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Sporn, Michael

Works: 142 works in 358 publications in 3 languages and 18,301 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Children's films  Animated films  Drama  Film adaptations  Fiction  Short films  Motion pictures  Children's television programs  Fantasy films 
Roles: Director, Producer, Artist, Author, Film editor, Other, Scenarist, Restager , Adapter, Illustrator, Editor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Michael Sporn
Harold and the purple crayon ... and more Harold stories by Crockett Johnson( Visual )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 1,407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harold wants to take a walk in the moonlight, so he draws a moon with his purple crayon
Click, clack, moo, cows that type and more fun on the farm by Doreen Cronin( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 1,399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Click, clack, moo: A bunch of literate cows go on strike after Farmer Brown refuses to give in to their typed demands of electric blankets when the barn gets too cold. The day Jimmy's boa ate the wash: Jimmy's boa constrictor wreaks havoc on the class trip to a farm. The Pigs' wedding: all the pigs must get cleaned up for the big wedding. Hendrika, a Dutch cow, wants to visit the city. Charlie needs a cloak: When Charlie's old cloak becomes torn and tattered, he spins a new one, showing how cloth is made from wool
Chrysanthemum --and more Kevin Henkes stories by Kevin Henkes( Visual )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chrysanthemum: Chrysanthemum thinks her name is absolutely perfect, until the kids at school make fun of her. It takes a special friend to change her classmates' minds. Owen: Owen isn't happy when his parents won't let him bring Fuzzy, his beloved yellow blanket, to school. Luckily, Owen's mother has the perfect solution. A Weekend with Wendell: Sleepovers are usually fun, but spending a weekend with Wendell is anything but fun and games. Sophie shows Wendell that, sometimes, she has to be boss, too
Is your mama a llama? --and more stories about growing up by Deborah Guarino( Visual )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is your mama a llama? Lloyd the llama asks all kinds of baby animals his question. Will he ever get the answer he longs to hear? Leo the late bloomer: What's the matter with Leo? He can't read, write or speak like the other baby animals can. Will Leo ever bloom? Elizabeti's doll: When her new baby brother arrives, Elizabeti wants a baby of her own. She finds a rock that will make a perfect baby! Is she ready to care for her own child? Goose: A baby goose grows up in a loving family of woodchucks, but she still feels lonely and different, until she finds her wings!
Corduroy --and more stories about friendship by Don Freeman( Visual )

3 editions published between 1984 and 2003 in English and held by 820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Corduroy. Corduroy longs for someone to take him home from the department store. He thinks that finding his lost button may help, so he searches the store when nobody's around. Will Corduroy find the button on his adventure? Yo! Yes? Playing alone isn't very fun. But when a simple, 'Yo!' is answered by a simple, 'Yes?' these two boys become the best of friends! Here comes the cat! A village of mice is in an uproar as the ominous shadow of a big cat approaches. 'Here comes the cat!' they shout. What will happen when the cat finally arrives?"--Container
Pete's a pizza and more William Steig stories by William Steig( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Compilation of three video adaptations of Steig's picture books. Pete's a pizza: When Pete is in a bad mood, his parents cheer him up by making a pizza out of Pete. Doctor De Soto: Everyone's favorite mouse dentist helps a fox with a sore tooth who has plans for a the dentist after the visit. The Amazing Bone: Pearl, a piglet, befriends a talking bone she finds in the woods
Hans Christian Andersen's Thumbelina by Frank Loesser( Visual )

11 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of classic Hans Christian Andersen tales includes six beloved stories brought to life on film: The Ugly Duckling, The Emperor's New Clothes, Nightingale, The Red Shoes, The Little Match Girl, and The Swineherd
Rapunzel -- and more classic fairytales( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rapunzel is a girl with the very long, golden hair; A pair of elves secretly create an amazing pair of shoes for a poor but kindly shoemaker; When a young girl befriends a mysterious elderly woman, magical things begin to happen; Follow the adventures of billy goats named Gruff as they bravely hunt for fresh green grass to eat; Lon Po Po brings lessons about strangers, trust and courage; A king falls in love with a princess after she hides her identity under a coat made of a thousand furs
The night before Christmas( Visual )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of four children's stories about Christmas. In the first, the classic tale about Santa's visit on Christmas Eve. In the second, Max tries to stay up to see Santa. In the third, Morris finds a magical gift that makes his troubles disappear. In the fourth story, a young girl and her father take a magical night-time walk through the snowy woods in search of the Great Horned Owl
Gudgekin, the thistle girl, and other tales by John Gardner( Book )

