WorldCat Identities

Woodruff, Elvira

Overview
Works: 50 works in 307 publications in 4 languages and 18,159 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  History  Historical fiction  Novels  Time-travel fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Christmas fiction  Ghost stories 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PZ7.W8606, FIC
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Elvira Woodruff
The Ravenmaster's secret : escape from the Tower of London by Elvira Woodruff( Book )

18 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and Italian and held by 2,068 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The eleven-year-old son of the Ravenmaster at the Tower of London befriends a Jacobite rebel being held prisoner there
Dear Levi : letters from the Overland Trail by Elvira Woodruff( Book )

13 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and held by 1,005 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve-year-old Austin Ives writes letters to his younger brother describing his three-thousand-mile journey from their home in Pennsylvania to Oregon in 1851
George Washington's socks by Elvira Woodruff( Book )

10 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and held by 972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the midst of a backyard campout, ten-year-old Matt and four other children find themselves transported back into the time of George Washington and the American Revolution, where they begin to live out American history firsthand and learn the sober realities of war
The memory coat by Elvira Woodruff( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 963 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early 1900s, two cousins leave their Russian shtetl with the rest of their family to come to America, hopeful that they will all pass the dreaded inspection at Ellis Island
Dear Austin : letters from the Underground Railroad by Elvira Woodruff( Book )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 962 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1853, in letters to his older brother, eleven-year-old Levi describes his adventures in the Pennsylvania countryside with his black friend Jupiter and his experiences with the Underground Railroad
The wing shop by Elvira Woodruff( Book )

7 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After his family moves to a different part of town, Matthew tries to get back to his old house by trying on different pairs of wings in an unusual wing shop
The Orphan of Ellis Island : a time-travel adventure by Elvira Woodruff( Book )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During a school trip to Ellis Island, Dominick Avaro, a ten-year-old foster child, travels back in time to 1908 Italy and accompanies two young emigrants to America
The magnificent mummy maker by Elvira Woodruff( Book )

14 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mummy that Andrew creates for his fifth grade project seems to have special powers and helps him to understand his feelings about himself, his dead mother, and his stepbrother, whom he calls Mr. Gifted
The summer I shrank my grandmother by Elvira Woodruff( Book )

8 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When aspiring scientist Nelly Brown uses a magic chemistry set to make her grandmother young again but is unable to stop the alteration, the seventy-year-old woman becomes a baby and Nelly fears that she may shrink into nothing
Dear Napoleon, I know you're dead, but-- by Elvira Woodruff( Book )

9 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marty receives a surprising reply when he writes a letter describing his spirited but sick grandfather to Napoleon Bonaparte
Fearless by Elvira Woodruff( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In late seventeenth-century England, eleven-year-old Digory, forced to leave his hometown after his father is lost at sea, becomes an apprentice to the architect Henry Winstanley, who built a lighthouse on the treacherous Eddystone Reef -- the very rocks that sank Digory's grandfather's ship years before
The Christmas doll by Elvira Woodruff( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Christmas approaches, Lucy, a ten-year-old orphan living on the streets of London, is overjoyed to be given the job of sewing hearts for the dolls in ThimbleBee's Doll Shop
Ghosts don't get goose bumps by Elvira Woodruff( Book )

9 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vacationing on a farm in West Virginia near the haunted glass factory where crazy old Irwin Loop used to make marbles, eleven-year-old Jenna decides to use the place to shock her mute younger brother into talking
Small beauties : the journey of Darcy Heart O'Hara by Elvira Woodruff( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Darcy Heart O'Hara, a young Irish girl who neglects her chores to observe the beauties of nature and everyday life, shares "family memories" with her homesick parents and siblings after the O'Haras are forced to emigrate to America in the 1840s
The ghost of Lizard Light by Elvira Woodruff( Book )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moving from Iowa to a lighthouse cottage in Maine, ten-year-old Jack struggles to live up to his father's high standards and encounters a young ghost who presents Jack with a 150-year-old unsolved sea mystery
Tubtime by Elvira Woodruff( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The O'Mally sisters' bubble bath has some scary moments when they realize their bubbles contain chickens, frogs, and a mean, hungry alligator
Can you guess where we're going? by Elvira Woodruff( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As his grandfather gives him hints about all the exciting things they will see, Jack tries to guess where they are going
The secret funeral of Slim Jim the snake by Elvira Woodruff( Book )

7 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten-year-old Nick lives above the funeral home run by his strict uncle, but he dreams of becoming a truck driver like his dead father
The disappearing bike shop by Elvira Woodruff( Book )

8 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifth graders Freckle and Tyler meet an unusual bicycle salesman and inventor who turns out to be Leonardo da Vinci, traveling through time
Awfully short for the fourth grade by Elvira Woodruff( Book )

6 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nine-year-old Noah disrupts the school when his wish comes true and he becomes small and his miniature toy men come to life
 
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The Ravenmaster's secret : escape from the Tower of London
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Dear Levi : letters from the Overland TrailGeorge Washington's socksThe memory coatDear Austin : letters from the Underground RailroadThe wing shopThe Orphan of Ellis Island : a time-travel adventureThe magnificent mummy makerThe summer I shrank my grandmother
Alternative Names
Elvira Woodruff American children's writer

Elvira Woodruff Amerikaans schrijfster

Elvira Woodruff auteure de littérature d'enfance américaine

Elvira Woodruff escriptora de literatura infantil estatunidenca

Elvira Woodruff escritora de literatura infantil estadounidense

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