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Van Woerkom, Dorothy

Overview
Works: 44 works in 85 publications in 5 languages and 6,937 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Fairy tales  Picture books 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PZ8.1.V457, E
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Most widely held works by Dorothy Van Woerkom
Harry and Shellburt by Dorothy Van Woerkom( Book )

4 editions published between 1975 and 1978 in English and held by 795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harry and Shellburt, two good friends, rerun the classic race between the tortoise and the hare
The queen who couldn't bake gingerbread by Dorothy Van Woerkom( Book )

6 editions published between 1975 and 1977 in English and Afrikaans and held by 765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the King of Mulligatawny is unable to find a queen who bakes gingerbread, he finally realizes there are more important things to consider in selecting a wife
Becky and the bear by Dorothy Van Woerkom( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young girl in colonial Maine manages to catch a bear in an unusual way
Abu Ali : three tales of the Middle East by Dorothy Van Woerkom( Book )

3 editions published between 1976 and 1978 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alexandra the rock eater : an old Rumanian tale retold by Dorothy Van Woerkom( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alexandra cleverly outwits the dragons as she attempts to find food for her one hundred children
The friends of Abu Ali : three more tales of the Middle East by Dorothy Van Woerkom( Book )

4 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retells three more adventures of muddle-headed Abu Ali including "The Bag of Rice," "Cake for Sale," and "The Donkey's Shadow."
The rat, the ox, and the zodiac : a Chinese legend by Dorothy Van Woerkom( Book )

6 editions published between 1976 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts how the Rat came to be the animal representing the first year of the Chinese zodiac
Donkey Ysabel by Dorothy Van Woerkom( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Donkey Ysabel is upset when she is replaced by a car but proves to her farmer owner that she is still superior to an automobile
Hidden messages by Dorothy Van Woerkom( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes Ben Franklin's experiments with ant communication, Jean Henri Fabre's with moths, and the subsequent discovery by scientists of pheromones by which animals do indeed convey messages
Pearl in the Egg : a tale of the thirteenth century by Dorothy Van Woerkom( Book )

11 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in French and English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Upon joining a troupe of minstrels who roam the countryside of 13th-century England, young Pearl discovers how much she loves to sing
Meat pies & sausages : three tales of Fox and Wolf by Dorothy Van Woerkom( Book )

3 editions published between 1976 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three different times Fox manages to outwit Wolf
Sea frog, city frog by Dorothy Van Woerkom( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sea Frog sets out to visit the city and meets City Frog who is on his way to the sea
Tit for tat by Dorothy Van Woerkom( Book )

2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rich man and a poor woman spend an entire day magically repeating the first thing they did in the morning
Something to crow about by Dorothy Van Woerkom( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Ralph, a bachelor rooster, finds three orphan eggs on his porch, he decides to brave the trials of single parenthood
Old devil is waiting : three folktales by Dorothy Van Woerkom( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journeys to Bethlehem : the story of the first Christmas by Dorothy Van Woerkom( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relates the events of Christ's birth
Stepka and the magic fire : a Russian Easter legend by Dorothy Van Woerkom( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The charcoal-burners' fire brings new life to a poor Russian family on Easter eve
Let us go to Bethlehem! : the first Christmas for beginning readers : Luke 2:1-20 for children by Dorothy Van Woerkom( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Easy-to-read retelling of the birth of Jesus Christ
Abu Ali counts his donkeys : a folktale from the Middle East by Dorothy Van Woerkom( Book )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abu Ali buys nine donkeys at the fair. But when he stops on the ride home, he can count only eight. Then he counts again and there are nine ... Can his friend Musa solve the mystery?
Tall corn : a tall tale by Dorothy Van Woerkom( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alice is a small girl in a land where most things are large. But when she hitches a ride on a fast growing stalk of corn, Alice has a very tall adventure
 
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Abu Ali counts his donkeys : a folktale from the Middle East
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Woerkom, Dorothy Van

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