4 editions published between 1976 and 2010 in English and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of fairy tales in a magical mysterious land with characters who are some sweet and lovable, while others are wily and wicked
The man who walked between the towers --and more inspiring tales( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Man who walked between the towers: A look at the high-wire walk made by Philippe Petit in 1974 between the World Trade Center's Twin Towers in New York City, and how it is still considered one of history's most artistic crimes. Snowflake Bentley was a self-taught scientist who photographed thousands of individual snowflakes in order to study their unique formations. Miss Rumphius traveled near and far, witnessing beauty of all kinds, and went on to help make the world a more beautiful place with a simple handful of seeds. A charming rhyme describes the life's work of renowned Mexican potter Juan Quezada, and the process he uses to create his pots after the style of the Casas Grandes people
Emily's first 100 days of school --and more great school time stories by Rosemary Wells( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emily's first 100 days of school: As the days and weeks of school go by, Emily and her classmates learn a lot: about reading, writing, counting, and other new ideas. Reading to your bunny: Young Freddy Bunny is having trouble learning in school. He would rather play video games and watch TV anyway, until he learns how to read. If you made a million: Have you ever wanted to make a million dollars? Marvelosissimo the Mathematical Magician is an expert guide about the various forms of money
Abel's island by William Steig( Visual )

10 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in English and Swedish and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The elegant and romantic Abelard mouse gets caught in a storm while picnicking with his wife Amanda and is swept away to a desert island where he must learn to survive
The emperor's new clothes --and more Hans Christian Andersen fairy tales by Maxine Fisher( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In "The emperor's new clothes," two swindlers create a royal robe from magical cloth for a vain king. In "The ugly duckling," a duckling is teased because of his awkward appearance until he grows into a beautiful swan. In "The swineherd," a spoiled princess scorns the love of an honorable prince until he comes up with a clever way to steal some kisses from her
The day Jimmy's boa ate the wash --and more short stories by Trinka Hakes Noble( Visual )

11 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The day Jimmy's boa ate the wash: The class trip to the farm was pretty dull, until the cow started crying, the pigs got on the bus and Jimmy's pet boa got loose! Shrinking Violet: Violet is so shy that she shrinks whenever anyone watches her. So what will Violet do when her teacher gives her a big part in the school play? Will I have a friend?: Jimmy's worried about the first day of school. The other children are strangers and he's sure he'll never find a friend, until naptime when he discovers someone who feels the same way he does. Bonus stories: The sweater: With every boy in a small Quebec town wearing the sweater of the Montreal Canadiens to play hockey, one child is horrified when, because of a mail order mix-up, he is forced to wear a Toronto Maple Leafs sweater. Many moons: Though many try, only the court jester is able to fulfill Princess Lenore's wish for the moon
The marzipan pig and Jazztime tale by Michael Sporn( Visual )

16 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The marzipan pig: a marzipan pig, lost behind a sofa and eaten by a mouse, starts a chain of events involving the feelings of the mouse, a grandfather clock, an owl, a bee, a flower, and another mouse who in her turn discovers another marzipan pig to eat. Jazztime tale: set in 1919 Harlem, two girls - one white, one black - form a lifelong friendship through a chance encounter, and the music of a young Fats Waller
Whitewash by Ntozake Shange( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young African-American girl is traumatized when a gang attacks her and her brother on their way home from school and spray-paints her face white. Based on a true story
Mike Mulligan and his steam shovel by Virginia Lee Burton( Visual )

12 editions published between 1967 and 1992 in English and Spanish and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The familiar story of Mike Mulligan and Mary Anne, his steam shovel, and the problems they encounter while digging a cellar for the new town hall
Lyle, Lyle crocodile, the musical "The house on East 88th Street( Visual )

5 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Animated musical adaptation of the story about Lyle, a crocodile discovered by the Primm family in their new house that is adopted into the family
The king of the hummingbirds, and other tales by John Gardner( Book )

3 editions published between 1977 and 2010 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four fairy tales featuring a stupid coppersmith's son, a witch unhappy in her profession, a gnome with power to change things, and a fat, bespectacled Jewish boy who hopes to marry a princess
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Pete's a pizza and more William Steig stories
Alternative Names
Michael Sporn Amerikaans filmregisseur (1946-2014)

Michael Sporn animator

Michael Sporn US-amerikanischer Filmregisseur, Drehbuchautor und Animator

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English (103)

Spanish (4)

Swedish (1)

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