WorldCat Identities

Barth, Edna

Overview
Works: 21 works in 126 publications in 1 language and 16,868 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Illustrated works  Folk tales  Poetry  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: GT4975, 394.2683
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Edna Barth
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Most widely held works by Edna Barth
Turkeys, Pilgrims, and Indian corn : the story of the Thanksgiving symbols by Edna Barth( Book )

15 editions published between 1975 and 2002 in English and held by 2,541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of this American harvest celebration and the development of its symbols and legends
Shamrocks, harps, and shillelaghs : the story of the St. Patrick's Day symbols by Edna Barth( Book )

19 editions published between 1970 and 2002 in English and held by 2,231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the origin and meaning of the symbols and legends associated with St. Patrick's Day
Hearts, cupids, and red roses : the story of the valentine symbols by Edna Barth( Book )

9 editions published between 1974 and 2002 in English and held by 2,155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of Valentine's Day and the little-known stories behind its symbols
Lilies, rabbits, and painted eggs : the story of the Easter symbols by Edna Barth( Book )

17 editions published between 1962 and 2001 in English and held by 2,125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of Easter symbols from their Christian and pagan origins to such present-day additions as rabbits and new clothes. Each of our holidays has its own familiar traditions: Wearing green on St. Patrick's Day, hunting for painted eggs on Easter, gathering with family and friends to share a picnic and watch fireworks on the Fourth of July. But where do these customs come from, when did they begin, and why do we continue to observe them? In the engaging blend of careful research and lively prose that has earned her books a lasting place on the holiday bookshelf, Edna Barth explores the multicultural origins and evolution of the familiar and not-so-familiar symbols and legends associated with our favorite holidays. Acclaimed author James Cross Giblin's spirited look at our national birthday continues in Ms. Barth's tradition and rounds out the series. Full of fascinating historical details and little-known stories, these books are informative and fun to read. Festively illustrated by Ursula Arndt, they are now available again in hardcover as well as paperback editions, featuring new, eye-catching jacket designs, and original holiday activities inside the paperback covers
Witches, pumpkins, and grinning ghosts; the story of the Halloween symbols by Edna Barth( Book )

18 editions published between 1972 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,086 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains the origins of and relates stories associated with familiar Halloween symbols
Holly, reindeer, and colored lights : the story of the Christmas symbols by Edna Barth( Book )

15 editions published between 1971 and 2002 in English and held by 2,085 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the origins of Christmas symbols--trees, ornaments, Yule logs, Santa Claus, cards, Christmas colors, and many other holiday observances
Jack-o'-lantern by Edna Barth( Book )

8 editions published between 1974 and 1982 in English and held by 1,089 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retells the story of the first jack o'lantern, made to light the way of Mean Jack who, unwanted in heaven and hell, had to wander the earth for eternity
I'm nobody! Who are you? : the story of Emily Dickinson by Edna Barth( Book )

5 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the woman whose posthumously published poetry brought her the public attention she had carefully avoided during her lifetime. Includes many of her poems
A Christmas feast : poems, sayings, greetings, and wishes( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of Christmas poems, carols, and sayings by a variety of authors spanning several centuries
Cupid and Psyche : a love story by Edna Barth( Book )

5 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The god of love, Cupid, falls in love with the beautiful mortal, Psyche
Balder and the mistletoe : a story for the winter holidays by Edna Barth( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retelling of the Norse legend of how Balder, god of light and joy, was brought down by the evil Loki with an arrow made of mistletoe
The day Luis was lost by Edna Barth( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forced to detour on his way to school, Luis ends up in the police station
Witches, pumpkins, and grinning ghosts by Edna Barth( Book )

2 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains the origins of stories associated with Halloween symbols
WITCH, PUMPKINS, AND GRINNING GHOST by Edna Barth( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Hearts, cupids, and red roses : the story of the valentine symbols by Edna Barth( Recording )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Traces the history of Valentine's Day and the little-known stories behind its symbols
Shamrocks, harps, and shillelaghs : the story of the St. Patrick's Day symbols by Edna Barth( Recording )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Explores the origin and meaning of the symbols and legends associated with St. Patrick's Day
Holly, reindeer, and colored lights : the story of the Christmas symbols by Edna Barth( Recording )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Examines the origins of Christmas symbols--trees, ornaments, Yule logs, Santa Claus, cards, Christmas colors, and many other holiday observances
Witches, pumpkins, and grinning ghosts : the story of the Halloween symbols by Edna Barth( Recording )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Explains the origins of and relates stories associated with familiar Halloween symbols
Lilies, rabbits, and painted eggs : the story of the Easter symbols by Edna Barth( Recording )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Traces the history of Easter symbols from their Christian and pagan origins to such present-day additions as rabbits and new clothes
Turkeys, Pilgrams, And Indian Corn: The Story Of The Thanksgiving Symbols by Edna Barth( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Holly, reindeer, and colored lights : the story of the Christmas symbols
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Shamrocks, harps, and shillelaghs : the story of the St. Patrick's Day symbolsHearts, cupids, and red roses : the story of the valentine symbolsLilies, rabbits, and painted eggs : the story of the Easter symbolsWitches, pumpkins, and grinning ghosts; the story of the Halloween symbolsHolly, reindeer, and colored lights : the story of the Christmas symbols