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Cowley, Joy

Overview
Works: 2,494 works in 6,587 publications in 8 languages and 71,645 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Short stories  Textbooks  Picture books  Biography  Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Pictorial works  Personal narratives 
Roles: Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Conceptor
Classifications: PZ7.C8375, [E]
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Joy Cowley
Publications by Joy Cowley
Most widely held works by Joy Cowley
Mrs. Wishy-Washy's Farm by Joy Cowley( Book )
75 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 3,599 libraries worldwide
Tired of being washed by Mrs. Wishy-Washy, a cow, pig, and duck leave her farm and head for the city
Hunter by Joy Cowley( Book )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 2,431 libraries worldwide
A Maori boy in 1803 and a plane crash survivor marooned on a deserted island in 2003 experience interconnecting visions. He was alive because he was a hunter. When fourteen-year-old Jordan and her younger brothers learn they'll have to ride a rickety plane home for the holidays, they're a little scared. But when it crashes on a wild and deserted peninsula in New Zealand, they are completely terrified. And injured. Worst of all, they're completely alone. Or are they? Whose voice is Jordan hearing telling her what to do next? Two hundred years ago, a hunter, Jordan's age, slave to Maori warriors hunting for the Moa bird, is in a dangerous spot, as well. He has the gift of sight, but what is the strange silvery bird that he sees crashing into the sea? And who is the girl with golden hair who is in trouble? He needs to escape the warriors, but he is driven to help the girl. If she will only listen... In this suspenseful, captivating book, renowned author Joy Cowley brings two very different worlds together, giving us a rare glimpse at the remarkable human spirit that connects us all
Red-eyed tree frog by Joy Cowley( Book )
10 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 2,405 libraries worldwide
This frog found in the rain forest of Central America spends the night searching for food while also being careful not to become dinner for some other animal
Chameleon, chameleon by Joy Cowley( Book )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,824 libraries worldwide
Experience close-up the many moods (and colors) of chameleons. One brave chameleon ventures from the safety of his tree in search of a new home. On his journey, he meets other rain forest animals, not all of them friendly! Alas, the new tree he chooses is already home to another chameleon. She dons her aggressive coloring until she's sure that the visitor is friend, not foe. Then they welcome each other with brilliant, happy colors. Incredible photographs and simple text perfect for young children is rounded out with informative backmatter on one of the planet's most captivating creatures
Gracias, the Thanksgiving turkey by Joy Cowley( Book )
6 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 1,748 libraries worldwide
Trouble ensues when Papa gets Miguel a turkey to fatten up for Thanksgiving and Miguel develops an attachment to it
Mrs. Wishy-Washy's Christmas by Joy Cowley( Book )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 1,128 libraries worldwide
When Mrs. Wishy-Washy asks her farm animals to take a bath for Christmas, they find a way to take one without freezing
The rusty, trusty tractor by Joy Cowley( Book )
7 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 1,124 libraries worldwide
A grandfather is convinced that his rusty, trusty, fifty-year-old tractor will make it through another haying season
Agapanthus Hum and the eyeglasses by Joy Cowley( Book )
14 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,047 libraries worldwide
Agapanthus struggles to do handstands and other acrobatic tricks while wearing her eyeglasses, which have a tendency to fall off as she cavorts about
Chicken feathers by Joy Cowley( Book )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,046 libraries worldwide
The story of the summer Josh spends while his mother is in the hospital awaiting the birth of his baby sister, and his pet chicken Semolina--who talks but only to him--is almost killed by a red fox
Snake and lizard by Joy Cowley( Book )
10 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,009 libraries worldwide
A collection of stories about the friendship between Snake and Lizard. Suggested level: junior, primary
Big moon tortilla by Joy Cowley( Book )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 752 libraries worldwide
Marta Enos has been working hard on her homework & is hungry for a taste of Grandmothers big moon tortillas, "the best in the world." But as she rushes out to the cookhouse, disasters happen. Her homework blows out the window & is ruined by dogs. She drops her glasses & breaks them. Grandmother comforts her broken-hearted granddaughter with the wisdom of an old healing song: "When we have a problem, we must choose what we shall be." Marta chooses to fly high & laugh at her problems, like the eagle. Set in a contemporary Tohono O'odham (Papago) village, Joy Cowley's gentle story contains a valuable message for everyone. Dyanne Strongbow's vibrant paintings capture the rugged beauty of the American southwestern desert. When Marta Enos has a bad day at home on the Papago reservation in southern Arizona, her grandmother tells her a traditional tale to help her cope with problems
Agapanthus Hum and Major Bark by Joy Cowley( Book )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 745 libraries worldwide
After Agapanthus gets a puppy for a pet, she enters him in a champion dog show and comes away with a surprising result
Agapanthus Hum and the angel hoot by Joy Cowley( Book )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 707 libraries worldwide
When she loses a tooth, Agapanthus discovers that she can make an angel hoot by blowing through the hole in her smile
The wishing of Biddy Malone by Joy Cowley( Book )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 635 libraries worldwide
In Ireland, a young girl who cannot sing, dance, or control her temper stumbles across a faerie village, where a beautiful boy asks her to name her three wishes--which then come true in unexpected ways
The mouse bride by Joy Cowley( Book )
3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 566 libraries worldwide
Determined to find the mightiest husband for herself, a mouse approaches the sun, a cloud, the wind, and a house, before the unexpected victor finally appears
Where horses run free : a dream for the American mustang by Joy Cowley( Book )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 565 libraries worldwide
When a cowboy comes across a penned-up herd of wild horses, he vows to find a home where the horses can run free
Friends : Snake and Lizard by Joy Cowley( Book )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 495 libraries worldwide
A collection of stories about the friendship between Snake and Lizard. Suggested level: primary
Starbright and the Dream Eater by Joy Cowley( Book )
5 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and German and held by 425 libraries worldwide
As the powerful alien life force called the Dream Eater begins to spread destruction over the Earth, twelve-year-old Starbright discovers that she is the one destined to stop it
Singing down the rain by Joy Cowley( Book )
4 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 376 libraries worldwide
In the midst of a severe drought, a mysterious woman drives into town claiming she specializes in rainsongs
The duck in the gun by Joy Cowley( Book )
2 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 342 libraries worldwide
The war was all ready to begin when a duck was discovered nesting in the only cannon. So for want of a cannon, the war was avoided
 
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Alternative Names
Cowley, Cassia Joy, 1936-
Kauli, Jōy
Kauli, Joy, 1936-
Mason, Cassia Joy
Mason, Cassia Joy, 1936-
Mason, Joy Cowley
Mason, Joy Cowley, 1936-
Summers, Cassia Joy
Summers, Cassia Joy, 1936-
カウリー, ジョイ
カウリジヨイ
コーリー, ジョイ
Languages
English (205)
Spanish (7)
German (2)
Japanese (2)
Welsh (1)
Korean (1)
Dutch (1)
Maori (1)
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