WorldCat Identities

Laird, Elizabeth

Overview
Works: 438 works in 1,469 publications in 10 languages and 20,092 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Literature  Young adult works  Biography  History  Illustrated works  Picture books  Paranormal fiction  Bible stories 
Roles: Author, Other, Creator, Adapter, Interviewee, Editor
Classifications: PZ7.L1579, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Elizabeth Laird
Kiss the dust by Elizabeth Laird( Book )

37 editions published between 1991 and 2017 in English and French and held by 1,203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Her father's involvement with the Kurdish resistance movement in Iraq forces thirteen-year-old Tara to flee with her family over the border into Iran, where they face an unknown future
Beautiful bananas by Elizabeth Laird( Book )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2019 in English and held by 985 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On her way to her grandfather's house with a bunch of bananas, Beatrice has a series of mishaps with jungle animals who each substitute something new for what she is carrying
The betrayal of Maggie Blair by Elizabeth Laird( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In seventeenth-century Scotland, sixteen-year-old Maggie Blair is sentenced to be hanged as a witch but escapes to the home of her uncle, placing him and his family in great danger as she risks her life to save them all from the King's men
A little piece of ground by Elizabeth Laird( Book )

18 editions published between 2003 and 2018 in English and Spanish and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the Israeli occupation of Ramallah in the West Bank of Palestine, twelve-year-old Karim and his friends create a secret place for themselves where they can momentarily forget the horrors of war
Loving Ben by Elizabeth Laird( Book )

4 editions published between 1958 and 1989 in English and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anna's teen years bring maturity and fulfillment as she experiences the birth and death of a loved and loving hydrocephalic brother, changing ideas about character in both boyfriends and girlfriends, and working with a child with Down's syndrome
The garbage king by Elizabeth Laird( Book )

23 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Addis Ababa, the capital city of Ethiopia, the Garbage King is the story of Dani and Mamo two boys leading unbelievably different lives. Dani's home is a grand house full of servants Mamo has no home at all. But now they are both on the run. One flees a tyrannical father, the other escapes slavery. Brought together by fate they slowly become friends, trusting each other with their lives. Living with a street gang they have nothing and share everything, learning what they need to survive
Jungle School by Elizabeth Laird( Book )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New at school, Jani shows her monkey classmates all the ways that her wheelchair makes her special
Rosy's garden : a child's keepsake of flowers by Elizabeth Laird( Book )

10 editions published between 1990 and 1997 in 5 languages and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visiting her grandmother in the country, Rosy learns facts and folklore about flowers as she presses flowers, gathers seeds, and makes potpourri
Red sky in the morning by Elizabeth Laird( Book )

38 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anna is devasted when she discovers that her new baby brother is profoundly disabled - She loves him dearly but has trouble telling her freinds about his condition
Pea boy and other stories from Iran by Elizabeth Laird( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retells folktales and fables from Iran, including the story of a mouse and a cockroach who fell in love, a foolish weaver's apprentice, and a boy with the head of a chickpea
The road to Bethlehem : an Ethiopian nativity by Elizabeth Laird( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Ethiopian retelling of the events surrounding the birth of Jesus illustrated with traditional works of art
Happy birthday! : a book of birthday celebrations by Satomi Ichikawa( Book )

3 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows a year of different birthday celebrations in a little girl's life and describes how birthdays are celebrated around the world
The miracle child : a story from Ethiopia by Elizabeth Laird( Book )

6 editions published between 1985 and 2000 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retells the life of a thirteenth-century Ethiopian who performed many miracles for his people, such as feeding the hungry during a famine and raising the dead to life. Illustrated with paintings from an eighteenth-century illuminated manuscript
Crusade by Elizabeth Laird( Book )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young Adam eagerly joins the Crusade to reclaim the Holy Land in the service of a local knight, while a doctor's apprentice in the camp of Sultan Saladin hopes to avoid engaging in conflict with the invading crusaders
When the world began : stories collected in Ethiopia by Elizabeth Laird( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated collection of twenty traditional tales from Ethiopia
Oranges in no man's land by Elizabeth Laird( Book )

18 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A gripping story of a ten-year-old girl who risks death to make a lifesaving dash through war-torn Beirut
Karen and the artist by Elizabeth Laird( Book )

28 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reading level: 1 [green]
Jake's tower by Elizabeth Laird( Book )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jake lives in constant fear of his mother's abusive boyfriend and escapes by dreaming of his father, until life becomes so unbearable for both Jake and his mother that they seek protection at the home of a formidable grandmother
The fastest boy in the world by Elizabeth Laird( Book )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great athletes of the Ethiopian national team are his heroes and he dreams that one day he will be a gold-medal-winning athlete like them, in spite of his ragged shorts and bare feet. When his grandfather announces that he's going to take Solomon to Addis Ababa, Solomon cannot believe his ears. A trip to the capital? It's unfathomable. Solomon's joy is increased when he realizes that the Ethiopian running team will be doing a victory parade through the city that day
A fistful of pearls and other stories from Iraq by Elizabeth Laird( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mythical creatures, enchanted encounters, strange serpents, and wise magicians are brought together in a rich compilation of Iraqi folk tales
 
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Beautiful bananas
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Beautiful bananasThe betrayal of Maggie BlairA little piece of groundThe garbage kingJungle SchoolRed sky in the morningPea boy and other stories from IranCrusade
Alternative Names
Elizabeth Laird britische Schriftstellerin

Elizabeth Laird British children's writer

Elizabeth Laird Brits schrijfster

Elizabeth Laird creadora neozelandesa

Elizabeth Laird escriptora de literatura infantil britànica

Elizabeth Laird escritora de literatura infantil británica

Laird, E.

Laird, Elisabeth 1943-

Lērda, Elizabete

레어드, 엘리자베스 1943-

レアード, エリザベス

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