WorldCat Identities

Mostyn, David

Overview
Works: 420 works in 675 publications in 3 languages and 11,857 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Popular works  History  Dictionaries  Conversation and phrase books  Adventure stories  Picture dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Illustrator
Classifications: PZ7.P968, E
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by David Mostyn
Spring-Heeled Jack by Philip Pullman( Book )

17 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 1,010 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three children make their escape from a London orphanage and after a series of misadventures are reunited with their father through the efforts of the legendary Spring-Heeled Jack
First words! by J. Douglas Lee( Book )

3 editions published between 1980 and 1985 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces over 250 words for familiar objects and concepts from home, school, and places of recreation. Special activities encourage readers to connect words in the text with objects in their environment
How things work by Martyn Bramwell( Book )

5 editions published between 1984 and 1989 in English and Spanish and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Designed to provide a bridge between the world of pure science and everyday world of egg beaters, planes, roller skates, etc. The basic idea is explained in straight-forward language and then illustrated with experiments that are safe and simple to do at home
The playground snake by Brian Moses( Book )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the children in the school playground stop playing with him, a snake finds a better home in one of the classrooms
Round the world in French : with easy pronunciation guide by Carol Watson( Book )

3 editions published between 1980 and 1989 in English and French and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents French words grouped under various headings, accompanied by drawings
Greg's first race by Terence Lynam( Book )

2 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greg enters his first BMX race and meets a rider who seems very confident
Picture dictionary! by J. Douglas Lee( Book )

4 editions published between 1980 and 1989 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces the concept and uses of a dictionary. Special activities explore such dictionary techniques as cross-referring and the grouping of words with similar meanings
The BMX Bunch on vacation by Terence Lynam( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Practicing bicycle tricks at their campsite, the members of the BMX Bunch stumble into a hidden cave and into the life of a homeless man
Andy joins the BMX bunch by Terence Lynam( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andy handles disappointment and joy as he tries to earn entry into the BMX Bunch
The BMX bunch turns detective by Terence Lynam( Book )

2 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The members of the BMX Bunch take a break from practicing wheelies on their bikes to investigate a suspicious character in the park
Close-up magic by Mike Lane( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides instruction on simple magic tricks, including "coin vanish" and "plate balance."
Card magic by Mike Lane( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Learn about magic tricks involving cards
Performing magic by Mike Lane( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides instruction on simple magic tricks, including "pen in bottle" and "coin drop."
Paper magic by Mike Lane( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Step-by-step instructions and illustrations show magic tricks with paper
Round the world in Spanish : with easy pronunciation guide by Carol Watson( Book )

4 editions published between 1980 and 1989 in Spanish and English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents Spanish words grouped under various headings, accompanied by drawings
Magic Mike's miraculous magic tricks : packed with dozens of dazzling tricks to learn in simple steps by Mike Lane( Book )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This brilliant how-to title aimed at children aged 7 and above teaches the secrets of real magic tricks. David Mostyn's warm and witty artwork is instantly appealing and full of humorous details for children to spot. Children will be thrilled by the idea of amazing their friends and families with their incredible abilities and impossible stunts. The range of tricks -- involving coins, paper, playing cards and mental magic -- will give children the opportunity to develop verbal skill, mental agility and physical dexterity. Clear step-by-step instructions to tricks are easy to follow and colourfully illustrated"--Amazon.co.uk
Weather by Roy Woodcook( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes weather conditions and climates, their causes, and their effects on people and ways of life
Thawing frozen frogs : poems by Brian Patten( Book )

8 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of witty and imaginative poems for children
Sod seventy! : the guide to living well by J. A. Muir Gray( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many of the problems older people suffer from have, as their underlying cause, a fundamental loss of fitness. Others are caused by preventable diseases (with these even being preventable after the age of seventy) and, broadly speaking, from the wrong approach to life, influenced by negative social pressures. This book--uniquely targeted at the 60-75 demographic--tells you what steps you can take in late middle age to give you the best chance of living a long, healthy and fulfilling later life. Keep fit, keep the brain going, and with a spot of good fortune you can be living a rewarding, active life into your nineties and beyond. This book--part exercise book, part manifesto for a happier, healthier life--tells you how
Climate change for football fans : a matter of life and death by James Atkins( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is a funny book, written in the earthy and irreverent language of the terraces. But it has a serious sub-text about climate change. It's a series of conversations between Joe, A Burnley lad who is football mad, and Professor Igor who's obsessed with climate change ... The book explains why preventing climate change is more a social and political problem than a technological one."--Back cover
 
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Spring-Heeled Jack
Alternative Names
Mostyn, D.

Mostyn, D. (David)

Mūstīn, Dīfīd

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How things workThe playground snakeThawing frozen frogs : poemsClimate change for football fans : a matter of life and death