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West, Michael

Works: 177 works in 1,810 publications in 9 languages and 7,006 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Fiction  Juvenile works  Manuscripts  Narrative poetry  Frame stories  Illustrated works  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc 
Roles: Author, Adapter, Editor, Translator, Compiler, Other, Author of introduction, Illustrator, Contributor
Classifications: PR1870.A1, 821.1
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Most widely held works by Michael West
A general service list of English words, with semantic frequencies and a supplementary word-list for the writing of popular science and technology by Michael West( Book )
113 editions published between 1936 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 489 libraries worldwide
King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table by Michael West( Book )
46 editions published between 1955 and 1997 in English and held by 269 libraries worldwide
Tells the legend of King Arthur
Robinson Crusoe by D. K Swan( Book )
53 editions published between 1930 and 1996 in 6 languages and held by 266 libraries worldwide
The prince and the pauper by Michael West( Book )
56 editions published between 1957 and 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 255 libraries worldwide
When young Edward VI of England and a poor boy who resembles him exchange places, each learns something about the other's very different station in life
The new method English dictionary; explaining the meaning of 24,000 items within a vocabulary of 1,490 words by Michael West( Book )
106 editions published between 1935 and 1982 in 4 languages and held by 228 libraries worldwide
David Copperfield by Clare West( Book )
39 editions published between 1940 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 222 libraries worldwide
Follows the life of a young boy growing up in 19th century London
Treasure Island by D. K Swan( Book )
29 editions published between 1935 and 2001 in English and Chinese and held by 204 libraries worldwide
Pirates, mutiny and a search for buried treasure, combined with the spirited writing, make this a classic among adventure stories
Gulliver's travels by Michael West( Book )
22 editions published between 1977 and 1997 in English and Chinese and held by 203 libraries worldwide
Gulliver's Travels is an adventure story (in reality, a misadventure story) involving several voyages of Lemuel Gulliver, a ship's surgeon, who, because of a series of mishaps en route to recognized ports, ends up, instead, on several unknown islands living with people and animals of unusual sizes, behaviors, and philosophies, but who, after each adventure, is somehow able to return to his home in England where he recovers from these unusual experiences and then sets out again on a new voyage
An elementary scientific and technical dictionary by W. E Flood( Book )
45 editions published between 1900 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 194 libraries worldwide
A taste of Chaucer; selections from the Canterbury tales by Geoffrey Chaucer( Book )
8 editions published between 1987 and 1997 in English and Turkish and held by 189 libraries worldwide
An illustrated retelling of eight of the Canterbury Tales including the "The Nun's Priest's Tale," "The Pardoner's Tale," "The Wife of Bath's Tale," "The Franklin's Tale," "The Knight's Tale," "The Friar's Tale," and "The Clerk's Tale."
The Count of Monte Cristo by D. K Swan( Book )
17 editions published between 1982 and 1998 in English and Chinese and held by 184 libraries worldwide
A tale of the finding of a treasure that made a simple man the Count of Monte Cristo
Lorna Doone by D. K Swan( Book )
42 editions published between 1937 and 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 179 libraries worldwide
The story of a girl of royal blood falling in love with and marrying a common man. Wonderfully retold in simple English
Clair de lune, and other troubadour romances by Michael West( Book )
14 editions published between 1910 and 2010 in English and held by 164 libraries worldwide
Tales from Hans Andersen by D. K Swan( Book )
23 editions published between 1968 and 1995 in English and Chinese and held by 159 libraries worldwide
The Ugly Duckling; The Nightingale; The Little Mermaid; The Emperor's New Clothes; Thumbelina
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens( Book )
5 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in English and held by 151 libraries worldwide
Books for Youth, Middle Readers: Gr. 5-7. Let's face it, there are dreary passages in Dickens and convoluted sentences that are impenetrable for young readers and that put them off a great story. This retelling works well: it gets rid of a lot of the padding while keeping the narrative tension of the original. Oliver's stark request, "Please, sir, I want some more," will thrill kids today as it always has, and the story of the street boy on the run, who lives with outlaws and then finds a safe home, is an archetypal adventure. The problem here is the illustrations. Dickens' novel is scary. Cruickshank's original pictures were true to the terror as well as the comic absurdity of the story, but Birmingham's large, soft pastel pictures are sunny and sweet and angelic, with no hint of darkness and grime. Yes, Dickens' story does end in sentimental togetherness, but the terror is always there. Fagin's crowd was never this cute. ((Reviewed Sept. 1, 1996)) -- Hazel Rochman
The young king and other stories by Oscar Wilde( Book )
19 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 148 libraries worldwide
A collection of short stories using the imagination to portray different feelings. Includes The Birthday of the Infanta; The Happy Prince; The Fisherman and his Soul; The Nightingale and the Rose; The Star Child; The Selfish Giant
Five famous fairy tales by Jane Rollason( Book )
25 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 146 libraries worldwide
Reading level: 2 [yellow]
Stories from Shakespeare by Brian Heaton( Book )
9 editions published in 1987 in English and Spanish and held by 137 libraries worldwide
Twenty of Shakespeare's comedies and tragedies retold in prose
Deskbook of correct English : a dictionary of spelling, punctuation, grammar and usage by Michael West( Book )
26 editions published between 1957 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 132 libraries worldwide
Aesop's fables by Aesop( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse, the Tortoise and the Hare - just two of Aesop's fables brought to dazzling new light in this exquisite edition by Ayano Imai. Together with the familiar tales, an array of other intriguing stories make up a baker's dozen from Aesop, each given a unique charm through Ayano Imai's superb ilustrations
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Alternative Names
Michael Philip West English teacher
West, M. P. 1888-1973
West, M. P. (Michael Philip), 1888-1973
West, Michael Philip
West, Michael Philip 1888-1973
English (658)
Chinese (21)
German (3)
French (3)
Spanish (3)
Malay (1)
Turkish (1)
Multiple languages (1)
Afrikaans (1)
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