WorldCat Identities

Bishop, Gavin 1946-

Overview
Works: 129 works in 387 publications in 7 languages and 9,591 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Picture books  History  Folklore  Short stories  Biography  Nursery rhymes  Pictorial works  Humorous fiction 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Creator
Classifications: PZ7.C8375, NZ823.2
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Most widely held works about Gavin Bishop
 
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Snake and lizard by Joy Cowley( Book )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 868 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of stories about the friendship between Snake and Lizard. Suggested level: primary
Little Rabbit and the sea by Gavin Bishop( Book )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Having heard about the sea and longed to see what it is like, Little Rabbit receives an unexpected gift from a seagull
Mister Whistler by Margaret Mahy( Book )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Absentminded Mister Whistler always has a song in his head and a dance in his feet. In a rush to catch the train, he is so distracted he loses his ticket. Is it in the bottom pockets of his big coat or the top pockets of his jacket? Perhaps he slipped it into his waistcoat. Where is Mister Whistler's ticket?"--Publisher information. Suggested level: junior, primary
Stay awake, Bear! by Gavin Bishop( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Old Bear and his friend Brown Bear decide that sleeping all winter is a waste of time, so they stay awake planning a warm summer vacation and then sleep through the whole trip. Suggested level: junior
The three little pigs by Gavin Bishop( Book )

18 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The adventures of three little pigs who leave home to seek their fortunes and how they deal with the big bad wolf. Suggested level: preschool, junior
Friends : Snake and Lizard by Joy Cowley( Book )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of stories about the friendship between Snake and Lizard. Suggested level: primary
Maui and the sun : a Maori tale by Gavin Bishop( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Maori people of New Zealand tell this version of the Polynesian folktale in which a trickster uses magical powers to slow the movement of the sun
The wedding of Mistress Fox by Philip H Bailey( Book )

5 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As she rejects suitor after suitor, the recently widowed Mistress Fox almost despairs of finding a new husband with the same wonderful qualities as the late Mr. Fox
Chicken Licken by Gavin Bishop( Book )

7 editions published between 1984 and 2001 in English and Maori and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retelling of the traditional tale in which Chicken Licken sets off to warn the Queen that the sky is falling in. Suggested level: junior, primary
The Video shop sparrow by Joy Cowley( Book )

7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two brothers try to help a sparrow trapped in a closed video store
Mrs McGinty and the bizarre plant by Gavin Bishop( Book )

8 editions published between 1981 and 2007 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mrs McGinty is a very grumpy old woman whose life is bleak and lonely. Until one day, she buys a little plant which grows and grows and grows. Suggested level: primary
Bidibidi by Gavin Bishop( Book )

8 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and Maori and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A discontented sheep called Bidibidi begins a journey in search of a new life, but after a series of misadventures from which she is rescued by other animals she decides to go home
Mr Fox by Gavin Bishop( Book )

8 editions published between 1982 and 2001 in English and Maori and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retelling of the traditional tale in which greedy Mr Fox is finally outwitted. Suggested level: junior, primary
There was a crooked man by Gavin Bishop( Book )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the traditional nursery rhyme 'There was a crooked man'. On board pages. Suggested level: junior
Weaving earth and sky : myths & legends of Aotearoa by Robert Sullivan( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology which begins with the story of creation, retells Maui stories, the tale of Tawhaki and Rata and finishes with the story of Kupe's voyage to Aotearoa/New Zealand
Footsteps through the fog by Margaret Mahy( Book )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Anthea and her brothers and sisters walk down to the sea, a thick fog rolls in. It's up to Anthea, who is blind, to lead her family to safety. Suggested level: primary
The house that Jack built by Gavin Bishop( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and Maori and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses the cumulative nursery rhyme, about the chain of events that started when Jack built a house, as a metaphor to illustrate the arrival and settlement of the European settlers in New Zealand during the early 19th century. Includes references to Maori folklore. Suggested level: junior, primary
Hinepau by Gavin Bishop( Book )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2017 in English and Maori and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hinepau is cast out by her tribe because they fear her difference, thinking she is a witch. But she is the one, with her upside down weaving, who is able to heal the land after it is destroyed by volcanic ash. Suggested level: junior, primary, intermediate. Juvenile literature
Katarina by Gavin Bishop( Book )

5 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and Maori and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the true story of a young Māori woman's life in the early 1860's. Describes Katarina's journey from Waikato to Otago to join her scottish husband giving an insight into the conflicts between the old Māori ways and the pakeha pioneers, the land wars and the gold rush in Gabriel's Gully, Otago. Suggested level: primary, intermediate
Just one more by Joy Cowley( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of 17 short humorous, read-aloud stories for young children. Includes stories about real and imaginary animals. Suggested level: junior, primary
 
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Snake and lizard
Alternative Names
비솝, 가빈

비숍, 개빈

ビショップ, ガヴィン

ビショップ, ガビン

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Little Rabbit and the seaStay awake, Bear!The three little pigsFriends : Snake and LizardMaui and the sun : a Maori taleChicken LickenThe Video shop sparrowMrs McGinty and the bizarre plant