WorldCat Identities

St. John, Lauren 1966-

Overview
Works: 124 works in 445 publications in 14 languages and 12,964 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Biography  History  Personal narratives  Detective and mystery fiction  Young adult works  Adventure stories  Psychological fiction  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Author, Performer, Actor, Other
Classifications: DT2984.S725, FIC
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Lauren St. John
The white giraffe by Lauren St. John( Book )

47 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 2,324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a fire kills her parents, eleven-year-old Martine must leave England to live with her grandmother on a wildlife game reserve in South Africa, where she befriends a mythical white giraffe
Dolphin song by Lauren St. John( Book )

35 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 1,600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A second prophecy, this time involving dolphins, comes true for eleven-year-old Martine, an orphaned South African girl who has mystical powers over animals, when she embarks on a school trip to study marine life off the coast of Mozambique
The last leopard by Lauren St. John( Book )

24 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A third prophecy, this time involving a leopard, comes true for eleven-year-old Martine, an orphaned South African girl who has mystical healing powers over animals, when she travels with her grandmother and best friend Ben to Zimbabwe
The elephant's tale by Lauren St. John( Book )

17 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 904 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fourth prophecy, this time involving elephants, comes true for eleven-year-old Martine, an orphaned South African girl with mystical healing powers over animals, when she and her grandmother are faced with losing the Sawubona Game Reserve forever
The white giraffe by Lauren St. John( Recording )

25 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a fire kills her parents, eleven-year-old Martine must leave England to live with her grandmother on a wildlife game reserve in South Africa, where she befriends a mythical white giraffe
Hardcore troubadour : the life and near death of Steve Earle by Lauren St. John( Book )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If Steve Earle weren't a living, breathing person he'd be a character in a blues song, a gifted rebel who drank too much, lost his career and almost all of his women in a blizzard of heroin and crack-cocaine addiction, and lived wildly and extravagantly on the wrong side of the law. Along the way, Earle has welded rock to country, the Beatles to Springsteen, Celtic to Americana, punk to bluegrass and has produced multiple Grammy-nominated albums and one enduring classic: Guitar Town. With a huge capacity for self-destruction that matches his appetite for life in all its extremes, he is a storyteller and songwriter of rare skill and force whose sincerity echoes through all his work. Steve Earle survived it all, and he came back with an artistic and personal vision intact, determined to change society for the better even as he seemed set to live his life for the worse.--From publisher description
Dead Man's Cove by Lauren St. John( Book )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When orphaned Laura Marlin moves from a children's home to live with her uncle in Cornwall, she longs for a life of excitement just like the characters in her favourite detective novels. A real life adventure is on hand as she is deposited at her uncle's spooky house ... Why does her uncle, Calvin Redfern, forbid her to go to Dead Man's Cove? What's the truth about Tariq, the silent Indian boy who lives with the flamboyant Mukthars? Who is J? Who has left the message in a bottle for Laura to discover? Mysteries abound and who better to solve them than Laura Marlin, ace detective? Accompanied by her trusty companion, Skye, a three-legged husky, the dog she's always wanted, Laura's adventures begin
Dolphin song by Lauren St. John( Recording )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A second prophesy, this time involving dolphins, comes true for eleven-year-old Martine, an orphaned South African girl who has mystical powers over animals, when she embarks on a school trip to study marine life off the coast of Mozambique
Kidnap in the Caribbean by Lauren St. John( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Laura Marlin has no idea that her dream holiday to the Caribbean might cost her and everyone she loves their lives. But almost as soon as they board the luxury cruise ship mysteries begin to pile up and sinister events spiral out of control. When her uncle disappears, Laura, her best friend Tariq, and beloved husky Skye must play a deadly game with their enemies"--Dust jacket. Suggested level: primary, intermediate
The one dollar horse by Lauren St. John( Book )

14 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and German and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifteen year old Casey Blue lives in East London's grimmest tower block and volunteers at a local riding school, but her dream is to win the world's greatest Three Day Event: the Badminton Horse Trials. When she rescues a starving, half-wild horse, she's convinced that the impossible can be made possible. But she has reckoned without the consequences of her father's criminal record, or the distraction of a boy with melty, dark eyes, with whom she refuses to fall in love. Casey learns the hard way that no matter how high you jump, or how fast you gallop, you can never outrun the past. (Bookseller website)
Fire storm by Lauren St. John( Book )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teenage eventing star Casey Blue has it all - fame, her champion horse Storm and a boyfriend who loves her. Then Kyle West walks into her life. The country's hottest equestrian coach is also drop dead gorgeous and Casey knows right away that she's in trouble. But who is Kyle and why are there so many unanswered questions about his past? And what is his connection to Anna Sparks, Casey's old rival? As the Burghley Horse Trials approaches, it becomes clear that what is at stake is not just the Grand Slam but Casey's life
Shark : the biography of Greg Norman by Lauren St. John( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kentucky thriller by Lauren St. John( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

