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Birmingham, Christian

Overview
Works: 125 works in 456 publications in 7 languages and 15,026 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Poetry  Fiction  Narrative poetry  Fantasy fiction  Picture books  Christmas poetry  Fairy tales  Christmas stories  Epistolary fiction 
Roles: Illustrator, Author, Creator, Other
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Christian Birmingham
The Sea of Tranquillity by Mark Haddon( Book )

14 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 1,182 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
The night before Christmas : poem by Clement Clarke Moore( Book )

33 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here is the story of this magical night, when children around the world await the arrival of the gifts that symbolise all the warmth and love of Christmas
A kitten called Moonlight by Martin Waddell( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 1,028 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 )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 889 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 )

18 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 758 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
A baby for Grace by Ian Whybrow( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in German and English and held by 675 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 661 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 Snow Queen by H. C Andersen( Book )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 642 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
Little farmer Joe by Ian Whybrow( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and Japanese and held by 606 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 )

15 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 602 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 silver swan by Michael Morpurgo( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 590 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
The magic bicycle by Berlie Doherty( Book )

8 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 557 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 wreck of the Zanzibar by Michael Morpurgo( Book )

15 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in English and German and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael travels to Scilly for his Great Aunt Laura's funeral and inherits her diary, which reveals the moving story of her childhood, the great storms and the discovery of the Zanzibar
Oliver Twist by Lesley Baxter( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 438 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
Dear Olly by Michael Morpurgo( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 390 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 butterfly lion by Michael Morpurgo( Book )

27 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 387 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
A Christmas carol by Jane Parker Resnick( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An abridged retelling of the story about a miser whose life is changed by Christmas
The windhover by Alan Brown( Book )

7 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 325 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
Shadow by Michael Morpurgo( Book )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Never have Aman and his mother needed a friend more than when a Springer Spaniel appears in the mouth of their Afghan cave. Nursed back to health by Aman, the dog becomes a constant companion, a shadow, and that's what Aman decides to call her
Wenceslas by Geraldine McCaughrean( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 273 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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The night before Christmas : poem
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

Languages
English (221)

German (6)

French (2)

Japanese (1)

Danish (1)

Polish (1)

Dutch (1)

Covers
The night before Christmas : poemA kitten called MoonlightWombat goes walkaboutThe lion, the witch, and the wardrobeA baby for GraceSleeping BeautyThe Snow QueenLittle farmer Joe