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Childress, Mark

Overview
Works: 51 works in 203 publications in 7 languages and 11,297 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Musical fiction  Domestic fiction  Juvenile works  Drama  Film adaptations  Humorous stories  Young adult works 
Roles: Narrator, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of screenplay, Scenarist
Classifications: PS3553.H486, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Mark Childress
Publications by Mark Childress
Most widely held works about Mark Childress
 
Most widely held works by Mark Childress
Crazy in Alabama by Mark Childress( Book )
26 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,830 libraries worldwide
The tale of Peejoe, an orphan boy who comes of age during a racially restless summer in the Alabama, and his aunt Lucille, who jumps at the chance to escape her life for a role on the "Beverly Hillbillies."
Georgia Bottoms : a novel by Mark Childress( Book )
8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,699 libraries worldwide
Georgia Bottoms, a Southern belle who keeps six lovers--none of whom know of the others--so she can maintain a lavish lifestyle, finds her ruse crumbling when a married preacher she has been seeing plans to confess their affair in front of his congregation
One Mississippi : a novel by Mark Childress( Book )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,651 libraries worldwide
When Daniel Musgrove's troubled family moves to Mississippi just before his junior year, he is appalled. On top of the usual teenage humiliations, he now has to learn to say "y'all" and "Co-Cola" or risk being ostracized as a Yankee. But Daniel's loneliness fades when he meets fellow outsider Tim Cousins. You only need one best friend, he figures, to make it through high school alive. Daniel and Tim become inseparable, sharing a fascination with ridicule, The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour, and Arnita Beecham, the most bewitching girl at Minor High. The boys join the cast of a bouncy evangelical musical. They take their dates to the prom in matching sky blue tuxedos. But then things start to go terribly wrong. The friends' feud with the school bully gets out of hand. They commit a small crime that grows larger and larger, and threatens to engulf the whole town.--From publisher description
Tender : a novel by Mark Childress( Book )
15 editions published between 1990 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,110 libraries worldwide
The story of Leroy Kirby, a poor white boy from Mississippi. He moves to Memphis and transforms himself from a guitar-picking truck driver to a famous rock-and-roll singer
Gone for good by Mark Childress( Book )
5 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 749 libraries worldwide
After flying into a thunderstorm, rock singer Ben Willis crashes his plane on a magic island. The place is populated by famous people who have come to disappear, among them Amelia Earhart. A look at the world of celebrities
A world made of fire by Mark Childress( Book )
12 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and held by 708 libraries worldwide
V for Victor : a novel by Mark Childress( Book )
9 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in English and held by 678 libraries worldwide
Victor, a sixteen-year-old boy in Alabama in 1942, is sent to care for his dying grandmother on a lonely island in Mobile Bay. War is everywhere, and suddenly Victor is playing unforeseen roles--now hostage, now pursuer--in the perilous war at home
One Mississippi by Mark Childress( file )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 637 libraries worldwide
In 1973, Yankee transplant Daniel Msgrove can't seem to fit in at his new Mississippi school, Minor High. When he meets fellow outsider Tim Cousins, things begin looking up. The two begin a close friendship that includes time spent ridiculing celebrities and the world around them. Soon, a prom night accident sets them at odds with the school bully Red Martin. As their battle escalates, one violent act changes everything and threatens to shake the town to its core
Georgia Bottoms a novel by Mark Childress( file )
5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 553 libraries worldwide
Sassy Southern belle Georgia has a lot of secrets: a rotation of gentleman callers with unique sexual needs, a mother with a tenuous hold on reality, and a lucrative (if dodgy) business of selling at a huge mark-up the folk art quilts she buys and passes off as her own creations. But then 9/11 comes along, Georgia's world of naughty innocence is changed forever, and all the plates she once spun so effortlessly in midair come crashing down: her illegitimate black son shows up on her doorstep; her best friend and town mayor, Krystal, loses her job; her demented mom and drunken brother become increasingly errant; and one of her boyfriends-a spiteful preacher- has an unfortunate attack of conscience and intends to publicly confess his affair and simultaneously condemn poor Georgia to hell
Crazy in Alabama by Mark Childress( Sound Recording )
10 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and held by 406 libraries worldwide
During a hot, restless summer in Alabama a woman with six children and an abusive husband looks for salvation in Hollywood
Joshua and the big bad blue crabs by Mark Childress( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 281 libraries worldwide
Joshua sets off to deliver a huckleberry pie to his grandmother and he and the pie are kidnapped by a mob of mean-tempered crabs
Crazy in Alabama ( visu )
13 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in 6 languages and held by 249 libraries worldwide
Antonio Banderas' directorial debut opens in the sweltering summer of 1965, and everyone in Alabama has gone completely crazy, especially 12-year-old Peejoe's glamorous Aunt Lucille. Deciding not to let her abusive husband stand in the way of her dreams of television stardom, she gets rid of him in a most unusual way and leaves Peejoe with lots of questions and an explosive secret
Joshua and Bigtooth by Mark Childress( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 208 libraries worldwide
The tiny shiny baby alligator Joshua brings home from a day fishing grows into a big alligator whose future must be decided
Henry Bobbity is missing and it is all Billy Bobbity's fault! by Mark Childress( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 99 libraries worldwide
In this fantasy tale Billy Bobbity banishes his brother from their messy room but soon regrets his action and begins the search for the missing Henry
The path to publication. advice from authors, editors, and agents ( visu )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 51 libraries worldwide
This volume concentrates on successful storytelling. In a talk called "Scene, summary, silence," writer/educator Al Young tells how to engage readers and keep a stry moving by creating believable narratvie and maintaining a balance between scene and summary. A panel discussion follows
Tender by Mark Childress( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 41 libraries worldwide
Verrückt in Alabama : Roman by Mark Childress( Book )
11 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in German and Undetermined and held by 34 libraries worldwide
Locos en Alabama by Mark Childress( Book )
5 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in Spanish and held by 32 libraries worldwide
The path to publication. advice from authors, editors, and agents ( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 29 libraries worldwide
In segment one of this volume, authors Mark Childress, Janet Fitch, and Glen David Gold read and talk about their previously unpublished works. In the second segment, "Conversations," Oakley Hall presents 15 tips that every writer needs to know
La Tête dans le carton à chapeaux : roman by Mark Childress( Book )
9 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in French and held by 21 libraries worldwide
The tale of Peejoe, an orphan boy who comes of age during a racially restless summer in the Alabama, and his aunt Lucille, who jumps at the chance to escape her life for a role on the "Beverly Hillbillies."
 
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Alternative Names
チャイルドレス, マーク
チルドレス, マーク
Languages
English (121)
German (10)
French (10)
Spanish (8)
Italian (1)
Multiple languages (1)
Russian (1)
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