WorldCat Identities

Birmingham, Christian

Overview
Works: 107 works in 340 publications in 7 languages and 13,701 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Fantasy fiction  Poetry  Fairy tales  Picture books  Christmas stories  Biography  Stories, plots, etc  History 
Roles: Illustrator, Author, Other
Classifications: PZ8.L48, FIC
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Christian Birmingham
A kitten called Moonlight by Martin Waddell( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 1,105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and French and held by 953 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 Clive Staples Lewis( Book )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 791 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

Presents the well-known poem about an important Christmas visitor
A baby for Grace by Ian Whybrow( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When her parents bring home their new baby, Grace 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 700 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. Suggested level: primary, intermediate
The silver swan by Michael Morpurgo( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and French and held by 664 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
The snow queen by Naomi Lewis( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Splinter af troldspejlet i Kays hjerte og øje fryser hans indre til is. Gerda må den lange vej til Snedronningens slot for at redde ham
Little farmer Joe by Ian Whybrow( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 649 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. Suggested level: junior, primary
The dancing bear by Michael Morpurgo( Book )

14 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 627 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
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 454 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 magic bicycle by Berlie Doherty( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 443 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
The butterfly lion by Michael Morpurgo( Book )

27 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bertie rescues an orphaned white lion cub from the African veld. They are inseparable until Bertie is sent to boarding school far away in England and the lion is sold to a circus. Bertie swears that one day they will see one another again, but it is the butterfly lion which ensures that their friendship will never be forgotten
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 )

6 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 356 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 348 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 305 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 )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 289 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
Marie Curie's search for radium by Beverley Birch( Book )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of Marie Curie whose extraordinary persistence and determination proved the existence of radium and opened the gateway to the nuclear age in which we live. Marie Curie's scientific research and discovery of radium in 1902, helped open the door to our modern nuclear age
A Christmas treasury by Christian Birmingham( Book )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections from such favorite Christmas poems, songs, and stories as "The night before Christmas," "The friendly beasts," and "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus."
 
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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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Wombat goes walkaboutThe lion, the witch, and the wardrobeThe night before ChristmasA baby for GraceSleeping BeautyThe silver swanThe snow queenLittle farmer Joe