Garner, Alan 1934-
Most widely held works about Alan Garner
Most widely held works by Alan Garner
The owl service by Alan Garner ( Book )
61 editions published between 1967 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 1,365 libraries worldwide
During a summer vacation in a secluded Welsh valley, three young people find themselves driven by the spirits of three mythical lovers to reenact an ancient tragedy.
Alan Garner's Book of British fairy tales by Alan Garner ( Book )
6 editions published between 1984 and 1995 in English and held by 1,032 libraries worldwide
A collection of twenty-one traditional tales from the British Isles.
The weirdstone of Brisingamen : a tale of Alderley by Alan Garner ( Book )
52 editions published between 1960 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 1,009 libraries worldwide
A young girl and her brother are catapulted into a battle between good and evil for possession of a magical stone of great power that is contained in her bracelet.
Elidor by Alan Garner ( Book )
55 editions published between 1965 and 2009 in 9 languages and held by 940 libraries worldwide
While exploring a church that is being razed in a Manchester slum, four English children are drawn into another world where they are compelled to combat the evil power which grips most of the land.
A bag of moonshine by Alan Garner ( Book )
9 editions published between 1986 and 1992 in English and held by 802 libraries worldwide
Twenty-two folktales from various parts of the British Isles.
Little red hen by Alan Garner ( Book )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 750 libraries worldwide
A retelling of the story of a resourceful hen that not only makes her own food and eats it herself, but manages to outwit a hungry fox as well.
The moon of Gomrath by Alan Garner ( Book )
42 editions published between 1963 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 701 libraries worldwide
With the help of the wizard Cadellin, Colin and Susan struggle to contain the forces of evil unleashed by the inadvertent awakening of the band of ancient horsemen known as the Wild Hunt.
A cavalcade of goblins by Alan Garner ( Book )
3 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 690 libraries worldwide
Forty-two tales, legends, and poems from various countries, including Japan, India, and North America, about giants, goblins, demons, and other supernatural creatures.
Once upon a time, though it wasn't in your time, and it wasn't in my time, and it wasn't in anybody else's time by Alan Garner ( Book )
3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 614 libraries worldwide
Three stories written in folktale style: "The Fox, the Hare, and the Cock," "The Girl and the Geese," and "Battibeth." Recommended. Best Books for Children, 6th ed. Three traditional tales told with simplicity, with evocative watercolors.
The stone book by Alan Garner ( Book )
8 editions published between 1976 and 1997 in English and held by 606 libraries worldwide
His daughter's request for a book prompts a stonemason to reveal the secret of the stone to her.
Jack and the beanstalk by Alan Garner ( Book )
4 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 586 libraries worldwide
A boy climbs to the top of a giant beanstalk, where he uses his quick wits to outsmart an ogre and make his and his mother's fortune.
Red shift by Alan Garner ( Book )
20 editions published between 1973 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 519 libraries worldwide
The lives of three young men in three different periods of British history converge and each influences the destiny of the others.
Granny Reardun by Alan Garner ( Book )
7 editions published between 1977 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 488 libraries worldwide
Joseph knows that he has to be different from his grandfather, a stone mason whose work is in evidence throughout the village, and the day comes when he must announce his decision.
The aimer gate by Alan Garner ( Book )
5 editions published between 1978 and 1984 in English and held by 444 libraries worldwide
Robert learns that his secret place has another secret the day his soldier uncle comes home to help with the corn harvest.
The well of the wind by Alan Garner ( Book )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 435 libraries worldwide
Two orphaned children manage to outwit a witch and return to their rightful home. In this fantasy, a young girl sets out to find her brother who has fallen under the spell of an evil witch. In language as resonant as bells, a renowned novelist tells of young courage outwitting old evil. To begin, a boy must confront a subtle witch, next, a great cat who sleeps with its eyes open, then , a giant oak encircled by wolves and a worm, all to reach the Well of the Wind. When the boy does not return, his sister starts out alone to seek him. "Who hates you so much that they send you there?" asks a thin stranger when he hears of her brother's quest. The girl journeys on, whistling, and comes to a gate between two trees in the wood of the witch, then a tower filled with rising water, a bird and a bow and arrow, and finally her brother, turned to stone. "We got from that," the girl tells the boy once she has freed him from the witch's enchantment. "Perhaps we shall get from this." Like all good endings, theirs is both surprising and perfect.
Tom Fobble's day by Alan Garner ( Book )
6 editions published between 1977 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 430 libraries worldwide
When his sled is "Tom Fobbled" by another boy, William's grandfather makes him another from an old oak loom.
The Guizer : a book of fools ( Book )
5 editions published between 1975 and 1980 in English and held by 328 libraries worldwide
A collection of stories about fools drawn from American Indian, African, Irish, Gypsy, Sumatran, Flemish, and British sources.
Alan Garner's Fairy tales of gold by Alan Garner ( Book )
6 editions published between 1979 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 307 libraries worldwide
Strandloper by Alan Garner ( Book )
2 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 251 libraries worldwide
An English convict escapes from prison in 18th century Australia and becomes the god of a tribe of Aborigines, his coming having been prophesied in their lore. Through his eyes is described the culture of Australia's native peoples.
Thursbitch by Alan Garner ( Book )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 229 libraries worldwide
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