WorldCat Identities

Thompson, Colin 1942-

Overview
Works: 180 works in 563 publications in 8 languages and 16,153 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Humorous fiction  Picture books  Pictorial works  Short stories  Quotations  Fantasy fiction  Illustrated works  Literature 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Illustrator, Musician
Classifications: PR9619.3.T4465, E
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Colin Thompson
Looking for Atlantis by Colin Thompson( Book )

29 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and French and held by 1,049 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After his grandfather's death, a young boy learns to see the wonders of the world through the old man's eyes
How to live forever by Colin Thompson( Book )

37 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in English and French and held by 956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Every night for two years Peter searches in the library for the lost book on how to live forever, and when he finds it, he makes an important decision
The paper bag prince by Colin Thompson( Book )

17 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wise old man who visits the town dump every day moves into an abandoned train there and watches as nature gradually reclaims the polluted land
The big little book of happy sadness by Colin Thompson( Book )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A little boy who has lost his mother and father and now lives with his grandmother brings a lost dog from the animal shelter home with him and learns that when it comes to love, it's quality not quantity that counts
Good neighbors by Colin Thompson( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A family of wizards and witches living in an ordinary neighborhood in an ordinary town decides that they have had enough of the noisy family living next-door and makes them disappear
The last alchemist by Colin Thompson( Book )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and French and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An alchemist obsessed with making gold finds that his final experiment has an unexpected result
The paradise garden by Colin Thompson( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tired of his mother's shouting and the noise of the city, Peter runs away to a beautiful garden, where he stays until he finds a way to bring a part of it home with him
The short and incredibly happy life of Riley by Colin Thompson( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comparing the short, happy lives of rats with the long, complicated, dissatisfied lives of humans can lead to depression for the humans. The answer: simplify
Unknown by Colin Thompson( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ignored by prospective human owners who walk past her cage at the pound, a shy dog with an unusual name becomes a hero during a lightning storm
The tower to the sun by Colin Thompson( Book )

12 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despairing because the air has become so filthy that it blocks the sun's rays, the richest man in the world decides to use his money to build a tower so that his grandson can experience the sun as it once was
Fearless by Colin Thompson( Book )

19 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and Chinese and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the Claybourne-Willments got Fearless as a little puppy, it seemed a good name for him. Except Fearless wasn't. How does Fearless finally live up to his name? Suggested level: junior
Ruby by Colin Thompson( Book )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The members of a miniature family come to the rescue when young Kevin climbs aboard a car and becomes trapped in a suitcase
Falling angels by Colin Thompson( Book )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sally has been able to fly even before she could crawl, and soaring across continents and oceans, she travels the world. Like her grandmother before her, Sally collects treasures from the far-flung corners of the earth - from the heart of Africa to the desert, from the deepest part of the rainforest to the shores of Patagonia - and learns to see the world not just with her eyes, but with her heart
Wild stories by Colin Thompson( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For all the animal inhabitants of the garden, life was very simple until humans moved back into house Number Fourteen. Now all of a sudden, Ethel the chicken is trying to hatch golf balls and Venus the caterpillar has fallen in love with the moon
School plot by Colin Thompson( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orkward, Quicklime College's biggest bully, devises a horrid plot to get the better of the Floods, a family of witches and wizards, during the annual sports day competition
Castles by Colin Thompson( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a fantastical world where castles are created out of thin air, flourish under the sea, and grow overnight in the garden. Invites readers to find a royal family hidden in each castle. A sophisticated picture book. Suggested level: junior, primary
Free to a good home by Colin Thompson( Book )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Smith family has always been a little bit different. Their food is usually burnt, homework is a foreign country that they prefer not to visit, and their house is full of strange and unusual things. Other children might collect stray animals, but Peter and Sally Smith bring home an old lady from the local shopping mall. Mr and Mrs Smith aren't quite sure she should stay, but Granny bustles past them and settles right in. Maybe she's just what they've been missing."--Provided by publisher
Pictures of home by Colin Thompson( Book )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated collection of quotations by children about the meaning of home. A sophisticated picture book. Suggested level: junior, primary, intermediate
The Great Montefiasco by Colin Thompson( Book )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Great Montefiasco's magic tricks are so bad that his audiences find them hilarious, and when he hires the Fabulous--but clumsy--Betty as his assistant, the duo's fame is assured
Stanley by Colin Thompson( Book )

8 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We always decide what things are like by how they look. A tiny poodle looks soft and cuddly while some dogs look hard and dangerous. So when some people see Stanley, they cross the road to get away from him, because they think he might eat their leg, but they are absolutely, totally, completely wrong, because Stanley loves everyone and gets quite upset when people don't say hello to him. In fact, he would be a vegetarian if he knew what one was. And I'm sure we all know someone who has been bitten by a tiny poodle with a pink bow in its hair, but then anyone who puts pink bows on dogs deserves all they get. It's the same with people. If you see a boy like Gerald, straightaway you would think he was quite soft and a bit of a shy nerd. He is. Now read on
 
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Looking for Atlantis
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How to live foreverThe paper bag princeThe big little book of happy sadnessGood neighborsThe last alchemistThe paradise gardenThe short and incredibly happy life of RileyUnknown
Alternative Names
Colin Thompson auteur et illustrateur de livres pour enfants

Colin Thompson schrijver uit Verenigd Koninkrijk

Thompson, C.

Thompson, Colin

Thompson, Colin 1942-

Thompson, Colin (Colin Edward)

Thompson, Colin (Colin Edward), 1942-

Thompson, Colin Edward 1942-

Willment, Colin 1942-

Колин Томпсон

كولن تومسون

탐슨, 칼린 1942-

톰슨, 콜린 1942-

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