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Philip, Neil

Works: 152 works in 580 publications in 25 languages and 38,842 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Folklore  Dictionaries  Pictorial works  Legends  Poetry  Fiction  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Compiler, Adapter
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 )
64 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 3,491 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 )
44 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in 17 languages and held by 1,528 libraries worldwide
They tell of beginnings and ends, creation and destruction, life and death ... This beautifully illustrated book gathers together many of the most popular myths from all over the world, including a selection of the great classical tales of Greece and Rome and myths from Norse, Celtic, Egyptian, Native American, Aboriginal, African, and Asian traditions. They are retold for readers of all ages in a vivid, accessible style by Neil Philip, an authority on mythology and folklore. The illustrations by Nilesh Mistry link the main episodes of each myth, involving readers in the action and atmosphere. This exciting new approach also provides intriguing glimpses into the cultures from which these myths have sprung. Background information, accompanied by color photographs, explores the tales' historical, cultural, and geographical context. The stories are grouped together thematically -- allowing readers to appreciate not only the difference, but also the uncanny similarities between many of the world's cultures. The Illustrated Book of Myths brings together and illuminates timeless, universal stories, many of which form part of our literary heritage. Its special qualities make this collection both an important reference book for the whole family and a lasting source of inspiration and delight. Myths are grouped by theme under such headings as Creation, Fertility and Cultivation, Gods and Men, and the Afterlife, allowing readers to compare similar stories from different parts of the world and to gain insight into other cultures. Background information about historical and cultural events includes photos of places and objects mentioned in each story
The new Oxford book of children's verse by Neil Philip( Book )
15 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 1,178 libraries worldwide
An anthology of poetry written for children
Illustrated dictionary of mythology : heroes, heroines, gods, and goddesses from around the world by Philip Wilkinson( Book )
10 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,157 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
Robin Hood by Neil Philip( Book )
38 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in 10 languages and held by 1,151 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
Horse hooves and chicken feet : Mexican folktales ( Book )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,112 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
The Arabian nights by Neil Philip( Book )
5 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 928 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 898 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
Annotated guides, myths & legends by Neil Philip( Book )
11 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and Dutch and held by 850 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
American fairy tales : from Rip Van Winkle to the Rootabaga stories ( Book )
3 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 839 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
War and the pity of war ( Book )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 794 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
Earth always endures : native American poems by Neil Philip( Book )
5 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in English and held by 793 libraries worldwide
A collection of sixty poems from many tribal groups giving one an insight into the world of Native Americans
Mythology of the world by Neil Philip( Book )
11 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 787 libraries worldwide
Myter og legender fra hele verden og fra mange forskellige kulturer
Christmas fairy tales ( Book )
4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 777 libraries worldwide
Spelling in this anthology we have retained American spelling in American texts and British spelling in British texts
Stockings of buttermilk : American folktales ( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 720 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.--
Fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen by H. C Andersen( Book )
3 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 716 libraries worldwide
Presents a collection of Andersen's fairy tales
Odin's family : myths of the Vikings by Neil Philip( Book )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 698 libraries worldwide
Retells the myths known by the Vikings, featuring such figures as Odin, Tyr, Thor, and Frigg
A New treasury of poetry ( Book )
5 editions published in 1990 in English and German and held by 679 libraries worldwide
A celebration of English verse. Includes poems by William Blake, Christopher Smart, Robert Louis Stevenson, Christiana Rossetti, Walter de la Mare, Eleanor Farjeon, Ted Hughes, Charles Causley, and many others
Hot potato : mealtime rhymes ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 671 libraries worldwide
An anthology of short poems inspired by food, from soup to dessert, and written by such poets as Lewis Carroll, Douglas Florian, A.A. Milne, and Edward Lear
Mythology by Philip Wilkinson( Book )
9 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 602 libraries worldwide
Presents a full-color illustrated history of ancient mythology from Greece, Rome, Egypt, and other parts of the world and includes creation and flood stories, worship of the sun and stars, gods and goddesses, and more
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Alternative Names
Filips, Neils
Filips, Nīls
Philip, Neil
Филип, Нил
フィリップ, ニール
English (129)
German (26)
Italian (15)
Spanish (15)
French (14)
Polish (12)
Dutch (7)
Portuguese (3)
Croatian (2)
Finnish (2)
Norwegian (2)
Catalan (2)
Japanese (1)
Arabic (1)
Turkish (1)
Czech (1)
Chinese (1)
Swedish (1)
Icelandic (1)
Greek, Modern [1453- ] (1)
Hungarian (1)
Danish (1)
Faroese (1)
Vietnamese (1)
Slovak (1)
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