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O'Brien, John 1953-

Overview
Works: 181 works in 635 publications in 5 languages and 71,479 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Biographies  Literature  Fiction  Poetry  Sports poetry  Picture books  High interest-low vocabulary books  Jazz  Stories in rhyme 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Editor, Other
Classifications: QP425, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about John O'Brien
 
Most widely held works by John O'Brien
All about sleep from A to ZZZZ by Elaine Scott( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 3,067 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Learn all about sleep: what it is, how it works, and why you should care about it
The fastest game on two feet : and other poems about how sports began by Alice Low( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 2,180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sports have origins in all kinds of activities, such as playing with sticks and stones, running from threats, and taking part in religious ceremonies. Using conjecture and historical facts, this book of poetry and prose relates how nineteen sports got their start and grew into the games we know today
Who was Ben Franklin? by Dennis B Fradin( Book )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,918 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the eighteenth-century printer, publisher, inventor, scientist, and statesman who played an influential role in the early history of the United States
Who was Abraham Lincoln? by Janet B Pascal( Book )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who was Abraham Lincoln? A boy who only had a year of schooling? A practical joker? One of the greatest presidents ever? All of the above! Find out more about the real Abraham Lincoln in this illustrated biography
Mistakes that worked by Charlotte Foltz Jones( Book )

15 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and held by 1,657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the stories behind forty things that were invented or named by accident, including aspirin, X-rays, frisbees, silly putty, and velcro
The beach patrol by John O'Brien( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the beach patrol's typical day on a crowded beach, including the equipment, terminology, characteristics of the ocean, and behavior of beach goers with which a lifeguard must be familiar
Who was Thomas Jefferson? by Dennis B Fradin( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the third president of the United States and writer of the Declaration of Independence
Who was Harry Houdini? by Tui Sutherland( Book )

17 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 1,534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the famous magician who was also a movie star and a pioneer pilot
Who was Thomas Alva Edison? by Margaret Frith( Book )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to the life and accomplishments of Thomas Edison, America's most famous inventor
Who was Mark Twain? by April Jones Prince( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 1,393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to the life, times, and works of the celebrated 19th-century American author
Who was Jackie Robinson? by Gail Herman( Book )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to the life and career of baseball's Jackie Robinson
Sir Small and the dragonfly by Jane O'Connor( Book )

8 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 1,281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a dragonfly swoops over the town of Pee Wee and carries Lady Teena away, brave Sir Small rides off on his trusty ant vowing to rescue her
Who is Jane Goodall? by Roberta Edwards( Book )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 1,236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles the life of the primatologist who was the first scientist to study wild chimpanzees in their natural environment
Red, white, blue, and Uncle who? : the stories behind some of America's patriotic symbols by Teresa Bateman( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This information-packed potpourri of trivia and important facts does indeed give the stories behind 17 American patriotic symbols as diverse as Uncle Sam, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and the Great Seal. The lively text moves along so merrily that readers will be surprised to discover how much material is included. Each topic is given two to four pages including one or more sophisticated, witty, black-and-white line drawings. For the most part, the information is clear and complete. The coverage of the Korean War Memorial is especially welcome as there is not much in print on it. However, explaining the Vietnam War and the Korean conflict in a few sentences proves somewhat difficult. The text throughout the book is easy to read with uncomplicated sentences and short paragraphs and plenty of white space. This appealing book will be welcomed by report writers and browsers and will be a great addition to units on American history
Who was Elvis Presley? by Geoff Edgers( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles the "King of Rock 'n Roll," focusing on how he got his start in singing and how his style influenced later musicians
Who was Louis Armstrong? by Yona Zeldis McDonough( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of a poor boy from New Orleans who became a jazz musician who is beloved around the world
Who was Marco Polo? by Joan Holub( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the famous medieval Venetian traveler, Marco Polo
Who was Franklin Roosevelt? by Margaret Frith( Book )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although polio left him wheelchair bound, Franklin Delano Roosevelt took office during the Great Depression and served as president during World War II. Elected four times, he spent thirteen years in the White House. How he led the country through tremendously difficult problems, much like the ones facing America today, makes for a timely and engrossing biography
Who was Galileo? by Patricia Demuth( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Like Michelangelo, Galileo is another Renaissance great known just by his first name--a name that is synonymous with scientific achievement. Born in Pisa, Italy, in the sixteenth century, Galileo contributed to the era's great rebirth of knowledge. He invented a telescope to observe the heavens. From there, not even the sky was the limit! He turned long-held notions about the universe topsy turvy with his support of a sun-centric solar system. Patricia Brennan Demuth offers a sympathetic portrait of a brilliant man who lived in a time when speaking scientific truth to those in power was still a dangerous proposition"--
Six creepy sheep by Judith Ross Enderle( Book )

11 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relates in rhyme the adventures of six little sheep who go trick-or-treating on Halloween night
 
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All about sleep from A to ZZZZ
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The fastest game on two feet : and other poems about how sports beganWho was Ben Franklin?Who was Abraham Lincoln?Mistakes that workedThe beach patrolWho was Thomas Jefferson?Who was Harry Houdini?Who was Thomas Alva Edison?
Alternative Names
John O'Brien born:1953-11-18 O'Brien, John; O'Brien, John f. 1960; או'בריאן, ג'ון, 1953-

O'Brien, John Thomas.

O'Brien, John Thomas 1953-

Oburaien, Jon 1953-

או'בראיין, ג'ון, 1953-

או'בריאן, ג'ון 1953-

או'ברין, ג'ון 1953-

오브라이언, 존

오브라이언, 존 1953-

オブライエン, ジョン

Languages
English (141)

Spanish (21)

Chinese (2)

Polish (2)

Hebrew (1)