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Hofmeyr, Dianne

Works: 93 works in 207 publications in 9 languages and 4,370 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Legends  Picture books  History  Historical fiction  Christmas stories  Detective and mystery fiction  Pictorial works  Action and adventure fiction 
Roles: Author, Creator
Classifications: PZ7.H6797, 823.92
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Publications about Dianne Hofmeyr
Publications by Dianne Hofmeyr
Most widely held works by Dianne Hofmeyr
The star-bearer : a creation myth from ancient Egypt by Dianne Hofmeyr( Book )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 808 libraries worldwide
Relates how Geb and Nut, god of the earth and goddess of the sky, were separated so Atum could finish making the earth
The stone : a Persian legend of the Magi by Dianne Hofmeyr( Book )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 528 libraries worldwide
A retelling of the story told to Marco Polo about the Magi of Saveh, three wise men from a town in Persia, who followed a strange star and find a special child
The magic bojabi tree by Dianne Hofmeyr( Book )
7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 468 libraries worldwide
Python has wrapped himself around the tree with its delicious fruit, and he won't share the fruit unless the animals can tell him the correct name of the tree
My daddy is a silly monkey by Dianne Hofmeyr( Book )
9 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 373 libraries worldwide
My daddy is a great big bear. He gets out of bed and grumbles and grouches, scratches and yawns! This charming picture book for younger children portrays a day in the life of a dad and daughter in a single-parent home, as they get up, have breakfast, go to school, go swimming, make dinner and prepare for bedtime. Dad is a great big bear, a silly monkey, a crocodile, an octopus and, at bedtime, a scary monster for a little while - but in the end it's Daddy being Daddy that the little girl loves best
Zeraffa giraffa by Dianne Hofmeyr( Book )
12 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 343 libraries worldwide
This is the astonishing true story of Zeraffa, a giraffe who was sent as a gift from Egypt to France in 1826. A young boy, Atir, takes care of Zeraffa on her epic journey and the sailors sing songs as she gazes down at them. In France, Atir leads her through the countryside, and thousands of people marvel at Zeraffa. Paris falls in love with Zeraffa. The King builds her a special house in the Jardin des Plantes. On warm nights, the young princess visits, while Atir whispers stories to Zeraffa of a hot land far away. The amazing story by an award-winning author of a giraffe's extraordinary voyage from Africa to Paris
The glassmaker's daughter by Dianne Hofmeyr( Book )
3 editions published in 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 268 libraries worldwide
When Daniela spends her days looking glum and feeling sad and bored, her father promises a glass palace to anyone who can make her smile
Eye of the moon by Dianne Hofmeyr( Book )
17 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 253 libraries worldwide
When Isikara, an apprentice in mummification, discovers that the prince Tuthmosis has been targeted for assassination, they escape on a journey across Egypt, searching for allies to help Tuthmosis regain his throne
Do the whales still sing? by Dianne Hofmeyr( Book )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 237 libraries worldwide
An old man tells the lighthouse boy about a successful sea captain who had made his fortune hunting whales, until their song entered his heart
The Faraway Island by Dianne Hofmeyr( Book )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and Dutch and held by 231 libraries worldwide
"There once was an unhappy man who longed to be all on his own," begins this delightful story. The unhappy man jumps ship and swims to a barren rock sticking up out of the sea where he plants rice. But he hides when sailors come ashore, and they are amazed to discover rice growing on what seems to be an uninhabited island. Every time they come, they leave behind more plants and birds, and soon the island is bursting with fat bananas, juicy pineapples, and plump dates. What happens when the Queen of Portugal hears about this lush island where sailors have planted her flag?
