WorldCat Identities

Kennedy, X. J.

Overview
Works: 220 works in 733 publications in 2 languages and 30,229 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Poetry  Fiction  Handbooks, manuals, etc  Terminology  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Study guides 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Performer, Lyricist
Classifications: PS3521.E563, 808
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by X. J Kennedy
An introduction to poetry by X. J Kennedy( Book )

73 editions published between 1966 and 2010 in English and Chinese and held by 2,368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This bestselling anthology includes more than 500 of the discipline's greatest poems, blending classic works and contemporary selections. Both noted poets themselves, the text's editors X.J. Kennedy and Dana Gioia write of their subject with wit and a contagious enthusiasm. Informative, accessible apparatus presents readable discussions of the literary devices, illustrated by apt works, and supported by interludes with the poets. --Publisher description
Literature : an introduction to fiction, poetry, and drama by X. J Kennedy( Book )

63 editions published between 1976 and 2010 in English and held by 1,972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Knock at a star : a child's introduction to poetry by X. J Kennedy( Book )

5 editions published between 1982 and 1999 in English and held by 1,813 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
Talking like the rain : a read-to me book of poems( Book )

4 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and held by 1,475 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 reader by X. J Kennedy( Book )

47 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and held by 1,270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents fiction and nonfiction readings along with instruction on such writing modes as narration, process analysis, classification, cause-effect, and argument. Includes works by Bruno Bettelheim, William F. Buckley Jr., Sandra Cisneros, Alice Walker, and many others
The Bedford guide for college writers : with reader, research manual, and handbook by X. J Kennedy( Book )

40 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and held by 1,165 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 beasts of Bethlehem by X. J Kennedy( Book )

2 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 832 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
Brats by X. J Kennedy( Book )

6 editions published between 1986 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forty-two poems describe a variety of particularly unpleasant brats
The forgetful wishing well : poems for young people by X. J Kennedy( Book )

4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 744 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
Elympics by X. J Kennedy( Book )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elephants compete in a variety of sports, such as diving, triatholon, hammer throw, and figure skating
An Introduction to fiction by X. J Kennedy( Book )

39 editions published between 1976 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cross ties : selected poems by X. J Kennedy( Book )

7 editions published between 1973 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains a selection of poems written by the author between 1956 and 1984
Exploding gravy : poems to make you laugh by X. J Kennedy( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 659 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
Fresh brats by X. J Kennedy( Book )

2 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and held by 642 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 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 617 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 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of nonsense poems describing a variety of unlikely characters and situations
In a prominent bar in Secaucus : new and selected poems, 1955-2007 by X. J Kennedy( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nude descending a staircase : poems, songs, a ballad by X. J Kennedy( Book )

10 editions published between 1961 and 1994 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elefantina's dream by X. J Kennedy( Book )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the help of Mozzarella Mouse, Elefantina the elephant trains hard to qualify for the Elympic ice skating team
Literature : an introduction to fiction, poetry, drama, and writing by X. J Kennedy( Book )

36 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 487 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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Alternative Names

controlled identityKennedy, Joseph Charles

Kennedy, J.

Kennedy, Joe 1929-

Kennedy, Joseph

Kennedy, Joseph Charles.

Kennedy Joseph Charles 1929-....

Kennedy, X. J.

Kennedy, X. J. 1929-

Languages
English (377)

Chinese (1)

Covers
Literature : an introduction to fiction, poetry, and dramaKnock at a star : a child's introduction to poetryTalking like the rain : a read-to me book of poemsThe Bedford readerThe Bedford guide for college writers : with reader, research manual, and handbookThe beasts of BethlehemBratsElympics