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Steven Kroll (1941–2011)

Autor/a de The Biggest Snowman Ever

114+ obres 16,966 Membres 178 Ressenyes 1 preferits

Sobre l'autor

Steven Kroll was born in Manhattan, New York on August 11, 1941. After graduating from Harvard University with a degree in American history and literature in 1962, he worked as an editor of books for adults in London, England, and New York City. In the early 1970s, a children's book editor urged mostra'n més him to try his hand at writing for children, and he began what would become his career. His first picture book, Is Milton Missing?, was published in 1975. During his lifetime, he wrote more than 95 picture books, chapter books, and young adult novels including The Biggest Pumpkin Ever, Jungle Bullies, That Makes Me Mad, Sweet America, Pooch on the Loose, and When I Dream of Heaven. He died from complications of gastrointestinal surgery on March 8, 2011 at the age of 69. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys


Obres de Steven Kroll

The Biggest Snowman Ever (2005) 3,008 exemplars
The Biggest Pumpkin Ever (1984) 2,976 exemplars
The Biggest Christmas Tree Ever (2009) 1,241 exemplars
The Biggest Apple Ever (1824) 1,082 exemplars
The Biggest Valentine Ever (2006) 1,001 exemplars
It's Groundhog Day (1987) 759 exemplars
Oh, What a Thanksgiving! (1988) 598 exemplars
The Big Bunny and the Easter Eggs (1982) 417 exemplars
Jungle Bullies (2006) 332 exemplars
Loose Tooth (1984) 304 exemplars
Will You Be My Valentine? (1993) 296 exemplars
The Biggest Easter Basket Ever (2008) 241 exemplars
The Candy Witch (1979) 218 exemplars
The Squirrel's Thanksgiving (1991) 155 exemplars
Patches: Lost And Found (2001) 154 exemplars
The Biggest Pumpkin Surprise Ever (2012) 142 exemplars
The Big Bunny and the Magic Show (1986) 132 exemplars
The Boston Tea Party (1998) 131 exemplars
The Tyrannosaurus Game (1975) 129 exemplars
Pony Express! (1996) 124 exemplars
It's April Fool's Day! (1990) 110 exemplars
Oh, Tucker! (1998) 108 exemplars
Is Milton Missing? (1975) 102 exemplars
Big Jeremy (1777) 100 exemplars
Santa's Crash-Bang Christmas (1977) 94 exemplars
The Goat Parade (1983) 67 exemplars
Barbarians! (2009) 63 exemplars
That Makes Me Mad! (1811) 61 exemplars
Stuff!: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle (2009) 57 exemplars
The Hanukkah Mice (2008) 57 exemplars
The Pigrates Clean Up (1993) 56 exemplars
Happy Mother's Day (1985) 55 exemplars
Dirty feet (1980) 48 exemplars
Under the City (1996) 37 exemplars
Queen of the May (1993) 24 exemplars
Doctor on an Elephant (1994) 24 exemplars
Fat Magic (1978) 21 exemplars
The Hand-Me Down Doll (1983) 21 exemplars
Super-Dragon (2011) 20 exemplars
Happy Father's Day (1988) 19 exemplars
Playing Favorites (1992) 14 exemplars
Mrs. Claus's Crazy Christmas (1985) 13 exemplars
Gone Fishing Glb (1990) 13 exemplars
New Kid in Town (1992) 12 exemplars
Are You Pirates? (1982) 12 exemplars
Friday the 13th (1981) 11 exemplars
I Love Spring! (1987) 11 exemplars
The Hokey-Pokey Man (1989) 11 exemplars
Andrew Wants a Dog (1992) 10 exemplars
The Slump (1992) 10 exemplars
The Magic Rocket (1992) 10 exemplars
Eat! (Hyperion Chapters) (1995) 10 exemplars
Toot! Toot! (1983) 9 exemplars
Annabelle's Un-Birthday (1991) 9 exemplars
Breaking Camp (1985) 9 exemplars
T.J. Folger, Thief (1978) 9 exemplars
Second Chance (1994) 8 exemplars
A Tale of Two Dogs (2004) 8 exemplars
Don't Get Me in Trouble R (1987) 7 exemplars
Patrick's Tree House (1994) 6 exemplars
Pitching Trouble (1994) 6 exemplars
The Streak (1992) 6 exemplars
Space Cats (1979) 6 exemplars
Giant journey (1981) 6 exemplars
Amanda and the Giggling Ghost (1980) 5 exemplars
Woof Woof (1983) 5 exemplars
Monster Birthday (1980) 5 exemplars
You're Out! (1994) 5 exemplars
Annie's Four Grannies (1986) 4 exemplars
If I Could Be My Grandmother (1977) 4 exemplars
Pride of the Rockets (1994) 2 exemplars
Multiple choice (1987) 2 exemplars
Fat Magic 33 1/3 RPM Record (1979) 1 exemplars
Les bonbons magiques (1979) 1 exemplars

