WorldCat Identities

Steptoe, John 1950-1989

Overview
Works: 82 works in 333 publications in 7 languages and 22,023 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Children's audiobooks  Folklore  Poetry  Fairy tales  Biography  History  Big books  Biographical films 
Roles: Author, Illustrator
Classifications: PZ7.S8367, E
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John Steptoe
Mufaro's beautiful daughters : an African tale by John Steptoe( Book )

47 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 5,010 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mufaro was a happy man. Everyone agreed that his two daughters were very beautiful. Nyasha was kind and considerate as well as beautiful, but everyone -- except Mufaro -- knew that Manyara was selfish, badtempered, and spoiled. When the king decided to take a wife and invited The Most Worthy and Beautiful Daughters in the Land to appear before him, Mufaro declared proudly that only the king could choose between Nyasha and Manyara. Manyara, of course, didn't agree, and set out to make certain that she would be chosen. John Steptoe has created a memorable modem fable of pride going before a fall, in keeping with the moral of the folktale that was his inspiration. He has illustrated it with stunning paintings that glow with the beauty, warmth, and internal vision of the land and people of his ancestors
The story of Jumping Mouse : a native American legend by John Steptoe( Book )

17 editions published between 1972 and 1993 in English and held by 3,240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The gifts of Magic Frog and his own hopefo and unselfish spirit bring Jumping Mouse finally to the Far-Off Land where no mouse goes hungry. A Caldecott Honor Book
Stevie by John Steptoe( Book )

23 editions published between 1969 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 1,922 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert wishes Stevie, a house guest, would go away but when he does Robert realizes how much fun they had together
All the colors of the race : poems by Arnold Adoff( Book )

4 editions published between 1982 and 1992 in English and held by 1,399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of poems written from the point of view of a child with a black mother and a white father
She come bringing me that little baby girl by Eloise Greenfield( Book )

10 editions published between 1974 and 1993 in English and held by 1,326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A child's disappointment and jealousy over a new baby sister are dispelled as he becomes aware of the importance of his new role as a big brother
Baby says by John Steptoe( Book )

6 editions published between 1988 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A baby and big brother figure out how to get along
Daddy is a monster ... sometimes by John Steptoe( Book )

8 editions published between 1977 and 1983 in English and held by 903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bweela and Javaka relate the incidents that make Daddy a monster in their eyes." -- T.p. verso
Mother Crocodile = Maman-Caïman by Birago Diop( Book )

6 editions published between 1981 and 1993 in English and held by 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Because Mother Crocodile tells stories of the past, the little crocodiles choose to believe she is crazy until almost too late they learn otherwise
Mufaro's beautiful daughters : [an African tale] by John Steptoe( Recording )

28 editions published between 1987 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mufaro's two beautiful daughters, one bad-tempered, one kind and sweet, go before the king, who is choosing a wife
Creativity by John Steptoe( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles helps Hector, a student who has just moved from Puerto Rico, adjust to his new life
Train ride by John Steptoe( Book )

4 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When his friends call his bluff, Charles must take them on the long train ride from Brooklyn to Times Square and find the way back again
Birthday by John Steptoe( Book )

7 editions published between 1972 and 1997 in English and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A child whose parents left America to settle in Africa celebrates his eighth birthday with all the people of the community
OUTside INside Poems by Arnold Adoff( Book )

5 editions published between 1981 and 1995 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems reflect a child's thoughts inside and outside, describing what he sees and feels
All us come cross the water by Lucille Clifton( Book )

3 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A little black boy tries to find out where his people are from
Las bellas hijas de Mufaro : cuento popular Africano by John Steptoe( Book )

32 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mufaro tiene dos bellas hijas.? Nyasha es amable y considerada, pero Manyara es egoista y consentida.? Cuando el rey decide buscar esposa entre "Las hijas mas dignas y bellas del reino," Manyara decide que ella sera la elegida.? Esta fabula clasica es tambien un viaje fantastico a Zimbabwe, con todo el esplendor y belleza que nos brinda esta antibua tierra
Uptown by John Steptoe( Book )

6 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two little boys in Harlem speculate on what they will be when they grow up
Marcia by John Steptoe( Book )

4 editions published between 1976 and 1991 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fourteen-year-old black girl living in the city tries to answer some very tough questions about life
My special best words by John Steptoe( Book )

3 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A little black girl describes her daily life with her younger brother, father, and baby sitter
Jeffrey Bear cleans up his act by John Steptoe( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bear who is bored with school gains a new appreciation of his teacher after he falls asleep and dreams that he is the teacher
Nelson Mandela : journey to freedom by Coleen Degnan-Veness( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nelson Mandela: the story of a young boy who grew up to become president of South Africa. Each Kindness: with a little help from her teacher, Chloe realizes how kindness can change the world. Coretta Scott: this story captures the movement for civil rights and honors its most elegant inspiration. Mufaro's beautiful daughters: Mufaro's daughters are tested to determine which one is worthy enough to marry the King
 
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Mufaro's beautiful daughters : an African taleMufaro's beautiful daughters : [an African tale]
Alternative Names
John Steptoe Amerikaans auteur (1950-1989)

John Steptoe contemporary African American writer

Steptoe, John L.

Steptoe, John Lewis 1950-1989

스텝토, 존 1950-1989

스텦토, 존 1950-1989

Languages
English (199)

Spanish (14)

Afrikaans (3)

Chinese (1)

Xhosa (1)

Korean (1)

Zulu (1)

Covers
The story of Jumping Mouse : a native American legendStevieShe come bringing me that little baby girlBaby saysDaddy is a monster ... sometimesMother Crocodile = Maman-CaïmanMufaro's beautiful daughters : [an African tale]Creativity