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Sorel, Edward 1929-

Overview
Works: 90 works in 172 publications in 3 languages and 7,643 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Caricatures and cartoons  Stories, plots, etc  History  Comics (Graphic works)  Humorous fiction  Picture books  Folklore  Fairy tales 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Author of screenplay, Actor, Author of introduction, Artist
Classifications: PZ7.S716, FIC
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Most widely held works by Edward Sorel
Word people by Nancy Caldwell Sorel( Book )

2 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Being an inquiry into the lives of those persons who have lent their names to the English language"--Jacket subtitle
The Saturday kid by Edward Sorel( Book )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leo wonders why Morty always causes him trouble, but after spending a Saturday with his violin teacher and then seeing himself in a newsreel at the movies, Leo doesn't worry about Morty anymore
Jack and the beanstalk by Eric Metaxas( Visual )

10 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in English and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the classic British tale of young Jack, who stumbles into a hilarious series of misadventures with a dim-witted ogre and his spouse
The pirates of Penzance : the story of the Gilbert & Sullivan operetta by Ward Botsford( Book )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retells in prose the story about a group of pirates who can't seem to make piracy pay and who fall in love with the ten daughters of a major general
Mary Astor's purple diary : the great American sex scandal of 1936 by Edward Sorel( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1936 newspapers were ablaze with a scandalous child custody trial taking place in Hollywood and starring the actress Mary Astor; the story pushed Hitler and Franco off the front pages. George S. Kaufman, then the most successful playwright on Broadway and a married man to boot, had been Astor's lover. The scandal revolved around Marys diary, which her ex-husband, Dr. Franklyn Thorpe, had found when they were still together. Mary, he claimed, had not only kept a tally of all her extramarital affairs but graded them-- and he already alerted the press in order to obtain a divorce and get custody of their daughter. Sorel provides all the juicy details of this particular slice of Hollywood Babylon, including Mary's life as a child star, and her teenage love affair with the much older John Barrymore
Johnny on the spot by Edward Sorel( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Johnny's radio begins to broadcast the news from tomorrow, he begins a series of heroic and lucrative adventures
The duck in the gun by Joy Cowley( Book )

2 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"His is a reissue of the classic New Zealand children's picture Book, The Duck in the Gun (which was first published in 1969). The anti-war parable begins with the general and his men about to fire on a town they are at war with. But the Gunnar has bad news for the General they can't load the gun as there is a duck nesting inside it. Determined to not let a single duck stop an army, the General visits the Prime Minister of the town he is preparing to fight. He asks the Prime Minster if he can borrow a gun. The Prime Minister says he only has one gun but they could try sharing it! This wont work, so they decide to hold off on the war until the ducks eggs have hatched. The news of the suspension pleases the men but the general runs out of money to pay his army for sitting around doing nothing. So he asks the Prime Minister for a loan, but he instead offers to pay the men if they will do some work around the town. Which they do, spending the time during the truce painting the buildings and so on. When the ducks eggs eventually hatch, the war can begin again! But no one is happy - how can they destroy the town they have repaired - and they're also rather fond of the town's people as well. So they suspend the war indefinitely, and the general marries the prime minister's daughter."--Provided by publisher
Unauthorized portraits by Edward Sorel( Book )

6 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What's good for a five-year-old? by William Cole( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kindergarten pupils tell their teacher what five-year-olds like to do--which is mostly play
Superpen : the cartoons and caricatures of Edward Sorel by Edward Sorel( Book )

8 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Making the world safe for hypocrisy; a collection of satirical drawings and commentaries by Edward Sorel( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Major political figures of the last decade are savagely caricatured and criticized in these one hundred and forty cartoons
Jack and the beanstalk by Eric Metaxas( Book )

7 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A boy climbs to the top of a giant beanstalk where he uses his quick wits to outsmart an ogre and make his and his mother's fortune
First encounters : a book of memorable meetings by Nancy Caldwell Sorel( Book )

3 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Sorels present an illustration and a synopsis of each of such first meetings as those between Frédéric Chopin and George Sand, Frederick the Great and Voltaire, Fats Waller and Al Capone, Maya Angelou and Billie Holiday, and Willie Mays and Leo Durocher
The enormous shadow by Robert Harling( Book )

1 edition published in 1955 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete fables of La Fontaine : a new translation in verse by Jean de La Fontaine( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this contemporary translation, Craig Hill has captured the liveliness, satiric wit, and poetic beauty that made Jean de La Fontaine famous during his lifetime and his Fables celebrated as a masterwork of world literature ever since." "Despite La Fontaine's deceptively modest claim that all he intended was to put the moral tales of Aesop and other ancient fabulists into poetry for the pleasure of Louis XIV's young son, his real accomplishment, as later generations have understood, was holding a mirror up to the society of his day and in the process fashioning a work that has become a classic." "Borrowing from a variety of sources, La Fontaine gave the hitherto mute animals in ancient fables the power of speech. Putting his characters on stage and endowing them with irresistibly witty dialogue, he portrayed with great humor the flaws and pretensions that still dog us. Backstabbing politicians, brainless nincompoops, charlatans, clueless heads of state, egomaniacs, empty-headed celebrities, foolish investors, gluttons, liars, penny pinchers, self-important blowhards, and wastrels - the targets of the poet's pen were legion and remain so today." "Craig Hill has given us a rare treat: both the irreverent spirit and the vivid poetry that have made La Fontaine's fables beloved through the ages, continuing to amuse and inspire centuries after they first appeared in print. Making this volume even more of a delight are a dozen scintillating illustrations by Edward Sorel."--Jacket
Literary lives by Edward Sorel( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edward Sorel uses his distinctive style to the strange and outrageous lives of ten iconic literary figures: Tolstoy, Rand, Proust, Yeats, Hellman, Jung, Sartre, Eliot, Brecht, and Mailer
Jack and the beanstalk by Eric Metaxas( Recording )

4 editions published between 1991 and 1997 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A boy climbs to the top of a giant beanstalk where he uses his quick wits to outsmart an ogre and make his and his mother's fortune
The zillionaire's daughter by Edward Sorel( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A french zillionaire and his daughter cross the Atlantic in the S.S. "Gigantic," where she finds her unexpected destiny
Jay Williams' magical storybook by Jay Williams( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four modern fairy tales about the adventures of Princess Amaryllis, King Ludwig, Dr. Ambrosius, and Jonathan Fizz the Fixer
Gwendolyn and the weathercock by Nancy Sherman( Book )

2 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gwendolyn the hen and a weathercock help catch a crooked scoundrel
 
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The Saturday kid
Alternative Names
Edward Sorel

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Edward Sorel Cartoonist

Edward Sorel designer, illustratore e animatore statunitense

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Johnny on the spotUnauthorized portraitsJack and the beanstalkFirst encounters : a book of memorable meetingsThe complete fables of La Fontaine : a new translation in verseLiterary livesJack and the beanstalk