WorldCat Identities

Benson, Patrick

Works: 174 works in 696 publications in 14 languages and 27,618 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Nature stories  Fairy tales  Picture books  Christmas stories  Big books  Pictorial works  Folklore  Pastoral fiction 
Roles: Illustrator, Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Interviewee, Other
Classifications: PZ7.G759, FIC
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Patrick Benson
Most widely held works by Patrick Benson
Owl babies by Martin Waddell( Book )

114 editions published between 1975 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 4,253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When three baby owls awake one night to find their mother gone, they can't help but wonder where she is. Stunning illustrations from unique and striking perspectives capture the owls as they worry about their mother: What is she doing? When will she be back? What scary things move all around them? Not surprisingly, a joyous flapping and dancing and bouncing greets her return, lending a celebratory tone to the ending of this comforting tale. Never has the plight of young ones who miss their mother been so simply told or so beautifully rendered
The Minpins by Roald Dahl( Book )

41 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Little Billy enters the Forest of Sin and meets the Minpins, matchstick-sized people who live in tree cities besieged by the Smoke-Belching Gruncher whom Billy vows to destroy
Mole and the baby bird by Marjorie Newman( Book )

25 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 1,705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mole rescues a baby bird, cares for it, and loves it, until the day he realizes it is because he loves it that he must set it free
The willows in winter by William Horwood( Book )

16 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in 6 languages and held by 1,355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The further escapades of four animal friends who live along a river in the English countryside--Toad, Mole, Rat, and Badger
Christopher Mouse : the tale of a small traveler by William Wise( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 1,338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After being sold to an unscrupulous pet store owner, a young mouse lives with several owners and has many adventures, before ending up with an appreciative family
North : the amazing story of Arctic migration by Nick Dowson( Book )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,034 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a tribute to the migrations of millions of creatures to the Arctic, including depictions of the cyclical journeys of gray whales, caribou and more
Little penguin by Patrick Benson( Book )

12 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 939 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comparing herself to the larger Emperor penguins, Pip the Adélie penguin feels unhappy with her size until an encounter with a huge sperm whale puts things in a different perspective for her
The story of three whales by Giles Whittell( Book )

11 editions published between 1988 and 1999 in English and held by 793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes how the concerted efforts of an international team of concerned people eased the suffering of three gray whales trapped by ice off the coast of Alaska and eventually helped two of them back to the open sea
Robin Hood by Sarah Hayes( Book )

4 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retells the adventures of Robin Hood and his men in Sherwood Forest as they right wrongs and fight injustice
Soon by Timothy Knapman( Book )

11 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accompanying his mother on a special outing, a baby elephant is protected from a sequence of scary predators before arriving at the top of a high mountain and observing a wondrous surprise
Squeak's good idea by Max Eilenberg( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Squeak the elephant decides to go outside for a picnic he prepares himself for any eventuality, which turns out to be a good idea
Oddly / illustrated by Patrick Benson by Joyce Dunbar( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Lostlet, the Strangelet, and the Oddlet are confused creatures until they befriend a boy who has run away from home
The tough princess by Martin Waddell( Book )

29 editions published between 1986 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A spunky princess with a mind of her own resists her parents' plans to ensnare a prince for her and rides forth to adventures of her choosing
The willows and beyond by William Horwood( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It all began, long ago, when Mole abandoned his spring-cleaning and first met Ratty, Badger, Otter and, of course, the exasperating Toad. Now we find the loyal companions approaching the autumn of their lives, reflecting on their many escapades together, and preparing to hand over to the next generation. But when the future of the river bank they know and love suddenly comes under threat, all the creatures, young and old, must rally together
Toad triumphant by William Horwood( Book )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This stunning sequel follows the further adventures of four of the most beloved characters in English literature: loyal Mole, resourceful Water Rat, stern but wise Badger, and of course, capricious, irresistible Toad. In this new tale, the comfortable bachelor world of the River Bank is thrown into turmoil by the arrival of a formidable female character who seems to win Toad's heart. Recognizing the familiar danger signals, his long-suffering companions must do all that they can to save the infatuated Toad from himself. Enriched once again by the delightful illustrations of Patrick Benson, Toad Triumphant is another captivating tale for audiences and imaginations everywhere
A Christmas carol by Charles Dickens( Book )

15 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A miser learns the true meaning of Christmas when three ghostly visitors review his past and foretell his future
The wind in the willows by Kenneth Grahame( Book )

11 editions published between 1989 and 1999 in English and Polish and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tales of Ratty, Mole, Badger and Toad. When Mole goes boating with the Water Rat instead of spring-cleaning, he discovers a new world. As well as the river and the Wild Wood, there is Toad's craze for fast travel which leads him and his friends on a whirl of trains, barges, gipsy caravans and motor cars and even into battle
Night sky dragons by Mal Peet( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yazul loves making kites with his grandfather, but all he truly desires is the approval of his father. Yazul's father, lord of a han along the Silk Road, is a man made stern by loneliness, and Yazul's love of kite-making only seems to elicit disappointment. "Travel and trade are what matters," his father says. But when the han is attacked by bandits, Yazul has an idea. With the help of his grandfather, he might just be able to use his kite-making skills to scare the bandits away and save the han. Will Yazul's courage and cleverness make his father proud?
Moby-Dick, or, the whale by Jan Needle( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An abridgement of the nineteenth-century novel in which a young seaman joins the crew of the whaling ship Pequod whose fanatical Captain Ahab is in determined pursuit of the white whale Moby Dick
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Audience level: 0.23 (from 0.11 for North : th ... to 0.51 for Magic penc ...)

Owl babies
Alternative Names
Bensons, Patriks

벤슨, 패트릭 1956-

ベンソン, パトリック

The MinpinsMole and the baby birdThe willows in winterChristopher Mouse : the tale of a small travelerNorth : the amazing story of Arctic migrationLittle penguinSqueak's good ideaOddly / illustrated by Patrick Benson