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Cowley, Joy

Overview
Works: 2,448 works in 7,574 publications in 8 languages and 76,833 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Stories in rhyme  Short stories  Picture books  Biography  Textbooks  Interviews  Musical settings  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Bibliographic antecedent, Conceptor
Classifications: PZ7.C8375, NZ823.2
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Publications about Joy Cowley
Publications by Joy Cowley
Most widely held works by Joy Cowley
Red-eyed tree frog by Joy Cowley( Book )
14 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and Japanese and held by 2,424 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
Hunter by Joy Cowley( Book )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and Korean and held by 2,348 libraries worldwide
In 2005 Jordon and her two younger brothers survive a plane crash but are stranded in remote Fjordland on the South-West coast of New Zealand. In 1805 Hunter, a young Māori slave, is hiding in the same location after escaping his captors. He knows he needs keep running but he also knows that the interconnecting visions he's sharing with Jordon will help her and her brothers survive. Suggested level: intermediate, junior secondary
Gracias, the Thanksgiving turkey by Joy Cowley( Book )
10 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 2,110 libraries worldwide
Trouble ensues when Papá gets Miguel a turkey to fatten up for Thanksgiving and Miguel develops an attachment to it
Chameleon chameleon by Joy Cowley( Book )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,851 libraries worldwide
Danger lurks everywhere as the ever-cautious chameleon braves strange-looking geckos and poisionous scorpions in search of a new home. But the journey's end brings him a meal and a new friend too. Suggested level: junior, primary
Mrs. Wishy-Washy's Farm by Joy Cowley( Book )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 1,517 libraries worldwide
Tired of being washed by Mrs. Wishy-Washy, a cow, pig, and duck leave her farm and head for the city
Mrs. Wishy-Washy by June Melser( Book )
51 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,466 libraries worldwide
Mrs. Wishy-Washy washes her farm animals in her large metal tub
Mrs. Wishy-Washy's Christmas by Joy Cowley( Book )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 1,158 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 )
5 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 1,079 libraries worldwide
A grandfather is convinced that his rusty, trusty fifty-year old tractor will make it through another haying season. Suggested level: junior, primary
Agapanthus Hum and the eyeglasses by Joy Cowley( Book )
11 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 976 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 )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 975 libraries worldwide
Josh is a worrier and for a good reason. A brother or sister is about to be born, but his mother is in hospital with something called 'complications'. Grandma has arrived to run the household while Josh's dad is busy with their chicken farm. And then there's Semolina, Josh's cantankerous but extraordinary pet hen who can talk and has warned Josh about a fox on the loose in the chicken house. Suggested level: primary
Snake and lizard by Joy Cowley( Book )
15 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 929 libraries worldwide
A collection of stories about the friendship between Snake and Lizard. Suggested level: primary
Big moon tortilla by Joy Cowley( Book )
5 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 733 libraries worldwide
When Marta ruins her homework and breaks her glasses, Grandmother soothes her with an ancient story and one of her delicious tortillas
Agapanthus Hum and Major Bark by Joy Cowley( Book )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 709 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 659 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 2013 in English and held by 594 libraries worldwide
In Ireland, a young girl who cannot sing, dance, or control her temper stumbles across a faerie village. There she meets a beautiful boy who asks her to make three wishes. She soon discovers that the granted wishes aren't quite what she expected. Suggested level: junior, primary
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 549 libraries worldwide
"She is the lead mare of a herd of wild horses that run the range. When people come to capture them, she leads the herd in a run for safety. But trucks and helicopters drive the horses into pens. Imprisoned behind barbed wire, the fire in the mare's heart is reduced to embers. Her spirit is almost broken, until a cowboy comes and promises to set the horses free."--Jacket. Based on the true story of Dayton O. Hyde and how he came to establish the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary in South Dakota, where wild horses continue to run free. Suggested level: junior, primary
The duck in the gun by Joy Cowley( Book )
18 editions published between 1969 and 2009 in English and Japanese and held by 503 libraries worldwide
"His is a reissue of the classic New Zealand children's picture Book, The Duck in the Gun (which was first published in 1969). The anti-war parable begins with the general and his men about to fire on a town they are at war with. But the Gunnar has bad news for the General they can't load the gun as there is a duck nesting inside it. Determined to not let a single duck stop an army, the General visits the Prime Minister of the town he is preparing to fight. He asks the Prime Minster if he can borrow a gun. The Prime Minister says he only has one gun but they could try sharing it! This wont work, so they decide to hold off on the war until the ducks eggs have hatched. The news of the suspension pleases the men but the general runs out of money to pay his army for sitting around doing nothing. So he asks the Prime Minister for a loan, but he instead offers to pay the men if they will do some work around the town. Which they do, spending the time during the truce painting the buildings and so on. When the ducks eggs eventually hatch, the war can begin again! But no one is happy - how can they destroy the town they have repaired - and they're also rather fond of the town's people as well. So they suspend the war indefinitely, and the general marries the prime minister's daughter."--Provided by publisher
Friends : Snake and Lizard by Joy Cowley( Book )
17 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 435 libraries worldwide
A collection of stories about the friendship between Snake and Lizard
Stories of the wild West gang by Joy Cowley( Book )
10 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 246 libraries worldwide
A collection of ten humorous stories about the West family's adventures
Tricksters, conjurors, skydancers ( visu )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
"In these in-depth interviews, three distinguished New Zealand writers, discuss their influences, beliefs, professional lives and work in the children's literature genre. Between them they offer a fascinating picture of the writing life, of New Zealand literary and social history, and the importance of stories and language in all our lives"--Container
 
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Alternative Names
Cowley, Cassia Joy
Cowley, Cassia Joy 1936-
Cowley Mason, Joy 1936-
Joy Cowley auteure de littérature d'enfance et de jeunesse
Joy Cowley New Zealand writer
Joy Cowley schrijfster uit Nieuw-Zeeland
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-
Джой Коули
카울리, 조이 1936-
カウリー, ジョイ
カウリジヨイ
コーリー, ジョイ
Languages
English (235)
Japanese (6)
Spanish (4)
Chinese (3)
Arabic (1)
Norwegian (1)
Korean (1)
Maori (1)
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