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Mitchell, W. O. (William Ormond) 1914-1998

Overview
Works: 155 works in 546 publications in 3 languages and 5,503 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Sports stories  History  Quotations  Pictorial works  Drama  Film adaptations  Autographs  Interviews  Biography 
Roles: Conceptor, Lyricist
Classifications: PR9199.3.M54, C813.54
Publication Timeline
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Publications about W. O Mitchell
Publications by W. O Mitchell
Publications by W. O Mitchell, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by W. O Mitchell
Who has seen the wind by W. O Mitchell( Book )
90 editions published between 1947 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,036 libraries worldwide
Life of a boy from 4 to 12 in a small town on the Saskatchewan prairie
Since Daisy Creek by W. O Mitchell( Book )
21 editions published between 1984 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 347 libraries worldwide
Colin Dobbs, a Canadian university professor who is recovering in hospital after being mauled by a grizzly reviews his past life and we learn what brought him to Daisy Creek and how his life was changed
The vanishing point by W. O Mitchell( Book )
30 editions published between 1973 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 346 libraries worldwide
Novel
Jake and the kid by W. O Mitchell( Book )
30 editions published between 1961 and 2000 in English and held by 343 libraries worldwide
Series of short stories set in rural southern Saskatchewan, where Jake the hired man and the Kid develop a special relationship during World War II while the boy's father is absent
The kite by W. O Mitchell( Book )
29 editions published between 1962 and 2005 in English and held by 322 libraries worldwide
"The Kite is W.O. Mitchell's tale of a clever old man and the journalist he leads on a wild goose chase. Seasoned reporter David Lang arrives in Shelby, Alberta, to write a magazine feature on the town's oldest citizen, the 111-year-old curmudgeon Daddy Sherry. David wants only to file his story and hightail it back to Toronto. But he hasn't reckoned on the cantankerous cunning of Daddy Sherry. As David attempts to figure out what makes Daddy tick, he begins to understand the true meaning of life and, for the first time, finds love and happiness."--BOOK JACKET
How I spent my summer holidays : a novel by W. O Mitchell( Book )
23 editions published between 1981 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 283 libraries worldwide
Roses are difficult here : a novel by W. O Mitchell( Book )
12 editions published between 1990 and 2000 in English and French and held by 208 libraries worldwide
Story of life in Shelby, a small western town located in the Alberta foothills in the 1950's and the effects that a sociologist from an Eastern University has on the town when she arrives to conduct a study on the town
According to Jake and the kid : a collection of new stories by W. O Mitchell( Book )
9 editions published between 1989 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 201 libraries worldwide
Ladybug, ladybug-- by W. O Mitchell( Book )
9 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 200 libraries worldwide
Kenneth Lyon, a 78 year old English professor befriends a young woman and her five year old daughter. When a psychotic student stalks them, Lyon turns detective hoping to track him down before he can hurts them, but the psychotic strikes when he is looking after Rosemary all alone
The black bonspiel of Willie MacCrimmon by W. O Mitchell( Book )
3 editions published between 1979 and 1994 in English and held by 189 libraries worldwide
The humorous tale of curling star Willie MacCrimmon's pact with the Devil. He will curl in hell against the Devil's team--which includes Judas and Macbeth--and if he wins, he is guaranteed victory in the national championships. If he loses, his soul belongs to the Devil. Illustrated
Dramatic W.O. Mitchell by W. O Mitchell( Book )
6 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 178 libraries worldwide
The devil's instrument by W. O Mitchell( Book )
8 editions published between 1973 and 2003 in English and held by 157 libraries worldwide
For art's sake : a novel by W. O Mitchell( Book )
6 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 142 libraries worldwide
Professor Arthur Ireland teacher of Fine Art at Livingstone University for many years finds himself unemployed along with many other artists. He persuades some of them to form a gang similar to Robin Hood to steal the art that is hidden away by private owners
The devil is a travelling man : two plays by W. O Mitchell( Book )
6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 122 libraries worldwide
Two of W.O. Mitchell's plays are collected here. 'The Black Bonspiel of Wullie MacCrimmon' is a whimsical take on the Faust legend with a distinctly Canadian flavour. 'The Devil's Instrument' depicts a Hutterite teenager struggling with conformity in a puritan society
An evening with W.O. Mitchell : a collection of the author's best-loved performance pieces by W. O Mitchell( Book )
3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 114 libraries worldwide
Who has seen the wind by W. O Mitchell( Sound Recording )
17 editions published between 1947 and 2005 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 58 libraries worldwide
The story of young Brian, who learns about life and death, freedom and justice, as he comes of age in the Canadian prairies
How I spent my summer holidays by W. O Mitchell( Sound Recording )
12 editions published between 1976 and 2008 in English and held by 45 libraries worldwide
In 1924, twelve-year-old Saskatchewanian Hugh is stuck in the middle of a heat wave. To escape the sun, Hugh and his friends seek refuge in a cave and discover it is inhabited by an escapee from a nearby mental hospital. Meanwhile, they befriend King Motherwell, a war veteran and rum runner. However, when their innocence is shattered by a murder, Hugh must discover what it means to grow up
The kite by W. O Mitchell( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 31 libraries worldwide
A tale of a clever old man and the journalist he leads on a wild goose chase
W.O. Mitchell's The black bonspiel of Wullie MacCrimmon by W. O Mitchell( Book )
7 editions published between 1950 and 1976 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
The black bonspiel of Wullie MacCrimmon by W. O Mitchell( Book )
3 editions published between 1964 and 1976 in English and held by 19 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Mitchell, W. O.
Mitchell, W. O. 1914-1998
Mitchell, William Ormond
Mitchell, William Ormond 1914-
Mitchell, William Ormond 1914-1998
Languages
English (367)
French (5)
Italian (1)
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