WorldCat Identities

O'Brien, John 1953-

Overview
Works: 156 works in 532 publications in 6 languages and 69,877 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Biography  Biographies  Literature  Fiction  Poetry  Sports poetry  History  Picture books  Readers (Publications) 
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 3,102 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 2,208 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
Mistakes that worked by Charlotte Foltz Jones( Book )

17 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in English and held by 2,011 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
Who was Ben Franklin? by Dennis B Fradin( Book )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,810 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 1,616 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
The beach patrol by John O'Brien( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,613 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 Harry Houdini? by Tui T Sutherland( Book )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 1,436 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 1,340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to the life and accomplishments of Thomas Edison, America's most famous inventor
Sir Small and the dragonfly by Jane O'Connor( Book )

7 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 1,319 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 was Mark Twain? by April Jones Prince( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 1,311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to the life, times, and works of the celebrated 19th-century American author
Who was Thomas Jefferson? by Dennis B Fradin( Book )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the third president of the United States and writer of the Declaration of Independence
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 1,269 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 Jackie Robinson? by Gail Herman( Book )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to the life and career of baseball's Jackie Robinson
Six creepy sheep by Judith Ross Enderle( Book )

11 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relates in rhyme the adventures of six little sheep who go trick-or-treating on Halloween night
Who was Louis Armstrong? by Yona Zeldis McDonough( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,134 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 Elvis Presley? by Geoff Edgers( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,130 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 )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the famous medieval Venetian traveler, Marco Polo
Who is Jane Goodall? by Roberta Edwards( Book )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 1,105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles the life of the primatologist who was the first scientist to study wild chimpanzees in their natural environment
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 1,099 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a brief history of a variety of candies and chewing gum. Includes recipes for sugar paste, fudge, and taffy
Accidents may happen by Charlotte Foltz Jones( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 1,089 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. Fifty products, like dynamite and yo-yos, that came into being by accident. A sequel to Mistakes That Worked (1991). From Wheaties to telephones, microwave ovens to yo-yos, here are the inspiring and often funny stories of 50 mistakes and misunderstandings that helped bring about life as we know it. With hilarious cartoons and wacky facts, this fascinating compendium illustrates the adage "If you don't learn from your mistakes, there's no sense making them."
 
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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 beganMistakes that workedWho was Ben Franklin?Who was Abraham Lincoln?The beach patrolWho was Harry Houdini?Who was Thomas Alva Edison?Sir Small and the dragonfly
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

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