WorldCat Identities

Bailey, Peter 1946-

Overview
Works: 208 works in 560 publications in 6 languages and 23,559 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Humorous fiction  Sea stories  Pictorial works  Naval history  Poetry  Picture books  Young adult works  Diary fiction 
Roles: Illustrator, Author, Other, Author in quotations or text abstracts
Classifications: PZ7.P968, FIC
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Peter Bailey
The scarecrow and his servant by Philip Pullman( Book )

20 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 4,177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A scarecrow and his boy servant, Jack, set off on a dangerous adventure as they try to outwit the crooked Buffaloni family and stake their claim to valuable Spring Valley
Once upon a poem : favorite poems that tell stories by Kevin Crossley-Holland( Book )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of stories told in verse. The most exciting and enjoyable stories ever told in verse, illustrated throughout in full color and beautifully presented. Sumptuously illustrated by four different artists, each selection begins with a quote from one of today's favorite authors - including J.K. Rowling, Avi, David Almond, Philip Pullman, Cornelia Funke, and so many others who were each eager to share their own personal enthusiasm for these special stories. From the subversive wit of Roald Dahl's wicked retelling of Goldilocks to the magical wordplay of Lewis Carroll's "Jabberwocky," Once Upon a Poem is both broad in scope and delightful in tone. Read along to the exhilarating rhythm of Longfellow's "Paul Revere's Ride," Tony Mitton's rip-roaring rap version of "Prince Theseus," Clement Moore's "A Visit From St. Nicholas," and many, many more. With a foreword by award-winning author Kevin Crossley-Holland, this stunning collection offers fifteen of the most exciting and enjoyable stories ever told in verse. The poems are sumptuously illustrated by four different artists, and each selection begins with a quote from one of today's favorite authors-including J.K. Rowling, Avi, Philip Pullman, Cornelia Funke, and many others who are eager to share their personal enthusiasm for these special stories. From the subversive wit of Roald Dahl's wicked retelling of Goldilocks to the magical wordplay of Lewis Carroll's Jabberwocky, this anthology is both broad in scope and delightful in tone. Read along to the exhilarating rhythm of Longfellow's Paul Revere's Ride, Tony Mitton's rip-roaring rap version of Prince Theseus, Clement Moore's A Visit From St. Nicholas, and many, many more. The perfect gift for any child enchanted by storytelling
Spider Sparrow by Dick King-Smith( Book )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spider, a baby abandoned on an English farm, grows up to be mentally slower than other children but manifests a remarkable talent for communicating with animals as he comes of age during World War II
The girl with the broken wing by Heather Dyer( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and French and held by 946 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the twins are in bed, an angel flies into their bedroom
I, Jack by Patricia Finney( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and Japanese and held by 908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack, a labrador retriever, tells about his daily life of food, walks, and the "apedogs" and "funny-looking dogs" (cats) in his pack, as well as how everything changes when a pretty girl dog moves into the neighborhood. Includes explanatory footnotes written by the cats
The fish in Room 11 by Heather Dyer( Book )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toby lives in a hotel by the sea. When his friendship with Eliza and her mermaid parents arouses suspicion, he tries to disguise the mermaids as hotel guests. Trying to hide a family with fins and tails is tougher than Toby thinks
Ibby's magic weekend by Heather Dyer( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While visiting her two troublemaking cousins, Ibby learns about a magic box the boys found in the attic in their country home. She soon stumbles upon the strange tale of Uncle Godfrey, a professional magician who mysteriously vanished many years ago
The improbable cat by Allan Ahlberg( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A strange creature, which initially looks like a cat, appears in the yard of Davy's house one day and proceeds to destroy his family's life by "hypnotizing" everyone but Davy and his little brother
The tale of tales by Tony Mitton( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On their way to Volcano Valley to hear "The Tale of Tales," Monkey, Elephant, and other animal friends tell each other stories as they walk along
The storyteller's secrets by Tony Mitton( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When twins Toby and Tess meet a mysterious old traveller, they are fascinated by his magical tales of far-off places, strange enchantments, and miracles
Skinny Melon and me by Jean Ure( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cherry keeps a diary about her parents' divorce, her new stepfather Roland Butter who draws rebuses for her, and the coming stepbrother or stepsister
Hocus pocus : a tale of magnificent magicians by Paul Kieve( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The greatest magicians in history step out of posters of themselves to teach a young Englishman, just starting his career, some of their secrets. Includes facts about the magicians, instructions for performing various tricks, and tips about showmanship
Faces in the dark : a book of scary stories( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of stories about ghosts and other spooky subjects
Jack and Rebel, the police dog by Patricia Finney( Book )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack the labrador retriever tells the tale of his adventures at home and with his old friend Rebel, the police dog, and how the two of them broke up a burglary ring that had been robbing houses while police were occupied with political protests. Includes explanatory footnotes written by the cats, and a glossary explaining Jack's terminology
I was a rat! by Philip Pullman( Book )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and French and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A small homeless boy insists that three weeks ago he was a rat. Bob and Joan, a lonely old couple, are prepared to look after him, but a series of misadventures lead the boy to find refuge in the city sewers. Wondering what has happened to the boy and suspicious of a newspaper headline, "Monster of the Sewers condemned", Bob and Joan enlist the help of Princess Aurelia, the only person who knows who the boy really is. Suggested level: primary, intermediate
Tigerella by Kit Wright( Book )

7 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By day, Ella is a well-behaved girl, but at night, she becomes Tigerella and frolics among the stars
The Kingfisher book of scary stories( Book )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of scary stories from the past and some contemporary ones
Battle Fleet : adventures of a young sailor by Paul Dowswell( Book )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Having escaped death in Australia, Sam endures a dangerous sea voyage back to England, where he rejoins the Navy and becomes midshipman on the Victory as it prepares for the Battle of Trafalgar
The Kingfisher treasury of magical stories( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of stories with a magical theme, including modern magical tales and traditional folktales. Suggested level: Primary, intermediate
Homecoming by Michael Morpurgo( Book )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael Morpurgo revisits the landscape of his memories, the idyllic village of Bradwell, his childhood home 50 years before. The village is peopled by quirky characters such as the three Stebbing sisters, the moustachioed Colonel Burton and Bennie the village thug
 
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The scarecrow and his servant
Alternative Names
Bailey, P.

Bailey, Peter Christopher 1946-

베일리, 피터

ベイリ-, ピ-タ-

ベイリー, ピーター

Languages
English (132)

French (9)

Spanish (6)

Japanese (2)

Dutch (2)

German (1)

Covers
Once upon a poem : favorite poems that tell storiesSpider SparrowThe girl with the broken wingI, JackThe fish in Room 11Ibby's magic weekendThe improbable catThe tale of tales