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Mistry, Nilesh

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Works: 128 works in 326 publications in 20 languages and 11,956 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Pictorial works  Folklore  History  Biography  Picture books  High interest-low vocabulary books  Young adult works 
Roles: Illustrator, Creator
Classifications: BL311, [E]
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Publications about Nilesh Mistry
Publications by Nilesh Mistry
Most widely held works by Nilesh Mistry
The illustrated book of myths : tales & legends of the world by Neil Philip( Book )
9 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,428 libraries worldwide
They tell of beginnings and ends, creation and destruction, life and death... This beautifully illustrated book gathers together many of the most popular myths from all over the world, including a selection of the great classical tales of Greece and Rome and myths from Norse, Celtic, Egyptian, Native American, Aboriginal, African, and Asian traditions. They are retold for readers of all ages in a vivid, accessible style by Neil Philip, an authority on mythology and folklore. The illustrations by Nilesh Mistry link the main episodes of each myth, involving readers in the action and atmosphere. This exciting new approach also provides intriguing glimpses into the cultures from which these myths have sprung. Background information, accompanied by color photographs, explores the tales' historical, cultural, and geographical context. The stories are grouped together thematically -- allowing readers to appreciate not only the difference, but also the uncanny similarities between many of the world's cultures. The Illustrated Book of Myths brings together and illuminates timeless, universal stories, many of which form part of our literary heritage. Its special qualities make this collection both an important reference book for the whole family and a lasting source of inspiration and delight. Myths are grouped by theme under such headings as Creation, Fertility and Cultivation, Gods and Men, and the Afterlife, allowing readers to compare similar stories from different parts of the world and to gain insight into other cultures. Background information about historical and cultural events includes photos of places and objects mentioned in each story
Turtle Bay by Saviour Pirotta( Book )
5 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and Danish and held by 1,117 libraries worldwide
Taro is fascinated by the strange actions of old Jiro-San, who sweeps the sand on the beach while waiting for the arrival of Japanese sea turtles ready to lay their eggs
Aladdin : and other tales from the Arabian Nights by Rosalind Kerven( Book )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 992 libraries worldwide
Retells some of the magical adventures with Arabic, Persian, and Indian origins, framed by the tale of Shaharazad who tells the king a story for 1001 nights. Illustrated notes throughout the text explain the historical background of the story
al-Ḥijāb al-malfūf = The swirling hijaab by Na'íma bint Robert( Book )
32 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in 11 languages and held by 689 libraries worldwide
Billedbog. Mors store sorte sjal kan stimulere fantasien. Pigen i historien elsker sjalet. Det kan være en borg at gemme sig i, beduinens telt, en brude-sari og meget mere
The story of Divaali by Jatinder Nath Verma( Book )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 659 libraries worldwide
Retells the Hindu tale of a heroic prince and his bride who are separated by the demon prince Ravana until the Monkey Army of Hanuman, god of the wind, helps them. Includes facts about Divaali, the festival celebrating Rāma and Sītā's return to their kingdom
The illustrated book of fairy tales : spellbinding stories from around the world by Neil Philip( Book )
8 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 628 libraries worldwide
A multicultural collection of traditional tales from Europe, Asia, Australia, and North and South America
Fire and wings : dragon tales from East and West by Marianne Carus( Book )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 606 libraries worldwide
A collection of stories about all kinds of dragons, by such authors as Jane Yolen, Patricia MacLachlan, Eric A. Kimmel, Vida Chu, and E. Nesbit
Stories from the Silk Road by Cherry Gilchrist( Book )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 548 libraries worldwide
Stories from the journey along the ancient trade route between East and West. Includes tales of dragons, demons, goddesses and spirits, with sumptuous illustrations and intriguing facts
The seven wise princesses : a medieval Persian epic by Wafa' Tarnowska( Book )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 447 libraries worldwide
A lonely king, inspired by seven mysterious portraits, invites seven lovely princesses to live with him; their stories entertain and educate him in the ways of a wise ruler
Nico's octopus by Caroline Pitcher( Book )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 380 libraries worldwide
Nico rescues a small octopus and takes it home to keep as a pet, caring for it until one day, he learns some sad and wonderful news. Includes a factual section on octopuses
Isis and Osiris by Dawn Casey( Book )
23 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in 14 languages and held by 331 libraries worldwide
Illustrations and English and Punjabi text tell the Egyptian myth of Osiris, a gentle king who was murdered by his brother, and Isis, his wife who never stopped loving him
The Usborne ballet treasury by Susanna Davidson( Book )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 320 libraries worldwide
Introduces readers to the life of a ballet dancer and being in a show, provides brief profiles of some famous ballet dancers, and retells six famous ballet stories, including Sleeping Beauty, the Nutcracker, and the Firebird. This magical introduction to the world of ballet is for every child who dreams of being a ballerina. It takes readers on a journey from the first ballet steps to the excitement and wonder of putting on a show. This beautiful treasure also contains six of the most loved stories from the ballet
Marie Antoinette by Katie Daynes( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 254 libraries worldwide
Marie Antoinette's enchanting Austrian childhood is no prepartion for palace politics in France. When her mother sends her to marry France's future king, she's plunged into a baffling world, far from home. With gossip running rife and revolution in the air, she'll need more than grace and dignity to survive
Alice's adventures in Wonderland by Jennifer Bassett( Book )
26 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 252 libraries worldwide
Reading level: 2 [yellow]
The fabulous story of fashion by Katie Daynes( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 214 libraries worldwide
An introduction to the amazing fashion styles that have been popular all over the world
Ghostly haunts ( Book )
5 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 209 libraries worldwide
Krishna steals the butter and other stories by Anita Ganeri( Book )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 183 libraries worldwide
A collection of four short stories that introduce children to Hinduism, its beliefs and key figures associated with the religion
Isis et Osiris = Isis and Osiris by Dawn Casey( Book )
5 editions published in 2006 in 5 languages and held by 153 libraries worldwide
The revealing story of underwear by Katie Daynes( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 152 libraries worldwide
Describes what people used to wear underneath their clothes throughout history
Xuan zhuan de tou jin = The swirling hijaab by Na'íma bint Robert( Book )
3 editions published in 2002 in Chinese and held by 110 libraries worldwide
Enter the imaginary world of a little girl playing with her mother's hijaab. With a swirl of the hijaab, she is at once a brave warrior queen, an adventurious nomad in the desert, a beautiful bride, inside a bedouin tent
 
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Alternative Names
Mistrijs, Nilešs
ミッストリ, ニーレシュ
Languages
English (101)
Chinese (7)
Urdu (5)
Arabic (5)
Tamil (5)
Panjabi (4)
Bengali (3)
Gujarati (3)
Vietnamese (2)
Somali (2)
Italian (2)
Portuguese (2)
Spanish (2)
German (1)
French (1)
Danish (1)
Kurdish (1)
Persian (1)
Hindi (1)
Pushto (1)
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