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Whelan, Gloria

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Works: 133 works in 405 publications in 3 languages and 47,230 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  History  Young adult works 
Classifications: PZ7.W5718, [FIC]
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Publications about Gloria Whelan
Publications by Gloria Whelan
Most widely held works about Gloria Whelan
 
Most widely held works by Gloria Whelan
Listening for lions by Gloria Whelan( Book )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 3,390 libraries worldwide
Left an orphan after the influenza epidemic in British East Africa in 1918, thirteen-year-old Rachel is tricked into assuming a deceased neighbor's identity to travel to England, where her only dream is to return to Africa and rebuild her parents' mission hospital
Homeless bird by Gloria Whelan( Book )
28 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and Chinese and held by 3,344 libraries worldwide
The story of a remarkable young woman who dares to defy fate. Like many girls her age in India, thirteen-year-old Koly faces her arranged marriage with hope and courage. But Koly's story takes a terrible turn when in the wake of the ceremony, she discovers she's been horribly misled; her life has been sold for a dowry. Relays the story of a rare young woman, who even when cast out into a brutal current of time-worn tradition, sets out to forge her own remarkable future. Inspired by a newspaper article about the real thirteen-year-old widows in India today
Chu Ju's house by Gloria Whelan( Book )
9 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 2,765 libraries worldwide
In order to save her baby sister, fourteen-year-old Chu Ju leaves her rural home in modern China and earns food and shelter by working on a sampan, tending silk worms, and planting rice seedlings, while wondering if she will ever see her family again
The disappeared by Gloria Whelan( Book )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 2,592 libraries worldwide
Silvia tries to save her brother, Eduardo, after he is captured by the military government in 1970s Argentina
Yuki and the one thousand carriers by Gloria Whelan( Book )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 2,042 libraries worldwide
In Japan, as a provincial governor, his wife, and daughter Yuki, followed by 1,000 attendants, travel the historic Tokaido Road to the Shogun's palace in Edo, Yuki keeps up with her lessons by writing poems describing the journey
Yatandou by Gloria Whelan( Book )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and French and held by 1,965 libraries worldwide
"Yatandou lives in a Mali village with her family and neighbors. And though she is only eight years old and would much rather play with her pet goat, she must sit with the women and pound millet kernels. To grind enough millet for one day's food, the women must pound the kernels with their pounding sticks for three hours. It is hard work, especially when one is eight years old. But as they work, the women dream of a machine that can grind the millet and free them from their pounding sticks. But the machine will only come when the women have raised enough money to buy it. Yatandou must help raise the money, even if it means parting with something she holds dear."--publisher description
Angel on the square by Gloria Whelan( Book )
12 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 1,530 libraries worldwide
In 1913 Russia, twelve-year-old Katya eagerly anticipates leaving her St. Petersburg home, though not her older cousin Misha, to join her mother, a lady in waiting in the household of Tsar Nicholas II, but the ensuing years bring world war, revolution, and undreamed of changes to her life
Goodbye, Vietnam by Gloria Whelan( Book )
16 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 1,354 libraries worldwide
Thirteen-year-old Mai and her family embark on a dangerous sea voyage from Vietnam to Hong Kong to escape the unpredictable and often brutal Vietnamese government
Silver by Gloria Whelan( Book )
7 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 1,168 libraries worldwide
Deep in the Alaskan wilds, 9-year-old Rachel dreams of owning and racing a sled dog one day. When her father, who breeds and races huskies, gives her the runt of the litter, Rachel names the puppy Silver and sets out to prove he's a champion. From the Trade Paperback edition
Night of the full moon by Gloria Whelan( Book )
9 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 1,104 libraries worldwide
In 1840, Libby, living with her family on the Michigan frontier, finds herself inadvertently caught up in the forced evacuation of a group of Potawatomi Indians from their tribal lands
Once on this island by Gloria Whelan( Book )
4 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 1,090 libraries worldwide
Twelve-year-old Mary and her older brother and sister tend the family farm on Michigan's Mackinac Island while their father is away fighting the British in the War of 1812
Next spring an oriole by Gloria Whelan( Book )
11 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and held by 1,080 libraries worldwide
In 1837 ten-year-old Libby and her parents journey by covered wagon to the Michigan frontier, where they make themselves a new home near friendly Indians and other pioneers
Hannah by Gloria Whelan( Book )
16 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 1,062 libraries worldwide
"Nine-year-old Hannah, living on a farm in 1887 Michigan, is referred to as 'poor Hannah' because she is blind. In this brief historical novel, Hannah tells of a turning point in her life when Miss Robbin, the new teacher, comes to board with them and eventually persuades the family to let Hannah attend school
The impossible journey by Gloria Whelan( Book )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 1,039 libraries worldwide
In 1934, thirteen-year-old Marya and her younger brother, Georgi, set out alone on a long and arduous journey into Siberia to find their mother after she and their father are exiled for opposing Stalin
Fruitlands : Louisa May Alcott made perfect by Gloria Whelan( Book )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 798 libraries worldwide
Fictional diary entries recount the true-life efforts of Louisa May Alcott's family to establish a utopian community known as Fruitlands in Massachusetts in 1843
Burying the sun by Gloria Whelan( Book )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 797 libraries worldwide
In 1941 Leningrad, when Russia and Germany are at war, fourteen-year-old Georgi vows to help his family and his city during the terrible siege
Jam & jelly by Holly & Nellie by Gloria Whelan( Book )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 792 libraries worldwide
A Nellie and her mother pick berries all summer in order to make enough money so that Nellie can get a coat to wear to school in the winter
Small acts of amazing courage by Gloria Whelan( Book )
4 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 731 libraries worldwide
In 1919, independent-minded fifteen-year-old Rosalind lives in India with her English parents, and when they fear she has fallen in with some rebellious types who believe in Indian self-government, she is sent "home" to London, where she has never been before and where her older brother died, to stay with her two aunts
Friend on freedom river by Gloria Whelan( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 719 libraries worldwide
On a cold December night, Louis must decide whether to brave the treacherous Detroit River to take a slave family to freedom
After the train by Gloria Whelan( Book )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 710 libraries worldwide
Ten years after the end of the Second World War, the town of Rolfen, West Germany, looks just as peaceful and beautiful as ever, until young Peter Liebig discovers a secret about his past that leads him to question everything, including the town's calm facade and his own sense of comfort and belonging
 
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Alternative Names
ウィーラン, グロリア
ホェラン, グローリア
Languages
English (161)
Chinese (1)
French (1)
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