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Else, Barbara

Overview
Works: 34 works in 108 publications in 1 language and 2,301 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Action and adventure fiction  Fantasy fiction  Sea fiction  Steampunk fiction  Short stories  Historical fiction  History  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PZ7.E4876, 823.2
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Publications about Barbara Else
Publications by Barbara Else
Most widely held works about Barbara Else
 
Most widely held works by Barbara Else
The travelling restaurant : Jasper's voyage in three parts by Barbara Else( Book )
11 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 533 libraries worldwide
When twelve-year-old Jasper Ludlow's parents flee the city, he gets left behind and finds refuge on The Travelling Restaurant, a sailing ship captained by old Dr Rocket and crewed by feisty Polly. Jasper faces challenges, adventures, storms and hungry pirates. Should he go in search of his parents, or his lost baby sister? Who should he trust? And why is Lady Gall, Provisional Monarch of Fontania, hunting him?
The volume of possible endings : Dorrity's tale in five parts by Barbara Else( Book )
6 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 349 libraries worldwide
Dorrity, the only child in Owl Town, finds an enchanted book that makes strange predictions. The she meets the strange Metalboy, and embarks on an adventure to uncover her past
The queen and the nobody boy : a tale of Fontania : Hodie's journey (in five parts all about bad choices) by Barbara Else( Book )
6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 298 libraries worldwide
Hodie is an unpaid odd-job boy at the Grand Palace in the Kingdom of Fontania. Fed-up he decides to leave and better himself in the South. The young Queen, Sibilla is fed-up too due to the gossip about her lack of magical ability. She decides to go with Hodie, insisting he go north
The Knot Impossible : Rufkin's travels in four acts by Barbara Else( Book )
8 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 208 libraries worldwide
"Rufkin must learn to try harder. He is sent to work in a salvage yard, where vicious cave lizards lurk in the mud, among rusting ship hulks saved for scrap. When he hears a small voice cry "Help!" from the riverbank mangroves, Rufkin and his reluctant new neighbour, Nissy, are caught up in a perilous sea adventure that threatens to bring the end-of-days. Rufkin, the boy who suffers stage-fright, is suddenly centre stage: the only one who can right an ancient wrong and save the kingdom"--Back cover
The warrior queen by Barbara Else( Book )
9 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 119 libraries worldwide
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The case of the missing kitchen by Barbara Else( Book )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 70 libraries worldwide
Is someone murdering the middle-class matrons of Kandallah? Barbara Else's new novel follows the hectic career of Susie Emmett, a feisty modern Cinderella caught in a tangle that involves her two missing children, assorted ex-husbands and lovers, and too many corpses for one Monday
Wild latitudes by Barbara Else( Book )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 70 libraries worldwide
After the unusual death of their papa, Adele Overend and her younger brother Godwin are dispatched from comfortable Autumn Hall in Yorkshire to the uttermost ends of the earth - gold rush Dunedin in 1864. Even worse for the grieving pair, they must travel on separate vessels. Self-possessed and practical Adele discovers herself cast up on an inhospitable island occupied by a misfit band of sealers. Godwin arrives on the rim of civilisation to find his sister vanished and nobody willing to employ an unusually pretty boy. Their adventures lead them into a series of mishaps and self-reinventions. Oh, what a catalogue: shipwreck, murder, renegade scientists, nasty doctors, a brothel, an asylum, urchins, a remarkable baby, lost relations, cross-dressing, dwarf wrestling, pyrotechnics, concealed identities, quackery, highway robbery, strange religious cults, bridled passions heaving under the stays
Eating peacocks by Barbara Else( Book )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 60 libraries worldwide
Delia Whitborne finds herself in a hospital bed but can't recall how she got there, or even who she is. As her memory slowly returns, she realizes it's not just her recent past and love-life she needs to make sense of but her early childhood on her grandparents' farm and the barn with the peacocks strutting round outside. This ... novel explores the intricate influences of memory and experience, invention nand deception, as the feisty but vulnerable Delia regains physical and psychological strength.. ..."--Back cover
The Volume of Possible Endings - Book 3 - Tales of Fontania Dorrity's Tale in Five Parts by Barbara Else( file )
9 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 56 libraries worldwide
Dorrity is the only child in magic-free Owl Town. When she finds an enchanted book with dire predictions, she must face her enemies. And who is the strange boy who has appeared in the Beastly Dark? Filled with humour, action, adventure, and magic, this is a truly gripping read featuring a large and memorable cast of characters
Great mates : 30 New Zealand stories for children by Barbara Else( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 55 libraries worldwide
"Stories for New Zealand children about making friends at school, in the neighbourhood, in camp grounds, overseas, and even at the far ends of the galaxy"--Back cover. Suggested level: primary, intermediate
Hideous & hilarious : 30 New Zealand historical stories ( Book )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 53 libraries worldwide
Collection of stories for children. Suggested level: Junior, primary, intermediate
Three pretty widows by Barbara Else( Book )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 53 libraries worldwide
Jocasta lost her son through her husband's actions, as did her classical namesake. This modern Jocasta travels back to New Zealand as a widow to look for her lost son
Showtime! : 30 New Zealand stories for children ( Book )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 50 libraries worldwide
Collection of short stories for children. Suggested level: junior, primary, intermediate
Mischief & mayhem : 30 New Zealand stories ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 46 libraries worldwide
A collection of short stories for children by New Zealand authors. Suggested level: primary, intermediate
Claws & jaws : 30 New Zealand animal stories by Barbara Else( Book )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 46 libraries worldwide
A collection of animal stories for children by New Zealand authors. Suggested level: primary, intermediate
Dare & double dare : 30 New Zealand sporty stories ( Book )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 42 libraries worldwide
Collection of stories for children, focusing on all kinds of sports. Suggested level: primary, intermediate
Another 30 New Zealand stories for children ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
A collection of short stories for children by New Zealand authors. Suggested level: primary, intermediate
Grand stands : New Zealand writers on being grandparents ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 37 libraries worldwide
Chapters by Barbara Else, Elizabeth Smither, Margaret Mahy, Albert Wendt, Fiona Kidman, Patricia Grace, Kevin Ireland, Lauris Edmond, Marilyn Duckworth, Chris Else and Hone Tuwhare
Like wallpaper : New Zealand short stories for teenagers ( Book )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 35 libraries worldwide
A collection 20 short stories written for teenagers. Looks at New Zealand teenagers from different backgrounds dealing with a range of emotions, difficulties, relationships, deaths and sometimes, love, with a humorous and care free attitude. Suggested level: secondary
Go girl : a storybook of epic NZ women by Barbara Else( Book )
1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
"A collection of true stories about New Zealand women who have done extraordinary things. Some of the amazing women whose stories you will find in this book are Dame Whina Cooper, Janet Frame, Farah Palmer, Lucy Lawless, Kate Sheppard, Nancy Wake, Sophie Pascoe, Margaret Mahy, Lydia Ko, Merata Mita, Lorde, Rita Angus, Te Puea Herangi and many more"--Publisher information
 
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