11-year-old ace detective Laura Marlin finds herself deep in the murky world of race-fixing in her third mystery adventure, following the Blue Peter award-winning first book Dead Man's Cove. The stage is set for a showdown at the famous Kentucky Derby as Laura faces a race against time to unravel a clever and cunning plot. Can she trust her own eyes?
The obituary writer by Lauren St. John( Book )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nick Donaghue, a young, handsome obituary writer for The Times, leads a charmed existence until he is caught up in one of Britain's worst ever train crashes. When he survives unscathed, his friends and colleagues consider him the luckiest man alive. Only Nick knows the truth - that he is tormented by horrific nightmares. When they start to appear grimly prescient, his meticulously constructed urban life is derailed. Escaping to the wilds of Cornwall strikes him as the answer, especially after he becomes captivated by a beautiful woman and a tempestuous horse he sees playing on a beach. But when his nightmares return, they threaten his fragile new world. As Nick struggles to understand his dreams, his demons and, most dangerously of all, his passions, he realises that falling in love might come at a terrible price
Shumba's big adventure by Lauren St. John( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Shumba, the lion cub goes exploring, he finds himself on a boat filled with gorillas, snakes, monkeys, zebras and parrots. And that's just the start of his adventure!"--Back cover
Rendezvous in Russia by Lauren St. John( Book )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Cornwall to Russia. Laura, her faithful husky Skye and Tariq are whirled into a breathtaking mystery adventure when they join the film crew on the set of 'The Aristocratic Thief' about an art heist that could never be pulled off in real life. Or could it? When a priceless Leonardo da Vinci painting is stolen in broad daylight Laura suspects the evil Straight A criminal masterminds are not far away. Adventure and drama just seem to find Laura even when she's not looking for it
The glory by Lauren St. John( Book )

4 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and German and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rainbow's end : a memoir of childhood, war and an African farm by Lauren St. John( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and Dutch and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a story about a paradise lost. ... About an African dream that began with a murder ... In 1978, in the final, bloodiest phase of the Rhodesian civil war, eleven-year-old Lauren St John moves with her family to Rainbow's End, a wild, beautiful farm and game reserve set on the banks of a slowflowing river. The house has been the scene of a horrific attack by guerrillas, and when Lauren's family settles there, a chain of events is set in motion that will change her life irrevocably. Rainbow's End captures the overwhelming beauty and extraordinary danger of life in the African bush. Lauren's childhood reads like a girl's own adventure story. At the height of the war, Lauren rides through the wilderness on her horse, Morning Star, encountering lions, crocodiles, snakes, vicious ostriches, and mad cows. Many of the animals are pets, including Miss Piggy and Bacon and an elegant giraffe named Jenny. The constant threat of ruthless guerrillas prowling the land underscores everything, making each day more dangerous, vivid, and prized than the last. After Independence, Lauren comes to the bitter realization that she'd been on the wrong side of the civil war. While she and her family believed that they were fighting for democracy over Communism, others saw the war as black against white. And when Robert Mugabe comes into power, he oversees the torture and persecution of thousands of members of an opposing tribe and goes on to become one of Africa's legendary dictators. The ending of this beautiful memoir is a fist to the stomach as Lauren realizes that she can be British or American, but she cannot be African. She can love it -- be willing to die for it -- but she cannot claim Africa because she is white
Rainbow's end : a memoir of childhood, war and an African farm by Lauren St. John( )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1978, in the final, bloodiest phase of the Rhodesian civil war, 11-year-old Lauren St John moves with her family to Rainbow's End, a wild, beautiful farm and game reserve set on the banks of a slowflowing river. The house has been the scene of a horrific attack by guerrillas, and when Lauren's family settles there, a chain of events is set in motion that will change her life irrevocably. This memoir captures the beauty and danger of life in the African bush. At the height of the war, Lauren rides through the wilderness on her horse, Morning Star, encountering lions, crocodiles, snakes, vicious ostriches, and mad cows. The constant threat of ruthless guerrillas prowling the land underscores everything, making each day more dangerous, vivid, and prized than the last
 
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The white giraffe
Alternative Names
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Sānt Ǧūn, Lūrīn 1966-

St. John L. 1966-

St John, Lauren

St John, Lauren 1966-

세인트 존, 로렌 1966-

セントジョン, ローレン

セントジョン, ローレン 1966-

Languages
English (193)

German (21)

Spanish (16)

French (11)

Polish (8)

Dutch (7)

Catalan (4)

Chinese (3)

Italian (3)

Japanese (2)

Swedish (1)

Arabic (1)

Russian (1)

Czech (1)

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Dolphin songThe last leopardThe elephant's taleThe white giraffeHardcore troubadour : the life and near death of Steve EarleDead Man's CoveDolphin songKidnap in the Caribbean