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Joyce Stranger (1921–2007)

Autor(a) de The Running Foxes

80+ Works 737 Membros 34 Críticas 1 Favorited

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Obras por Joyce Stranger

The Running Foxes (1965) 59 exemplares
Breed of Giants (1967) 51 exemplares
Kym (1976) 39 exemplares
Rex (1709) 31 exemplares
A Walk in the Dark (1983) 23 exemplares
Lakeland Vet (1972) 22 exemplares
Zara (1970) 21 exemplares
Flash (1976) 20 exemplares
Never Tell a Secret (1980) 19 exemplares
Chia the Wildcat (1976) 15 exemplares
Jason, Nobody's Dog (1970) 15 exemplares
Never Count Apples (1967) 15 exemplares
Walk a lonely road (1973) 13 exemplares
Two's Company (1977) 12 exemplares
The Stallion (1983) 12 exemplares
One for Sorrow (1969) 12 exemplares
The Hills are Lonely (1993) 11 exemplares
Paddy Joe (1971) 11 exemplares
Bran's Secret (1994) 11 exemplares
The January Queen (1979) 10 exemplares
Double Trouble: Vet Up The Wall! (1981) 10 exemplares
Marooned! (1982) 10 exemplares
The Hare at Dark Hollow (1973) 10 exemplares
The Honeywell Badger (1971) 9 exemplares
The Secret of Hunter's Keep (1993) 9 exemplares
Vet on Call (1981) 9 exemplares
The Fox at Drummers' Darkness (1977) 9 exemplares
Animal Park (1992) 8 exemplares
Three's a Pack (1980) 8 exemplares
Vet Riding High (1981) 7 exemplares
Josse (1983) 7 exemplares
Midnight Magic (1991) 7 exemplares
Monastery Cat and Other Animals (1982) 6 exemplares
No More Horses (1982) 6 exemplares
The Go-Between (2009) 6 exemplares
Liam's Secret (1994) 5 exemplares
How to Own a Sensible Dog (1981) 5 exemplares
Das Glück hat sanfte Pfoten. (1994) 5 exemplares
The Call of the Sea (2003) 5 exemplares
Simon's Island (1996) 5 exemplares
The Curse of Seal Valley (1979) 5 exemplares
A Guiding Star (2006) 5 exemplares
Dial V.E.T. (1983) 4 exemplares
Georgie's Secret (1994) 4 exemplares
Book of Hanak's Animals (1976) 4 exemplares
The Runaway (1992) 4 exemplares
Paddy Joe and Tomkin's Folly (1979) 4 exemplares
Two For Joy (1982) 3 exemplares
Trouble for Paddy Joe (1973) 3 exemplares
Paddy Joe at Deep Hollow Farm (1975) 3 exemplares
Bernie, sein bester Freund (1972) 3 exemplares
A Cherished Freedom (2000) 3 exemplares
The Hound of Darkness (1987) 3 exemplares
Wild Cat Island (1961) 2 exemplares
A Dog in a Million (1984) 2 exemplares
Double or Quit (1987) 2 exemplares
Cry to the Moon (2001) 2 exemplares
The guardians of Staghill (1997) 2 exemplares
The Hounds of Hades (1985) 2 exemplares
The Wild Ponies (1976) 2 exemplares
Dog Days (1986) 2 exemplares
Spy the no-good pup (1989) 2 exemplares
Aispaai die Niksnuts (1992) 1 exemplar
Thursday's Child (1994) 1 exemplar
Perilous Journey (1998) 1 exemplar
A Cry on the Wind (1995) 1 exemplar
The family at Fools' Farm (1985) 1 exemplar
Shadows in the Dark (1984) 1 exemplar
Dog's Guide to Buying Humans (1993) 1 exemplar
Circus All Alone (1965) 1 exemplar

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Conhecimento Comum

Outros nomes
Wilson, Joyce Muriel
Judson, Joyce Muriel (birth name)
Stranger, Joyce (pen name)
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Localização do túmulo
Bangor Crematorium, North Wales
Local de nascimento
London, England, UK
Local de falecimento
Anglesey, Wales, UK
Locais de residência
Anglesey, Wales, UK
University of London (BSc - Biology and Chemistry)
children's book author
dog trainer
research chemist
Wilson, Kenneth (husband)

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Joyce Stranger was the pen name of Joyce Muriel Wilson. She was brought up in an area she described as on "the borderline between town and country," with "so many birds it was impossible to sleep through the dawn chorus." Her family spent holidays in the British countryside, where she avidly watched wildlife. She began writing about animals and published her first article in 1949. Her first book, The Running Foxes (1965), was a great success, and was followed by her first horse title, Breed of Giants (1967). Over the years, she published some 70 books, including two children’s pony books and eight horse stories aimed at adults. She also wrote Stranger than Fiction, a fictionalized account of the life of Elspeth Bryce Smith, a Welsh girl paralyzed by polio who eventually recovered enough to ride as a jockey, disguised as a man. In her later years, she worked as a dog behaviorist and trainer for obedience shows.

List of her books here: https://www.fantasticfiction.com/s/joyce-stranger/




Mixed lot of stories by one of my favorite authors. Some I loved, some were just okay, but the collection is worth reading. I especially enjoyed the title story about a kitten that is rescued by a monastery full of monks.
fuzzi | Feb 15, 2023 |
Biography of a girl who wanted to ride and race horses despite her physical handicap and her family's disapproval. The story was engaging and interesting, all the more because it was based upon her journal entries.
fuzzi | Apr 1, 2022 |
Thoughtful story of a young man whose father is a gamekeeper at a rundown estate. The son loves the wild animals that his father is sworn to protect, but also those targeted for removal: a family of foxes.

Not the best work by this favorite author of mine, but still a good tale with realistic children, adults, and relationships. Oh, and a bit of the local fauna is included as well.
fuzzi | Feb 25, 2020 |
In this final book of the series, author Joyce Stranger has to make a decision: to double her "pack" by adding another dog, or quit field trial and obedience work altogether due to her dog Chita's advancing age. She takes on Josse, a young dog who with issues due to having several owners within a few months. Josse needs help adjusting, and how Joyce brings him closer to "normalcy" makes for an interesting and enjoyable story.

I wish there were more books about Josse.
fuzzi | Jan 27, 2019 |


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