WorldCat Identities

Reed, A. W. (Alexander Wyclif) 1908-1979

Overview
Works: 344 works in 1,275 publications in 6 languages and 13,283 library holdings
Genres: Folklore  Dictionaries  Encyclopedias  History  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Local history  Legends  Diaries  Biography  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer, Annotator, Speaker, Compiler
Classifications: GR365, 398.20994
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Most widely held works about A. W Reed
 
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Most widely held works by A. W Reed
Myths and legends of Maoriland by A. W Reed( Book )

71 editions published between 1946 and 2009 in English and Russian and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An attempt to put into simple form the more popular stories which entertained the old-time Maori." cf. Foreword
Myths and legends of Australia by A. W Reed( Book )

15 editions published between 1965 and 1976 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concise Māori dictionary : Māori-English, English-Māori by A. W Reed( Book )

56 editions published between 1948 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Reed dictionary of Māori place names = Te papakupu ingoa wāhi Māori a Reed by A. W Reed( Book )

32 editions published between 1961 and 2003 in English and Maori and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 3rd ed. has removed most of the ambiguities and errors in previous editions and has attempted to provide, through the addition of macrons, a more reliable guide to the pronounciation of Maori place names
Maori myth and legend by A. W Reed( Book )

20 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Maori have a rich and colourful tradition of myth and legend. Some of their most important and popular tales are retold in this classic book. The stories range from the creation of the world and the coming of life, death and knowledge, to supernatural tales of love, terror and adventure
Aboriginal fables and legendary tales by A. W Reed( Book )

27 editions published between 1965 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How did the porcupine get his spikes? How was the Murray River made? Filled with mythical half-human, half-animal beings like the Rainbow Snake and the woman who changed into a kangaroo, this extraordinary collection of legends and fables explains how the animals and birds appeared in Australia, and how the lakes, rivers and mountains were made."--BOOK COVER
An illustrated encyclopedia of Maori life by A. W Reed( Book )

12 editions published between 1963 and 1970 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Treasury of Māori folklore by A. W Reed( Book )

13 editions published between 1963 and 1974 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aboriginal myths : tales of the dreamtime by A. W Reed( Book )

23 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Captain Cook in New Zealand : extracts from the journals of Captain James Cook giving a full account in his own words of his adventures and discoveries in New Zealand by James Cook( Book )

17 editions published between 1951 and 1969 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Folded map of New Zealand titled: Chart of New Zealand explored in 1769 and 1770, attached to the back cover. "October 1951"--T.p. verso. Includes bibliographical references
Aboriginal place names and their meanings by A. W Reed( Book )

21 editions published between 1967 and 1994 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated encyclopedia of aboriginal life by A. W Reed( Book )

13 editions published between 1969 and 1997 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Deals with the life of the Aborigines before the coming of the white man"--Jacket
Myths and legends of Fiji and Rotuma by A. W Reed( Book )

17 editions published between 1967 and 1997 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aboriginal legends : animal tales by A. W Reed( Book )

13 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mythological tales of the Dreamtime.__
Place names of New Zealand by A. W Reed( Book )

14 editions published between 1975 and 2010 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fascinating list of place names used in New Zealand with explanations of their derivations and meanings where these things are known
Place names of Australia by A. W Reed( Book )

14 editions published between 1973 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maori proverbs by Aileen E Brougham( Book )

18 editions published between 1963 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Myths and legends of the Pacific by A. W Reed( Book )

9 editions published between 1969 and 2002 in English and Czech and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than ten thousand islands are dotted over the Pacific Ocean. Some are tiny coral atolls where a few coconut palms cling to the soil, and the only sound is music made by the wind and the waves. On some of the larger coral islands there are villages of brown-skinned people who live mostly on fish, coconuts and a few vegetable roots. Other islands are volcanic, towering thousands of feet into the blue sky, with slopes clad in jungle green, and swiftly flowing rivers. No matter whether the islanders live far to the north or far to the south, in the east or in the west, whether they live by sea or far inland in the dense jungle, they love to tell stories of how the world was made, and of adventures that happened long ago. The magic of the sea is in their tales
The Reed book of Maori proverbs = Te kohikohinga whakatauki a Reed by Aileen E Brougham( Book )

13 editions published between 1963 and 2012 in English and Maori and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Each proverb is given in Maori and in English, and notes provide annotated translations or explanations
Maori legends by A. W Reed( Book )

5 editions published between 1972 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Ancient Maori peopled his world with imaginative yet clearly-defined gods and manifestations. He had his own vivid account of the creation of the world, the separation and the clothing of the Earth Mother, and the ornamenting of the Sky Father with sun, moon and stars by Tane-matua. Tangaroa, the god of the sea, is at war with Tane of the Forests, and both are attacked by Tawhiri-matea, the god of winds. From this rich treasure store Roger Hart has selected subjects to illustrate intriguing aspects of Maori lore and takes the reader behind the scenes of Maori belief in the supernatural."
 
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Audience level: 0.63 (from 0.45 for Myths and ... to 0.93 for The Legend ...)

Place names of New Zealand
Alternative Names

controlled identityHarlequin, 1908-1979

controlled identityMasefield, Charles, 1908-1979

Alexander Wyclif Reed Publisher and author

Harlequin

Masefield, Charles

Reed, A. W.

Reed, A. W. 1908-1979

Reed, Alexander W.

Reed, Alexander Wyclif

Reed, Alexander Wyclif 1908-1979

Reed, Alexander Wycliff, 1908-1979

Reed, Clif.

Reed, Clif 1908-1979

Reed, Wyclif.

Reed, Wyclif 1908-1979

Wyclif Reed, Alexander

Wyclif Reed, Alexander 1908-1979

Рид, А. (А. В.), 1908-1979

Languages
English (406)

Maori (8)

Italian (7)

Russian (5)

Chinese (3)

Czech (1)

Covers
Concise Māori dictionary : Māori-English, English-MāoriMaori myth and legendAboriginal fables and legendary talesAboriginal myths : tales of the dreamtimeAboriginal legends : animal talesPlace names of New ZealandMyths and legends of the PacificThe Reed book of Maori proverbs = Te kohikohinga whakatauki a Reed