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Houghton Mifflin Company

Overview
Works: 4,761 works in 8,644 publications in 1 language and 215,364 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Picture books  History  Biography  Humorous fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Paranormal fiction  Dictionaries  Reference works 
Roles: Publisher, Distributor, Editor, Printer, Producer, Other
Classifications: PZ7.V266, E
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Most widely held works by Houghton Mifflin Company
The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg( Book )

4 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in English and held by 5,021 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sample text for The Polar Express / written and illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg. "On Christmas Eve, many years ago, I lay quietly in my bed. I did not rustle the sheets. I breathed slowly and silently. I was listening for a sound -- a sound a friend had told me I'd never hear -- the ringing bells of Santa's sleigh. 'There is no Santa, ' my friend had insisted, but I knew he was wrong. Late that night I did hear sounds, though not of ringing bells. From outside came the sounds of hissing steam and squeaking metal. I looked through my window and saw a train standing perfectly still in from of my house."
Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 4,371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of a self-taught scientist who photographed thousands of individual snowflakes in order to study their unique formations
Black and white by David Macaulay( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 4,280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four brief "stories" about parents, trains, and cows, or is it really all one story? The author recommends careful inspection of words and pictures to both minimize and enhance confusion
Castle by David Macaulay( )

3 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in English and held by 3,995 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Text and detailed drawings follow the planning and construction of a "typical" castle and adjoining town in thirteenth-century Wales."--Title page verso
The American Heritage college dictionary( Book )

19 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and held by 3,772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This new Fourth Edition of The American Heritage College Dictionary presents the very best that a college dictionary can offer. Every aspect of the Dictionary has been updated and revised. It bears the same hallmarks that have distinguished the American Heritage name for decades: an accessible and readable defining style, an attractive page design, and over 2,500 photographs and drawings that enhance the definitions and invite browsing."--Jacket
Cathedral : the story of its construction by David Macaulay( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 3,665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an illustrated look at the step-by-step building of a thirteenth-century Gothic cathedral.--
Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell( Book )

1 edition published in 1960 in English and held by 3,256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The gripping story of young Karana, an Indian girl who survives by herself for eighteen years on a deserted island off the California coast. A quiet acceptance of fate characterizes her ordeal
The witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare( Book )

2 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 3,049 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kit Tyler must leave behind shimmering Caribbean islands to join the stern Puritan community of her relatives. She soon feels caged, until she meets the old woman known as the Witch of Blackbird Pond. But when their friendship is discovered, Kit herself is accused of witchcraft!
Two bad ants by Chris Van Allsburg( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 3,009 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When two bad ants desert from their colony, they experience a dangerous adventure that convinces them to return to their safety
The garden of Abdul Gasazi by Chris Van Allsburg( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 3,003 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the dog he is caring for runs away from Alan into the forbidden garden of a retired dog-hating magician, a spell seems to be cast over the contrary dog
Ira sleeps over by Bernard Waber( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 2,923 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A little boy is excited at the prospect of spending the night at his friend's house but worries how he'll get along without his teddy bear
The boy of the three-year nap by Dianne Snyder( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 2,877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A poor Japanese woman maneuvers events to change the lazy habits of her son
Just a dream by Chris Van Allsburg( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 2,772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When he has a dream about a future Earth devastated by pollution, Walter begins to understand the importance of taking care of the environment
The biggest bear by Lynd Ward( Book )

1 edition published in 1952 in English and held by 2,681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Johnny goes hunting for a bearskin to hang on his family's barn and returns with a small bundle of trouble. One track of sound disc has page-turn signals
The stranger by Chris Van Allsburg( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 2,585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The enigmatic origins of the stranger Farmer Bailey hits with his truck and brings home to recuperate seem to have a mysterious relation to the weather. Grades K-3
The sweetest fig by Chris Van Allsburg( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 2,570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"These figs are very special," the woman whispered. "They can make your dreams come true." -- Thus Monsieur Bibot, the cold-hearted dentist, was given two ordinary-looking figs as payment for extracting a tooth from an old woman's mouth. Monsieur Bibot refused to believe such nonsense and proceeded to eat one of the figs for a bedtime snack. Although it was possibly the finest, sweetest fig he had ever tasted, it wasn't until the next morning that Monsieur Bibot realized it indeed had the power to make his dreams come true. While dragging his poor dog, Marcel, out for his walk, he discovered that his strange dream from the night before was becoming all too real. Determined to make good use of the second fig, Monsieur Bibot learns to control is dreams. But can he control Marcel? Once again Chris Van Allsburg explores the mysterious territory between fantasy and reality in an uncanny tale that will intrigue readers of all ages
Mike Mulligan and his steam shovel by Virginia Lee Burton( Book )

4 editions published between 1939 and 1967 in English and held by 2,429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Mike Mulligan and his steam shovel, Mary Ann, lose their jobs to the gasoline, electric, and diesel motor shovels, they go to a little country town where they find that one new job leads to another
Tree of cranes by Allen Say( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 2,209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this radiant tale, a young boy in Japan celebrates his very first Christmas. Two cultures joyously combine for the day as the boy's mother shares a glimpse of her American childhood with her son. Allen Say's glowing watercolors and affecting words paint a story rich with the holiday spirit -- a story of family, of giving, of goodwill, and the hope for peace. - Flyleaf
Roget's II : the new thesaurus by Peter Mark Roget( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 1,977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An alphabetical listing of words and synonyms, including definitions
 
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Snowflake BentleyBlack and whiteCastleThe American Heritage college dictionaryCathedral : the story of its constructionIsland of the Blue DolphinsThe witch of Blackbird PondTwo bad ants