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Shearer, Alex

Works: 66 works in 313 publications in 13 languages and 8,957 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Adventure stories  Detective and mystery fiction  Novels  Humorous fiction  Young adult works  Science fiction  Fantasy fiction  Drama 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay
Classifications: PZ7.S5377, FIC
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Alex Shearer
Sea legs by Alex Shearer( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twin brothers Eric and Clive are ready for adventure on the high seas, so instead of staying with their grandparents yet again, they stow away on the cruise ship on which their father serves as Senior Steward
Canned by Alex Shearer( Book )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fergal Banfield, an eccentric lad who collects cans, is surprised to find some unexpected--and even alarming--things in a few of his treasures, and when he meets Charlotte, another collector, they begin an investigation that leads them into dangerous territory
This is the life : a novel by Alex Shearer( Book )

22 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 873 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the spirit of #1 New York Times bestseller The Fault in Our Stars, a "lovely, touching book" (Alexander McCall Smith) about two estranged brothers who come together when one of them discovers he has a brain tumor and the other emerges as his caretaker. This is the life: Not the one you thought you had yesterday. Or the one that might not be here tomorrow. Just this one. Here and now ... This is the story of Louis, who never quite fit in, and of his younger brother, who always tried to tag along. As they got older, they grew apart. And as they got older still, one of them got cancer, and the other became his caretaker. Then they became close again, two brothers on one final journey together, wading through the stuff that's thicker than water. Told in anecdotes as his brother remembers them, we discover who this cranky, cancerous Louis once was. That before his brain surgery he had a mind that was said to be bigger than the rest of the family's put together, and that his heart was--and still is--just as big. That it's hard getting a haircut with a brain tumor, and that it does no good to help your brother memorize a PIN number when he might not be able to remember where the bank is. We learn along with these two brothers how the little stuff is as big as the big stuff, how tragedy and comedy go together, and how necessary it is that they do. Inspired by Shearer's experiences when his own brother was dying and written with a warm touch that is at once tender and achingly funny, This Is the Life is a moving testimony to both the resilience of the human spirit and the importance of the simpler things in life, like not taking a dying man's tea kettle away"--
The Great Blue Yonder by Alex Shearer( Book )

25 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Du kommer i hvert fall til å bli lei deg når jeg er død!", er det siste Harry sa til søsteren sin før den forferdelige ulykken med lastebilen. Nå er han død, og han skulle ønske at han kunne få sagt unnskyld til søsteren sin. Han skulle også gjerne sagt ordentlig farvel til moren og faren, bestevennen og til og med til klassens bølle. Nå er han på den "andre siden", mens han venter på å reise videre til "Det vakre blå landet bortenfor". Men hvordan skal han komme dit? Harry treffer Arthur, en liten gutt i flosshatt, som allerede har vært død i flere år. Han hjelper Harry å få sagt adjø til sine nærmeste. Boken fikk gode omtaler i britisk media. Alex Shearer har skrevet flere bøker for barn og voksne. Fra ca. 12 år
The cloud hunters by Alex Shearer( Book )

19 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hunting the skies is not for the faint-hearted. In a world where water is scarce and deadly jellyfish swim through the sky, mollycoddled teenager Christien dreams of excitement and danger. When he meets the exotic and alluring Jenine and her family of Cloud Hunters, he becomes determined to fulfil that dream
The ministry of ghosts by Alex Shearer( Book )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and Japanese and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Best friends Thruppence and Tim are hired to join the ghost-catching team at the Ministry of Ghosts
Sky run by Alex Shearer( Book )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peggy Piercy, a 120-year-old crofter, takes her great-great-grandniece and nephew to City Island to get an education, and they encounter a plethora of adventures and characters along the way, including encounters with pirates, sky-sharks, and more
Professor Sniff and the lost spring breezes by Alex Shearer( Book )

