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Jack Prelutsky

Autor(a) de The New Kid on the Block

115+ Works 28,151 Membros 898 Reviews 16 Favorited

About the Author

Jack Prelutsky, born on September 8, 1940 in Brooklyn, New York, is primarily known as a poet for children but he is also a gifted musician, actor, photographer, sculptor and potter. Prelutsky studied at Hunter College for two years. He proposed to his future wife, Carolynn, on the day they met; mostrar mais she accepted the next day. While growing up in Brooklyn, Prelutsky studied voice at The High School of Music and Art in New York and first planned to be an opera singer. However, he decided he did not have the drive to sing opera, and he became a folk singer. Later he tried his hand at drawing. For fun, he wrote some short poems and made some drawings, which became his first publication. He has since published numerous books of illustrated poetry and also provided illustrations for books by other writers, including many in translation. Prelutsky never condescends to his young readers. He deals in verse with many imaginative creatures, but he also writes about people and problems such bullies, school, and fear of the dark. He is aware of the sound of his words and likes to perform his poetry to the accompaniment of the guitar. He visits schools and libraries to perform his work. Jack Prelutsky is the recipient of numerous awards. In 1977 The Children's Book Council honored him for Nightmares: Poems to Trouble Your Sleep. His other award-winners are The Mean Old Mean Hyena, The Headless Horseman Rides Tonight, and The New Kid on the Block. In 2006, the Poetry Foundation named Prelutsky the inaugural winner of the Children's Poet Laureate award. His book Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant and Other Poems (illustrated by Carin Berger) won the 2007 Scandiuzzi Children's Book Award of the Washington State Book Awards in the Picture Book category. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Séries

Obras de Jack Prelutsky

The New Kid on the Block (1984) 2,280 cópias
A Pizza the Size of the Sun (1996) 1,541 cópias
Something Big Has Been Here (1990) 1,509 cópias
I'm Glad I'm Me: Poems About You (2006) 1,459 cópias
It's Raining Pigs & Noodles (2000) 1,330 cópias
It's Thanksgiving (1982) 1,017 cópias
Read-Aloud Rhymes for the Very Young (1986) — Editor — 934 cópias
What a Day It Was at School! (2006) 917 cópias
I Like it Here at School (2003) 852 cópias
The Frogs Wore Red Suspenders (2002) 838 cópias
My Parents Think I'm Sleeping (1985) 830 cópias
It's Valentine's Day (1983) 641 cópias
It's Christmas! (1981) 572 cópias
Me I Am! (2007) 561 cópias
If Not for the Cat (2004) 549 cópias
Scranimals (2002) 479 cópias
It's Halloween (1977) 468 cópias
Awful Ogre's Awful Day (2001) 426 cópias
Zoo Doings: Animal Poems (1983) 424 cópias
Ride a Purple Pelican (1986) 415 cópias
My Dog May Be a Genius (2008) 326 cópias
Dinosaur Dinner (With a Slice of Alligator Pie) (1997) — Compiler — 307 cópias
Read a Rhyme, Write a Rhyme (2005) 281 cópias
The Carnival of the Animals (2010) 251 cópias
Monday's Troll (1996) 241 cópias
The Wizard (2007) 199 cópias
I've Lost My Hippopotamus (2012) 158 cópias
The Gargoyle on the Roof (1999) 141 cópias
Beneath a Blue Umbrella (1990) 139 cópias
The Baby Uggs Are Hatching (1825) 124 cópias
The Terrible Tiger (1970) 114 cópias
Poems of A. Nonny Mouse (1989) 113 cópias
In Aunt Giraffe's Green Garden (2007) 111 cópias
Awful Ogre Running Wild (2008) 101 cópias
A. Nonny Mouse Writes Again! (1993) 85 cópias
Circus (1974) 60 cópias
Halloween Countdown (2002) 48 cópias
Rolling Harvey Down the Hill (1980) 42 cópias
Kermit's garden of verses (1982) 32 cópias
Wild Witches' Ball (2004) 32 cópias
My Creature (Early Success) (1995) 29 cópias
The Mean Old Mean Hyena (1978) 18 cópias
The queen of Eene (1968) 16 cópias
Toucans two, and other poems (1970) 11 cópias
The Way of Living Things (1993) 7 cópias
Animals on Parade (1990) 4 cópias
Twickham Tweer (1991) 3 cópias
My Book About Me (1991) 2 cópias
The Pancake Collector 1 exemplar(es)
The random house 1 exemplar(es)
Mi Criatura (1997) 1 exemplar(es)
Awful Oger's Awful Day 1 exemplar(es)
The Horror 1 exemplar(es)
Once upon a time 1 exemplar(es)
The Telephone Call 1 exemplar(es)
We Are Plooters 1 exemplar(es)
Dauntless Dimble 1 exemplar(es)
Surprise Party, The 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Eric Carle's Animals Animals (1989) — Contribuinte — 2,240 cópias
Hooray for Diffendoofer Day! (1998) — Autor — 1,428 cópias
My Dog Does My Homework! (2004) — Contribuinte — 886 cópias
Guys Write for Guys Read (2005) — Contribuinte — 773 cópias
Here Come the Holidays! Stories and Poems (2005) — Contribuinte — 377 cópias
Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out (2008) — Contribuinte — 353 cópias
The Family Read-Aloud Christmas Treasury (1989) — Contribuinte — 282 cópias
Beware! (2002) — Contribuinte — 236 cópias
The Big Book For Our Planet (1993) — Contribuinte — 135 cópias
The Wild Baby (1980) — Tradutor, algumas edições104 cópias
My Song Is Beautiful (1994) — Contribuinte — 67 cópias
Witch Poems (1976) — Contribuinte — 63 cópias
Monster Poems (1976) — Contribuinte — 24 cópias
Witches (1981) — Contribuinte — 8 cópias
The Bad Bear (1964) — Tradutor, algumas edições8 cópias
Spirits Spooks and Other Sinister Creatures (1984) — Contribuinte — 8 cópias
The Mountain-Bounder (1964) — Tradutor, algumas edições6 cópias
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 4, No. 2, October 1976 (1976) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 8, No. 1, September 1980 — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)

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Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
1940-09-08
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Locais de residência
Queen Anne, Washington, USA
Educação
Hunter College
High School of Music and Art, New York
Ocupação
poet
Premiações
Children's Poet Laureate Award (2006)

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A beautifully illustrated collection of poetry from the 20th century. The poems are organized into one or two-page spreads with cohesive themes and illustrations. The poems are fun and interesting, striking a balance between relevance to children and expansive themes. The accompanying art is lovely and often directly references the poems.
 
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KristenRoper | outras 5 resenhas | May 24, 2024 |
This book goes through a collection of short poems. Each poem has their own topicand has a silly theme. These poems are all the author, Dennis Lee's, favorite poems

I recommend this fun book to primary students. It is great for new readers as they are short easy reading for the kids to stay! Would love to have this as an option for students in my library.
 
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kthomas22 | outras 24 resenhas | Apr 24, 2024 |
 
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LadyLast | 1 outra resenha | Mar 23, 2024 |
I really liked this poem book. There are a lot of poems but some of the ones that I read were good and silly. I think maybe a first grader would be able to follow along with no issues. These poems are pretty long. They have good illustrations with every poem passage. It has really good children literature for sure. Good tongue twisters too.
 
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mdmanon | outras 75 resenhas | Mar 22, 2024 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
115
Also by
23
Membros
28,151
Popularidade
#718
Avaliação
4.0
Resenhas
898
ISBNs
525
Idiomas
2
Favorito
16

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