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Gibbons, Alan 1953-

Overview
Works: 128 works in 481 publications in 14 languages and 8,253 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Young adult works  History  Horror tales  Suspense fiction  Biography  Ghost stories  Soccer stories  Bildungsromans 
Roles: Author, Editor, ed, Other
Classifications: QH31.D2, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Alan Gibbons
Publications by Alan Gibbons
Most widely held works by Alan Gibbons
Charles Darwin by Alan Gibbons( Book )
19 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in 10 languages and held by 359 libraries worldwide
James Kincaid, a fictional ship's assistant to Charles Darwin, maintains a diary which tells of the journey of one of the world's most groundbreaking scientific studies aboard the HMS Beagle
An act of love by Alan Gibbons( Book )
10 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Danish and held by 311 libraries worldwide
Crackling with tension, a timely real-life thriller which explores the consequences of the war on terror on two young lives, by prize-winning author, Alan Gibbons
The cold heart of summer by Alan Gibbons( Book )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and Welsh and held by 298 libraries worldwide
Debbie knows the stories about Old Man Sexton who haunts the Grange, the big, old house on the hill. But a house can't be evil, can it? When her father starts working at the Grange, Debbie's feelings tell a different story. Outside the house it is summer, but inside it is bitter, cold winter. Can Debbie make her father listen before it is too late?
Scared to death by Alan Gibbons( Book )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 247 libraries worldwide
Paul meets an enigmatic stranger, John Reaper, and a girl called Jude, whilst out one night in London. Days later, Jude is dead and Reaper is missing...and Paul is forced to confront some dangerous facts about himself in discovering the truth about Reaper
The demon assassin by Alan Gibbons( Book )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 237 libraries worldwide
Paul Rector continues his quest to root out the evil in London, even though demonic King Lud want to use him, as he takes the Underground back in time to the World War II blitz, where he struggles to stop a plot to assassinate Winston Churchill
Shadow of the Minotaur by Alan Gibbons( Book )
15 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 236 libraries worldwide
Alan Gibbons takes us into Greek mythology in a most exciting way with a powerful novel about a present-day boy, Phoenix, the son of a computer geek who creates a virtual reality game that gets a bit too real. In playing the game, Phoenix becomes Theseus pursued by the Minotaur, becomes Perseus and confronts the Gorgon, and goes down into the Underworld with Orpheus. His terrifying adventures are interwoven with the difficult reality of his life at home and at his new school. As always, Alan Gibbons writes with extraordinary understanding about contemporary children - but this time he moves on to an action-packed and thrillingly dangerous story of fantasy worlds
The number 7 shirt by Alan Gibbons( Book )
11 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 212 libraries worldwide
The story of a boy's journey to becoming a professional footballer. Will the advice of 5 of Manchester United's greats help him achieve his dream? Featuring facts about Best, Beckham, Cantona, Robson and Ronaldo. With a reading age of 8, this football story is particularly suitable for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic readers
The night hunger by Alan Gibbons( Book )
11 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and Welsh and held by 200 libraries worldwide
Ever since strange, sexy Beth sank her teeth into him, John's had the hunger ' and it's growing. He wants meat - raw meat. He wants to be out in the woods, under the moon. Can John control the beast inside before it controls him'
Hate by Alan Gibbons( Book )
7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 196 libraries worldwide
"Eve's older sister, Rosie, was bright and alive and always loved being the centre of attention. Then one day, she is brutally murdered. Six months later, Eve meets Antony and discovers that he was there the night Rosie died and did nothing to help. Is there any way she can ever get past that?"--Http://www.alangibbons.com/books.htm
Renegade by Alan Gibbons( Book )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 187 libraries worldwide
"Paul has met his most audacious - and powerful - ancestor yet, Samuel Rector, who seemingly has the entire East End in thrall to him in the 1830s. His legion of 'rat boys' use terror and menace ordinarily, but with the demon seed inside them, their powers know no end. Their only match is Paul, the renegade, the one member of the Rector clan determined to strike each poisoned generation from the family history. But nobody is stronger than Lud, the King of London, struggling against imprisonment in his cell where the city's five gates meet."--Global Books in print