4 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After Trevor the Typhoon grabs up all the spring breezes and makes them his own, he compensates in a very unusual way for the damage he creates
The Summer sisters and the dance disaster by Alex Shearer( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the Summer sisters go into business not only to forecast weather but also to sell the weather which they dance into existence, one serious misstep leads to disaster
The stolen by Alex Shearer( Book )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meredith is a new girl at school. An orphan, living with her elderly granny. She must be lonely - or so Carly thinks, trying to be nice. But sometimes nice doesn't work. Sometimes people are worse than you could ever imagine. And Meredith has a secret - a story Carly can hardly begin to believe
The invisible man's socks by Alex Shearer( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and Japanese and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prepare to be terrified by the exhibits at Museum of Little Horrors. But make sure you heed the warning: Do Not Touch! For ignoring these instructions can only lead to trouble. But Mr Ellis' class don't take instructions as seriously as they should. Will Mr Ellis and his class find a way of lifting the evil curse and learn their lesson?
The speed of the dark by Alex Shearer( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christopher Mallan loves Enrst Eckmann's sculptures. He visits the gallery often on his way home from school to marvel at the perfect miniatures beneath their glass domes. Until one day, the impossible happens - and Christopher sees a sculpture so real that it moves, dances, even seems to breathe
I was a schoolboy bridegroom by Alex Shearer( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Poor Bosworth. Not only did his parents give him a really stupid name, they've now come up with a really stupid plan to keep Bozzie out of trouble and get rich. They're marrying him off to a total stranger for her dowry - a girl he's never met, and doesn't want to either." "Bosworth is outraged. There is no way, never, not on this earth, that he's going to marry that girl. Not for all the cash in China! Marriage is about love and passion ... it's not about being practical ... is it?" "How on earth is Bosworth going to get out of this one?"--Back cover
The hunted by Alex Shearer( Book )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a future world where people live to be 150, humans have paid the price for their longer lives - with their fertility. Children have become a commodity - bought & sold, won & lost. When Deet wins Tarrin in a card game he rents him out to a childless couple. As Tarrin gets older, Deet becomes interested in the 'Peter Pan' operation
No job for a lady : the complete collection( Visual )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean Price has just been elected member of Parliament for the left-wing Labour Party. Now her real work begins: getting along with her chauvinist fellow MP's while navigating the Machiavellian world of Westminster
Bootleg by Alex Shearer( Book )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and Japanese and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Good For You Party is running the country, and forcing everyone to lead healthier lives. Chocolate addicts Smudger and Huntly watch in horror as their favourite food is swept from the shops. In retalitation they start up a secret operation making bootleg chocolate; but how long can they continue before the Good For You thugs catch them? Suggested level: primary, intermediate, junior secondary
Landlubbers by Alex Shearer( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clive and Eric are back on dry land. This title is a sequel to "Sea Legs."
The lost by Alex Shearer( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and Japanese and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joe and Jonah are walking to school one morning when a fire engine roars past - Jonah runs after it and disappears - The police finally give up the search for him, but Joe senses that Jonah is still alive and is determined to find him
The great switcheroonie : Bill, Benny's boots and bling! by Alex Shearer( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bill thinks switching lives with Benny, the son of a world-famous footballer, for a day is going to be brilliant. But have Bill and Benny picked the wrong day to swap lives? Bill is bored with his ordinary live and Benny is tired of being in the spotlight so why don't they switch lives for one day? Anything's got to be better than Bill's boring life, right? But maybe being a world famous footballer's son isn't all it's cracked up to be. One thing's for sure, Bill definitely picked the wrong day to be Benny Spinks. Suggested level: intermediate, secondary
A message to the sea by Alex Shearer( Book )

6 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and Japanese and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's been a year since Tom Pellow's dad was lost at sea. He was a sailor and Tom also finds himself drawn to the vast ocean; it holds so many possibilities, dangers and secrets. After hearing a song on the radio, Tom decides to write a message in a bottle and throw it out into the sea. He doesn't really expect to hear back, but Tom keeps writing anyway, sending messages out on the tide and searching the waves for a reply. One day he finds one. It's a letter that seems to be from a ghost, deep down in Davy Jones's Locker -- and the writer has a shocking answer to Tom's question. But if Tom's dad didn't perish at sea, where is he?
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Alternative Names
Alex Shearer auteur d'ouvrages pour la jeunesse

Alex Shearer Brits schrijver

Shaerer, Alex 1949-

Shearer, Alex

쉬어러, 알렉스 1949-

시어러, 알렉스 1949-


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CannedThe Great Blue YonderProfessor Sniff and the lost spring breezesThe Summer sisters and the dance disasterThe stolenThe invisible man's socksThe speed of the darkI was a schoolboy bridegroom