WorldCat Identities

Park, Ruth

Overview
Works: 259 works in 1,165 publications in 11 languages and 12,130 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  History  Biography  Drama  Guidebooks  Short stories  Picture books  Historical fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
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 )

60 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,476 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 947 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
The harp in the South by Ruth Park( Book )

94 editions published between 1947 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ruth Park's classic novel Harp in the South is one of Australia's greatest. 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."--Back cover
Missus by Ruth Park( Book )

19 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Missus takes us behind the lives of Hughie and Mumma, out of the gritty realism of inner city slum life and into the past of the stations, the bush and the country towns. We meet them as they were in the early 1920s, drifter Hugh Darcy, the unwilling hero who sweeps the dreamily innocent Margaret Kilker off her feet. Ruth Park richly creates the turmoil of those early days of their courtship in the dusty outback
Things in corners by Ruth Park( Book )

11 editions published between 1987 and 2003 in English and held by 519 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 505 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 455 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
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 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This novel is set in a small town in the King Country in the nineteen-twenties. The characters are the everyday people who make up such small communities, and include Maori and Yugoslavs. Everyone in the town has some responsibility for the unwanted child, Bethell, neglected by her father and mother, and all fail her except the humble, despised, old Maori, Georgie Wi
When the wind changed by Ruth Park( Book )

19 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in English and Japanese and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A boy who makes awful faces is stuck with his most hideous one when the wind changes
The adventures of the muddle-headed wombat by Ruth Park( Book )

17 editions published between 1962 and 2001 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The delightful adventures of the lovabubble wombat and his friends
A power of roses by Ruth Park( Book )

29 editions published between 1953 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 202 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 in Sydney's slums
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

Serpent's delight by Ruth Park( Book )

10 editions published between 1962 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 187 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 muddleheaded wombat by Ruth Park( Book )

39 editions published between 1962 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 182 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
Callie's castle by Ruth Park( Book )

14 editions published between 1974 and 1997 in English and Japanese and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nothing is going right for ten-year old Callie - she has fought with her best friend, her sister and brothers torment her, and the new house is a letdown. She longs to see Grandpa Cameron who lives on the other side of the city, so that he can put things right - which is exactly what he does
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
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

When the schooner "Little sister" was washed ashore with one survivor, four children try to find out what has happened to the rest of the crew
One-a-pecker, two-a-pecker by Ruth Park( Book )

12 editions published between 1957 and 2013 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This novel is set during the Otago gold-rush of 1863
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

Jenny, the orphan from Australia, comes to live with her four delightful aunts in a New Zealand country town, and together they play out a comedy of domesticity and romance, with the help or hindrance of a varied and fascinating company of friends and relations. We see events through the child's eyes as the aunts struggle with the fashions of the nineteen-twenties and as they deal with their beaux and the commercial world
 
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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)

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My sister SifThe harp in the SouthThings in cornersPoor man's orangeSwords and crowns and ringsThe witch's thornWhen the wind changedThe adventures of the muddle-headed wombat