WorldCat Identities

Park, Ruth

Works: 248 works in 958 publications in 10 languages and 10,002 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  History  Biography  Guidebooks  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Domestic fiction  Young adult works  Television series 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Honoree
Classifications: PZ7.P2214, A823.3
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Ruth Park
My sister Sif by Ruth Park( Book )

25 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 961 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
Playing beatie bow by Ruth Park( Book )

8 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now then thought Abigail something VERY WEIRD has happened to me. I am in the LAST century, I don't know why, and that doesn't matter. I'VE GOT TO GET BACK
Missus by Ruth Park( Book )

18 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and held by 693 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
Poor man's orange by Ruth Park( Book )

59 editions published between 1949 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 519 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 )

30 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 450 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 407 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 )

32 editions published between 1951 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 307 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
The muddleheaded wombat by Ruth Park( Book )

39 editions published between 1962 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 224 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
A power of roses by Ruth Park( Book )

27 editions published between 1953 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The adventures of the muddle-headed wombat by Ruth Park( Book )

15 editions published between 1962 and 1995 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wombat and his inseparable friends - the motherly and practical Mouse, and Tabby Cat whose pride, along with his tabby coat, is always being ruffled, have a series of adventures
Serpent's delight by Ruth Park( Book )

9 editions published between 1962 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 190 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 )

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

The frost and the fire by Ruth Park( Book )

16 editions published between 1958 and 2000 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As washerwoman to the goldfields, Mother Jerusalem and her girl 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 a promise of a partnership. Life on the goldfields in the 1860s is hard and people have to be tough to survive. Crowding the pages of this masterly adventure novel is 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 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En australsk familie skal flytte, og i den forbindelse opstår der flere problemer for den 10-årige Callie
Road under the sea by Ruth Park( Book )

8 editions published between 1962 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One-a-pecker, two-a-pecker by Ruth Park( Book )

12 editions published between 1957 and 2013 in English and held by 127 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
Pink flannel by Ruth Park( Book )

21 editions published between 1955 and 1974 in German and English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Australian orphan is sent to New Zealand to live with her four delightful aunts
Come danger, come darkness by Ruth Park( Book )

15 editions published between 1978 and 1995 in 5 languages and held by 117 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
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
The drums go bang! by Ruth Park( Book )

4 editions published between 1956 and 1970 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A light-hearted joint autobiography of the early married life and literary struggles of these two writers. Their years together in Australia are influenced by her early life in New Zealand
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My sister Sif
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)

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Playing beatie bowPoor man's orangeSwords and crowns and ringsThe witch's thornThe muddleheaded wombatA power of rosesThe adventures of the muddle-headed wombatThe frost and the fireThe harp in the south