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West, Michael

Overview
Works: 177 works in 1,894 publications in 7 languages and 7,571 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Fiction  Juvenile works  Fables  Illustrated works  Manuscripts  Narrative poetry  Frame stories  Dictionaries  History 
Roles: Author, Adapter, Editor, Translator, Compiler, Other, Author of introduction, Contributor, Sponsor
Classifications: PR1870.A1, 821.1
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Most widely held works about Michael West
 
Most widely held works by Michael West
A general service list of English words, with semantic frequencies and a supplementary word-list for the writing of popular science and technology by Michael West( Book )

121 editions published between 1936 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An explaining and pronouncing dictionary of scientific and technical words; 10,000 scientific and technical words in 50 subjects explained as to a person who has little or no knowledge of the particular subject by W. E Flood( Book )

39 editions published between 1952 and 1960 in English and Undetermined and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table by Michael West( Book )

48 editions published between 1955 and 1997 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the legend of King Arthur
The prince and the pauper by Mark Twain( Book )

57 editions published between 1957 and 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When young Edward VI of England and a poor boy who resembles him exchange places, each learns something about the other's very different station in life
David Copperfield by Clare West( Book )

45 editions published between 1940 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the life of a young boy growing up in 19th century London
Stories from Shakespeare by J. B Heaton( Book )

40 editions published between 1966 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gulliver's travels by Michael West( Book )

23 editions published between 1977 and 1997 in English and Chinese and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gulliver meets some extraordinary people and remarkable creatures during the course of his exciting voyages around the world. From a race of miniature folk to some surprisingly gentle giants and wise horses, Gulliver sees society form many different perspectives. Back in England life seems very ordinary after all his experiences, but Gulliver's fantastic adventures change his views forever
Treasure Island by D. K Swan( Book )

28 editions published between 1935 and 2001 in English and Chinese and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pirates, mutiny and a search for buried treasure, combined with the spirited writing, make this a classic among adventure stories
The new method English dictionary; explaining the meaning of 24,000 items within a vocabulary of 1,490 words by Michael West( Book )

94 editions published between 1935 and 1975 in 4 languages and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Canterbury tales by Geoffrey Chaucer( Book )

8 editions published between 1987 and 1997 in English and Turkish and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated retelling of eight of the Canterbury Tales including the "The Nun's Priest's Tale," "The Pardoner's Tale," "The Wife of Bath's Tale," "The Franklin's Tale," "The Knight's Tale," "The Friar's Tale," and "The Clerk's Tale."
The Count of Monte Cristo by D. K Swan( Book )

19 editions published between 1982 and 1998 in English and Chinese and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tale of the finding of a treasure that made a simple man the Count of Monte Cristo
An elementary scientific and technical dictionary by W. E Flood( Book )

43 editions published between 1900 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Swiss family Robinson by D. K Swan( Book )

11 editions published between 1977 and 1998 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relates the fortunes of a shipwrecked family as they imaginatively adapt to life on an island with abundant animal and plant life
Lorna Doone by D. K Swan( Book )

42 editions published between 1937 and 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a girl of royal blood falling in love with and marrying a common man. Wonderfully retold in simple English
Clair de lune, and other troubadour romances by Michael West( Book )

15 editions published between 1910 and 2010 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tales from Hans Andersen by D. K Swan( Book )

24 editions published between 1968 and 1995 in English and Chinese and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ugly Duckling; The Nightingale; The Little Mermaid; The Emperor's New Clothes; Thumbelina
Little women by Michael West( Book )

16 editions published between 1957 and 1999 in English and Chinese and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the joys and sorrows of the four March sisters as they grow into young ladies in nineteenth-century New England
Five famous fairy tales by Jane Rollason( Book )

26 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reading level: 2 [yellow]
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens( Book )

5 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Books for Youth, Middle Readers: Gr. 5-7. Let's face it, there are dreary passages in Dickens and convoluted sentences that are impenetrable for young readers and that put them off a great story. This retelling works well: it gets rid of a lot of the padding while keeping the narrative tension of the original. Oliver's stark request, "Please, sir, I want some more," will thrill kids today as it always has, and the story of the street boy on the run, who lives with outlaws and then finds a safe home, is an archetypal adventure. The problem here is the illustrations. Dickens' novel is scary. Cruickshank's original pictures were true to the terror as well as the comic absurdity of the story, but Birmingham's large, soft pastel pictures are sunny and sweet and angelic, with no hint of darkness and grime. Yes, Dickens' story does end in sentimental togetherness, but the terror is always there. Fagin's crowd was never this cute. ((Reviewed Sept. 1, 1996)) -- Hazel Rochman
Aesop's fables by Aesop( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

4 yrs+
 
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The Canterbury tales
Alternative Names
Michael Philip West English teacher

West, M. P. 1888-1973

West, M. P. (Michael Philip), 1888-1973

West, Michael Philip

West, Michael Philip 1888-1973

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Stories from ShakespeareGulliver's travelsTreasure IslandThe Canterbury talesLorna DooneLittle women