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Matthews, John 1948-

Overview
Works: 196 works in 736 publications in 7 languages and 24,852 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  History  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Folklore  Biography  Legends  Arthurian romances  Children's films  Made-for-TV movies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer, Other, Adapter, Compiler, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR2043, 823.2
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Publications about John Matthews
Publications by John Matthews
Most widely held works by John Matthews
Pirates by John Matthews( Book )
23 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,710 libraries worldwide
Presents a variety of information about pirates, including who the first pirates were, what pirate ships looked like, what life was like to be a pirate, and how pirates are represented in pop culture
The winter solstice : the sacred traditions of Christmas by John Matthews( Book )
10 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 1,023 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the history of many traditions of the winter season and offers suggestions for celebrating the Winter solstice
Encyclopaedia of Celtic wisdom : the Celtic shaman's sourcebook by Caitlin Matthews( Book )
15 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in English and German and held by 807 libraries worldwide
A sourcebook for traditional Celtic spirituality
King Arthur : Dark Age warrior and mythic hero by John Matthews( Book )
13 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 757 libraries worldwide
Separates fact from myth in regards to King Arthur and his knights of the Round Table. Discusses some of the theatrical productions that have been made about King Arthur and explores many of the other characters involved in the King Arthur myths, like Merlin, Gawain, and Lancelot
The Grail : quest for the eternal by John Matthews( Book )
6 editions published between 1981 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 723 libraries worldwide
The Barefoot book of knights by John Matthews( Book )
21 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 722 libraries worldwide
Young Tom of Warwick is sent to live in a castle so that he can learn about knighthood and chivalry. There, kindly Master William, the armorer, tells stories about knights from all around the world. Through their courage, honor, strength, wisdom, patience and humility, the knights in these stories illustrate to Tom what it takes to be a great knight
The Barefoot book of giants, ghosts and goblins : traditional tales from around the world by John Matthews( Book )
17 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 686 libraries worldwide
Nine stories from around the world, with characters such as, a giant with no heart, a ghost with two faces, and a huge goblin with bulging eyes
Warriors of Arthur by John Matthews( Book )
10 editions published between 1987 and 1993 in English and held by 637 libraries worldwide
Describes the culture, weapons, and places associated with King Arthur ranging from the true sixth century origins to the romances and chronicles of the Middle Ages
The Druid source book : from earliest times to the present day ( Book )
9 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 578 libraries worldwide
Author John Matthews presents a cross-section through the diverse layers of Druid history and custom. Using rare sources--often lost or forgotten texts and translations--he shows how various aspects of Druidism originated and how these contribute to practices we see today. A Druid himself, John Matthews has expert knowledge and avoids the popular misinterpretation of Druidism as 'wanting to live in the past'. Instead, this book reveals the real truth about Druidism, its ideas and customs, and makes a vital contribution to current interest in the Druids. This unique collection dispels many of the wilder theories about Druidism, and provides a rich source of concepts for the modern seeker of truth.--From publisher description
Classic Celtic fairy tales ( Book )
6 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 534 libraries worldwide
Keltiske folkeeventyr
Trick of the tale : a collection of trickster tales by John Matthews( Book )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 495 libraries worldwide
An illustrated collection of tales featuring notable trickster characters such as Raven and Hare, from the folk traditions of many countries
An Arthurian reader : selections from Arthurian legend, scholarship, and story by John Matthews( Book )
6 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and held by 481 libraries worldwide
Presents a cross-section of speculation, both scholarly and esoteric, some supported by cross references, while others contain astonishing tales of the Arthurian world
Runaway Ralph by Beverly Cleary( visu )
7 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and held by 472 libraries worldwide
A two-part adaptation (incorporating live actors and animated film) of the classic best-selling children's book by Beverly Cleary. In this story, the talkative but lovable young mouse Ralph falls off his motorcycle and soon makes friends with a lonely young boy
Warriors of Christendom : Charlemagne, El Cid, Barbarossa, Richard Lionheart by John Matthews( Book )
9 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 466 libraries worldwide
Arthur of Albion : marvellous tales of the Round Table by John Matthews( Book )
16 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 453 libraries worldwide
Briefly recounts various legends about King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, including how Arthur came to own the sword Excalibur, magical creatures met by Arthur and his men, and the strange powers of Merlin
Le morte d'Arthur by Thomas Malory( Book )
13 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 429 libraries worldwide
Presents the unabridged text of Thomas Malory's "Le Morte d'Arthur," the classic account of King Arthur's life, the adventures of his court, and his quest for the grail, and includes color illustrations
The Element encyclopedia of magical creatures : the ultimate A-Z of fantastic beings from myth and magic by John Matthews( Book )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 403 libraries worldwide
"From unicorns, salamanders, satyrs, giants, elves and trolls, to dragons, nymphs, mermaids, werewolves and griffins -- take an enchanting journey through the history, folklore, and mythology of these beasts from virtually every culture in the world."--Page 4 of cover
King Arthur and the Grail quest : myth and vision from Celtic times to the present by John Matthews( Book )
12 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in English and held by 398 libraries worldwide
Merlin through the ages : a chronological anthology and source book ( Book )
5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 385 libraries worldwide
A wide range of depictions of Merlin, from the earliest records to modern fiction and movies
The Arthurian tradition by John Matthews( Book )
5 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and French and held by 308 libraries worldwide
Examines the Aurthurian tradition, looking at the myths, legends, and facts that remain of the man called Arthur, and his court
 
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Alternative Names
Matthews, John i Caitlín.
Metjū, Džons 1948-
매튜스, 존 1948-
マシュウズ, ジョン
マシューズ, ジョン
Languages
English (191)
Spanish (6)
French (5)
German (4)
Italian (4)
Chinese (1)
Dutch (1)
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