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Ray, Jane

Works: 262 works in 624 publications in 13 languages and 31,149 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Fairy tales  Picture books  Pictorial works  Folklore  Stories, plots, etc 
Roles: Illustrator, Creator, Editor
Classifications: PZ8.G882, E
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Publications about Jane Ray
Publications by Jane Ray
Most widely held works by Jane Ray
Lugalbanda : the boy who got caught up in a war by Kathy Henderson( Book )
12 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 2,842 libraries worldwide
An ancient Sumerian tale about the youngest and weakest of eight brothers who, caught up in an ill-advised war, uses his wits and courage and eventually becomes king
The iron ring by Lloyd Alexander( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1,550 libraries worldwide
Driven by his sense of "dharma," or honor, young King Tamar sets off on a perilous journey, with a significance greater than he can imagine, during which he meets talking animals, villainous and noble kings, demons, and the love of his life
The story of Christmas : words from the Gospels of Matthew and Luke by Jane Ray( Book )
21 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in English and held by 1,540 libraries worldwide
Illustrates the story of the birth of Jesus and its aftermath, adapted from the King James version of the Bible
The story of the creation : words from Genesis by Jane Ray( Book )
20 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 1,385 libraries worldwide
The language of the first book in the Bible is used to tell the story of Creation. Illustrations depict the creation of the world as recounted in Genesis
The apple-pip princess by Jane Ray( Book )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,284 libraries worldwide
In a land that has stood barren, parched by drought and ravaged by frosts since the Queen's death, the King sets his three daughters the task of making the kingdom bloom again, and discovers that sometimes the smallest things can make the biggest difference
Fairy tales by Berlie Doherty( Book )
13 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 969 libraries worldwide
A retelling of twelve classic and best-loved fairy stories of all time
The twelve dancing princesses by Jane Ray( Book )
7 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 946 libraries worldwide
A retelling of the traditional tale of how the king's twelve daughters wear out their shoes every night while supposedly sleeping in their locked bedroom
Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet by Michael Rosen( Book )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and Dutch and held by 925 libraries worldwide
A prose retelling, incorporating lines from the play, of the tragic consequences of a deadly feud between two rival families in Renaissance Verona
A balloon for grandad by Nigel Gray( Book )
12 editions published between 1988 and 2002 in English and held by 920 libraries worldwide
Unhappy when he loses his silver and red balloon, Sam is comforted by imagining it on its way to visit his grandfather in Egypt
Mythical birds & beasts from many lands by Margaret Mayo( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 858 libraries worldwide
Retells a variety of traditional tales featuring such mythical creatures as the mermaid, unicorn, and phoenix
Magical tales from many lands by Margaret Mayo( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 857 libraries worldwide
Presents an international collection of tales, including "The Lemon Princess," "Seven Clever Brothers," and "Baba Yaga Bony-legs."
Sun, moon, and stars by Mary Hoffman( Book )
11 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in 5 languages and held by 832 libraries worldwide
Discusses the stories which people from the ancient world told to explain their understanding of what they could see in the sky
Adam and Eve and the Garden of Eden by Jane Ray( Book )
12 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and German and held by 829 libraries worldwide
The story of Adam and Eve blended with creation stories from around the world
The dollhouse fairy by Jane Ray( Book )
2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 798 libraries worldwide
Worried about her father's trip to the hospital, Rosy goes to play with the special dollhouse he built for her and finds Thistle, a very messy and mischievous fairy who needs a place to stay while her injured wing mends
Hansel and Gretel by Jacob Grimm( Book )
11 editions published in 1997 in 5 languages and held by 772 libraries worldwide
A retelling of the Grimm Brothers famous fairy tale about the woodcutter's children who were abandoned in the forest and trapped by a wicked witch
Noah's ark : words from the Book of Genesis by Jane Ray( Book )
2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 768 libraries worldwide
Biblical text and illustrations depict how Noah and his family were singled out by God to be saved from the great flood, along with two animals of each kind
The bold boy by Malachy Doyle( Book )
10 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 731 libraries worldwide
After his pea is eaten by a hen, the bold boy tries to exact justice by taking from their owners a series of increasingly larger animals
Earth, fire, water, air by Mary Hoffman( Book )
3 editions published in 1995 in English and Italian and held by 684 libraries worldwide
The ancient philosophy of the world as made up of four elements--earth, fire, water, and air--becomes a contemporary entreaty for respect for the natural world and our place in it
The twelve days of Christmas by Jane Ray( Book )
5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 633 libraries worldwide
On each of the twelve days of Christmas, more and more gifts arrive from the recipient's true love
The King of Capri by Jeanette Winterson( Book )
18 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 618 libraries worldwide
The greedy and self-centered king of Capri has a reversal of fortune when the wind blows all of his precious things into the backyard of a kind and generous Naples washerwoman, Mrs. Jewel
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Alternative Names
Rei, Jein 1960-
Rei, Jēn 1960-
レイ, ジェイン
レイ, ジェーン
English (128)
German (16)
French (7)
Italian (6)
Spanish (3)
Japanese (2)
Catalan (2)
Dutch (2)
Danish (1)
Swedish (1)
Turkish (1)
Welsh (1)
Hungarian (1)
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