Eye of the sun by Dianne Hofmeyr( Book )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and Turkish and held by 152 libraries worldwide
In this exciting sequel to Eye of the Moon, Tuthmosis's brother, Amenhotep, struggles with the priests and his power-hungry young wife, Nefertiti. Ta Miu, who helped Tuthmosis and Isikara escape in Eye of the Moon, is now maidservant to Nefertiti's rival, Kiya. But when Ta Miu falls for tomb-robber, Samut, she finds herself imprisoned. Meanwhile Tuthmosis and Isikara return from Egypt in secret, sending rumours flying about the prince's intentions. Nefertiti is terrified that he is after her husband's throne, while the High Priest fears his secret will be revealed. Their hiding place betrayed by Samut, Isikara is captured and thrown into prison alongside Ta Miu, and Tuthmosis is murdered. Only Ta Miu and Isikara know the truth and unless they can escape, the guilty will go free
Printmaking by Louisa Sherman( Book )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 84 libraries worldwide
Vija Celmins - Peter Doig - William Kentridge - Julian Opie - Andy Warhol
The waterbearer by Dianne Hofmeyr( Book )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 50 libraries worldwide
When a storm capsizes their boat and kills his father, Maji, a young trader on the East Coast of Africa in the fourteenth century, is captured and taken inland to the city of Great Zimbabwe, where he discovers a talent for divining underground water
Fish notes and star songs by Dianne Hofmeyr( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 43 libraries worldwide
"The discovery of an ancient body in a cave leads four children on an amazing journey into the past, as they encounter a world beyond the cave walls where they can make a difference - and through it gain the strength to change their own world too."--Page 4 of cover
When whales go free by Dianne Hofmeyr( Book )
4 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 32 libraries worldwide
Boikie, you better believe it by Dianne Hofmeyr( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 32 libraries worldwide
My pa sees things. Not just muggings and knife fights and hot-wired cars and men dressed like women with purple hair and all the ordinary things you see in the streets of Hillbrow every day. I mean other sorts of things. Like ... like dreams and visions and auras and ... things. Sometimes I think it's the spirits. I don't mean real spirits, like in spooks, but spirits that come from looking too deep into a brandy bottle at Charlie's Corner. But then again there are other times. There are those times when Pa runs his fingers through his long ginger beard and his hair stands on end like a dirty, tangled halo and he leans back in his chair with his brown-stitched cowboy boots on the table in front of me and his voice rumbles and rolls like a suburban bus and he fixes me with his one twinkling good eye and he say to me, "Boikie, you better believe it. "And all of a sudden, especially if I can't smell the brandy on his breath, I'm not so sure any more. Does Pa really see things that other people can't see? Or has he just been tasting too much of Mr Rahim's special masala and jeera and ground and red chilli mix again?
Blue train to the moon by Dianne Hofmeyr( Book )
4 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 26 libraries worldwide
Oliver Strange and the journey to the swamps by Dianne Hofmeyr( file )
3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
Stories south of the sun : read-aloud stories ( Book )
2 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
A red kite in a pale sky by Dianne Hofmeyr( Book )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
Hanging onto the tree, Lawrence looked down in awe. Who would have believed that the quiet little Umhlatuzana could change from a small stream to this? When thirteen-year-old Lawrence is caught up in the tumult of the flood that struck Natal after freak torrential rains on Saturday 26 September 1987, his life is turned upside down. Everything that he has taken for granted changes overnight and he finds himself alone, trying to understand the forces that have swept him along. Sheer tenacity and the need to soar again like a kite, help him contend with the complexities of fending for himself, of understanding his radically altered younger brother and the almost recognisable mother who is lying in the hospital. Here we have the innermost thoughts of a boy caught up in a tangle of events, an experience showing someone struggling towards his own identity in a chaotic world. Gold Sanlam Prize for Youth Literature, 1990
Hic, hic, hiccups! by Dianne Hofmeyr( Book )
3 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 24 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Hofmeyr, Dianne Louise, 1947-
호프마이어, 다이앤
호프메어, 다이앤
호프메이어, 다이앤
호프미어, 다이안
ホフマイアー, ダイアン
English (80)
Spanish (5)
Turkish (3)
German (2)
Dutch (2)
Danish (2)
French (1)
Chinese (1)
Swedish (1)
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