WorldCat Identities

Berry, James 1924-

Overview
Works: 76 works in 222 publications in 3 languages and 11,783 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Poetry  Legends  Short stories  Young adult works  Abstracts  Music 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: PR9265.9.B47, FIC
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about James Berry
 
Most widely held works by James Berry
Ajeemah and his son by James Berry( Book )

17 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and French and held by 1,291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A father and his eighteen-year-old son are each affected differently by their experiences as slaves in Jamaica in the early nineteenth century"
Classic poems to read aloud by James Berry( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 1,028 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of poems on many different topics by a variety of authors--past and present
A thief in the village : and other stories by James Berry( Book )

15 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in English and French and held by 936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of nine short stories about life in contemporary Jamaica, on such subjects as a young boy's desire to buy shoes for the cricket team and a girl's adventures on a coconut plantation. Nenna and her brother Man-Man sneak from shadow to tree trunk in the dead of night, concealing themselves while tracking a coconut thief. Gustas barely survives a violent hurricane, trying to save his fruit-laden banana tree. Becky begs her mother for a bicycle, and Fanso longs to know his father who walked out of his life thirteen years earlier
The Oxford book of children's stories by Jan Mark( Book )

2 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short stories written for children over the past 250 years by such authors as Louisa May Alcott, Rudyard Kipling, Carl Sandburg, Joan Aiken, and Rosa Guy
Around the world in eighty poems( Book )

5 editions published between 1900 and 2002 in English and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of eighty poems from more than fifty different countries
Carnival of the animals : poems inspired by Saint-Saëns' music by James Berry( Recording )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 55-minute CD of music and poetry included inside! Ladies and gentlemen, take your seats for Carnival of the Animals! Tap your feet, clap your hands, let the words flow and the music swell, and allow these poems and pictures to transport you. Inspired by Saint-Saens' famous "zoological fantasy," this magnificent book combines specially commissioned work by thirteen acclaimed modern poets with bold and glorious illustrations by Satoshi Kitamura. The accompanying fifty-five-minute CD, performed by the Apollo Chamber Orchestra, features a reading of each of the fourteen poems followed by the appropriate musical passage, beautifully evoking for young listeners each of the animals in Saint-Saens' famous 1886 fantasy for two pianos and orchestra. Exciting poems by an international array of poets and riotous images by the award-winning Satoshi Kitamura illustrate Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint-Saens
Don't leave an elephant to go and chase a bird by James Berry( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anancy Spiderman trades various items with the people he encounters, until he himself is distracted by a bird and ends up empty-handed
Celebration song : a poem by James Berry( Book )

5 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and German and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the Caribbean, a birth story of Jesus told from Mary's point of view
First palm trees : an Anancy Spiderman story by James Berry( Book )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The West Indian trickster Anancy Spiderman tries to persuade Sun-Spirit, Water-Spirit, Earth-Spirit, and Air-Spirit to create the world's first palm trees so that he can collect a reward from the king
A nest full of stars : poems by James Berry( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of poems reflecting Caribbean culture include "Old man called Arawak," "Woods whisperings," and "Not one weak day."
Spiderman Anancy by James Berry( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of twenty tales recounting the antics of the West Indian trickster Anancy and his companions Bro Monkey, Bro Dog, and Bro Tiger
When I dance : poems by James Berry( Book )

8 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of fifty-nine poems for young adults celebrating life in inner-city Britain and in the rural Caribbean
Rough sketch beginning by James Berry( Book )

2 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A descriptive poem about an artist's thoughts and visions as he prepares a sketch for a painting
Kids on the run : the stories of seven teen-age runaways by James Berry( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interviews with seven teenage runaways explore their motives for leaving home, how they went about it, their experiences, and reflections
Everywhere faces everywhere : poems by James Berry( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in Undetermined and English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of poems exploring the diversity found in a childhood in Jamaica and later observations of young people in England
News for Babylon : the Chatto book of Westindian-British poetry by James Berry( Book )

7 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Isn't my name magical? : sister and brother poems by James Berry( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of poems depict the family relationships, friendships, and favorite activities of an African American sister and brother
Chain of days by James Berry( Book )

5 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The future-telling lady and other stories by James Berry( Book )

4 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why you feel hot, why you feel cold: your body's temperature by James Berry( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains how the body regulates its temperature and what happens when we get a fever
 
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Classic poems to read aloud
Alternative Names
Berry, James R.

James Berry Jamaican British poet and children's writer

Джеймс Берри

Languages
English (103)

French (5)

German (1)

Covers
Classic poems to read aloudA thief in the village : and other storiesThe Oxford book of children's storiesAround the world in eighty poemsCarnival of the animals : poems inspired by Saint-Saëns' musicDon't leave an elephant to go and chase a birdCelebration song : a poemFirst palm trees : an Anancy Spiderman story