WorldCat Identities

Maddern, Eric

Overview
Works: 58 works in 177 publications in 8 languages and 5,026 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Folklore  Literature  Fairy tales  Pictorial works  Picture books  Illustrated works  Jack tales  Legends 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Adapter
Classifications: PZ8.1.M248, 823.914
Publication Timeline
.
Most widely held works about Eric Maddern
 
Most widely held works by Eric Maddern
The fire children : a West African creation tale by Eric Maddern( Book )

20 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in English and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retelling of the West African tale about the creation of the world and all its different peoples
Rainbow bird : an aboriginal folktale from Northern Australia by Eric Maddern( Book )

11 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Australian folk tale tells the story of how Bird Woman tricked the mean and selfish Crocodile Man into sharing fire with all the animals
The king and the seed by Eric Maddern( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When an old king must choose an heir, he gives each candidate a seed to cultivate and grow, but Jack, a farmer's son, cannot get the seed to grow in the time allotted
Nail soup by Eric Maddern( Book )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A traveler stopping at a lonely cottage pulls a rusty nail from his pocket and starts to make nail soup for a grumpy old woman--proving that a merry heart and generous soul produce far better results than whines and demands
The cow on the roof by Eric Maddern( Book )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shon thinks his wife Sian's work at home on the farm is nothing compared to his efforts in the field. When Sian agrees to trade places, Shon expects an easy, relaxing day. After all, there's just the butter to churn, the oats to grind, and the cow to take out to the field, or so he thinks. In the comedy of errors that ensues, Shon learns a much-needed lesson about counting your blessings
Curious clownfish by Eric Maddern( Book )

7 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in English and Korean and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A curious fish leaves his home to explore the coral reef, and he meets several sea animals along the way
Death in a nut by Eric Maddern( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A feisty boy learns a powerful lesson about life and death in this beautifully illustrated story based on a Scottish folktale. When Jack meets Old Man Death coming toward his cottage, he stands firm. "You're not taking my mother!" he cries, and piles into Death with his fists. With each punch, Death gets smaller and smaller until Jack is able to squeeze him inside a hazelnut shell. He throws the nut far out to sea, and goes home. Suddenly trouble begins: eggs won't break, the cockerel's neck "unwrings" itself, and the butcher confesses that he can't slaughter any livestock. What has Jack done? Eric Maddern's droll text and Paul Hess's vivid watercolors enrich this traditional tale about learning one of life's basic truths
Earth story by Eric Maddern( Book )

10 editions published between 1988 and 2001 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Text and pictures describe the beginnings of the universe, particularly Earth and its first life
The king with horse's ears by Eric Maddern( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Only the King's barber knows aboout his ears so how did everyone find out?
Life story by Eric Maddern( Book )

5 editions published between 1988 and 2002 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the evolution of life on earth from the first living cells to the first humans
Spirit of the forest : tree tales from around the world by Eric Maddern( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of tree tales from around the world. Suggested level: junior, primary
Merlin ; Arthur, and the holy Grail( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three programs reveal the connection between the elusive Merlin, the enchanting King Arthur, and the renowned chalice used by Christ at the Last Supper
El señor muerte en una avellana by Eric Maddern( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack encontr una avellana con ouon agujero que haba hecho una ardilla para sacar el fruto. Meli primero la cabeza del anciano seor Muerte en el agujero y luego lo tap con un palo. Ah estaba, jel seoro Muerte en una avellana!
A teacher's guide to storytelling at historic sites by Eric Maddern( Book )

6 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of a series for teachers which aims to show how historical resources can be used as a basis of study in specific areas of work across a range of curriculum subjects at various levels. The focus of this book is on storytelling
Espíritu del bosque : cuentos sobre árboles de todo el mundo by Helen East( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in Spanish and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of twelve traditional tales from around the world includes stories of magic, bravery, guile, death, and rebirth that center around a tree, from the Welsh oak and the Nepalese rhododendron to the New Guinea coconut and the weeping willow of Japan
Snowdonia folk tales by Eric Maddern( )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Northwest Wales--Old Gwynedd--is one of the most mythic parts of Britain, and if you dig beneath the surface of modern life you will find stories whose roots go back more than 2,000 years. The legends and folktales that have survived are windows into the worlds of our ancestors. A selection of such tales from Snowdonia is what you hold in your hand right now. Herein professional storyteller Eric Maddern retells ancient tales from across the kingdom of Gwynedd, from the majestic mountains of Snowdonia to the bracing Isle of Anglesey, in a fresh, contemporary style
Le roi aux oreilles de cheval by Eric Maddern( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in French and English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une seule personne au monde a vu les invraisemblable oreilles du roi: ... son coiffeur! Ce secret trop lourd a porter ronge le petit homme. A bout de forces, il court chez son medecin. Un seul remede, lui conseille celui-ci : confier ce secret a la terre. Mais la verite ne se laisse pas enterrer aussi facilement
Le roi et la graine by Eric Maddern( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in French and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspirée d'un conte traditionnel chinois, l'histoire du roi Karnak à la recherche d'un héritier, qui décide d'offrir à tous les prétendants une graine. Quelques mois plus tard, tous les chevaliers arrivent avec des plantes somptueuses. Seul Jack, le fils du fermier, apporte un pot vide. Malgré les soins, rien n'a germé de sa graine. Sur le thème de l'honnêteté
Earth story big book by Eric Maddern( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A West African folk tale by Eric Maddern( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.36 (from 0.22 for Merlin ; A ... to 0.88 for Le roi aux ...)

The fire children : a West African creation tale
Covers
Rainbow bird : an aboriginal folktale from Northern AustraliaThe king and the seedNail soupThe cow on the roofCurious clownfishDeath in a nutEarth storyThe king with horse's ears
Alternative Names
매던, 에릭

マッダーン, エリック

Languages
English (100)

Spanish (20)

French (7)

Dutch (3)

Chinese (2)

Danish (2)

Hebrew (1)

Korean (1)