WorldCat Identities

Mann, Bruce 1971-

Works: 21 works in 67 publications in 1 language and 2,866 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Juvenile works  Psychological fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Children's audiobooks  Historical fiction  Diary fiction  Ghost stories  Fantasy fiction 
Roles: Narrator, Performer
Classifications: PS1305, 813.4
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Bruce Mann
The Inquisitor's tale, or, the three magical children and their holy dog by Adam Gidwitz( Recording )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1242. On a dark night, travelers from across France cross paths at an inn and begin to tell stories of three children: William, an oblate on a mission from his monastery; Jacob, a Jewish boy who has fled his burning village; and Jeanne, a peasant girl who hides her prophetic visions
Tales of the peculiar by Ransom Riggs( Recording )

8 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of short stories about the peculiar world from Ransom Riggs' bestselling Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children series
Jack : the true story of Jack and the Beanstalk by Liesl Shurtliff( Recording )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relates the tale of Jack who, after trading his mother's milk cow for magic beans, climbs a beanstalk to seek his missing father in the land of giants
Two crafty criminals! : and how they were captured by the daring detectives of the New Cut Gang by Philip Pullman( Recording )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eleven-year-old Benny Kaminsky leads a rag-tag gang of neighborhood children as they use improbable disguises and crazy ruses while investigating such crimes as counterfeiting and stolen silver in 1894 London
Ostrich boys by Keith Gray( Recording )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After their best friend Ross dies, English teenagers Blake, Kenny, and Sim plan a proper memorial by taking his ashes to Ross, Scotland, an adventure-filled journey that tests their loyalty to each other and forces them to question what friendship means
Pirate cinema by Cory Doctorow( Recording )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a dystopian, near-future Britain, sixteen-year-old Trent, obsessed with making movies on his computer, joins a group of artists and activists who are trying to fight a new bill that will criminalize even more harmless internet creativity
The Savage fortress by Sarwat Chadda( Recording )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When British schoolboy Ash Mistry goes to India for a vacation, he quickly falls into a world of rakshasas, or demons, overseen by the evil Lord Alexander Savage
Time traveling with a hamster by Ross Welford( Recording )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On his twelfth birthday, Al Chaudhury receives a letter from his dead father. It directs him to the bunker of their old house, where Al finds a time machine (an ancient computer and a tin bucket). The letter also outlines a mission: travel back to 1984 and prevent the go-kart accident that will eventually take his father's life. But as Al soon discovers, whizzing back thirty years requires not only imagination and courage, but also lying to your mom, stealing a moped, and setting your school on fire--oh, and keeping your pet hamster safe"--From publisher's website
Cycles of time : [an extraordinary new view of the universe] by Roger Penrose( Recording )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This groundbreaking book provides a new take on three of cosmology's most profound questions and sheds new light on basic principles that underlie the behavior of the universe, describing various standard and nonstandard cosmological models, the fundamental role of the cosmic microwave background, and the key status of black holes
The city of death by Sarwat Chadda( Recording )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British schoolboy Ash Mistry, the reincarnation of the great Indian hero Ashoka and an agent of the goddess of death, faces the evil Lord Savage again after the villain sends his minions to capture Gemma, Ash's unrequited crush
The boy who could see demons by Carolyn Jess-Cooke( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows a child psychologist who comes up against a career-defining case--one that threatens to unravel her own painful past and jeopardizes the life of a boy who can see the impossible
The shock of the fall by Nathan Filer( )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While on vacation with their parents, Matthew Homes and his older brother snuck out in the middle of the night. Only Matthew came home safely. Ten years later, Matthew tells us, he has found a way to bring his brother back ... What begins as the story of a lost boy turns into a story of a brave man yearning to understand what happened that night, in the years since, and to his very person. Unafraid to look at the shadows of our hearts, Nathan Filer's rare and brilliant debut The Shock of the Fall shows us the strength that is rooted in resilience and love
The anatomy lesson by Nina Siegal( Recording )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commissioned by a prominent Amsterdam medical guild, The Anatomical Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp was one of Rembrandt's first paintings to gain public notice. On the morning of the medical dissection, several characters prepare for that evening's big event, including one-handed coat thief Aris the Kid, curio collector Jan Fetchet, Aris's lover Flora, philosopher Rene Descartes, contemporary art historian Pia, and the 26-year-old Dutch master himself, who feels uneasy about his assignment
Where the light falls : a novel of the French Revolution by Allison Pataki( )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rich and sweeping novel of courage, duty, sacrifice, and love set during the French Revolution from New York Times bestselling author Allison Pataki and her brother Owen Pataki Three years after the storming of the Bastille, the streets of Paris are roiling with revolution. The citizens of France are enlivened by the ideals of liberty, equality, and fraternity. The monarchy of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette has been dismantled-with the help of the guillotine-and a new nation is rising in its place. Jean-Luc, an idealistic young lawyer, moves his wife and their infant son from a comfortable life in Marseille to Paris, in the hopes of joining the cause. Andre, the son of a denounced nobleman, has evaded execution by joining the new French army. Sophie, a young aristocratic widow, embarks on her own fight for independence against her powerful, vindictive uncle. As chaos threatens to undo the progress of the Revolution and the demand for justice breeds instability and paranoia, the lives of these compatriots become inextricably linked. Jean-Luc, Andre, and Sophie find themselves in a world where survival seems increasingly less likely-for themselves and, indeed, for the nation. Featuring cameos from legendary figures such as Robespierre, Louis XVI, and Thomas-Alexandre Dumas, Where the Light Falls is an epic and engrossing novel, moving from the streets and courtrooms of Paris to Napoleon's epic march across the burning sands of Egypt. With vivid detail and imagery, the Patakis capture the hearts and minds of the citizens of France fighting for truth above all, and for their belief in a cause greater than themselves. Advance praise for Where the Light Falls "Succeeds in forcefully illustrating the lessons of the French Revolution for today's democratic movements."