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Jan Wahl (1933–2019)

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Jan Wahl was born in Columbus, Ohio on April 1, 1931. He received a bachelor's degree from Cornell University in 1953 and a master's degree from the University of Michigan in 1958. He worked with director Carl T. Dreyer on the film Ordet. He was also the secretary for author Isak Dinesen but was visa mer fired for misspelling two words. His first children's book, Pleasant Fieldmouse, was published in 1964. He went on to write more than 100 books for children including Humphrey's Bear, Furious Flycycle, How the Children Stopped the Wars, I Met a Dinosaur, The Fieldmouse and the Dinosaur Named Sue, The Art Collector, and Hedy and Her Amazing Invention. He received numerous awards including the Bologna (Italy) Book Fair Young Critic's Prize in 1969, the Ohioana Book Award in 1970, the Parents Choice Award in 1987, the Redbook Award in 1987, the Christopher Medal in 1987, and the Coretta Scott King recognition in 1992. He died of prostate cancer on January 29, 2019 at the age of 87. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre

Inkluderar namnen: Wahl Jan., 珍.威爾

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Verk av Jan Wahl

Humphrey's Bear (1987) 249 exemplar
Emily and the Snowflake (1995) 168 exemplar
The Teeny, Tiny Witches (1979) 122 exemplar
Pleasant Fieldmouse (1964) 117 exemplar
Sylvester Bear Overslept (1979) 105 exemplar
The Furious Flycycle (1800) 100 exemplar
The Golden Christmas Tree (1988) 95 exemplar
I Met a Dinosaur (1997) 93 exemplar
The Norman Rockwell storybook (1969) 63 exemplar
Candy Shop (2004) 62 exemplar
Doctor Rabbit (1970) 55 exemplar
"I Remember!": Cried Grandma Pinky (1994) — Författare — 51 exemplar
The Clumpets Go Sailing (1975) 51 exemplar
Doctor Rabbit's Foundling (1977) 41 exemplar
Cobweb Castle (1968) 39 exemplar
Runaway Jonah and Other Tales (1967) 33 exemplar
Tailypo! (1991) 31 exemplar
Cabbage Moon (1724) 30 exemplar
Three pandas (2000) 30 exemplar
The Toy Circus (1986) 29 exemplar
Knock! Knock! (2004) 29 exemplar
Rabbits on Rollerskates (1986) 26 exemplar
Little Eight John (1992) 24 exemplar
The Art Collector (2011) 23 exemplar
Once When the World Was Green (1996) 23 exemplar
The Sleepytime Book (1992) 22 exemplar
Peter and the Troll Baby (1984) 22 exemplar
Little Gray One (1993) 20 exemplar
Little Dragon's Grandmother (1988) 20 exemplar
Hedy and her Amazing Invention (2019) 20 exemplar
Button Eye's orange (1980) 19 exemplar
Doctor Rabbit's Lost Scout (1979) 19 exemplar
Elf Night (2002) 19 exemplar
Bear Dance (Creative Editions) (2008) 16 exemplar
Cats and Robbers (1924) 14 exemplar
Little Johnny Buttermilk (2005) 14 exemplar
Crabapple night (1971) 13 exemplar
Rickety Rackety Rooster (1968) 13 exemplar
Old Hippo's Easter Egg (1980) 13 exemplar
Christmas in the Forest (1967) — Illustratör — 13 exemplar
Push Kitty (1968) 12 exemplar
My Cat Ginger (1992) 11 exemplar
The Muffletumps: The Story of Four Dolls (1966) — Författare — 11 exemplar
Great-grandmother cat tales (1976) 11 exemplar
The Little Blind Goat (1981) 11 exemplar
Cucumber Princess (1981) 10 exemplar
Carrot Nose (1978) 10 exemplar
Rosa's Parrot (1999) 9 exemplar
Lorenzo Bear and Company. (1971) 9 exemplar
A Gift for Miss Milo (1990) 9 exemplar
The Prince Who Was a Fish (1970) 8 exemplar
Jamie's Tiger (1978) 8 exemplar
The singing geese (1998) 8 exemplar
Mrs. Owl and Mr. Pig (1991) 8 exemplar
The Muffletump storybook (1975) 8 exemplar
Muffletumps' Christmas Party (1975) 7 exemplar
Dracula's Cat (1978) 7 exemplar
Underwater Dog (1989) 6 exemplar
The wonderful kite (1970) 6 exemplar
Pocahontas in London (1967) 6 exemplar
Margaret's Birthday (1971) 6 exemplar
Frankenstein's Dog (1977) 6 exemplar
A Wolf of My Own (1969) 6 exemplar
Grandmother Told Me (1972) 6 exemplar
Magic heart (1972) 6 exemplar
The Mulberry Tree (1970) 6 exemplar
Abe Lincoln's beard (1971) 6 exemplar
Mabel Ran Away With the Toys (2000) 6 exemplar
Grandpa Gus's Birthday Cake (1981) 5 exemplar
Through a Lens Darkly (2008) 5 exemplar
The Long Tall Journey (2011) 5 exemplar
Cristóbal and the Witch (1972) 4 exemplar
The Rabbit Club (1990) 3 exemplar
Anna help Ginger (1971) 3 exemplar
Grandpa's Indian summer (1976) 3 exemplar
Tiger watch (1982) 3 exemplar
The Howards go sledding (1964) 2 exemplar
The Animals' Peace Day (1970) 2 exemplar
May Horses 2 exemplar
More room for the Pipkins (1983) 2 exemplar
Jeremiah Knucklebones (1974) 2 exemplar
So many raccoons (1985) 2 exemplar
The Very Peculiar Tunnel (1972) 1 exemplar
The fishermen 1 exemplar
Crazy Brobobalou (1973) 1 exemplar
Fidel Fledermaus 1 exemplar
Hello Elephant (1964) 1 exemplar
The hunter (2018) 1 exemplar
Drakestail (1980) 1 exemplar
Follow me cried Bee (1976) 1 exemplar
Doctor Rabbit 1 exemplar
The Beast Book 1 exemplar
The Pipkins go camping (1982) 1 exemplar
The Five in the Forest (1974) 1 exemplar

