WorldCat Identities

Bishop, Gavin 1946-

Overview
Works: 140 works in 409 publications in 6 languages and 9,541 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Picture books  Folklore  History  Short stories  Sea fiction  Nursery rhymes  Pictorial works  Humorous fiction 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Creator
Classifications: PZ7.C8375, NZ823.2
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Mister Whistler by Margaret Mahy( Book )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 964 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
Snake and lizard by Joy Cowley( Book )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 836 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 )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 693 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
Friends : Snake and Lizard by Joy Cowley( Book )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of stories about the friendship between Snake and Lizard. Suggested level: primary
The three little pigs by Gavin Bishop( Book )

20 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 503 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
Stay awake, Bear! by Gavin Bishop( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 502 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
Maui and the sun : a Maori tale by Gavin Bishop( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 362 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. Suggested level: junior, primary
The wedding of Mistress Fox by Philip H Bailey( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 304 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 290 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 )

8 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When George and his brother Harry go to return their video on New Year's Day, they find the shop closed and a little sparrow trapped inside. Suggested level: junior, primary
Mrs McGinty and the bizarre plant by Gavin Bishop( Book )

8 editions published between 1981 and 2007 in English and held by 197 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
Koinei te whare nā Haki i hanga by Gavin Bishop( Book )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and Maori and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The familiar cumulative nursery rhyme is illustrated with scenes placing the characters in an Aotearoa, New Zealand, setting during the early 19th century
Mr Fox by Gavin Bishop( Book )

8 editions published between 1982 and 2001 in English and Maori and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retelling of the traditional tale in which greedy Mr Fox is finally outwitted. Suggested level: junior, primary
Weaving earth and sky : myths & legends of Aotearoa by Robert Sullivan( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 141 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
Bidibidi by Gavin Bishop( Book )

8 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and Maori and held by 127 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. 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 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the traditional nursery rhyme 'There was a crooked man'. On board pages. Suggested level: junior
Just one more by Joy Cowley( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 119 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
Footsteps through the fog by Margaret Mahy( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 119 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
Hinepau by Gavin Bishop( Book )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2017 in English and Maori and held by 119 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
Katarina by Gavin Bishop( Book )

7 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and Maori and held by 111 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
 
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Snake and lizard
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Little Rabbit and the seaFriends : Snake and LizardThe three little pigsStay awake, Bear!Maui and the sun : a Maori taleChicken LickenThe Video shop sparrowMrs McGinty and the bizarre plant
Alternative Names
비솝, 가빈

비숍, 개빈

ビショップ, ガヴィン

ビショップ, ガビン

Languages
English (150)

Maori (15)

Spanish (5)

Chinese (4)

French (2)

Japanese (2)