WorldCat Identities

Ure, Jean

Works: 339 works in 1,080 publications in 8 languages and 24,472 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Robinsonades  Adventure stories  Diary fiction  Young adult works  Domestic fiction  History 
Roles: Author, Translator, Narrator, Illustrator, tra
Classifications: PZ7.U64, FIC
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Jean Ure
Most widely held works by Jean Ure
See you Thursday by Jean Ure( Book )

23 editions published between 1981 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sixteen-year-old Marianne, lonely and uncomfortable at the expensive girls' school she attends, finds an unexpected friend in her mother's new lodger, Abe Shonfeld, a young piano teacher who has been blind since birth
The children next door by Jean Ure( Book )

11 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and Thai and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Because she is shy and her parents worry that she has an overactive imagination, eleven-year-old Laura cannot ask straightforward questions about the two children she has heard playing next door
Skinny Melon and me by Jean Ure( Book )

17 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cherry keeps a diary about her parents' divorce, her new stepfather Roland Butter who draws rebuses for her, and the coming stepbrother or stepsister
Supermouse by Jean Ure( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When her pretty, talented, but willful younger sister becomes her rival for a role in a local show, eleven-year-old Nicola reluctantly steps aside but finds that her own special talents have not gone unnoticed
What if they saw me now? by Jean Ure( Book )

21 editions published between 1982 and 1993 in 4 languages and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Little does an athletic teen-aged boy realize as he goes to pick up his sister at ballet practice that his own life is going to take a new direction
Plague by Jean Ure( Book )

9 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in English and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three teenagers attempt to survive on their own when a devastating plague sweeps London
If it weren't for Sebastian by Jean Ure( Book )

12 editions published between 1982 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maggie, the youngest daughter in a family of doctors, longing to know more about life outside the world of medicine, shocks her family by her decision to break with tradition and take a secretarial course
One green leaf by Jean Ure( Book )

9 editions published between 1987 and 1994 in German and English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four teenagers, inseparable friends for many years, try to deal with their conflicting, often devastating, emotions and fears when one of them becomes terminally ill
You win some, you lose some by Jean Ure( Book )

9 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jamie's decision to leave school and become a ballet dancer brings him problems but strengthens his character
After Thursday by Jean Ure( Book )

9 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seventeen-year-old Marianne's crush on a blind pianist becomes particularly painful when he takes leave from his teaching job in London to perform with a lovely young singer
You two by Jean Ure( Book )

6 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Due to changing family circumstances, eleven-year-old Elizabeth attends a new school, where she learns to adjust with the help of a classmate very different from herself
The most important thing by Jean Ure( Book )

2 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Once out of the shadow of her talented and spoiled sister, fourteen-year-old Nicola begins to seriously pursue ballet even though she has doubts about making a long-term commitment. A sequel to "Supermouse."
The other side of the fence by Jean Ure( Book )

5 editions published between 1986 and 1993 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The timid son of a wealthy businessman and an abused sixteen-year-old girl lacking self-esteem flee from their respective homes, accidentally meet, and work out their problems while rooming together in a condemned building in London
Fruit and nutcase by Jean Ure( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mandy has trouble writing so Cat, her teacher, suggests that she tells her life story into a tape recorder. So begins Mandy's funny, and sometimes sad, story of life with her loving by irresponsible parents - Dad, the Elvis look-alike, and Mum - whose idea of a special meal is burnt toast
Secret meeting : do you know who your friends are? by Jean Ure( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and Japanese and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annie's arranged the coolest birthday present for her best friend, Megan. She's surfed the Net, made the contacts and it's all sorted! Now all they need to do is to escape from Annie's bossy older sister, because a secret meeting wouldn't be the same if it wasn't, well, secret
Family fan club by Jean Ure( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A humorous, poignant and heartwarming story of four girls and their exasperating parents, from the Queen of Tween, Jean Ure. 'People always fall out after they're married. I'm going to stay single.' Jasmine, Laurel, Rose and Daisy. Four very different sisters, four very different attitudes! As if living with each other wasn't bad enough, living with their parents is worse ' particularly parents who are both actors. Please! But after the Great Row, the girls find themselves living with Mum, while Dad has gone to America to find work. How are the sisters going to achieve their own personal ambitions: become an actress, model, writer, vet' when they can't even achieve their joint ambition ' to reunite parents who are on different continents'
Fortune cookie by Jean Ure( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Daniella Cassidy and her best friend Lisa fall in love with the gorgeous puppy in the next door garden, they never imagine they'll end up getting to keep him and that they'll have to save his life or or that he'll lead them into such big trouble
Becky Bananas : this is your life by Jean Ure( Book )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The thoughts, hopes and dreams of 11-year old Becky Bananas, taken from the book she wrote about her life. We meet her family, her friends, her favourite pop stars - even the father she's never actually met herself. We learn about her ambitions, her philosophies and all her favourite things
Passion flower by Jean Ure( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parents! First they're together, then they're apart. For Stephanie, a hip 14-year-old, and Samantha, her ten-year-old sister, being stuck in the middle of their parent's problems is just what they need. Not
The secret life of Sally Tomato by Jean Ure( Book )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the brilliant titles in Jean Ure's acclaimed series of humorous, delightful and poignant stories written in the form of diaries and letters which make them immediately accessible to children. Jean Ure perfectly captures the lives of ordinary children - but no child is ever ordinary, and certainly not Salvatore d'Amato - or Sally Tomato, as he's sometimes called. He's out to get a girl and he has a plan: he's going to write some Disgusting Ditties - one for each letter of the alphabet, and start some secret body-building, too. That way he's bound to attract someone. (But he doesn't want his sister to know his plans ...) Whether it's Sal Tomato here, Mandy Small in FRUIT AND NUTCASE, Cherry in SKINNY MELON AND ME, or Becky in BECKY BANANAS, their lives, with all their ups and downs, is presented with courage, humour and tenacity. These are special children who any child can relate to and will draw inspiration and hope from their stories of their lives
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The children next door
Alternative Names
Jean Ure britischer Schriftsteller

Jean Ure British writer

Jean Ure Brits schrijfster

Jean Ure escritora inglesa

Jean Ure pisarka angielska

Ure, Jean 1942-

Ure, Jean 1943-

Yūa, Jīn 1943-

ユーア, ジーン

ユーリ, ジャン

English (174)

German (9)

Spanish (7)

Welsh (4)

Japanese (1)

Dutch (1)

Thai (1)

Czech (1)

The children next doorSkinny Melon and meWhat if they saw me now?PlagueThe other side of the fenceFruit and nutcaseSecret meeting : do you know who your friends are?Family fan club