WorldCat Identities

Lexau, Joan M.

Overview
Works: 70 works in 241 publications in 3 languages and 16,810 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Readers (Publications)  Humorous fiction  Folklore 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PZ7.L5895, E
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Joan M Lexau
Don't be my valentine by Joan M Lexau( Book )

16 editions published between 1985 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,006 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sam's mean valentine for Amy Lou goes astray at school and almost ruins the day for him and his friends
Striped ice cream by Joan M Lexau( Book )

15 editions published between 1968 and 1992 in English and French and held by 1,125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A seven-year-old girl is resigned to the fact that her mother can not afford anything special for her birthday, but she does not understand why her older sisters and brother seem to turn against her--until the big day finally arrives
Crocodile and hen : a Bakongo folktale by Joan M Lexau( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crocodile is so confused by Hen calling him "brother" every time he gets ready to eat her that he finally goes searching for an explanation of how such a relationship can be
The rooftop mystery by Joan M Lexau( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 878 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Sam is asked to carry his sister's big doll to their new home on moving day, his errand results in embarrassment and mystery
The homework caper by Joan M Lexau( Book )

4 editions published between 1966 and 1985 in English and held by 777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Bill's arithmetic homework disappears, he and his friend Ken set out to solve the mystery with the "help" of Ken's younger sister, Susan
Benjie by Joan M Lexau( Book )

13 editions published between 1964 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A small boy overcomes his shyness to help his grandmother
The dog food caper by Joan M Lexau( Book )

8 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and Spanish and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When his neighbor finds dog food in strange places all over his house, Willy Nilly asks Miss Happ, a witch, to help solve the mystery
Benjie on his own by Joan M Lexau( Book )

5 editions published between 1970 and 1975 in English and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When his grandmother becomes quite ill, young Benjie discovers that the people in his big city neighborhood can be friendly and helpful after all
Me day by Joan M Lexau( Book )

3 editions published between 1971 and 1974 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young boy's day goes from good to bad as he begins to conclude that his divorced father forgot his birthday
I should have stayed in bed! by Joan M Lexau( Book )

14 editions published between 1965 and 1976 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

About the day everything goes wrong for Sam from the moment he gets out of bed. Grades 1-3
Trouble will find you by Joan M Lexau( Book )

2 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When his parents promise that he can get a puppy if he can stay out of trouble for just one day, Desmond "Diz" Aster tries his best, but a burglar almost spoils his efforts
Emily and the klunky baby and the next-door dog by Joan M Lexau( Book )

4 editions published between 1972 and 1974 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emily's bad day gets worse when, angry with her divorced mother, she runs away with the baby to live with Daddy
Crocodile and hen by Joan M Lexau( Book )

2 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hen so confuses Crocodile by calling him "brother" every time he is ready to eat her that disconcerted, hungry Crocodile goes searching for an explanation of how such a relationship can be
The poison ivy case by Joan M Lexau( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Willy gets blamed for his sister's case of poison ivy, he consults a self-styled witch for help
I hate Red Rover by Joan M Lexau( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jill does poorly with games at school until sharing her problem with Grampa helps her find a solution
I'll tell on you by Joan M Lexau( Book )

4 editions published between 1976 and 1982 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After his dog bites the coach's daughter, a young boy doesn't tell anyone because he fears that it will keep him off of the team
Come! sit! stay! by Joan M Lexau( Book )

2 editions published between 1984 and 1994 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simple instructions on how to teach a dog to come, to sit, and to stay
Olaf reads by Joan M Lexau( Book )

14 editions published between 1961 and 1979 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Olaf has learned to read, but he must still learn to think when he reads
The spider makes a web by Joan M Lexau( Book )

3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the life cycle of a shamrock spider who spins her web under a blackberry bush
Archimedes takes a bath by Joan M Lexau( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young Xanthius is given the job of seeing that absent minded Archimedes eats and bathes occasionally. His success has much to do with the formulation of Archimedes' Principle
 
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Don't be my valentine
Alternative Names

controlled identityNodset, Joan L.

Lexau, Joan

Languages
English (114)

Spanish (3)

French (1)

Covers
Striped ice creamCrocodile and hen : a Bakongo folktaleThe rooftop mysteryTrouble will find you