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Birmingham, Christian

Overview
Works: 113 works in 405 publications in 7 languages and 15,348 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Fantasy fiction  Fairy tales  Picture books  Poetry  Christmas stories  Stories, plots, etc  Diary fiction  Allegories 
Roles: Illustrator, Author, Creator, Other
Classifications: PZ8.L48, FIC
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Christian Birmingham
The Sea of Tranquillity by Mark Haddon( Book )

16 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and German and held by 1,218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man remembers his boyhood fascination with the moon and the night mankind first bounced through the dust in the Sea of Tranquillity
A kitten called Moonlight by Martin Waddell( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and Chinese and held by 1,092 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A little girl and her mother recall how a special kitten came into their lives one dark and stormy night. Suggested level: junior, primary
Wombat goes walkabout by Michael Morpurgo( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and French and held by 936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While looking for his mother, Wombat meets many animals that are not impressed with his talent for digging and thinking, but when a fire approaches, they change their minds
The lion, the witch, and the wardrobe by C. S Lewis( Book )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated, abridged version of C.S. Lewis's classic in which four English schoolchildren find their way through the back of a wardrobe into the magic land of Narnia and assist its ruler, the golden lion Aslan, to triumph over the White Witch, who has cursed the land with eternal winter
The night before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore( Book )

6 editions published between 1989 and 1995 in English and held by 773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here is the classic story of the magical night when children around the world await the arrival of gifts that symbolize the warmth and love of Christmas
A baby for Grace by Ian Whybrow( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When her parents bring home their new baby, Nora must adjust to a new presence in the household
Sleeping Beauty by Adèle Geras( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and Dutch and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enraged at not being invited to the princess's christening, a wicked fairy casts a spell that dooms the princess to sleep for one hundred years. The classic tale of SLEEPING BEAUTY is retold by acclaimed author Adele Geras, and joined with detailed paintings that bring the story to life. When the king and queen throw a banquet in honor of the birth of their daughter, they invite all of the fairies, but one, Skura, who attends the feast, seeking revenge. She curses the baby, but her evil intentions are undone by the good fairy who instead promises years of sleep. The pages are trimmed with exquisite borders to give it a classic feel, and the lavish full-color art is highlighted with black and white sketches
The snow queen by Naomi Lewis( Book )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and Slovenian and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Kay is snatched from his home by the beautiful, cruel Snow Queen, his friend Gerda sets out on an epic journey to rescue him. As she searches, she encounters a series of strangers to whom she tells her tale. Charmed by her story and her innocence, each of them helps Gerda, so that, at last, she is able to find the Snow Queen's icy palace. But, at the end of her epic journey, will she manage to set Kay free? 'The Snow Queen' is a tale about the strength and endurance of childhood friendship. Gerda's search for her playmate Kay, who was abducted by the queen to her frozen palace, is brought to life by the drawings of Christian Birmingham
The silver swan by Michael Morpurgo( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and French and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A boy observes and becomes fond of a swan as she finds a mate, has cygnets, and defends herself and her young from a fox. Suggested level: primary
Little farmer Joe by Ian Whybrow( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the first night he has ever spent away from home, Joe helps his uncle with a sheep and her new baby lamb, and finds that comforting the animals helps lessen his own fear
The dancing bear by Michael Morpurgo( Book )

14 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lonely girl living in a remote mountain community adopts an abandoned bear cub, but their friendship is threatened when a glamorous film crew comes to town
The magic bicycle by Berlie Doherty( Book )

7 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A boy finds that he cannot ride his new bicycle during the day, only in his dreams at night, until one day he finally discovers the magic he needs to ride it in real life. Suggested level: junior
The wreck of the Zanzibar by Michael Morpurgo( Book )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and German and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1907, fourteen-year-old Laura, living with her family on one of the stormy Isles of Scilly, records in her diary how her dream of participating in a shipwreck rescue is finally realized
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An adaption of Dickens's story of the orphan forced to practice thievery and live a life of crime in nineteenth-century London
The butterfly lion by Michael Morpurgo( Book )

30 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bertie rescues an orphaned white lion cub from the African veld. They are inseperable until Bertie is sent to boarding school and the lion sold to a circus
Dear Olly by Michael Morpurgo( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story told by three voices - a lyrical tale of family, love and determination - told by Olly, Hero, the swallow, and Matt
The windhover by Alan Brown( Book )

7 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A baby falcon is stolen from its nest in the schoolyard wall by a lonely boy, who returns it when it will not eat and watches it take its first flight
A Christmas carol by Jane Parker Resnick( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An abridged retelling of the story about a miser whose life is changed by Christmas
Shadow by Michael Morpurgo( Book )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Shadow, a bomb-sniffing spaniel, goes missing in the middle of wartorn Afghanistan, his soldier-owner is devastated. Meanwhile, Shadow makes friends with a local Afghan boy, and sees a whole other side of the war. As Christmas draws ever closer, the question is - will Shadow and his trainer ever be reunited ...? Ages 7+
Wenceslas by Geraldine McCaughrean( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this story based on the familiar carol, Good King Wenceslas and his page set out on a bitter winter night to deliver the spirit of Christmas
 
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A kitten called Moonlight
Alternative Names
Bīrmenghâm, Krīstīn

Christian Birmingham British illustrator and writer

버밍엄, 크리스천

버밍햄, 크리스찬

バーミンガム, クリスチャン

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A kitten called MoonlightWombat goes walkaboutThe lion, the witch, and the wardrobeThe night before ChristmasA baby for GraceSleeping BeautyThe snow queenThe silver swan