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Philip, Neil

Works: 183 works in 618 publications in 24 languages and 41,531 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Folklore  Dictionaries  History  Poetry  Pictorial works  Legends  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Author of introduction, Other, Adapter, Compiler
Classifications: BL311, 291.13
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Publications about Neil Philip
Publications by Neil Philip
Most widely held works by Neil Philip
Mythology by Neil Philip( Book )
61 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in 10 languages and held by 3,802 libraries worldwide
Surveys the treatment of gods, goddesses, the heavens, creation, death, and evil as expressed in various mythologies around the world
The illustrated book of myths : tales & legends of the world by Neil Philip( Book )
50 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in 17 languages and held by 1,574 libraries worldwide
A collection of myths from many cultures
Illustrated dictionary of mythology : heroes, heroines, gods, and goddesses from around the world by Philip Wilkinson( Book )
14 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,333 libraries worldwide
Organized by geographic region and with characters from the same stories and episodes grouped together, this comprehensive book is an excellent reference tool. Legendary heroes appear with their adversaries to set each myth in context, as do gods and goddesses of the underworld and mythical beasts
The new Oxford book of children's verse by Neil Philip( Book )
15 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 1,179 libraries worldwide
An anthology of poetry written for children
Horse hooves and chicken feet : Mexican folktales ( Book )
4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,105 libraries worldwide
Mexican folktales invite us into a magical world of enchantment and transformation, populated by cats and kings, priests and tricksters, ordinary people and supernatural beings. A witch turns seven brothers into seven little blue oxen; the Virgin Mary rewards a good girl with a gold star on her forehead but adorns her wicked stepsister with a pair of horns; a young man, thrown overboard to drown, is rescued by a mysterious shadow. Drawing from authentic sources, folklorist Neil Philip has created a rich and varied collection, representing the unique blend of classic folkloric elements and Catholic imagery characteristic of the Mexican and Mexican American storytelling tradition. The retellings capture the wit, spirituality, and wonder of the originals and are perfectly complemented by Jacqueline Mair's colorful illustrations, which are based on Mexican folk art
Robin Hood by Neil Philip( Book )
22 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in 6 languages and held by 1,082 libraries worldwide
Recounts the life and adventures of Robin Hood, who, with his band of followers, lived in Sherwood Forest as an outlaw dedicated to fighting tyranny. Illustrated notes throughout the text explain the historical background of the story. Suggested level: intermediate, junior secondary
The Arabian nights by Neil Philip( Book )
5 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 904 libraries worldwide
Sheherezade, daughter of King Shahryar's advisor, tells her husband a different story every night to keep the king from killing her
The adventures of Odysseus by Neil Philip( Book )
11 editions published between 1926 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 883 libraries worldwide
Retells the adventures of the hero Odysseus as he encounters many monsters and other obstacles on his journey home from the Trojan War
The great circle : a history of the First Nations by Neil Philip( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 874 libraries worldwide
Explores the long history of the Native American tribes of North America, discussing their culture, their struggles against white immigrants, and the recent resurgence of their customs. American history with a difference, this is a lively and authoritative history of the Native American nations, from pre-Columbian times to the reclaiming of traditions that is taking place today. Neil Philip explores Native American ideas about land and society, religion, science, and history, and shows how the differences between these and the ideas of the whites resulted in the sad catalog of misunderstandings and betrayals in treaty talks and settlements. It is also a tale of resilience and renewal, including a positive assessment of Native American cultures as they enter the new millennium. Spoken and written accounts by Native Americans are drawn on extensively, and the volume will be illustrated with archival photographs
Annotated guides, myths & legends by Neil Philip( Book )
11 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and Dutch and held by 834 libraries worldwide
Includes a family tree of the Greek gods, beginning with union of sky and earth, Uranus and Gaia. Explores more than 50 myths and legends through paintings, artifacts, and annotation
In a sacred manner I live : Native American wisdom ( Book )
3 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 819 libraries worldwide
A collection of speeches, or portions of speeches, made by Native Americans
American fairy tales : from Rip Van Winkle to the Rootabaga stories ( Book )
4 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 815 libraries worldwide
Includes works and discussion of Washington Irving, Horace E. Scudder, M.S.B., Frank Stockton, Howard Pyle, Louisa May Alcott, L. Frank Baum, Laura E. Richards, Ruth Plumly Thompson, Will Bradley, Carl Sandburg, and Neil Philip
Mythology of the world by Neil Philip( Book )
14 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 785 libraries worldwide
From the ancient Greeks to the Aztecs, people across the world have created a rich tapestry of stories, characters, and beliefs to explain the mysteries of creation and the forces of nature and death. Mythology of the World examines both ancient and contemporary cultures and explores their unique myths and legends, carrying every myth across centuries to today"s readers. Mythology of the World"s sparkling, readable text covers more than fifty myths from Europe, Asia, America, Africa, Australia, and Oceania. It includes a directory of gods, humans, monsters, and animals
Earth always endures : native American poems by Neil Philip( Book )
5 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in English and held by 779 libraries worldwide
A collection of sixty poems from many tribal groups giving one an insight into the world of Native Americans
War and the pity of war ( Book )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 771 libraries worldwide
Presents an illustrated collection of poems about the waste, horror, and futility of war as well as the nobility, courage, and sacrifice of individuals in wartime
Christmas fairy tales ( Book )
4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 762 libraries worldwide
Spelling in this anthology we have retained American spelling in American texts and British spelling in British texts
The illustrated book of fairy tales : spellbinding stories from around the world by Neil Philip( Book )
32 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in 8 languages and held by 760 libraries worldwide
A multicultural collection of traditional tales from Europe, Asia, Australia, and North and South America
The religions book : big ideas simply explained ( Book )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 757 libraries worldwide
Religion has influenced human culture since prehistory, shaping everything from the politics of war and peace to notions of morality and issues of sex, reproduction, and family. On an individual level, it has also offered people a sense of meaning, purpose, and comfort, and even today, when science appears to offer answers to many of the world's conundrums, faith persists and many religions--including Christianity and Islam--are still growing. The Religions Book explains in a clear, accessible way more than 100 of the most important theological ideas, from those bound up in the earliest cultures to others that have emerged in the last few hundred years, along with all of the main tenets of the world's major faiths. In doing so, it considers key issues such as the problem of defining good and evil, the significance of suffering, creation and the afterlife ("Why are we here?" and "Why do we die?"), and the nature of God.--Publisher's description
Fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen by Neil Philip( Book )
3 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 707 libraries worldwide
Presents a collection of Andersen's fairy tales
Stockings of buttermilk : American folktales ( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 697 libraries worldwide
This handsome volume brings together eighteen American stories from eleven states, all of which are based on traditional tales of the European cultures that had the earliest influence on this country-the British Isles, France, Spain, and Germany. Some stories are variants of familiar favorites like "Snow White" ("A Stepchild That Was Treated Mighty Bad"), while others, like "The Little Bull with the Golden Horns," are less well known; some are funny, some poignant. All share a characteristic freshness, energy, and informality that mark them as purely American. Vividly colored illustrations in the style of American folk art add humor and charm to this collection of lively, colloquial tales-tales that just beg to be read aloud. An authoritative introduction and notes place each in its folkloric context.--
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Alternative Names
Filips, Neils
Filips, Nīls
Philip, Neil
Филип, Нил
フィリップ, ニール
English (135)
Spanish (21)
German (21)
Italian (15)
French (13)
Chinese (13)
Dutch (10)
Polish (9)
Portuguese (5)
Japanese (3)
Finnish (3)
Croatian (2)
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