Witch breed by Alan Gibbons( Book )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 182 libraries worldwide
Paul arrives in 17th century London where innicent women are branded as witches and killed. One woman, possesses the only power available that can help Paul in his quest to stop the ancient King Lud
The edge by Alan Gibbons( Book )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and Hungarian and held by 181 libraries worldwide
Danny and his mother run away from and abusive situation
The dying photo by Alan Gibbons( Book )
9 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and Welsh and held by 179 libraries worldwide
A strange man takes a photo of Jimmy's family. When the camera flashes Jimmy's parents vanish, screaming. Can Jimmy find the man and bring his parents back? Suggested level: primary, intermediate
Raining fire by Alan Gibbons( Book )
5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 174 libraries worldwide
"Alex and Ethan are brothers, growing up on an estate where there are just two choices: sport or crime. Ethan is a promising footballer, and when he is selected to go on a training programme in the US, he feels sure that he has found his chance to escape the gangs that dominate his streets. But as life spirals out of control for his brother, Alex, and things unexpectedly take a turn for the worse for Ethan, he finds himself drawn into the midst of an explosive feud with the gun at its heart. The gun can make a weak man strong. The gun is the coward's fist. The gun is power"--Publisher's website. Explores themes of gun crime, gangs, and the difficulties of life in inner city Britain. First person recount
Chicken by Alan Gibbons( Book )
8 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and Catalan and held by 161 libraries worldwide
Singled out as an easy target by bullies at his new school, Davy feels out of place; and then there are the problems the rest of the family is having. Suggested level: primary, intermediate
Ganging up by Alan Gibbons( Book )
6 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and held by 139 libraries worldwide
John and Gerry have always been friends, brought together by their passion for football. But when Gerry's dad loses his job things go wrong; Gerry is drawn into a gang, and he and John find themselves on opposite sides. Suggested level: intermediate
Some you win-- by Alan Gibbons( Book )
6 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 138 libraries worldwide
Kev takes over as captain and resolves to bring the team up from the bottom of the league
Blood pressure by Alan Gibbons( Book )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 138 libraries worldwide
When Aidan and his mother have to go to Liverpool to be with his dying grandfather, he isn't prepared for the incredible, nightmarish changes it brings to his life
Hold on by Alan Gibbons( Book )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and Slovenian and held by 138 libraries worldwide
Glass braks because it is fragile. You don't blame the glass for breaking. A heart breaks because it is fragile. So why blame the heart for breaking? Why blame me? John Sorrel. I won't be afraid anymore. I won't beg. I won't plead. I won't hurt. I will be strong. This will be the last time that I cry. But a month later John commits suicide. After a chance meeting with him on holiday in Florida, Annie feels she's on the edge of being John's friend. She didn't realise she was his lifeline. Now she vows to uncover the truth about John's short life. This is his story - a story of our times
The dark beneath by Alan Gibbons( Book )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and Slovenian and held by 136 libraries worldwide
GCSE's are over and sixteen-year-old Imogen is looking forward to a perfect, lazy English summer. But her world is turned upside down by three refugees, all hiding from life. Anthony is fourteen, already an outcast, bullied and shunned by his peers. Farid is an asylum seeker from Afghanistan, who has travelled across continents seeking peace. And Gordon Craig is a bitter, lonely man. She knows all of them, but she doesn't know how dangerous they are. Being part of their lives could cost Imogen her own. Suggested level: secondary
 
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Alan Gibbons British children's writer
Alan Gibbons britisk skribent
Alan Gibbons Brits schrijver
Alan Gibbons brittisk författare
Alan Gibbons scrittore inglese
Gibbons, Alan
ギボンズ, アラン
Languages
English (136)
Danish (5)
Welsh (4)
Spanish (4)
Slovenian (3)
French (2)
Catalan (2)
German (1)
Portuguese (1)
Swedish (1)
Galician (1)
Turkish (1)
Dutch (1)
Hungarian (1)
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