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McKenna, Virginia 1931-

Works: 170 works in 523 publications in 5 languages and 9,918 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Juvenile works  Biography  History  Fiction  War films  Anecdotes  Picture books  Historical films 
Roles: Actor, Author, Narrator, Performer, Commentator, Interviewee, Editor, Costume designer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Virginia McKenna
Most widely held works by Virginia McKenna
Born free by Norah Woollard( Visual )

37 editions published between 1965 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When game warden George Adamson is forced to kill a lion and lioness, he and his wife Joy adopt their three cubs. Two are sent off to zoos but the third is kept, a female they name Elsa. When Elsa is fully grown, the Adamsons realize she must be taught to survive on her own
Ring of bright water by Gavin Maxwell( Visual )

14 editions published between 1969 and 2005 in English and held by 851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of Graham Merrill and Mary MacKenzie who meet in the Scottish Highlands where their mutual love of animals forges a romantic bond between them, and that bond is strengthened by their common interest in Mij, Graham's pet otter
Counting lions : portraits from the wild by Katie Cotton( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exquisite charcoal drawings of ten endangered creatures--lions, elephants, giraffes, pandas, tigers, chimpanzees, penguins, turtles, macaws, and zebras--startle the viewer with their size and astonishing detail. A poetic text notes each creature's particular qualities and behavior, while providing a quiet counting exercise and a reminder that these animals must be cherished and protected
The smallest show on earth by Basil Dearden( Visual )

29 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comedy about a young couple who inherit a delapidated movie theater and must compete with a lavish movie theater next door
Back to the blue by Virginia McKenna( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of three dolphins in captivity in the United Kingdom who were returned to the wild. Includes a section with facts and photographs about the real rescue effort on which the story was based
On playing with lions by Virginia McKenna( Book )

5 editions published between 1966 and 1967 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond the bars : the zoo dilemma( Book )

6 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some of my friends have tails by Virginia McKenna( Book )

7 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Known for the parts she has played in the films Born Free and Ring of Bright Water and her brilliant career on the stage, Virginia McKenna here tells of the individual animals who have been her friends -- from George the snake and Tigger the dog to otters, lions, rhinos and elephants. Finally there is Bambi, a delightful roe deer who joined the family when he was only a few hours old. The author's experiences and intuition with animals helps explain the success she has had in working with animals in film. Includes enchanting photographs. - Amazon
Spirit of the Maasai man by Laura Berkeley( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Locked inside their cages, the zoo animals have given up hope; they can no longer hear the songs of their homelands. Then one night, the spirit of the Maasai Man appears. As he hums his haunting songs, a miracle takes place. By subtly examining the timeless ideal of love, hope and freedom, this book provokes discussion and a sense of optimism. Includes author's note
Waterloo by Sergeĭ Bondarchuk( Visual )

9 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Napoleon Bonaparte, inspiring his people with his military and political genius as well as his revolutionary fervor, becomes, within a few brief years, Emperor of France and master of Europe. After 15 years of victory, in 1812 he meets with disaster in his Russian Campaign. In 1813, defeated by the combined forces of Austria, Russia, Prussia and England at Leipzig, Napoleon is driven to the very gates of Paris where he awaits his destiny. In March 1815, he makes dramatic escape from Elba in exile for his last and desperate bid for ultimate power and glory, which culminate in his narrow defeat by Wellington on the bloody fields of Waterloo
The wreck of the Mary Deare by Michael Anderson( Visual )

4 editions published between 1982 and 2006 in English and Spanish and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The freighter Mary Deare is adrift in stormy seas. All have abandoned ship except for one man-- exhausted first officer Gideon Patch who has taken command. Appearances indicate he's a madman, but Patch isn't a man who relies on appearances
The Edwardians( Visual )

2 editions published between 1972 and 2008 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Edwardian period, beginning with Edward VII's ascent to the throne in 1901 and ending with World War I, was an era of rapid industrialization, pioneering artistic and literary achievements, and great social and political upheaval. It is filled with captivating characters who left their mark upon British society and the world at large. This 8-part BBC series profiles the movers and the shakers who exemplify the era's progressive spirit as well as its colorful eccentricities--Container
Into the blue by Virginia McKenna( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poetisk hyldest til delfinernes verden, om myter og legender, det frie liv og "cirkuslivet" i fangenskab. Knytter sig til projektet " Into the Blue" om genudsætning og beskyttelse af delfiner
A Town like Alice by Jack Lee( Visual )

33 editions published between 1956 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nurse Jean Paget is one of a small band of women trekking through the Japanese-occupied Malayan jungle, where they are befriended by Joe Harman, a tough Australian P.O.W. Later each learns that the other has survived the horrors of the war, and they set out separately to find each other
Giacomo Puccini, 1858-1924 by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

9 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The composer of some of the world's most popular operas, Puccini became involved in a scandal which nearly ruined his career and is here depicted in a dramatic presentation. The inclusion of a recent production of his unfinished Turandot shows parallels between the composer's life and his work
Born free by Joy Adamson( Recording )

4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

True story of an orphaned lion cub raised by the author and her husband and the special relationship they kept even after the lion returned to the wild
The cruel sea by Charles Frend( Visual )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lt. Commander Ericson and his crew find they are fighting not only the Germans, but the age-old enemy, the sea, in this World War II action drama
Carve her name with pride by Lewis Gilbert( Visual )

16 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The inspiring true story of Violette Szabo, a young British widow of a French officer, who braved death while working for the French Resistance in World War II
An elephant called Slowly( Visual )

3 editions published between 1984 and 2000 in English and Spanish and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Virginia McKenna and Bill Travers of BORN FREE return to the stunning wilds of Africa to visit game warden George Adamson and his unusual menagerie of lions, rhinos, buffalo, ostriches, and cheetahs. But the true magic of Africa comes alive when they embark on a series of delightful escapades with three remarkable elephants called Kadengi, Eleanor and baby Pole Pole (Swahili for 'Slowly')."--Container
Julius Caesar by Herbert Wise( Visual )

7 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Breaking all conventional rules of drama, Shakespear creates neither a clear-cut hero nor a villain. Instead, this great tragedy presents complicated human beings in agonizing conflict with one another, and themselves."--Container
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Маккенна, Вирджиния

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マッケンナ, V

Ring of bright waterBack to the blueSpirit of the Maasai manThe wreck of the Mary DeareThe EdwardiansGiacomo Puccini, 1858-1924