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Gibbons, Alan 1953-

Works: 129 works in 506 publications in 11 languages and 8,009 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Young adult works  History  Horror tales  Biography  Horror fiction  Soccer stories  Boxing stories  Bildungsromans 
Roles: Author, Other, Editor, ed
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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 )
17 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 338 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 2014 in English and Danish and held by 291 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 )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and Welsh and held by 284 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 )
9 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 221 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
Shadow of the Minotaur by Alan Gibbons( Book )
13 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 220 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 )
12 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 210 libraries worldwide
Football is Jimmy's life! When he gets into the Man U Academy, it's a dream come true - but he still has lots to learn. Lucky for him, he's got help ... his football heroes. They all have one thing in common - the Number 7 Shirt. Will Jimmy win now he's got all the help he needs?
The demon assassin by Alan Gibbons( Book )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 210 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
The night hunger by Alan Gibbons( Book )
12 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and Welsh and held by 180 libraries worldwide
Ever since strange, sexy Beth sank her teeth into him, John's had the hunger ... and it's growing. He wants food. He wants meat - raw meat. He wants to be out in the woods, under the moon - hunting. Can John control the beast inside, before it controls him?
Witch breed by Alan Gibbons( Book )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 168 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
Renegade by Alan Gibbons( Book )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 159 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
Chicken by Alan Gibbons( Book )
8 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and Catalan and held by 148 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
The greatest by Alan Gibbons( Book )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and Swedish and held by 131 libraries worldwide
Sporting title, packed with facts about Muhammad Ali. When Ali's bike is stolen by a local bully, he turns to the story of Muhammad Ali for inspiration, inspiring the fight of Ali's young life
Ganging up by Alan Gibbons( Book )
7 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and held by 130 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
The dark beneath by Alan Gibbons( Book )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and Slovenian and held by 126 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
Hold on by Alan Gibbons( Book )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and Slovenian and held by 124 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
Blood pressure by Alan Gibbons( Book )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 121 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
The edge by Alan Gibbons( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Danny and his mother are on the run from her boyfriend Chris, a violent man who beats them both up. Chris pursues them from London to the north, where they take refuge with Danny's grandparents. But even there, nothing is safe. Danny is the only mixed-race boy in the community. 2002
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Alan Gibbons British children's writer
Alan Gibbons britisk skribent
Alan Gibbons Brits schrijver
Alan Gibbons brittisk författare
Alan Gibbons escritor de literatura infantil británico
Alan Gibbons scrittore inglese
Gibbons, Alan
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English (119)
Slovenian (3)
Swedish (3)
Welsh (3)
Danish (3)
French (2)
Spanish (2)
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Portuguese (1)
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Turkish (1)
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