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Much like the Scary Stories series or The Girl with the Green Ribbon, I occasionally find myself thinking back to the first time I heard this story and how frightened I was. In my opinion it's a campfire classic, one that can be enjoyed (and dreaded!) by all ages if handled by the right storyteller.
inthenavey | 1 annan recension | Jul 6, 2023 |
A wild bear escapes capture and returns to his beloved home in the mountains, where he enjoys dancing to the sounds of nature.
BLTSbraille | 2 andra recensioner | Oct 19, 2021 |
Out gathering firewood on the mountain one evening, Cristóbal encountered the witch Lupita, knitting in a mesquite tree. He continued to meet her as the days passed, and was given a scarf and mittens. Eventually she offered him what he wanted most of all: a burro to help him gather the firewood he had to collect every day. In return, she asked his help in defeating her three wicked sisters, who had exiled her from her home on the top of a nearby mountain. Cristóbal, together with the ruby-red flycatcher, fox and owl that had befriended him, did just that, and all ended happily...

Published in 1972, Cristóbal and the Witch calls to mind a traditional folktale, with its story structure involving the hero who is aided in his quest by the animals he befriends along the way. It is the second witchy picture-book I have read from author Jan Wahl, after his The Teeny Tiny Witches (1979), and the third from illustrator Janet McCaffery, after her own The Swamp Witch (1970) and Mary Calhoun's The Witch of Hissing Hill (1964). The Mexican setting here was no doubt inspired by Wahl's time living in that country, but I found myself wondering whether there were any other specific cultural influences on the story, any known tales upon which it was based. Unfortunately, while I did find Wahl's narrative engaging, appreciating it as a folktale-type story, the artwork from McCaffery was not to my taste at all, preventing me from truly enjoying the book. I tend to have varying reactions to her illustrations, sometimes greatly enjoying them, as I did in The Swamp Witch and in Lee Bennett Hopkins' Hey-How for Halloween!; sometimes being mostly indifferent to them, as in Mary Calhoun's The Witch of Hissing Hill and The Runaway Brownie; and sometimes finding them rather repellant, as with this one. I think she utilizes a variety of different styles, some of which I love, and some of which don't speak to me at all. I didn't care for the color palette here - lots of browns and pinks - and while I could appreciate the folk-art quality of the visuals, I also found them rather rather muddled and unpleasant, in terms of composition. Tastes vary, of course, and others might enjoy these illustrations more more than I did. It is to such readers I would recommend the book, as well as to those looking for vintage picture-books about witches, or featuring a Mexican setting.
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AbigailAdams26 | May 27, 2021 |
lcslibrarian | Aug 13, 2020 |



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