WorldCat Identities

Pinkney, Jerry

Overview
Works: 308 works in 1,030 publications in 6 languages and 120,680 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Picture books  Fables  Folklore  Historical fiction  History  Pictorial works  Stories without words  Legends 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Author of introduction, Speaker, Editor, Artist
Classifications: PZ8.2, E
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jerry Pinkney
Roll of thunder, hear my cry by Mildred D Taylor( Book )

12 editions published between 1976 and 2001 in English and held by 4,063 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A black family living in Mississippi during the Depression of the 1930s is faced with prejudice and discrimination which its children do not understand
The lion & the mouse by Jerry Pinkney( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and French and held by 4,014 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this wordless retelling of an Aesop fable set in the African Serengeti, an adventuresome mouse proves that even small creatures are capable of great deeds when she rescues the King of the Jungle
John Henry by Julius Lester( Book )

23 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 3,829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retells the life of the legendary African American hero who raced against a steam drill to cut through a mountain
The talking eggs : a folktale from the American South by Robert D San Souci( Book )

23 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 3,743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Southern folktale in which kind Blanche, following the instructions of an old witch, gains riches, while her greedy sister makes fun of the old woman and is duly rewarded
Mirandy and Brother Wind by Pat McKissack( Book )

27 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in English and held by 3,479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To win first prize in the Junior Cakewalk, Mirandy tries to capture the wind to make him be her partner
The ugly duckling by Jerry Pinkney( Book )

19 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 3,371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ugly duckling spends an unhappy year ostracized by the other animals before he grows into a beautiful swan
The patchwork quilt by Valerie Flournoy( Book )

24 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using scraps cut from the family's old clothing, Tanya helps her grandmother and mother make a beautiful quilt that tells the story of her family's life
Goin' someplace special by Pat McKissack( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and Korean and held by 3,144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There's a place in this 1950s southern town where all are welcome, no matter what their skin color ... and 'Tricia Ann knows exactly how to get there. To her, it's someplace special and she's bursting to go by herself. When her grandmother sees that she's ready to take such a big step, 'Tricia Ann hurries to catch the bus heading downtown. But unlike the white passengers, she must sit in the back behind the Jim Crow sign and wonder why life's so unfair. Still, for each hurtful sign seen and painful comment heard, there's a friend around the corner reminding 'Tricia Ann that she's not alone. And even her grandmother's words -- "You are somebody, a human being - no better, no worse than anybody else in this world"--Echo in her head, lifting her spirits and pushing her forward
Noah's ark by Jerry Pinkney( Book )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retells the biblical story of the great flood and how Noah and his family faithfully responded to God's call to save life on earth
Minty : a story of young Harriet Tubman by Alan Schroeder( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and held by 2,614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They called her "Minty." When she grew up, she became Harriet Tubman, the courageous and heroic woman who helped hundreds of slaves escape to freedom through the Underground Railroad. But she was just a little girl for a while and this is her story. Minty, short for Araminta, was a feisty and headstrong young slave, whose rebellious spirit often got her into trouble. She told stories to her doll, released animals from traps, and, above all, dreamed of running away. And when her father began to teach her the skills necessary for escape, she listened carefully, and learned
The tales of Uncle Remus : the adventures of Brer Rabbit by Julius Lester( Book )

14 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in English and held by 2,517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retelling of the Afro-American tales about the adventures and misadventures of Brer Rabbit and his friends and enemies
Sam and the tigers : a new telling of Little Black Sambo by Julius Lester( Book )

16 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and Japanese and held by 2,409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the adventures of a little boy named Sam when he matches wits with several tigers that want to eat him
Song of the trees by Mildred D Taylor( Book )

25 editions published between 1975 and 2016 in English and held by 2,105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the Depression, a rural black family deeply attached to the forest on their land tries to save it from being cut down by an unscrupulous white man
The little red hen by Jerry Pinkney( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 2,096 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A newly illustrated edition of the classic fable of the hen who is forced to do all the work of baking bread and of the animals who learn a bitter lesson from it
Aesop's fables by Aesop( Book )

7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 2,069 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of nearly sixty fables from Aesop, including such familiar ones as "The Grasshopper and the Ants," "The North Wind and the Sun," "Androcles and the Lion," "The Troublesome Dog," and "The Fox and the Stork."
Rikki-tikki-tavi by Jerry Pinkney( Book )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 1,876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A courageous mongoose thwarts the evil plans of Nag and Nagaina, two big black cobras who live in the garden
I have a dream by Martin Luther King( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1,829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrates the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, jr., as they were presented in his "I Have a Dream" speech on August 28, 1963
Little Red Riding Hood by Jerry Pinkney( Book )

10 editions published between 1989 and 2017 in English and Korean and held by 1,828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sweet little girl meets a hungry wolf in the forest while on her way to visit her grandmother
The tortoise & the hare by Jerry Pinkney( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and Japanese and held by 1,742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrations and minimal text relate the familiar fable of the race between a slow tortoise and a quick but foolish hare, set in America's desert Southwest
Half a moon and one whole star by Crescent Dragonwagon( Book )

14 editions published between 1986 and 1990 in English and held by 1,617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The summer night is full of wonderful sounds and scents as Susan falls asleep
 
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Roll of thunder, hear my cry
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The lion & the mouseJohn HenryThe talking eggs : a folktale from the American SouthMirandy and Brother WindThe ugly ducklingThe patchwork quiltGoin' someplace specialNoah's ark
Alternative Names
Jerry Pinkney

Jerry Pinkney American children's illustrator and writer

Jerry Pinkney Amerikaans schrijver

Jerry Pinkney amerikansk författare

Jerry Pinkney amerikansk skribent

Jerry Pinkney ilustrador estadounidense

Pinkney, J. Brian

جری پینکلی

핑크니, 제리 1939-

ジェリー・ピンクニー

ピンクニー, ジェリー

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