in 8 languages and held by 880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fourteen-year-old Miriam agrees to test a new computer game in utmost secrecy but finds that it is more than she bargained for
Born of the sun by Gillian Cross( Book )

21 editions published between 1983 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paula's journey with her father to find a lost Incan city becomes shadowed with mystery and danger, and in the end truths learned on the journey, not at the destination, are what is important
Phoning a dead man by Gillian Cross( Book )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When her brother John, a demolition expert, is killed in an explosion in Siberia, Hayley agrees to accompany his wheelchair-bound fiancée, Annie, to the scene of the accident, but both suspect that their only escorts have possible Mafia connections. Suggested level: intermediate, secondary
A map of nowhere by Gillian Cross( Book )

16 editions published between 1988 and 2001 in English and Spanish and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nicks storebror og hans motorcykelvenner lokker Nick til at spille "Dungeon & Dragons" med hellige Joseph Fisher og hans søster Ruth. Men pludselig bliver rollespillet til virkelighed!
The black room by Gillian Cross( Book )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tom, his friend Robert, and Robert's sister Emma attempt to rescue a strange girl Robert believes is the counterpart of Lorn, a tiny person that he met during his own ordeal as a miniature copy of himself
The dark behind the curtain by Gillian Cross( Book )

21 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colin Jackus is angry because he has been forced into being in the school play; but gradually he begins to realize it is not just a play: the sinister old story they are acting out has its roots in real cruelty and despair. From somewhere in the past, the ghost of that misery is returning to haunt the actors
The dark ground : book one of the dark ground trilogy by Gillian Cross( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert wakes up naked and alone in a thick jungle. The last thing he remembers is being in a plane with his family, but there is no sign of a crash or survivors. Then he discovers the shocking truth--he is in the park near his house, but his familiar world has been transformed into an alien landscape. When he finds others in the same position, he enlists their help in getting back home. But the journey is more perilous than Robert could ever imagine
The odyssey by Gillian Cross( Book )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated adaptation of the mythology classic traces Odysseus' 10-year voyage home after the Trojan War, a fateful journey marked by a man-eating Cyclops, deadly Sirens, the fury of the sea-god Poseidon and Odysseus' faithful wife's efforts to rebuff greedy suitors
Where I belong by Gillian Cross( Book )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in German and English and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirteen-year-old Khadija, a Somali refugee, becomes a model for a famous fashion designer to help her family back home, while the designer's daughter Freya and fourteen-year-old Abdi, whose family Khadija lives with in London, try to protect her
The monster from underground by Gillian Cross( Book )

14 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in English and Italian and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Buddy hates to write and is unhappy about having to keep a nature diary for a week until he decides to survey the night sky and discovers something weird in his neighbor's backyard that makes for a truly interesting diary
The Demon Headmaster strikes again by Gillian Cross( Book )

13 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moving away to a quiet village seems like a fresh start for the Hunter family. Their dad has a new job and it seems like the perfect opportunity to forget all about the Demon Headmaster. But Dinah, Lloyd and Harvey quickly notice that the town isn't normal. When they investigate further they make a shocking discovery
The Iliad by Gillian Cross( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gillian Cross's fine retelling of Homer's epic story captures all the heroism and savagery of war and shows why the 'Iliad' has been called the first tragedy and the greatest literary achievement of Greek civilization"--Front jacket flap
An interview with Gillian Cross by Julia Eccleshare( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The author of Wolf, The demon headmaster, The great elephant chase, and many others discusses her family and childhood, schooldays, work, and career as a writer. Includes an overview of her books. Suggested level: primary, intermediate, junior secondary
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The great American elephant chase
Alternative Names
Cross Arnold, Gillian Clare 1945-

Cross, Gillian, 1945-

Cross, Gillian Clare 1945-

Gillian Cross britische Kinderbuchautorin

Gillian Cross Brits schrijfster

Gillian Cross brytyjska pisarka

크로스, 질리언

クロス, ジリアン


WolfOn the edgeThe demon headmasterRoscoe's LeapChartbreakerNew worldBorn of the sunPhoning a dead man