WorldCat Identities

Thompson, Colin 1942-

Overview
Works: 134 works in 421 publications in 4 languages and 16,475 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Pictorial works  Quotations  Fantasy fiction  Illustrations 
Roles: Author, Musician, Illustrator
Classifications: PZ7.T371424, [E]
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Colin Thompson
Looking for Atlantis by Colin Thompson( Book )
23 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 1,176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After his grandfather's death, a young boy learns to see the wonders of the world through the old man's eyes
How to live forever by Colin Thompson( Book )
25 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and French and held by 1,029 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Every night for two years Peter searches in the library for the lost book on how to live forever, and when he finds it, he makes an important decision
Good neighbors by Colin Thompson( Book )
11 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 871 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A family of wizards and witches living in an ordinary neighborhood in an ordinary town decides that they have had enough of the noisy family living next-door and makes them disappear
The paper bag prince by Colin Thompson( Book )
14 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and held by 818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A wise old man who visits the town dump every day moves into an abandoned train there and watches as nature gradually reclaims the polluted land
The big little book of happy sadness by Colin Thompson( Book )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A little boy who has lost his mother and father and now lives with his grandmother brings a lost dog from the animal shelter home with him and learns that when it comes to love, it's quality not quantity that counts
The last alchemist by Colin Thompson( Book )
10 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An alchemist obsessed with making gold finds that his final experiment has an unexpected result
The paradise garden by Colin Thompson( Book )
8 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tired of his mother's shouting and the noise of the city, Peter runs away to a beautiful garden, where he stays until he finds a way to bring a part of it home with him
Unknown by Colin Thompson( Book )
11 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and Korean and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ignored by prospective human owners who walk past her cage at the pound, a shy dog with an unusual name becomes a hero during a lightning storm
The tower to the sun by Colin Thompson( Book )
11 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and French and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Despairing because the air has become so filthy that it blocks the sun's rays, the richest man in the world decides to use his money to build a tower so that his grandson can experience the sun as it once was
The short and incredibly happy life of Riley by Colin Thompson( Book )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and Portuguese and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Comparing the short, happy lives of rats with the long, complicated, dissatisfied lives of humans can lead to depression for the humans. The answer: simplify
Ruby by Colin Thompson( Book )
9 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The members of a miniature family come to the rescue when young Kevin climbs aboard a car and becomes trapped in a suitcase
Falling angels by Colin Thompson( Book )
14 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sally has been able to fly even before she could crawl, and soaring across continents and oceans, she travels the world. Like her grandmother before her, Sally collects treasures from the far-flung corners of the earth - from the heart of Africa to the desert, from the deepest part of the rainforest to the shores of Patagonia - and learns to see the world not just with her eyes, but with her heart
Witch friend by Colin Thompson( Book )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Betty becomes best friends with her new neighbor, Ffiona, and attempts to use magic to help her adjust to the new school, some surprising things happen
Wild stories by Colin Thompson( Book )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For all the animal inhabitants of the garden, life was very simple until humans moved back into house Number Fourteen. Now all of a sudden, Ethel the chicken is trying to hatch golf balls and Venus the caterpillar has fallen in love with the moon
School plot by Colin Thompson( Book )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Orkward, Quicklime College's biggest bully, devises a horrid plot to get the better of the Floods, a family of witches and wizards, during the annual sports day competition
Castles by Colin Thompson( Book )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Colorful, fanciful castles are described
The Great Montefiasco by Colin Thompson( Book )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Great Montefiasco's magic tricks are so bad that his audiences find them hilarious, and when he hires the Fabulous--but clumsy--Betty as his assistant, the duo's fame is assured
Pictures of home by Colin Thompson( Book )
5 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An illustrated collection of quotations by children about the meaning of home
Free to a good home by Colin Thompson( Book )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Smith family has always been a little bit different. Their food is usually burnt, homework is a foreign country that they prefer not to visit, and their house is full of strange and unusual things. Other children might collect stray animals, but Peter and Sally Smith bring home an old lady from the local shopping mall. Mr and Mrs Smith aren't quite sure she should stay, but Granny bustles past them and settles right in. Maybe she's just what they've been missing."--Provided by publisher
Who Wants to be a Billionaire? by Colin Thompson( Book )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The world is in a recession and millions of people have lost millions of dollars. And just when things are about to get even worse, Quicklime College sets up its Summer School in New York to take control of the world's financial markets. Being witches and wizards, of course, the Floods are bound to do a better job than humans. Millions of people will probably lose millions more dollars, but it will all work out fine in the the end. Well, for the Floods, anyway. Hey, come on. They're witches and wizards, not some sort of charity"--P. [4] of cover
 
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Alternative Names
Thompson, C.
Thompson, Colin
Thompson, Colin 1942-
Thompson, Colin (Colin Edward)
Thompson, Colin (Colin Edward), 1942-
Thompson, Colin Edward 1942-
Willment, Colin 1942-
Languages
English (180)
French (9)
Portuguese (3)
Korean (2)
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