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O'Brien, John 1953-

Overview
Works: 151 works in 493 publications in 5 languages and 68,440 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Biography  Biographies  Fiction  Poetry  History  Picture books  Stories in rhyme  Miscellanea  Braille books 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Editor
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 3,136 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 2,219 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 )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,773 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
Mistakes that worked by Charlotte Foltz Jones( Book )

13 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and held by 1,718 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 1,634 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 Abraham Lincoln? by Janet B Pascal( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in Spanish and English and held by 1,548 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
Who was Harry Houdini? by Tui Sutherland( Book )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 1,404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the famous magician who was also a movie star and a pioneer pilot
Sir Small and the dragonfly by Jane O'Connor( Book )

7 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 1,349 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
Red, white, blue, and Uncle who? : the stories behind some of America's patriotic symbols by Teresa Bateman( Book )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,297 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 Thomas Alva Edison? by Margaret Frith( Book )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One day in 1882, Thomas Edison flipped a switch that lit up lower Manhattan with incandescent light and changed the way people live ever after. The electric light bulb was only one of thousands of Edison's inventions, which include the phonograph and the kinetoscope, an early precursor to the movie camera. As a boy, observing a robin catch a worm and then take flight, he fed a playmate a mixture of worms and water to see if she could fly! Here's an accessible, appealing biography with 100 black-and-white illustrations
Who was Mark Twain? by April Jones Prince( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 1,281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the life of Mark Twain, a steamboat pilot who became the great American humorist and writer of the 19th century
Who was Thomas Jefferson? by Dennis B Fradin( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the third president of the United States and writer of the Declaration of Independence
Six creepy sheep by Judith Ross Enderle( Book )

11 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relates in rhyme the adventures of six little sheep who go trick-or-treating on Halloween night
Accidents may happen by Charlotte Foltz Jones( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and Chinese and held by 1,148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes how a wide variety of things such as nursery rhymes, the national anthem, anesthesia, cellophane, raisins, and dynamite came into being
Who was Jackie Robinson? by Gail Herman( Book )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of Jackie Robinson, the first African-American player in major league baseball when he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947
Who was Louis Armstrong? by Yona Zeldis McDonough( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,098 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of a poor boy from New Orleans who became a jazz musician who is beloved around the world
How sweet it is (and was) : the history of candy by Ruth Freeman Swain( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1,096 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a brief history of a variety of candies and chewing gum. Includes recipes for sugar paste, fudge, and taffy
Who was Elvis Presley? by Geoff Edgers( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,095 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 Marco Polo? by Joan Holub( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,070 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brief biography of the life and travels of thirteenth-century explorer, Marco Polo
Who is Jane Goodall? by Roberta Edwards( Book )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 1,054 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles the life of the primatologist who was the first scientist to study wild chimpanzees in their natural environment
 
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All about sleep from A to ZZZZ
Alternative Names
O'Brien, John Thomas.

O'Brien, John Thomas 1953-

Oburaien, Jon 1953-

או'בריאן, ג'ון 1953-

או'ברין, ג'ון 1953-

오브라이언, 존 1953-

オブライエン, ジョン

Languages
English (105)

Spanish (17)

Chinese (5)

Polish (2)

Hebrew (2)

Covers
The fastest game on two feet : and other poems about how sports beganWho was Ben Franklin?Mistakes that workedThe beach patrolWho was Abraham Lincoln?Who was Harry Houdini?Sir Small and the dragonflyRed, white, blue, and Uncle who? : the stories behind some of America's patriotic symbols