Most widely held works about Joan Plowright
Most widely held works by Joan Plowright
The Spiderwick chronicles ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 1,302 libraries worldwide
The moment the Grace family moves into the dilapidated Spiderwick Estate, strange things begin to happen. Jared, a curious, adventurous boy, quickly seeks out and finds the hidden laboratory of his great great uncle Arthur Spiderwick. He unleashes a mysterious force when he locates a field guide full of the secrets of the magical creatures that inhabit the forest surrounding the mansion. His twin brother Simon is calm and reserved but is rapidly drawn into the fantastical world of fairies and goblins. Older sister Mallory and their mom are harder to convince, but after the almighty and ruthless ogre leader Mulgarath begins to attack the home, the entire family must band together to combat the hordes of goblins and creatures that lurk just outside.
Bringing down the house ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,267 libraries worldwide
A divorced L.A. lawyer, Peter, thinks he has met the girl of his dreams online, until she shows up at his door and is a sassy, African American ex-con. She moves in and really begins to shake up his boring suburban lifestyle.
Enchanted April ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and French and held by 1,219 libraries worldwide
London, the 1920s. Lottie and Rose are two married women who share the misery of empty marriages and decide to rent an Italian castle for the spring to get away. In order to save money, they advertise for two other women to join them. Mrs. Fisher is an elderly widow is struggling with a lonely and regimented existence. She jumps at the chance to join the vacation. Lady Caroline Dester is a gorgeous flapper who has been grabbed one too many times and believes that she is sick of men. They arrive in San Salvatore. The seaside Italian castle is drenched in wisteria and sunshine. The women find themselves in a transformative beauty so enchanting that they experience changes in themselves they never thought possible.
101 Dalmatians ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 1,135 libraries worldwide
A non-animated remake of Disney's puppy tale about the cruel Cruella de Vil who tries to capture Dalmatians Pongo and Perdy's puppies for a new fur coat.
Curious George ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 1,124 libraries worldwide
Ted, an earnest guide at the Bloomsberry Museum, discovers that the museum is losing money and he's about to be out of a job. So he heads to Africa in search of the ancient, long-lost, gigantic idol Zagawa. To his chagrin, the statue turns out to be tiny. Ted's hopes of saving the museum and impressing Maggie--the elementary school teacher of his dreams--with a grand new acquisition are dashed. Unbeknownst to Ted, the curious monkey he befriended has stowed away and followed him home to the big city. Now, Ted needs to save the museum and figure out what to do with George. It's going to be a long week.
Tea with Mussolini ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 1,114 libraries worldwide
Based in part on his autobiography, director Franco Zeffirelli's Tea with Mussolini is a story about a group of British and American travelers on an indefinite visit to Italy in 1935. Luca is a boy living in Florence whose family situation is precarious at best; his mother has run off and his father has little time for him. Fortunately, he's a welcome guest with Mary, a English woman visiting Italy to soak up European culture. Mary and her friends enjoy the cultured, creative atmosphere of life in Italy, and their initial response to the rise of fascism is to arrange a polite meeting with Mussolini to make sure he and his soldiers mean well.
Dinosaur ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 899 libraries worldwide
Dinosaur tells the story of Aladar, an iguanodon who is separated from his own kind and raised by a clan of lemurs. When a meteor shower destroys their home, Aladar and his family follow a herd of dinosaurs heading for the safety of the "nesting grounds." Together they must stand strong amidst food and water shortages, the threat of Carnotaur attacks, and Aladar's run-ins with the herd's stubborn leader, Kron.
Avalon ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in English and Chinese and held by 894 libraries worldwide
The story of several generations of a family, from the arrival of Jewish immigrant Sam Krichinsky in the suburb of Baltimore called Avalon, down through his children and grandchildren. The family goes from poverty to prosperity as the world changes around them, but their love and humor hold the family together.
Jane Eyre ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and Italian and held by 848 libraries worldwide
The harshly treated orphan girl, Jane Eyre, becomes a governess in an mysterious Yorkshire mansion and falls in love with the master of the house.
The merchant of Venice ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1974 and 2007 in English and held by 797 libraries worldwide
Set in 1860's Venice, a young Venetian borrows money from a Jew who gives him the money on the security of one pound of flesh. Upon default the Jew insists on payment of his bond and the young Venetian is rescued by the heroine disguised as a male lawyer.
101 dalmatians ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 721 libraries worldwide
In their small London flat, Dalmatians Pongo and Perdy, along with their human pets Roger and Anita, are overjoyed by the arrival of their litter of 15 puppies. But when the spotted-fur-loving Cruella De Vil and her clumsy cohorts, Jasper and Horace, dognap the litter along with every other Dalmatian pup in London, it will be up to Pongo and Perdy to rally the town's animals to aid in the puppies' rescue. Now the puppies have to outwit their captors and bring on a final showdown with Cruella.
Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 721 libraries worldwide
Mrs. Palfrey, an elegant, genteel widow, came from Scotland to London to take up residence at the Claremont Hotel. Though she had high hopes for the cosmopolitan pleasures of living in a big city, she is soon filled with a sense of uneasiness and gloom.
I am David ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 714 libraries worldwide
David is a 12-year-old boy who escapes from a Communist concentration camp. He has little more with him than a compass, a sealed letter, a loaf of bread, and instructions to carry the letter to Copenhagen, Denmark. David is thrust into a world free of Communism for the first time in his young life as he travels across Europe. For David, this is a spiritual voyage of discovery, where he slowly loses his instinctual mistrust of humanity and begins to smile, share, trust and ultimately, love. Ultimately addresses the cruelties, politics, and suffering of warfare while celebrating the resilience of youth and the unbreakable spirit of a child.
The Spiderwick chronicles Chroniques de Spiderwick ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 662 libraries worldwide
The moment the Grace family moves into the dilapidated Spiderwick Estate, strange things begin to happen. Jared is a curious, adventurous boy who quickly seeks out and finds the hidden laboratory of his great great uncle Arthur Spiderwick. He unleashes a mysterious force when he locates a field guide full of the secrets of the magical creatures that inhabit the forest surrounding the mansion. His twin brother Simon is calm and reserved. He is the intellectual twin, but is rapidly drawn into the fantastical world of fairies and goblins. Older sister Mallory and their mom are harder to convince, but after the almighty and ruthless ogre leader Mulgarath begins to attack the home, the entire family must band together to combat the hordes of goblins and creatures that lurk just outside.
Three sisters ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1970 and 2003 in English and held by 623 libraries worldwide
Nearly a thousand miles away from their beloved Moscow, three sisters live in virtual exile. Olga attempts to support her family and home that is the sole legacy from their late father. Masha finds relief from an empty marriage by being involved with a passionate young colonel. Irina wills herself to return the affections of an ardent suitor in the hope that he will whisk her off to the city. Sift through the debris of their shattered dreams on the eve of the social and political upheaval that will transform Russia forever.
The Oscar Wilde collection ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 584 libraries worldwide
A collection of four of Oscar Wilde's masterpieces, and a 1995 documentary about his life, his relationship with Alfred Douglas and the trials that destroyed his career. Includes reflections by Wilde's grandson Merlin Holland, and Douglas' grandniece Alice Douglas. The Importance of Being Earnest: "Filled with wit and wisdom, The Importance of being Earnest tells the tale of Jack Worthing and Algernon Moncrieff. Jack has invented an imaginary brother, Ernest, whom he uses as an excuse to escape from his dull home in the country and frolic in town. Algernon uses a similar technique, only in reverse: his imaginary friend, Bunbury, provides a convenient and frequent method of taking adventures in the country. However, their deceptions eventually cross paths, resulting in a series of crises that threaten to spoil their romantic pursuits; Jack of his love Gwendolyn Fairfax, and Algernon of his belle Cecily Cardew." The picture of Dorian Gray: "Oscar Wilde's only novel, The picture of Dorian Gray, is a chilling melodrama, which scandalized polite society when first published in 1890. Dorian Gray is a wealthy English gentleman who gradually sinks into a life of dissipation and crime. Enthralled with his own physical beauty, Dorian purchases eternal youth at the expense of his soul. While Dorian remains young and unchanged by his hedonistic lifestyle, his portrait hides the terrible truth."
School for scandal ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1965 and 2009 in English and held by 548 libraries worldwide
Live TV adaptation of the classic Sheridan satire of 18th century English morals and manners.
Back to the secret garden ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 523 libraries worldwide
Though many years have passed, another orphan - this time a lonely American girl - makes an exciting journey to the enchanting manor where the magic began. Under the watchful eye of the keeper of the garden's key, the young orphan discovers that unlocking all the mysteries of the garden will take faith, courage and determination before life can bloom lavishly once again.
Widow's Peak ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and German and held by 483 libraries worldwide
Comedy/mystery set in the 1920's about a sexy young woman who comes to live in a small Irish village dominated by the widows who live on the hill, and the trouble she stirs up.
Equus ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1977 and 2004 in English and French and held by 481 libraries worldwide
A middle-aged psychiatrist tries to find out why a young man has blinded six horses entrusted to his care.
Action and adventure films African American women Animated films Black, Holly Brothers and sisters Closed captioning Comedy films Comedy films Curious George (Fictitious character) Dalmatian dog Decedents' estates De Vil, Cruella (Fictitious character) Dinosaurs DiTerlizzi, Tony Drama England England--London Families Fantasy films Fascism Feature films Feature films Fiction films Film adaptations Film and video adaptations Films Films for the hearing impaired Friendship Goblins Great Britain Human-animal relationships Italy Italy--Florence Juvenile works Laboratories Laboratory notebooks Lawyers Manners and customs Man-woman relationships Monkeys Olivier, Laurence,--1907-1989 Orphans Suburban life Television adaptations Thrillers (Motion pictures) Twins United States Video recordings for the hearing impaired Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Widows
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