WorldCat Identities

Janszen, Karen

Overview
Works: 85 works in 205 publications in 5 languages and 9,706 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Children's films  Juvenile works  Animal films  Fiction  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Film adaptations  Sports films  Romantic comedy films  Comedy films 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Bibliographic antecedent, Author, Performer, Other, Director
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Karen Janszen
A walk to remember by Nicholas Sparks( Visual )

22 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 2,320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jamie is a preacher's daughter whose self-confidence doesn't depend on the opinions of others. Landon is skating through high school on looks and bravado. But when events thrust him into Jamie's world, he begins an unexpected journey he will never forget. The remarkable steps to a life changed involve trust, hope, goals, faith and unconditional love
Dolphin tale by Morgan Freeman( Visual )

22 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and French and held by 2,250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspired by the amazing true story of a brave dolphin and the compassionate strangers who banded together to save her life. Swimming free, a young dolphin is caught in a crab trap, severely damaging her tail. She is rescued and transported to the Clearwater Marine Hospital, where she is named Winter. But her fight for survival has just begun. Without a tail, Winter's prognosis is dire
Free Willy 2 : the adventure home by Dwight H Little( Visual )

22 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this sequel to Free Willy, Jesse has settled into life with his adoptive parents, has an eye for girls, and copes with his feisty half-brother Elvis. He never expects to see Willy again, but during a Pacific Northwest vacation trip, Jesse meets a special girl and encounters Willy and his family. When a tanker runs aaground and spills oil into the harbor, the whales are trapped. Jesse and Willy's reunion suddenly becomes a desperate bid to survive
Gracie( Visual )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,054 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifteen-year-old Gracie Bowen gains the support of her family, community, and finally the school board when she decides to honor the memory of her brother who was killed by a drunk driver, by taking his place on the all-boys soccer team at her New Jersey school in 1978
Duma by Carroll Ballard( Visual )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The exciting story of 12-year-old Xan, who decides to return the cheetah he raised from a cub to the wild instead of allowing pursuers to place it in captivity. Harsh South African landscapes, stalking lions, crocodiles, river rapids and a mysterious drifter who may intend to turn the big cat in for cash - all will test Xan's courage and resolve."--Container
The matchmaker( Visual )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and German and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marcy heads to a wee quaint Ireland burgh where she finds love and humanity amid the beer-guzzling, blarney-slinging locals
Dolphin tale : a tale of true friendship by Emma Ryan( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a dolphin named Winter loses her tail in a crab trap, it's up to a young boy named Sawyer and the staff at Clearwater Marine Aquarium to help her survive against the odds. Sawyer is quiet at first, but his special connection with Winter soon brings him out of his shell. One day, after visiting his cousin at an army hospital, Sawyer gets an idea to have a doctor there make Winter a prosthetic tail. This proposal inspires the staff at the aquarium and fills Sawyer with the hope that Winter may one day swim again
Free Willy : Triple feature( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fun, excitement and the whale that captured the world's imagination add up to big family entertainment. A lonely boy understands the plaintive cries of the orca confined to an aquatic park's too-small tank and does something about it in Free Willy. Watch and understand why audiences have loved Willie. The boy rejoins Willy in his new ocean home and together they confront a burning oil spill in Free Willy 2. In Free Willy 3, the best of the Free Willy pictures, the plot has a grittier edge with a story about an illegal whaling operation
4 film favorites( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Free Willy (1993, 112 min.): A boy risks everything to save a beloved killer whale when he learns the aquarium owners are going to kill it
Free Willy 2 : the adventure home : a novelization by Todd Strasser( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jesse, now a teen, reencounters his whale friend Willy while on vacation to the Pacific Northwest, and must help Willy and his family survive the effects of a tanker oil spill
Free Willy collection( Visual )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Free Willy (1993, 112 min.): A boy risks everything to save a beloved killer whale when he learns the aquarium owners are going to kill it
Free Willy 2 : the adventure home by Nancy E Krulik( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jesse, now a teen, reencounters his whale friend Willy while on vacation to the Pacific Northwest, and must help Willy and his family survive the effects of a tanker oil spill
Gracie : a novel by Suzanne Weyn( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in 1978 in New Jersey, tells the story of a sixteen year old Gracie Bowen, whose family life revolves almost completely around soccer. Tragedy strikes when Gracie's older brother is killed in a drunk-driving accident. In her grief, Gracie decides to fill the void left on her brother's team by petitioning the local school board to allow her to play in the boys' soccer league
Digging to China( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

10-year-old Harriet dreams of leaving her home, where she doesn't feel she's needed by her mother and sister Gwen. When her mother dies in a car accident, she really starts to make plans for leaving and she finally does so together with her childlike (mentally challenged) friend Ricky
A walk to remember ; Pay it forward( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pay it forward: When a young man starts "paying it forward" for a social studies project, unusual things happen in this bittersweet and uplifting tale
Free Willy 2 : the adventure home : a novelization by Jordan Horowitz( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Willy has a family now, and when an oil spill threatens them, it's up to Jesse to find a way to free the whales again
Duma : the movie novel by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story about a boy and his cheetah in South Africa
The Nicholas Sparks film collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The notebook: A wealthy young woman must choose between true love and a match her parents approve of
4 movie marathon( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The matchmaker: Marcy heads to a wee quaint Ireland burgh during its annual matchmaking festival, where she finds love and humanity amid the beer-guzzling, blarney-slinging locals
Dolphin tale ; Flipper ; Free Willy( Visual )

2 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sandy is distraught when, having saved Flipper's life by pulling out a spear, his father insists the dolphin be released
 
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Languages
English (104)

Spanish (4)

German (4)

French (2)

Italian (1)

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Dolphin tale : a tale of true friendship4 film favoritesFree Willy 2 : the adventure home : a novelizationFree Willy collectionFree Willy 2 : the adventure homeGracie : a novelA walk to remember ; Pay it forwardDuma : the movie novelThe Nicholas Sparks film collection