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Nina in That Makes Me Mad (2011) 67 exemplars
Witch Poems (1976) — Col·laborador — 63 exemplars
Monster Poems (1976) — Col·laborador — 22 exemplars
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 3, No. 6, February 1976 — Col·laborador — 2 exemplars


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This imaginative story features a Santa Claus having one of those nights when everything goes wrong. Fortunately one of his elves came along for the ride and helps Santa make things merry and bright for all. DePaola's illustrations accompany the story beautifully. Today's readers will enjoy this one just as much as children did in 1977 when it was written. In fact, I think I'm going to take this one with me to read to my great nephews!
thornton37814 | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | Dec 5, 2023 |
Brenda and Buddy Squirrel discover that things could always be worse in this Thanksgiving picture book about learning to count your blessings. Although the siblings try to be polite, after their parents tell them that on Thanksgiving Day they must show how thankful they are for one another, they have trouble maintaining their good behavior—even in church. Sibling rivalry, and their resentment of small slights leads them to think they really don't have anything to be thankful for. Then their cousins Penny and Chuck come to holiday dinner, and demonstrate what a truly spiteful relationship looks like...

Originally published in 1991, The Squirrels' Thanksgiving is the second seasonal picture book I have read from author/illustrator team Steven Kroll and Jeni Bassett, after their The Biggest Pumpkin Ever. Like that other book, it features anthropomorphic animals, using them in this case to explore family dynamics at the holidays, and to emphasize that sometimes, the people who annoy us from day to day, really aren't that bad. I'm not sure what it says, that this insight must come from an example of truly poor behavior—no hope of future character development for Penny and Chuck is offered in the narrative—but leaving that aside, I think many children will be able to identify with this tale of siblings squabbling at the holidays. The accompanying artwork isn't a standout, but is cute enough. I'm not honestly sure I would strongly recommend this one, save perhaps to picture book audiences looking for stories which address sibling rivalry at the holidays.
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AbigailAdams26 | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Nov 24, 2023 |
Clayton the village mouse and Desmond the field mouse both fall in love with the same pumpkin, Clayton visiting it during the day to care for it, and Desmond at night. With their faithful ministrations, the pumpkin soon begins to grow to an enormous size, with both mice making their plans: one wants to win the town pumpkin contest, while the other dreams of creating the most magnificent jack-o-lantern ever. When the two eventually meet, they decide to work together to fulfill both of their ambitions...

The first of a number of seasonal picture books from author/illustrator team Steven Kroll and Jeni Bassett to feature the mice of Mouseville, The Biggest Pumpkin Ever pairs an engaging story of hard work and dreaming big with cute illustrations. I liked the fact that Clayton and Desmond discovering one another led, not to conflict, but to the two working together. That said, I did think it a little odd that Desmond followed the course of action he did, given that the narrative tells us that the pumpkin was in Clayton's garden. Surely it isn't reasonable for him to expect that it would be his, to make into a jack-o-lantern, when it always belonged to someone else? Leaving that aside, this was a sweet, gentle little tale for the Halloween season, and I would recommend it to picture book readers seeking such fare.
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AbigailAdams26 | Hi ha 20 ressenyes més | Oct 22, 2023 |
Santa is having a rough night and an elf helps keep everything under control.
FamiliesUnitedLL | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | May 20, 2023 |



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