WorldCat Identities

Alter, Judy 1938-

Overview
Works: 125 works in 243 publications in 1 language and 22,235 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  History  Fiction  Biography  Domestic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Manuscripts  Western stories 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PS3551.L765, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Judy Alter
 
Most widely held works by Judy Alter
Mattie by Judy Alter( Book )

11 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and held by 918 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mattie, a poor, illegitimate girl, gets a job as companion to a doctor's daughter, assists the doctor with his patients, eventually goes to medical school, and becomes a doctor who practices among the farmers on the plains
Growing up in the Old West by Judy Alter( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the hardships, threats, chores, games, amusements, and challenges that made growing up in the Old West a dangerous but exciting experience
Women of the Old West by Judy Alter( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the various roles of women in the Old West, describing the living conditions and opportunities available to those women who broke the stereotypical picture of the tired settler's wife
Eli Whitney by Judy Alter( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in Undetermined and English and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the inventor of the cotton gin, whose application of standardized parts to the production of weapons and other machines was a major influence in the development of industry
A ballad for Sallie by Judy Alter( Book )

8 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scrappy orphan and young Tennessee widow team up to solve murder in frontier Fort Worth
Extraordinary women of the American West by Judy Alter( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the exploits and achievements of more than fifty women in the past and present of America's West, including the guide and interpreter Sacajawea, journalist Jessie Benton Fremont, and author Willa Cather
Extraordinary explorers and adventurers by Judy Alter( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents biographical sketches of explorers and adventurers throughout history
Samuel F.B. Morse : inventor and code creator by Judy Alter( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the artist and inventor who devised the world's first practical telegraph system
Amusement parks : roller coasters, ferris wheels, and cotton candy by Judy Alter( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the development of amusement parks in America, from state fairs to the Columbia Exposition and parks such as Coney Island and on to the giant theme parks of today
Beauty pageants : tiaras, roses, and runways by Judy Alter( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines beauty pageants past and present, their contestants, and their possible future
Rodeos : the greatest show on dirt by Judy Alter( Book )

2 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a brief history of rodeos, descriptions of the various competitive events and their rules, and discussion of some of the legendary competitors, both men and women
Great women of the Old West by Judy Alter( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the way of life and social conditions of Native, African and Hispanic American women in the American West
Wild West shows : rough riders and sure shots by Judy Alter( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the rise and fall of Wild West shows and discusses the entertainment's legendary characters, including Buffalo Bill, Annie Oakley, and Pawnee Bill
The Santa Fe Trail by Judy Alter( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a history of the trail that became an important commercial route to the southwestern United States during the 1800s
Jessie : a novel based on the life of Jessie Benton Frémont by Judy Alter( Book )

6 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fictionalized account of Jessie Benton Fremont, the wife of John Fremont, a 19th Century Panama explorer and California Gold Rush hero who became governor of Arizona. At 17, against her senator father's wishes she elopes, leaving behind high society to devote herself to bringing fame on her frontiersman
Williamsburg by Judy Alter( Book )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes Williamsburg and explains the role it played in the history of the United States
Elmer Kelton and West Texas : a literary relationship by Judy Alter( Book )

4 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Callie Shaw, stableboy : a novel by Judy Alter( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Callie follows her fierce determination to work with horses by posing as a boy named Caleb and getting a job in a stable
Maggie and a horse named Devildust by Judy Alter( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Texas girl at the turn-of-the-century longs to be a cowgirl and ride in Wild West shows on her beloved horse Devildust
Maggie and the search for Devildust by Judy Alter( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1897, fifteen-year-old Maggie, having survived her year at Miss Porter's school for Girls, returns home to Texas to train Devildust and ride in the Mulhall Wild West Show
 
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Women of the Old West
Alternative Names
Alter, Judith 1938-

Alter, Judith MacBain 1938-

Languages
English (62)

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Women of the Old WestA ballad for SallieExtraordinary women of the American WestExtraordinary explorers and adventurersSamuel F.B. Morse : inventor and code creatorAmusement parks : roller coasters, ferris wheels, and cotton candyBeauty pageants : tiaras, roses, and runwaysRodeos : the greatest show on dirt