-Kirkus Reviews "Devotees of Alexandre Dumas and Victor Hugo will devour this tale of heroism, treachery, and adventure."-Library Journal "This is a story of the French Revolution that begins with your head in the slot watching how fast the blade of the guillotine is heading for your neck-and that's nothing compared to the pace and the drama of what follows."-Tom Wolfe "A beautiful novel that captures the spirit of the French Revolution and the timeless themes of love and truth."-Steven Pressfield "While not stinting on gorgeous detail, Allison and Owen Pataki know exactly how to write a gripping historical novel that concentrates on the intimate stories playing out against the epic background of the French Revolution."-Melanie Benjamin, author of The Swans of Fifth Avenue "For all those who didn't want Les Miserables to end, Where the Light Falls takes us past the pristine archives to the blood and bones of the French Revolution, commanding our attention and winning our hearts."-Sarah McCoy, author of The Mapmaker's Children "Delivers everything a reader hopes for in a great book: passion, intrigue, insights, and, above all, a story you won't soon forget."-Michelle Moran, author of Nefertiti "This luminous tale of love and betrayal in a world gone mad is as timely as it is timeless."-Juliet Grey, author of the Marie Antoinette trilogy
Scale : the universal laws of growth, innovation, sustainability, and the pace of life in organisms, cities, economies, and companies by Geoffrey B West( )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From one of the most influential scientists of our time, a dazzling exploration of the hidden laws that govern the life cycle of everything from plants and animals to the cities we live in. The former head of the Sante Fe Institute, visionary physicist Geoffrey West is a pioneer in the field of complexity science, the science of emergent systems and networks. The term "complexity" can be misleading, however, because what makes West's discoveries so beautiful is that he has found an underlying simplicity that unites the seemingly complex and diverse phenomena of living systems, including our bodies, our cities and our businesses. Fascinated by issues of aging and mortality, West applied the rigor of a physicist to the biological question of why we live as long as we do and no longer. The result was astonishing, and changed science, creating a new understanding of energy use and metabolism: West found that despite the riotous diversity in the sizes of mammals, they are all, to a large degree, scaled versions of each other. If you know the size of a mammal, you can use scaling laws to learn everything from how much food it eats per day, what its heart-rate is, how long it will take to mature, its lifespan, and so on. Furthermore, the efficiency of the mammal's circulatory systems scales up precisely based on weight: if you compare a mouse, a human and an elephant on a logarithmic graph, you find with every doubling of average weight, a species gets 25% more efficient--and lives 25% longer. This speaks to everything from how long we can expect to live to how many hours of sleep we need. Fundamentally, he has proven, the issue has to do with the fractal geometry of the networks that supply energy and remove waste from the organism's body"--
Submarine by Joe Dunthorne( )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dryly precocious, soon-to-be-fifteen-year-old hero of this engagingly offbeat debut novel, Oliver Tate lives in the seaside town of Swansea, Wales. At once a self-styled social scientist, a spy in the baffling adult world surrounding him, and a budding, hormone-driven emotional explorer, Oliver is stealthily (and perhaps a bit more nervously than he'd ever admit) nosing his way forward through the murky and uniquely perilous waters of adolescence. His objectives? Uncovering the secrets behind his parents' teetering marriage, unraveling the mystery that is his alluring and equally quirky classmate Jordana Bevan, and understanding where he fits in among the pansexuals, Zoroastrians, and other mystifying, fascinating beings in his orbit
The blue hotel by Stephen Crane( Recording )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crane's story The Blue Hotel first appeared in a collection in 1898. In the midst of a prairie snowstorm, a man known throughout simply as "The Swede" arrives at the small town of Fort Romper, Nebraska. His preconceptions of what life is like in the "wild West," gleaned from dime-store novels, lead to his estrangement from the surrounding group, with disastrous consequences
The adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain( Recording )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thanks to Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn has come into a considerable sum of money--and all it has brought him is trouble. So Huck escapes, fakes his own death, and sets off down the Mississippi River, joined by escaped slave Jim. During this journey, Huck's opinions about people, slavery, and life in general change. Huck realizes that Jim is more decent and honest than most people, and his moral conflict with the values of the society leads to his disillusionment with the world
The turn of the screw by Benjamin Britten( Recording )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A vicar's daughter, engaged by a handsome bachelor to act as governess to his young niece and nephew, arrives at his country house in Essex. He gives her full charge of the children and explicitly states that she is not to bother him with communications of any sort. The governess begins to see around the grounds the figures of a man and woman whom she does not recognize, and who seem to be supernatural. When she learns whom they are, how they died, and of their previous intimacy with her charges, she becomes convinced that the two children are secretly aware of--and possibly in danger from--the ghosts
The red badge of courage by Stephen Crane( Recording )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry Fleming undergoes a baptism of fire during the Civil War battle of Chancellorsville. Before the battle, Henry has premonitory misgivings, but he is reassured after a first onslaught is repulsed. During the next charge, he panics, and wanders the fringe of the battlefield in a nightmarish atmosphere. Through a journey of expiation, Henry acquires a measure of self-knowledge and experience. In his final heroic pose, however, he has not cast off the fearful "little man" he was at the beginning
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