WorldCat Identities

Slepian, Jan

Overview
Works: 52 works in 115 publications in 3 languages and 10,686 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PZ7.S6318, FIC
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Jan Slepian
 
Most widely held works by Jan Slepian
The Broccoli tapes by Jan Slepian( Book )

12 editions published between 1988 and 1993 in English and French and held by 1,509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During a stay of several months in Hawaii with her family, Sara reports her experiences by tape back to her sixth grade class in Boston, detailing her "adoption" of a wild cat, a friendship with a troubled Hawaiian boy, and the death of a beloved grandmother
The Alfred summer by Jan Slepian( Book )

12 editions published between 1980 and 2001 in English and held by 1,075 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four preteen outcasts, two of them handicapped, learn lessons in courage and perseverance when they join forces to build a boat
Back to before by Jan Slepian( Book )

4 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eleven-year-old cousins Linny and Hilary find themselves transported back to their old Brooklyn neighborhood to a time just before Linny's mother died and Hilary's father left home
Risk n' roses by Jan Slepian( Book )

6 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1948, newly-moved to the Bronx, eleven-year-old Skip longs to shed her responsibility for her mentally handicapped older sister and give her whole attention to her new friendship with the bold and daring girl who sems to run the neighborhood
The hungry thing by Jan Slepian( Book )

8 editions published between 1967 and 1988 in English and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Hungry Thing comes to town and asks for tickles and feetloaf and other interesting things to eat while the townspeople try to figure out what he means
Emily just in time by Jan Slepian( Book )

2 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a small girl grows from "not-being-able, to now-she-can," she wonders if she will ever spend a whole night at her grandmother's house without being afraid
Getting on with it by Jan Slepian( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fourteen-year-old resents her exile to her grandmother's for the summer while her parents arrange their divorce, but her friendship with a neighbor and the secret they uncover help her come to terms with her changing life
Lost moose by Jan Slepian( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A moose calf separated from his mother encounters a boy who follows him on a long walk through the woods, until they are both reclaimed by their respective mothers
Lester's turn by Jan Slepian( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When 16-year-old Lester, himself a victim of cerebral palsy, takes his retarded friend from the hospital for the weekend, tragedy ensues, forcing Lester to examine the real meaning of their relationship
Something beyond paradise by Jan Slepian( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reluctantly tied in Hawaii to an unhappy mother and a grandmother with a fading memory, Franny, age 17, longs for a dance career, and when her friend Akiko joins a group promising instant bliss, and she herself meets an actor from New York, the developing events, while frightening and dangerous, finally show her a way to fulfill her ambition
The night of the Bozos by Jan Slepian( Book )

4 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and Dutch and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirteen-year-old George and his Uncle Hibbie were a team, a pair of loners separated from other people, but the arrival of an extraordinary carnival girl changes many things for both of them
The cat who wore a pot on her head by Jan Slepian( Book )

6 editions published between 1967 and 1980 in English and French and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Bendemolena wears a tin pot on her head what she hears gets so mixed up that she and her brothers and sisters iron the meat, nail the chairs to the wall, and invite in a bear and a horse
The mind reader by Jan Slepian( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1930, while their families are performing in a traveling vaudeville show in San Francisco, ten-year-old Annie helps her best friend Connie when he decides to run away rather than use his mindreading abilities any longer
Pinocchio's sister by Jan Slepian( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feeling humiliated after a family scandal, a ventriloquist on the vaudeville circuit turns inward, neglecting his ten-year-old daughter and lavishing attention on his puppet
The cock who couldn't crow by Jan Slepian( Book )

1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young Calvin the rooster is unable to cock 'a doodle do on his first morning in Farmer Carl's barnyard and all his animal friends lead by Doodle the cat help him to finally learn
Alfie and the dream machine by Jan Slepian( Book )

1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aflfie is the youngest of the dream people, and finally learns how to say the secret words to the golden ear of the dream machine so that boys and girls everywhere will have good dreams
Mr. Sipple and the naughty princess by Jan Slepian( Book )

1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. Sipple the Seal finally learns how to sing to the princess so she could go to sleep and night and never be naughty again
The roaring dragon of Redrose by Jan Slepian( Book )

2 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rodrigo the roaring dragon had no family or close friends and was lonely until he became the official protector for the town of Redrose
Lester and the sea monster by Jan Slepian( Book )

2 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young Lester the Merman can't sing like the other Mermaids and Mermen until he proves himself by helping to stop the sea monster that was able to sing just like the mermaids and mermen
 
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The Broccoli tapes
Alternative Names
Berek, Janice

Berek, Janice 1921-

Jan Slepian American writer

Jan Slepian Amerikaans schrijfster (1921-2016)

Slepian, Janice B.

Languages
English (70)

French (2)

Dutch (1)

Covers
The Alfred summerBack to beforeThe hungry thingEmily just in timeLost mooseThe cat who wore a pot on her headThe mind reader