WorldCat Identities

Wise, William 1923-

Overview
Works: 126 works in 241 publications in 2 languages and 15,178 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Poetry  Stories in rhyme  Folklore  History 
Roles: Author, Actor, Illustrator
Classifications: PS3573.I842, E
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Most widely held works by William Wise
Christopher Mouse : the tale of a small traveler by William Wise( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 1,353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After being sold to an unscrupulous pet store owner, a young mouse lives with several owners and has many adventures, before ending up with an appreciative family
Ten sly piranhas : a counting story in reverse, (a tale of wickedness-- and worse!) by William Wise( Book )

7 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and held by 1,168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A school of ten sly piranhas gradually dwindles as they waylay and eat each other
Dinosaurs forever by William Wise( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of humorous poems about dinosaurs
Zany zoo by William Wise( Book )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated, pun-filled collection of short rhymes about a variety of animals, including Gertrude the good agouti and Sabrina the carefree snake
Massacre at Mountain Meadows : an American legend and a monumental crime by William Wise( Book )

7 editions published between 1976 and 2001 in English and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perfect pancakes, if you please by William Wise( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: King Felix holds a contest offering his only daughter to the man who can make a perfect stack of pancakes. When Maximilian, the evil inventor, wins the contest, the feisty princess refuses to marry him. Maximilian vows revenge, and before long the kingdom is buried under piles of pancakes. Finally Roderick, a handsome young scientist, shows up with a plan to give Maximilian a taste of his own medicine
Alexander Hamilton by William Wise( Book )

15 editions published between 1962 and 2001 in English and Portuguese and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hamilton's West Indies boyhood, Revolutionary War exploits, vital role in assuring ratification of the Constitution and tragic death are related
Killer smog; the world's worst air pollution disaster by William Wise( Book )

10 editions published between 1968 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The amazing animals of Australia by William Wise( Book )

4 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the characteristics of some of Australia's unusual animals, including the duckbill platypus, kangaroo, wombat, and noolbenger
In the time of the dinosaurs by William Wise( Book )

5 editions published between 1963 and 1987 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aaron Burr by William Wise( Book )

2 editions published between 1968 and 2001 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the controversial American who became Vice President, killed Alexander Hamilton in a duel, and was indicted for murder and treason
Monsters from outer space? by William Wise( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains that most sightings of unidentified flying objects are actually understandable phenomena and discusses the possibility of intelligent life existing elsewhere in the universe
Giant birds and monsters of the air by William Wise( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A simple description of the characteristics and habits of prehistoric flying animals and some of the early ancestors of birds
The two reigns of Tutankhamen by William Wise( Book )

9 editions published between 1964 and 2000 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

His actual reign as Pharaoh of the two lands of Egypt and 3,000 years later, his reign over the 20th century archaeologists in their search for his tomb
The black falcon : a tale from the Decameron by William Wise( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the wealthy and now-widowed woman whom the impoverished Federigo has always loved invites herself to his home for dinner to make a life-or-death request of him, she learns, ironically, he has already sacrificed all he had in his love for her
Nell of Branford Hall by William Wise( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nell Bullen recounts the horror of the Great London Plague of 1665 and how the "Circle of Death" was drawn around her village to keep the disease from spreading to neighboring towns
American freedom and the Bill of Rights by William Wise( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the development of the Constitution after the Revolutionary War and the evolution of its amendments as changing times produced a need for them
Booker T. Washington by William Wise( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An easy-to-read biography of the man who was born a slave and through great effort became a renowned teacher
Monsters of North America by William Wise( Book )

3 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses a number of monsters seen in North America over the years including the Indians' Wendigo, the Leeds Devil, and Big Foot
Monsters of the middle ages by William Wise( Book )

3 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the various creatures that were believed to exist during the Middle Ages
 
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Christopher Mouse : the tale of a small traveler
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Ten sly piranhas : a counting story in reverse, (a tale of wickedness-- and worse!)Dinosaurs foreverZany zooMassacre at Mountain Meadows : an American legend and a monumental crimePerfect pancakes, if you pleaseAlexander HamiltonKiller smog; the world's worst air pollution disasterAaron Burr