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Cowley, Joy

Overview
Works: 2,520 works in 6,829 publications in 3 languages and 72,101 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
Agapanthus Hum and the eyeglasses by Joy Cowley( Book )
18 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 2,479 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
Red-eyed tree frog by Joy Cowley( Book )
13 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 2,427 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
Mrs. Wishy-Washy by Joy Cowley( Book )
82 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 2,412 libraries worldwide
Mrs. Wishy-Washy washes her farm animals in her large metal tub
Hunter by Joy Cowley( Book )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 2,405 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
Chameleon, chameleon by Joy Cowley( Book )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,818 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 1,773 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 Farm by Joy Cowley( Book )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 1,499 libraries worldwide
Tired of being washed by Mrs. Wishy-Washy, a cow, pig, and duck leave her farm and head for the city. Suggested level: junior
Mrs. Wishy-Washy's Christmas by Joy Cowley( Book )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 1,139 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 )
8 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 1,128 libraries worldwide
A grandfather is convinced that his rusty, trusty, fifty-year-old tractor will make it through another haying season
Chicken feathers by Joy Cowley( Book )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 1,027 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 )
9 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 951 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 742 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
The wishing of Biddy Malone by Joy Cowley( Book )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 631 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, but does not promise to grant them for her. 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 560 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
The mouse bride by Joy Cowley( Book )
3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 556 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
Friends : Snake and Lizard by Joy Cowley( Book )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 534 libraries worldwide
A collection of stories about the friendship between Snake and Lizard. Suggested level: primary
The duck in the gun by Joy Cowley( Book )
15 editions published between 1969 and 2009 in English and Japanese and held by 518 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
The hungry giant by Joy Cowley( Book )
39 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 486 libraries worldwide
A hungry giant orders the townspeople to make him some soup, threatening them with his large wooden club
Stories of the wild West gang by Joy Cowley( Book )
10 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 431 libraries worldwide
A collection of ten humorous stories about the West family's adventures
The silent one by Joy Cowley( Book )
12 editions published between 1981 and 2000 in English and Japanese and held by 424 libraries worldwide
A deaf-mute boy who has tamed a huge white turtle becomes the target of the superstitious people of his small village
 
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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 (297)
Japanese (2)
Maori (1)
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