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Ancona, George

Overview
Works: 147 works in 330 publications in 3 languages and 56,013 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  History  Pictorial works  Folklore  Biography  Fiction  Picture books  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Photographer, Illustrator, Editor
Classifications: F68, 419
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Most widely held works about George Ancona
 
Most widely held works by George Ancona
Handtalk; an ABC of finger spelling & sign language by Remy Charlip( Book )

12 editions published between 1974 and 1987 in English and held by 2,003 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to two kinds of sign language: finger spelling, or forming words letter by letter with the fingers, and signing, or making signs with one or two hands for each word or idea
The first Thanksgiving feast by Joan Anderson( Book )

5 editions published between 1984 and 1999 in English and held by 1,871 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recreates the first harvest feast celebrated by the Pilgrims in 1621 using the Pilgrim and Indian actors and the seventeenth-century setting of Plimoth Plantation, a living history museum in Plymouth, Massachusetts
The piñata maker = El piñatero by George Ancona( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and Spanish and held by 1,505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes how Don Ricardo, a craftsman from Ejutla de Crespo in southern Mexico, makes piñatas for all the village birthday parties and other fiestas
Pablo remembers : the fiesta of the Day of the Dead by George Ancona( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 1,235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the three-day celebration of the Days of the Dead, a young Mexican boy and his family make elaborate preparations to honor the spirits of the dead
Handtalk birthday : a number & story book in sign language by Remy Charlip( Book )

4 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in English and held by 1,214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Words and sign language depict friends helping a deaf girl celebrate her birthday
Handtalk zoo by George Ancona( Book )

8 editions published between 1989 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Words and sign language depict children at the zoo discovering how to sign the names of various animals and how to tell time
Cowboys : roundup on an American ranch by Joan Anderson( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 1,126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pictorial essay on cowboys, focusing on the annual round-up at the Eby Ranch in Faywood, New Mexico
The American family farm : a photo essay by George Ancona( Book )

8 editions published between 1989 and 1997 in English and held by 1,095 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pictorial essay of the American family farm, focusing on the daily lives of three families in Massachusetts, Georgia, and Iowa
¡Olé! flamenco by George Ancona( Book )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 1,058 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Photo-essay about Flamenco, a southern Spanish art form that incorporates song, dance, and music, tracing its cultural history and focusing on a contemporary young girl and her brother as they learn the traditional style of movement and instrument playing. Includes a glossary/pronunciation guide and author's sources"--Provided by publisher
Mom can't see me by Sally Hobart Alexander( Book )

4 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 1,025 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A nine-year-old girl describes how her mother leads an active and rich life despite being blind
Barrio : José's neighborhood by George Ancona( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and Spanish and held by 1,021 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents life in a barrio in San Francisco, describing the school, recreation, holidays, and family life of an eight-year-old boy who lives there
Turtle watch by George Ancona( Book )

10 editions published between 1987 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 981 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Text and photographs depict the endangered situation of sea turtles, current efforts to protect them, and the effect of these conservation methods on those people who sell or eat the turtles
Being adopted by Maxine B Rosenberg( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Several young children recount their experiences as adopted members of their families
Fiesta U.S.A. by George Ancona( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in Spanish and English and held by 843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A description accompanied by full-color photographs of several festivals celebrated by Mexican Americans in the United States: the Day of the Dead, the processions of Las Posadas, New Year's Day and the dance of Los Matachines, and Three Kings' Day
It's our garden : from seeds to harvest in a school garden by George Ancona( Book )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At an elementary school in Santa Fe, the bell rings for recess and kids fly out the door to check what's happening in their garden. As the seasons turn, everyone has a part to play in making the garden flourish. From choosing and planting seeds in the spring to releasing butterflies in the summer to harvesting in the fall to protecting the beds for the winter. Even the wiggling worms have a job to do in the compost pile! On special afternoons and weekends, neighborhood folks gather to help out and savor the bounty (fresh toppings for homemade pizza, anyone?). Part celebration, part simple how-to, this close-up look at a vibrant garden and its enthusiastic gardeners is blooming with photos that will have readers ready to roll up their sleeves and dig in. Back matter includes suggestions for further reading and online resources. Want to grow what you eat and eat what you grow? Visit this lively, flourishing school-andcommunity garden and be inspired to cultivate your own"--Provided by publisher
Charro : the Mexican cowboy by George Ancona( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and Spanish and held by 804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Text and photographs present the traditions and the annual celebration of the charro, the Mexican cowboy. Charro is the Mexican term for horseman, but for a Mexican a charro is much more than a cowboy. A skilled rider of horses and bulls and bucking broncos, an artist with a lariat, and a model of gentlemanly dress and behavior, the charro is also a living symbol of Mexico's patriotic past. In the rodeo-like sport called la charrerĺa, male charros and female charras, children and adults, show off their skill and daring. But more than that they are showing off their pride in their country-because to be a charro is to be a Mexican
My friend Leslie : the story of a handicapped child by Maxine B Rosenberg( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a multi-handicapped kindergarten child, who is well-accepted by her classmates, in various situations within the school setting
It's a baby! by George Ancona( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Observes an infant's development during the months between his birth and first birthday
The aquarium book by George Ancona( Book )

3 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and held by 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Text and photographs depict four major aquariums, describing how they are able to recreate various aquatic environments for many species of life
Capoeira : game! dance! martial art! by George Ancona( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces Capoeira, a combination of play, martial arts and dance, as practiced in the United States and Brazil, as well as its colorful roots in the African slave culture of Brazil and its history
 
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The piñata maker = El piñatero
Alternative Names
Ancona Díaz, Jorge

Díaz, Jorge Ancona

George Ancona American photographer and writer

George Ancona Amerikaans fotograaf

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The piñata maker = El piñateroPablo remembers : the fiesta of the Day of the DeadHandtalk zooCowboys : roundup on an American ranchThe American family farm : a photo essay¡Olé! flamencoBarrio : José's neighborhoodBeing adopted