WorldCat Identities

O'Connor, Karen 1938-

Overview
Works: 83 works in 201 publications in 1 language and 9,089 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Biography  History 
Roles: Author, Narrator
Classifications: BV4580, 629.4507
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Karen O'Connor
Sally Ride and the new astronauts : scientists in space by Karen O'Connor( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the experiences of the first American woman astronaut, scheduled to travel in space in 1983, and explains how astronauts are selected and trained and how it feels to fly in space
Garbage by Karen O'Connor( Book )

6 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the dumping of garbage in oceans, on land, in the air, and in space and suggests possible solutions to this problem of waste pollution
Homeless children by Karen O'Connor( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the causes and prevention of homelessness and what is being done to help solve this problem
Vietnam by Karen O'Connor( Book )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to the landscape, culture, and people of Vietnam, with photographs, maps, a description and image of the country's flag, and a fast fact file
Help, Lord! I'm having a senior moment : notes to God on growing older by Karen O'Connor( Book )

22 editions published between 2002 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While growing older certainly has plusses, its downside poses big challenges. Physical decline, loss of spouses, relatives, and friends, memory lapses, feelings of inadequacy or uselessness-such things give us those "senior moments" that sidetrack us with fear and worry. This book brings encouragement to people in their golden years, prompting them to reflect, laugh, play, and to take both burdens and joys to the Lord who cares for them. Each of the 90 short pieces contains a note to God about a topic of special interest to seniors, a word from God in Scripture, a prayer, and a place for the reader to write her or his note to God
Gettin' old ain't for wimps by Karen O'Connor( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A celebration of the joys and misadventures of getting older
A Kurdish family by Karen O'Connor( Book )

4 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the experiences of one Kurdish family that was driven from their home in northern Iraq and moved to a new life in California
Try these on for size, Melody! by Karen O'Connor( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Text and photographs explain the steps involved in shoeing a horse
Maybe you belong in a zoo! : zoo and aquarium careers by Karen O'Connor( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces zoo and aquarium careers through interviews with administrators, curators and keepers, trainers and performers, veterinarians, animal dentists, and support personnel including groundskeepers, photographers, and tour guides
Nature runs wild : true disaster stories by Karen O'Connor( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Factual accounts of a variety of natural disasters that have occurred during the last 20 years including the 1964 Alaskan earthquake and the 1977 Buffalo, New York, blizzard
The golden years ain't for wimps : humorous stories for your senior moments by Karen O'Connor( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Karen O'Connor has put together some hilarious short stories about the journey into the golden years
Sharing the kingdom : animals and their rights by Karen O'Connor( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the issue of animal rights discussing the use of animals in laboratory experiments, factory farms, and in entertainment
Working with horses : a roundup of careers by Karen O'Connor( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction, based on interviews with people in the field, to the various careers available in the horse industry including farrier, wrangler, riding instructor, and veterinarian
Contributions of women : literature by Karen O'Connor( Book )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles of Emily Dickinson, Willa Cather, Pearl Buck, May Sarton, and Maya Angelou, five women known for their outstanding contributions to American literature. Includes biographical sketches of other notable women authors
The herring gull by Karen O'Connor( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the physical characteristics, life cycle, and migration patterns of this adaptable bird, commonly known as the sea gull
Special effects : a guide for super-8 filmmakers by Karen O'Connor( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains the filming of special effects such as bodies falling, buildings burning, and planets colliding
The feather book by Karen O'Connor( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the appearance, function, types, coloring, formation and structure of a feather, and includes information about the origins of feathers
Dan Thuy's new life in America by Karen O'Connor( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the experience of thirteen-year-old Dan Thuy Huynh and her family, recently come from Vietnam to live in San Diego, California, as they adapt to their life in a new country
San Diego by Karen O'Connor( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the past and present, neighborhoods, historic sites, attractions, festivals, people, industries, climate, and social problems of San Diego
Let's take a walk on the beach by Karen O'Connor( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gordon's day is filled with delight as he uses his five senses to appreciate the many aspects of a visit to the beach
 
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A Kurdish family
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Help, Lord! I'm having a senior moment : notes to God on growing olderGettin' old ain't for wimpsA Kurdish familyThe golden years ain't for wimps : humorous stories for your senior momentsThe herring gullThe feather bookSan Diego
Alternative Names
Sweeney, Karen O'Connor.

Languages
English (70)