WorldCat Identities

Park, Ruth

Overview
Works: 265 works in 1,024 publications in 11 languages and 10,543 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  History  Biography  Guidebooks  Short stories  Picture books  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Domestic fiction  Young adult works 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Honoree
Classifications: PZ7.P2214, A823.3
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ruth Park
Playing beatie bow by Ruth Park( Book )

57 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lonely Australian girl from a divided family is transported back to the 1880's and an immigrant family from the Orkney Islands
My sister Sif by Ruth Park( Book )

26 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fourteen-year-old Riko manages to get her delicate older sister Sif and herself to their remote Pacific island home, where an American scientist who falls in love with Sif and discovers her connection with an underwater race creates complications in Riko's life
Missus by Ruth Park( Book )

19 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Australia in the 1920s Hugh is burdened with his neurotic crippled brother Jeremiah after their parents die, and his misery becomes intolerable when he seeks to marry sensuous Margaret who won't have Jeremiah in the house
Things in corners by Ruth Park( Book )

11 editions published between 1987 and 2003 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Weird and mysterious happenings which include a grey jellified lump that lurks in the corner of lifts, a ferocious fur wrap and a half-demented man who lives in the rear vision mirror of a vintage car
Poor man's orange by Ruth Park( Book )

60 editions published between 1949 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Continuing the history of the Irish Darcys begun in Missus and continued in The Harp in the South, this third novel of a trilogy, re-acquaints readers with the vicissitudes of slum life in a Sydney suburb. An unforgettable family and a cast of unforgettable characters enliven a story that is sometimes tragic but often humourous in a time of poverty and destitution, hope and promise
Swords and crowns and rings by Ruth Park( Book )

32 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Growing up in an Australian country town before World War I, Jackie Hanna and Cushie Moy are carefree and innocent in their love for each other. But Jackie is a dwarf and his devotion to the beautiful Cushie is condemned by her parents. This is the story of their lifelong odyssey and of the triumph of a special kind of courage
The gigantic balloon by Ruth Park( Book )

10 editions published between 1975 and 1993 in English and German and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dream of a lowly store clerk in Sydney comes true when a huge balloon arrives from France to promote an advertising campaign, but without a balloonist
The witch's thorn by Ruth Park( Book )

33 editions published between 1951 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Johnny Gow is the Witch's thorn whose influence poisons the lives he touches in the sleepy New Zealand township of Te Kano. His daughter suffers perhaps most of all
When the wind changed by Ruth Park( Book )

19 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in English and Japanese and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A boy who makes awful faces is stuck with his most hideous one when the wind changes
A power of roses by Ruth Park( Book )

29 editions published between 1953 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roses were rarely seen at the old Jerusalem hotel. Life is hard, and for some of the tenants a luxury might be warm feet, cat's meat stew or a five-bob coat from a jumble sale. In A Power of Roses, Ruth Park draws vivid portraits of Miriam, the tough adolescent heroine; her Uncle Puss, a canny old Irishman; and a colourful assortment of inhabitants who live in the hotel's damp, rat-infested rooms
Serpent's delight by Ruth Park( Book )

10 editions published between 1962 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What happens to a closely-knit Australian Catholic family when the youngest daughter announces she has had a vision of the Blessed Virgin
The companion guide to Sydney by Ruth Park( Book )

10 editions published between 1973 and 1986 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The muddleheaded wombat by Ruth Park( Book )

36 editions published between 1962 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paperback edition brings together four stories: The Muddleheaded Wombat; The Muddleheaded Wombat at School; The Muddleheaded Wombat on Holiday; The Muddleheaded Wombat in the Treetops. A delight to rediscover, or read for the very first time, these timeless stories will become a treasured possession in your child's library
The frost and the fire by Ruth Park( Book )

17 editions published between 1958 and 2000 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As washerwomen to the goldfields, Mother Jerusalem and Currency go where the men search for gold. As miners flock to feverishly pursue the new discoveries at Otago, they follow, with their washing machine and the promise of a partnership. Life on the goldfields in the 1860s is hard and the people have to be tough to survive. As the settlement grows many thousands crowd the hills and river banks looking for gold. Crowding the pages of this masterly adventure novel are a host of these rugged characters - loving, hating, giving birth - wonderfully brought to life by Ruth Park
Callie's castle by Ruth Park( Book )

14 editions published between 1974 and 1997 in English and Japanese and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En australsk familie skal flytte, og i den forbindelse opstår der flere problemer for den 10-årige Callie
One-a-pecker, two-a-pecker by Ruth Park( Book )

14 editions published between 1957 and 2013 in English and Danish and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set during the Otago Gold rush of 1863, washerwoman, Mother Jerusalem, and her girl, Currency, go where the men search for gold. As the miners feverishly pursue new discoveries, they follow with their washing machine and the promise of a partnership
Road under the sea by Ruth Park( Book )

8 editions published between 1962 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pink flannel by Ruth Park( Book )

21 editions published between 1955 and 1974 in German and English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Australian orphan is sent to New Zealand to live with her four delightful aunts
The harp in the south by Ruth Park( Recording )

23 editions published between 1948 and 2013 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Australian classic, this is the story of the Darcy family who live in the Depression era tenements of Surry Hills, Sydney. Hugh and Margaret Darcy are raising their family in Sydney amid the brothels, grog shops and run-down boarding houses of Surry Hills, where money is scarce and life is not easy. Filled with beautifully drawn characters that will make you laugh as much as cry, this Australian classic will take you straight back to the colourful slums of Sydney with convincing depth, careful detail and great heart
Come danger, come darkness by Ruth Park( Book )

15 editions published between 1978 and 1995 in 5 languages and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Norfolk Island is still a penal colony when Otter and Paddy Paul Cannon are sent there to live with their uncle. Otter discovers an old family retainer is a prisoner there and plans to help him escape
 
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Playing beatie bow
Alternative Names
Niland, Ruth

Niland, Ruth 1917-2010

Niland, Ruth Park

Niland Ruth Park 1917-2010

Park, Rosina Lucia 1917-2010

Park, Rosina Ruth 1917-2010

Park, Rosina Ruth Lucia

Park Rosina Ruth Lucia 1917-2010

Pārka, Rūta

Ruth Park New Zealand–Australia writer

Ruth Park schrijfster uit Nieuw-Zeeland (1917-2010)

パーク, ルース

Languages
English (410)

German (37)

Danish (16)

Swedish (12)

Japanese (10)

Norwegian (4)

French (3)

Dutch (3)

Italian (2)

Chinese (1)

Finnish (1)

Covers
My sister SifThings in cornersPoor man's orangeSwords and crowns and ringsThe witch's thornWhen the wind changedA power of rosesThe muddleheaded wombat