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Mann, Bruce 1971-

Works: 18 works in 51 publications in 1 language and 1,700 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Juvenile works  Psychological fiction  Children's audiobooks  Diary fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Ghost stories  Young adult works  Sea stories 
Roles: Narrator, Performer
Classifications: PS1305, 813.4
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Bruce Mann
Jack the true story of Jack and the Beanstalk by Liesl Shurtliff( Recording )

5 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 276 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
Pirate cinema by Cory Doctorow( Recording )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 249 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
Ostrich boys by Keith Gray( Recording )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 243 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
The Savage fortress by Sarwat Chadda( Recording )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 227 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
Cycles of time [an extraordinary new view of the universe] by Roger Penrose( Recording )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 167 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 103 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 shock of the fall by Nathan Filer( Recording )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 50 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 says 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
The boy who could see demons by Carolyn Jess-Cooke( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 36 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 anatomy lesson by Nina Siegal( Recording )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set in seventeenth-century Holland, an engrossing historical novel that brilliantly imagines the complex story behind one of Rembrandt's most famous paintings 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. The novel opens on the morning of the medical dissection, and, as they prepare for that evening's big event, it follows several characters: a one-handed coat thief called Aris the Kid, who is awaiting his turn at the gallows; the twenty-six-year-old Dutch master himself, who feels a shade uneasy about this assignment; Jan Fetchet, a curio collector who also moonlights as an acquirer of medical cadavers; Flora, the woman pregnant with Aris's child, who hopes to collect her lover's body for a Christian burial before it's too late; Rene Descartes, who attended the dissection in the course of his quest to understand where the human soul resides; and Pia, a contemporary art historian who is examining the painting in the future. As the story builds to its dramatic and inevitable conclusion, the events that transpire throughout the day sway Rembrandt to change his initial composition in a fundamental way. Bringing to life the vivid world of Amsterdam in 1632, The Anatomy Lesson offers a rich slice of history and a textured story by a masterful young writer"--
Submarine by Joe Dunthorne( )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 10 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 Henry James( 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
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson( Recording )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

While going through the possessions of a deceased guest who owed them money, the mistress of the inn and her son find a treasure map that leads them to a pirate's fortune
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Cycles of time [an extraordinary new view of the universe]