WorldCat Identities

Garner, Alan 1934-

Works: 139 works in 710 publications in 12 languages and 16,774 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  History  Folklore  Fantasy fiction  Fairy tales  Biography  Legends  Science fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Subject Headings:
Roles: Author, Librettist, Signer, Other, Editor
Classifications: PZ8.1.G167, FIC
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Alan Garner
The owl service by Alan Garner( Book )

72 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During a summer vacation in a secluded Welsh valley, three young people find themselves driven by the spirits of three mythical lovers to reenact an ancient tragedy
Elidor by Alan Garner( Book )

91 editions published between 1074 and 2010 in 9 languages and held by 1,445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While exploring a church that is being razed in a Manchester slum, four English children are drawn into another world where they are compelled to combat the evil power which grips most of the land
The weirdstone of Brisingamen; a tale of Alderley by Alan Garner( Book )

69 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Susan and her brother Colin, staying with their mother's old nurse near Alderley Edge, are catapulted into a battle between good and evil for possession of a magical stone of great power that, unbeknownst to them, is contained in Susan's favorite bracelet
The moon of Gomrath by Alan Garner( Book )

56 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the help of the wizard Cadellin, Colin and Susan struggle to contain the forces of evil unleashed by the inadvertent awakening of the band of ancient horsemen known as the Wild Hunt
Alan Garner's Book of British fairy tales by Alan Garner( Book )

13 editions published between 1984 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of twenty-one traditional tales from the British Isles
A bag of moonshine by Alan Garner( Book )

16 editions published between 1986 and 2002 in English and held by 893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-two folktales from various parts of the British Isles
Red shift by Alan Garner( Book )

34 editions published between 1973 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lives of three young men in three different periods of British history converge and each influences the destiny of the others
Little red hen by Alan Garner( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retelling of the story of a resourceful hen that not only makes her own food and eats it herself, but manages to outwit a hungry fox as well
A cavalcade of goblins by Alan Garner( Book )

3 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forty-two tales, legends, and poems from various countries, including Japan, India, and North America, about giants, goblins, demons, and other supernatural creatures
Jack and the beanstalk by Alan Garner( Book )

6 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A boy climbs to the top of a giant beanstalk, where he uses his quick wits to outsmart an ogre and make his and his mother's fortune
The stone book by Alan Garner( Book )

6 editions published between 1976 and 1979 in English and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

His daughter's request for a book prompts a stonemason to reveal the secret of the stone to her
Granny Reardun by Alan Garner( Book )

7 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joseph knows that he has to be different from his grandfather, a stone mason whose work is in evidence throughout the village, and the day comes when he must announce his decision
Tom Fobble's day by Alan Garner( Book )

8 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When his sled is "Tom Fobbled" by another boy, William's grandfather makes him another from an old oak loom
The aimer gate by Alan Garner( Book )

7 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert learns that his secret place has another secret the day his soldier uncle comes home to help with the corn harvest
The well of the wind by Alan Garner( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two orphaned children manage to outwit a witch and return to their rightful home. In this fantasy, a young girl sets out to find her brother who has fallen under the spell of an evil witch. In language as resonant as bells, a renowned novelist tells of young courage outwitting old evil. To begin, a boy must confront a subtle witch, next, a great cat who sleeps with its eyes open, then, a giant oak encircled by wolves and a worm, all to reach the Well of the Wind. When the boy does not return, his sister starts out alone to seek him. "Who hates you so much that they send you there?" asks a thin stranger when he hears of her brother's quest. The girl journeys on, whistling, and comes to a gate between two trees in the wood of the witch, then a tower filled with rising water, a bird and a bow and arrow, and finally her brother, turned to stone. "We got from that," the girl tells the boy once she has freed him from the witch's enchantment. "Perhaps we shall get from this." Like all good endings, theirs is both surprising and perfect
Alan Garner's Fairytales of gold by Alan Garner( Book )

11 editions published between 1979 and 1995 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vier sprookjesachtige vertellingen waarin de hoofdfiguren door middel van gouden voorwerpen van bittere armoede of ellendige familie-omstandigheden tot grote welstand en innig geluk komen. 8-10 jaar
The Guizer : a book of fools by Alan Garner( Book )

5 editions published between 1975 and 1980 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of stories about fools drawn from American Indian, African, Irish, Gypsy, Sumatran, Flemish, and British sources
The stone book quartet by Alan Garner( Book )

17 editions published between 1978 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

High up in the chapel steeple a child is astonished to feel his own name carved in stone by one of his ancestors from long ago. The skillful work of a family of craftsmen through generations threads together the four stories in this book
Boneland by Alan Garner( Book )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman was reading a book to a child on her knee. So the little boy went into the wood, and he met a witch. Professor Colin Whisterfield spends his days at Jodrell Bank, using the radio telescope to look for his lost sister in the Pleiades. At night, he is on Alderley Edge, watching. The Watcher cuts the rock and blows bulls on the stone with his blood, and dances, to keep the sky above the earth and the stars flying. Colin cannot remember; and he remembers too much. Before the age of thirteen is a blank. After that he recalls everything: where he was, what he was doing, in every minute of every hour of every day. Everything he has read and seen. And then, finally, a new force enters his life, a therapist who might be able to unlock what happened to him when he was twelve, what happened to his sister. But Colin will have to remember quickly, to find his sister. And the Watcher will have to find the Woman. Otherwise the skies will fall, and there will be only winter, wanderers and moon
The voice that thunders : essays and lectures by Alan Garner( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Little red hen
Alternative Names
Alan Garner britisk skribent

Alan Garner Brits schrijver

Alan Garner brittisk författare

Alan Garner écrivain britannique

Alan Garner englischer Fantasy-Schriftsteller

Alan Garner scrittore britannico

Garner, Alan

Алан Гарнер


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ElidorThe weirdstone of Brisingamen; a tale of AlderleyThe moon of GomrathAlan Garner's Book of British fairy talesA bag of moonshineRed shiftLittle red henJack and the beanstalk