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Mayne, William 1928-2010

Overview
Works: 271 works in 813 publications in 11 languages and 23,738 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  History  Picture books  Anecdotes 
Roles: Compiler, Editor, Creator
Classifications: PZ7.M4736, [FIC]
Publication Timeline
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Publications about William Mayne
Publications by William Mayne
Publications by William Mayne, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by William Mayne
Hob and the goblins by William Mayne( Book )
5 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 1,101 libraries worldwide
Hob, the friendly spirit who lives under the stairs and protects the house, must do battle with a variety of evil beings trying to take control of his family's home
The patchwork cat by Nicola Bayley( Book )
50 editions published between 1981 and 1999 in 10 languages and held by 931 libraries worldwide
Tabby sets out to retrieve her beloved patchwork quilt
Lady Muck by William Mayne( Book )
5 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 891 libraries worldwide
Sowk and Boark, two greedy pigs, plot to become rich from the sale of the truffles they have found in the woods, but their greed proves to be their undoing
Earthfasts by William Mayne( Book )
18 editions published between 1966 and 1990 in English and held by 723 libraries worldwide
A drummer boy from 200 years ago links the ancient past with the present
Drift by William Mayne( Book )
8 editions published between 1985 and 1990 in English and held by 623 libraries worldwide
Lost in the snowy forest, Rafe Considine is taken prisoner by two Indian women who teach him to live off the land
Pandora by William Mayne( Book )
8 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in 6 languages and held by 597 libraries worldwide
Feeling neglected when her human family has a baby, Pandora the cat runs away to live in the wild, where she has her own kittens before returning to her house
Gideon ahoy! by William Mayne( Book )
6 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 579 libraries worldwide
Twelve-year-old Eva's chaotic but cheerful family life in a small English town changes when Gideon, her brain-damaged deaf older brother, gets a job opening bridges and locks for the local canalboat
Low tide by William Mayne( Book )
11 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and held by 545 libraries worldwide
A tidal wave begins an adventure for three New Zealand children
Ravensgill by William Mayne( Book )
10 editions published between 1970 and 2010 in English and held by 542 libraries worldwide
Fifteen-year-old Bob stumbles across some old secrets involving his family and a forty-year-old murder
Antar and the eagles by William Mayne( Book )
6 editions published between 1989 and 1999 in English and held by 520 libraries worldwide
Abducted and raised by eagles, a young boy is sent on a mission to rescue a lost egg and, in the process, save the race of eagles
Ghosts; an anthology by William Mayne( Book )
2 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 505 libraries worldwide
Different people like their ghost served different days. The best of them keep very well, and only need a little trimming and rearranging
Hob and the peddler by William Mayne( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 466 libraries worldwide
Hob, the friendly spirit who lives under the stairs and protects the house, meets a peddler and ends up being sold to an ordinary family. Hob discovers a secret in their pond and uses cunning and resourcefulness to rise against impossible odds
A grass rope by William Mayne( Book )
14 editions published between 1957 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 463 libraries worldwide
An old legend provides the clues for a treasure hunt in the Yorkshire Dales. The seekers are Nan and Mary from the farm, Peter from the inn and Adam Forest the head boy from Nan's school. The first clue was concealed in the old signboard at the inn and the last somewhere inside a hill but the one that was most important was a unicorn. Adam was to old to bother with unicorns and thought he could work everything out by science. Mary was too young for science so called the fairies for help and prepared a grass rope so that she could catch the unicorn
The mouse and the egg by William Mayne( Book )
12 editions published between 1980 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 434 libraries worldwide
When the speckled hen lays a golden egg, Grandfather learns the value of her plain brown ones
William Mayne's Book of giants; stories by William Mayne( Book )
4 editions published between 1969 and 1972 in English and held by 376 libraries worldwide
A collection of stories about giants from folklore and by such authors as Nathaniel Hawthorne and Oscar Wilde
The book of Hob stories by William Mayne( Book )
6 editions published between 1984 and 1997 in English and held by 370 libraries worldwide
Hob, the friendly spirit who lives under the stairs and protects the house, must do battle with a variety of evil beings trying to take control of his family's home
The mouldy by Nicola Bayley( Book )
4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 367 libraries worldwide
Talitha, daughter of the king, figures out how to deal with the monster who has left the Wilderness and is interrupting the peace of the great Garden of the World
A swarm in May by William Mayne( Book )
19 editions published between 1955 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 366 libraries worldwide
It is Owen's turn to be Beekeeper at his school, a tradition he does not approach with great enthusiasm until he makes an exciting discovery in one of the Cathedral towers and solves an age-old mystery; Originally published in 1955
A year and a day by William Mayne( Book )
5 editions published between 1976 and 1989 in English and held by 347 libraries worldwide
Two young sisters living in the Cornish countryside find a strange boy in the woods who doesn't seem to speak, eat, or sleep
All the king's men by William Mayne( Book )
7 editions published between 1982 and 1988 in English and held by 337 libraries worldwide
This collection is a real puzzler. It consists of three stories, different in tone and style, and seemingly written for different age groups. The title story is adult in tone, and most of the characters are adults. The narrator is a dwarf in retinue of a Spanish king who describes events leading up to two marriages, those of the king and his queen, and of two dwarfs. The story has start power and pathos which should appeal to young adults. It is not a children's story. "Boy to Island" is more for middle grade readers. A boy visits a remote island to tend sheep, and unwittingly eating fairy food, must remain there for seven years. The protagonist of "Stony Ray" is a little girl who, becoming lost in a snowstorm, meets a woman whom she thinks is a witch. This story seems more suited for younger readers, although the sequence in the snow is complex and confusing. Mayne is a rewarding writer for those who can master his oblique style and frequent use of obscure speech patterns. A story collection could serve as a good introduction to his work, but this particular one is not suitable because the stories are so different in tone and intended audience.--School Library Journal Review
 
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Alternative Names
Mayne, W.
Mayne, William James Carter, 1928-2010
メイン, W
メイン, ウィリアム
Languages
English (173)
French (8)
Spanish (6)
Swedish (4)
German (3)
Japanese (2)
Italian (2)
Afrikaans (2)
Danish (1)
Catalan (1)
Finnish (1)
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