WorldCat Identities

Williams, Laura E.

Overview
Works: 66 works in 140 publications in 5 languages and 9,093 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  History  Detective and mystery fiction  Folklore  Short stories  Young adult works 
Roles: Author, Photographer
Classifications: PE1155, FIC
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Laura E Williams
 
Most widely held works by Laura E Williams
Behind the bedroom wall by Laura E Williams( Book )

13 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 1,429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirteen-year-old Korinna must decide whether to report her parents to her Hitler youth group when she discovers that they are hiding Jews in a secret space behind Korinna's bedroom wall
The long silk strand by Laura E Williams( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and held by 891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this contemporary folktale set in ancient Japan, a young girl climbs a long silk strand hanging from heaven and discovers her grandmother waiting for her. Using a Japanese setting, this is the story of the bond between a girl and her grandmother that is so strong it conquers death. This beautiful picture book, set in ancient Japan, tells of the special love a grandmother & granddaughter feel for each other. Every night Grandmother ties together pieces of silk thread, making one long silk strand that she winds into a ball. For each piece of thread, Grandmother tells her granddaughter, Yasuyo, a story from her long life. Then one day Grandmother is gone. Yasuyo weeps & looks for the silk ball to keep in memory of her grandmother. Mysteriously, the ball is missing. But Yasuyo discovers a strange & wonderful sight in the garden: a long silk strand hanging from the sky. Laura E. Williams's deeply felt story, illustrated with exquisite cut paper by Grayce Bochak, has the feel of a traditional Japanese folktale-one filled with wisdom & love
ABC kids by Laura E Williams( Book )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents one object, person, or animal for each letter of the alphabet, from an apple to a zipper
The can man by Laura E Williams( Book )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in English and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After watching a homeless man collect empty soft drink cans for the redemption money, a young boy decides to collect cans himself to earn money for a skateboard until he has a change of heart
The executioner's daughter by Laura E Williams( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirteen-year-old Lily, daughter of the town's executioner living in fifteenth-century Europe, decides whether to fight against her destiny or to rise above her fate
The best winds by Laura E Williams( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young Jinho does not like to listen to the boring childhood stories that his grandfather tells, but as the two build a kite together, Jinho sees the old man in a new light
The ghost stallion by Laura E Williams( Book )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1959 in Oregon, thirteen-year-old Mary Elizabeth rides with her father to kill the wild stallion that is luring away horses from their ranch and ruining their livelihood, but she secretly wants to save his life
Slant by Laura E Williams( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirteen-year-old Lauren, a Korean-American adoptee, is tired of being called "slant" and "gook," and longs to have plastic surgery on her eyes, but when her father finds out about her wish--and a long-kept secret about her mother's death is revealed--Lauren starts to question some of her own assumptions
Unexpected : 11 mysterious stories by Laura E Williams( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of creepy, mind-bending stories including "Baby from Outer Space," "Marked for Death," and "The Telltale Croak."
The mystery of dead man's curve by Laura E Williams( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jen and Zeke live with their aunt Bee in the old Mystic Lighthouse. Dead man's curve has caused many terrible accidents on the road to the old lighthouse but this time it was not an accident."--Cover [p.4]
The mystery of the missing tiger by Laura E Williams( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The circus has come to Mystic, Maine. Everyone is excited about a week of rides, flying trapeze artists, and most especially the fabulous white Siberian tiger. But on the day of the tiger's first big performance, it mysteriously disappears. Some people think it may have escaped, but Jen and Zeke know better -- they know it's been stolen. After other things start going terribly wrong at the circus, it's clear that someone is behind it all
The mystery of the dark lighthouse by Laura E Williams( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An old lighthouse full of secrets ... Find the clues ... solve the mystery of the dark lighthouse!"--Cover [p.4]
Up a creek by Laura E Williams( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirteen-year-old Starshine Bott learns how to cope with an unconventional, politically active mother and does a lot of growing up in the process
The mystery of the bad luck curse by Laura E Williams( Book )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and Japanese and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many years ago a terrible crime was committed in Mystic, Maine. The ghost of the criminal is said to haunt the area and that anyone who disturbs the scene of the crime will be struck with a bad luck curse. When archaeologists try to figure out what happened strange things occur. Jen and Zeke must uncover the secrets of the old legend before the curse turns deadly
The mystery of the phantom ship by Laura E Williams( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jen and Zeke see a disappearing ship in Poseidon's Triangle and investigate the mystery before the big sailing race
Torch fishing with the sun by Laura E Williams( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young Makoa must have faith in the strength of his aging grandfather
The spider's web by Laura E Williams( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lexi's unhappy home life with an alcoholic mother drives her to join a neo-Nazi group, but eventually she discovers that her new friends thrive on hatred and destruction
A romance for Shawnee by Laura E Williams( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mystery of the haunted playhouse by Laura E Williams( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jen and Zeke act in a play the old Mystic playhouse. After mysterious accidents and hearing eerie noises, they wonder if the old playhouse is haunted
The sixth-grade mutants meet the slime by Laura E Williams( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a science experiment goes kaphlooey, seven sixth-graders have mutant powers
 
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Behind the bedroom wall
Alternative Names
Williams, Laura Ellen

Williams Laura Ellen 1961-....

윌리엄스, 로러

윌리엄스, 로러 E

ウィリアムズ, ローラ・E

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The long silk strandABC kidsThe can manThe executioner's daughterThe best windsThe ghost stallionSlantUnexpected : 11 mysterious stories