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Dickinson, Peter 1927-2015

Works: 298 works in 1,549 publications in 10 languages and 47,237 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Fantasy fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Short stories  Young adult works  Romance fiction  History  Children's films  Animated films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PZ7.D562, FIC
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Peter Dickinson
Inside Grandad by Peter Dickinson( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 2,494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gavin tries to enlist the help of selkies--seal people--to communicate with his comatose grandfather
Eva by Peter Dickinson( Book )

52 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 2,267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a terrible accident, a young girl wakes up to discover that she has been given the body of a chimpanzee. The picnic on the beach is Eva's last memory. As she lies in the hospital bed while her mother explains about the accident and the coma, Eva senses there is something they are not telling her--a price she must pay to be alive
The Ropemaker by Peter Dickinson( Book )

26 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,927 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the magic that protects their Valley starts to fail, Tilja and her companions journey into the evil Empire to find the ancient magician Faheel, who originally cast those spells
A bone from a dry sea by Peter Dickinson( Book )

29 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 1,482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a prehistoric shore, a young girl fights to help her tribe survive She is at home in the ocean, as comfortable in the water as she is on dry land. The child's people have made their homes by the bay for as long as anyone can remember, diving for mussels and any other food the ocean will serve to them. They have no language; they have no names. Although they know love and jealousy and pride, they are not quite human-not yet. This child of the sea will show them the way. Two million years later, Vinny is visiting her father at an archaeological site in Africa when they discover the remains of that forgotten tribe of cliff dwellers. Across the ocean of time, these two young women will find a connection, an inexplicable bond that builds slowly but arrives with all the power of a tidal wave
Water : tales of elemental spirits by Robin McKinley( Book )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 1,034 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents six short stories about the mythical creatures associated with the element of water
Chuck and Danielle by Peter Dickinson( Book )

18 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 1,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Danielle's pet whippet, Chuck, is terrified of absolutely everything, but Danielle is sure that Chuck is going to save the universe one day
The flight of dragons by Peter Dickinson( Book )

13 editions published between 1979 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 1,000 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combining fact with fantasy, science with romance, the author sets out to prove that dragons really did exist. Taking clues to the size and nature of these fantastical beasts of mythology and legend, Peter Dickinson presents a riveting thesis on how so great a creature as the dragon actually managed to fly
Skeleton-in-waiting by Peter Dickinson( Book )

18 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in English and held by 996 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A New York Times Notable Book: CWA Gold Dagger winner Peter Dickinson revisits his alternate British monarchy, ensnaring the imagined royal family in a dark conspiracy of kidnapping, politics, scandal, and murder Britain's beloved Princess Louise is a grown woman now, married to commoner Piers Chandler and enchanted by their infant son, Davy. While visiting a certain Mrs. Walsh--a mysterious old woman claiming to be a royal relation, a Romanov who escaped the terror of the Russian Revolution--Louise and little Davy are nearly taken captive by would-be kidnappers. Through pluck and quick thinking, Her Royal Highness avoids the unthinkable, but Mrs. Walsh is killed in the melee, leaving her secrets unspoken and her mysteries unsolved. Not easily daunted, the young princess turns to her husband for help in unraveling the tangled truth about the murdered Mrs. Walsh--a hunt that soon leads them to Tashkent, the teeming capital city of Uzbekistan, where they hope to find answers. But some doors to the past are opened only at gravest risk to life and limb--even for those of royal blood. Bringing back many of the unforgettable characters from his acclaimed King and Joker, Dickinson's Skeleton-in-Waiting is yet another majestic thriller from a true master mystery novelist, offering further proof that this author has few equals among crime fiction royalty
Healer by Peter Dickinson( Book )

24 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 975 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although grudgingly aware that ten-year-old Pinki has extraordinary powers to heal, sixteen-year-old Barry becomes increasingly convinced that she is an unwilling participant at the healing sessions run by her enterprising stepfather
AK by Peter Dickinson( Book )

28 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 966 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a military coup occurs in the constantly war-torn African country of Nagala, teenage Paul is forced to flee into the open countryside to avoid enemy soldiers who seek his life
Some deaths before dying by Peter Dickinson( Book )

21 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and held by 954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From her bed, paralyzed photographer Rachel Matson, 90, investigates the disappearance of her late husband's duelling pistol. By studying photographs she took, she clears the mystery and solves an old crime. By a British writer, author of The Yellow Room Conspiracy
Play dead by Peter Dickinson( Book )

24 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 951 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The man who has been watching Poppy's flat is found murdered
The yellow room conspiracy by Peter Dickinson( Book )

20 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and held by 888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An elderly couple, romantically involved all their lives, sit in a sunlit garden in England. At last she puts the question: how did Gerry Grantworth die? So begins the tale of a conspiracy in which both were involved, but knowledge of which they have hidden from each other for 40 years. By the author of The Last Houseparty
The weathermonger by Peter Dickinson( Book )

30 editions published between 1968 and 2003 in English and held by 857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

People of the future recreate the Middle Ages by destroying machines and by subjecting anyone found with a machine or a knowledge of mechanics to severe punishment or death
Perfect gallows : a novel of suspense by Peter Dickinson( Book )

21 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in English and held by 845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While revisiting the house he was once heir to and reconsidering his refusal of the house and a modest fortune, a now successful British actor's life is changed by a bizarre murder
King and joker by Peter Dickinson( Book )

32 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in English and held by 841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"King Victor II may be the grandson of Queen Victoria, but political and economic realities have intruded even on Buckingham Palace, where family breakfasts center on proposals for tightening the household budget (no, Princess Louise will not be hiring out as a babysitter) and the King --a licensed physician -- fumes at Parliament's refusal to permit him to practice medicine, for fear of lawsuits. Nor has royal dignity been spared. A practical joker has invaded the palace, but his tricks, initially amusing, have turned deadly, and seem increasingly to be focused on the teenage Princess Louise. The trickster, it seems clear, wants her to divulge some secret to the Greater British Public, but which one? With a royal family's worth of skeletons in the closet, there are too many to choose from"--Books-a-million website (October 2007)
The tears of the salamander by Peter Dickinson( Book )

18 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and Polish and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Alfredo, a twelve-year-old choir boy in eighteenth-century Italy, loses his family in a fire, he goes to live with Uncle Giorgio, who he discovers is a sorcerer in control of the fires of Mt. Etna with sinister plans for his nephew. Suggested level: intermediate, junior secondary
The gift by Peter Dickinson( Book )

24 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in English and held by 839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Welsh youth with extrasensory perception is warned by his grandmother that bad luck happens to family members who try to use the ability
Tulku by Peter Dickinson( Book )

37 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A thirteen-year-old boy escapes from slaughter by the Boxers in China and joins forces with an English botanist and her escort, traveling with them to Tibet where the power of Buddhist monks transforms the lives of all of them
The blue hawk by Peter Dickinson( Book )

26 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in English and held by 825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in an imaginary priest-ruled kingdom. A boy priest saves the hawk that is about to be sacrificed to renew the soul of the king, and by that one act brings the whole theocratic structure down
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Inside Grandad
EvaThe RopemakerA bone from a dry seaWater : tales of elemental spiritsChuck and DanielleThe flight of dragonsHealerAK
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