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Kennedy, X. J.

Overview
Works: 413 works in 1,076 publications in 5 languages and 31,440 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Poetry  Humorous poetry  Handbooks and manuals  Echo verse  Prose poems  Love poetry  Fiction  Stories in rhyme  Terminology 
Roles: Author, Editor, Performer, Lyricist, Translator, Other
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by X. J Kennedy
An introduction to poetry by X. J Kennedy( Book )

99 editions published between 1966 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 2,378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Turned out by his father for learning nothing but the language of dogs, birds, and frogs, a young man uses these talents to good advantage and eventually is chosen to be Pope
Literature : an introduction to fiction, poetry, and drama by X. J Kennedy( Book )

80 editions published between 1976 and 2010 in English and held by 1,781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book attempts to provide the college student with a reasonably compact introduction to the searching, attentive, and appreciative study of literature - and, hopefully, with some memorable stories, poems, and plays.
Knock at a star : a child's introduction to poetry by X. J Kennedy( Book )

8 editions published between 1982 and 1999 in English and held by 1,704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of mostly very short poems by standard, contemporary, and anonymous poets, intended to stimulate interest in reading and writing poetry
In a prominent bar in Secaucus : new and selected poems, 1955-2007 by X. J Kennedy( )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 1,612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Talking like the rain : a read-to me book of poems by X. J Kennedy( Book )

8 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and held by 1,543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated collection of poems for very young children, including works by Robert Louis Stevenson, Edward Lear, Shel Silverstein, and Jack Prelutsky
The Bedford guide for college writers : with reader, research manual, and handbook by X. J Kennedy( Book )

50 editions published between 1993 and 2017 in English and Swedish and held by 1,034 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Convenient and economical, The Bedford Guide for College Writers offers four coordinated books in one -- a process-oriented rhetoric with professional and student models, a provocative thematic reader, an up-to-date research manual, and a comprehensive handbook. The seventh edition does even more to build essential writing and research skills -- from devising a sound thesis to finding the best evidence to support it. In addition, the book includes new visuals to reinforce key writing concepts and expanded coverage of using and analyzing visuals. ... Publisher description
The Bedford reader by X. J Kennedy( Book )

47 editions published between 1982 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,009 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays which exemplify writing techniques, such as narration, description, and analogy
Valentine poems by Myra Cohn Livingston( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of twenty poems which celebrate Valentine's Day
The beasts of Bethlehem by X. J Kennedy( Book )

3 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents nineteen poems, each in the voice of a creature that was present in the stable at the time of Christ's birth
An Introduction to fiction by X. J Kennedy( Book )

42 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in English and held by 718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This bestselling anthology includes sixty-five superlative short stories, blending classic works and contemporary selections. Written by noted poets X.J. Kennedy and Dana Gioia, the text reflects the authors' wit and contagious enthusiasm for their subject. Informative, accessible apparatus presents readable discussions of the literary devices, illustrated by apt works, and supported by interludes with the anthologized writers. This edition features 10 new stories, three masterwork casebooks, revised and expanded chapters on writing, and a new design
The forgetful wishing well : poems for young people by X. J Kennedy( Book )

4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seventy poems deal with the challenges of growing up, curious beasts and birds, city life, and other subjects both realistic and fanciful
Brats by X. J Kennedy( Book )

10 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forty-two poems describe a variety of particularly unpleasant brats
Elympics by X. J Kennedy( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elephants compete in a variety of sports, such as diving, triathlon, hammer throw, and figure skating. Grades P-2. 2000
Exploding gravy : poems to make you laugh by X. J Kennedy( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best funny poems of X.J. Kennedy all combined in a collection that pleases the ear and delights the mind. Do you like to laugh? To smile? Do you like words that sing and dance? If you like one, two, or all of the above, this is the book for you. Inside these covers you'll find the best funny poems of X.J. Kennedy, all combined in a collection that pleases the ear and delights the mind. In Exploding Gravy you will meet an absolutely terrible baby-sitter and a vain witch, be introduced to several dinosaurs, told some mixed-up tales, and yes, learn all about that exploding gravy -- and that's just for starters. When Joy Allen's delicious drawings are added to Kennedy's poems they create a recipe for fun. Bet you anything that you'll be asking for seconds of Exploding Gravy
Cross ties : selected poems by X. J Kennedy( Book )

9 editions published between 1973 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains a selection of poems written by the author between 1956 and 1984
The Longman dictionary of literary terms : vocabulary for the informed reader by X. J Kennedy( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains a collection of four hundred alphabetically arranged literary terms, covering a wide range of concepts with definitions and a pronunciation guide
Fresh brats by X. J Kennedy( Book )

4 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of poems describing the naughty antics of Lil, who used a power mower on Mom's Persian rug, Ross, who dipped his baby sister in pea-green paint, and other fresh brats
The bestiary, or, Procession of Orpheus by Guillaume Apollinaire( )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ghastlies, goops & pincushions : nonsense verse by X. J Kennedy( Book )

5 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of nonsense poems describing a variety of unlikely characters and situations
Literature : an introduction to fiction, poetry, drama, and writing by X. J Kennedy( Book )

47 editions published between 1999 and 2018 in English and Spanish and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1. Reading a story; 2. Point of view; 3. Character; 4. Setting; 5. Tone and style; 6. Theme; 7. Symbol; 8. Reading long stories and novels; 9. Latin american fiction; 10. Critical casebook; 11. Critical casebook; 12. Stories for further reading; 13. Reading a Poem; 14. Listening to a voice; 15. Words; 16. Saying and suggesting; 17. Imagery; 18. Figures of speech; 19. Song; 20. Sound; 21. Rhythm; 22. Closed form; 23. Open form; 24. Symbol; 25. Myth and narrative; 26. Poetry and personal identity; 27. Translation; 28. Poetry in spanish: literature of latin america; 29. Recognizing excellence; 30. What is poetry?; 31 Two critical casebooks; 32. Critical casebook; 33. Poems for further reading; 34. Reading a play; 35. Modes of drama; 36. Critical casebook; 37. Critical casebook; 38. The modern theater; 39. Evaluating a play; 40. Plays for further reading; 41. Writing about literature; 42. Writing about a Story; 43. Writing about a Poem; 44. Writing about a Play; 45. Writing about a research paper; 46. Writing as discovery; 47. Writing an essay exam; 48. critical approaches to literature
 
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Talking like the rain : a read-to me book of poems
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Literature : an introduction to fiction, poetry, and dramaKnock at a star : a child's introduction to poetryIn a prominent bar in Secaucus : new and selected poems, 1955-2007Talking like the rain : a read-to me book of poemsThe Bedford guide for college writers : with reader, research manual, and handbookThe Bedford readerValentine poemsThe beasts of Bethlehem
Alternative Names
Kennedy, J.

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