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Messecar, Ray

Overview
Works: 110 works in 226 publications in 1 language and 9,886 library holdings
Genres: Children's films  Juvenile works  Animated films  Short films  Film adaptations  Drama  Educational films  Action and adventure films  Fantasy films  Fiction 
Roles: Director, Originator, Adapter, Author
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4375
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Most widely held works by Ray Messecar
How do dinosaurs say good night? : --and more stories that rhyme( Visual )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How do dinosaurs say good night?: Even dinosaurs make a fuss before bedtime. Can parents ever get them into bed? In the small, small pond: Frogs leap, tadpoles wriggle, geese waddle and minnows scatter. You'll enjoy watching this pond come to life in the spring. Zin! Zin! Zin! A violin: A lone trombone playing solo is joined by a trumpet to make a duet, until a French horn make it a trio. One by one instruments gather together for a joyous musical performance. All the colors of the Earth: Celebrate the colors of children and the colors of love in this beautiful lyrical story
Martin's big words : the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. --and more stories from the African-American tradition( Visual )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martin's big words: Using quotes from some of his beloved speeches, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. comes to life in this profound and important biography about beliefs and dreams and following one's heart. John Henry: Based on the famous African-American folk ballad, this story tells of the legendary contest between a spirited man with a hammer and a steam drill to build a tunnel through the Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia. Seven candles for Kwanzaa: This unique African-American holiday commemorates the strength of family ties, respect for ancestors, commitment to the growth of community and gratitude for life's bounties
Chicka chicka 1, 2, 3 : --and more stories about counting by Bill Martin( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chicka chicka 1,2,3: See what happens when 101 numbers race each other up an apple tree, and bad bumble bees come buzzing. Which number will save the day? How much is a million? Marvelosissimo the Mathematical Magician answers that question and others, using easily grasped concepts to explain the concepts of a million, a billion, and a trillion. 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
Horton hatches the egg ; If I ran the circus by Seuss( Visual )

3 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Horton the elephant endures terrible snowstorms, jeering friends and frightening hunters while egg-sitting for Mayzie the lazy bird. Then a host of wacky performers are featured in the Circus McGurkus
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 441 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
Yertle the turtle and other stories by Seuss( Visual )

5 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A turtle climbs to the highest heights on the back of his subjects in order to expand his kingdom; a plain bird is jealous of a pretty feathered bird; a rabbit and a bear bicker and boast until a wise worm teaches them both a lesson
Dr. Seuss' Horton hears a Who! ; Thidwick the big-hearted moose! by Seuss( Visual )

5 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two stories by Dr. Seuss. In the first story, a city of Whos on a speck of dust are threatened with destruction until the smallest Who of all helps convince Horton's friends that Whos really exist. In the second story, Thickwick, the big-hearted moose, doesn't know what he's in for when he lets a Bingle Bug hitch a ride on his antlers
Did I ever tell you how lucky you are? ; Scrambled eggs super! by Seuss( Visual )

2 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ode to fortune showcases an assortment of ill-fated fellows. Then Peter T. Hooper uses some very unusual bird eggs for his new recipe
I am not going to get up today ; The shape of me and other stuff ; Great day for up ; In a people house by Seuss( Visual )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The shape of me and other stuff: Rhyme and silhouette drawings introduce the shape of bugs, balloons, peanuts, camels, spider webs, and many other familiar objects
George Washington's mother by Jean Fritz( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2018 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the life of the mother of our first president and her relationship with her children
Johnny Appleseed by Johnny Appleseed( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meet John Chapman, better known as Johnny Appleseed. Living in harmony with nature, he fulfills his dream of traveling west to plant apple orchards across the frontier to aid pioneers on their arduous journeys
The gods of Olympus( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The myths of ancient Greece were passed down over thousands of years, often changing over time. These legendary tales revolved around a family of immortal gods who, while incredibly powerful, had some very human characteristics. In this program, students will observe the creation of the universe from chaos, learn how Zeus became the king of the gods. This video provides an overview of the major characters in Greek mythology and sheds light on their relationships with each other and with humans
Who's that stepping on Plymouth Rock?( Visual )

6 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Plymouth Rock is the most solid piece of history the United States has. Jean Fritz explores, with wit and wisdom, whether or not the First Comers or Pilgrims stepped on it or not when they landed in Plymouth Harbor"--Guide
Duke Ellington by Andrea Davis Pinkney( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2018 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brief recounting of the career of this jazz musician and composer who, along with his orchestra, created music that was beyond category
The little drummer boy : --and 4 more holiday stories( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Little Drummer Boy" joins the procession to Bethlehem to offer gifts to the Christ Child. Buddy McGee eagerly awaits a promised visit from his friend, so he can wish him "Merry Christmas, Space Case." "Sam and the Lucky Money" examines the dilemma of how one young boy spends his Chinese New Year's gift. On a crisp, cold, snowy, still winter's night, "The Tomten" of a humble farm homestead goes about on his secret rounds doing his caretaker duties in his gentle, loving way. A young woman's true love sends her extravagant gifts on each of the "Twelve Days of Christmas."
Dr. Seuss how the Grinch stole Christmas! : plus, If I ran the zoo( Visual )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two stories by Dr. Seuss. In the first story, a the Grinch tries to stop Christmas from arriving by stealing all the presents and food from the village, but much to his surprise, Christmas comes anyway. In the second story, if Gerlad McGrew ran the zoo, he'd let all the ordinary animals go and fill the zoo with more unusual beasts from the far corners of the world
The Trojan War( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retells some of the scenes from Homer's Iliad, which depicts the exploits of the Greeks and Greek gods during the Trojan War. Discusses the judgment of Paris (which led to the conflict), the beauty of Helen, the fatal weakness of brave Achilles, and the mystery of the Trojan Horse
Constellation myths( Visual )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of three constellation myths, the great hunter Orion and explains his placement in the heavens; the origins of the bear constellations Ursa Major and Ursa Minor; and the vanity that put a queen named Cassiopeia high into the heavens. Suggested audience: primary, intermediate
Nature myths( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at how the ancient Greeks attempted to explain natural phenomena through the tales they created. Learn the mythical rationale behind the cycle of the seasons through the story of Persephone, and learn the story of Helios, the sun god
The journeys of Odysseus( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discover how Odysseus learns to overcome adversity, and his own weaknesses, in his adventures with the dreaded Cyclops, the mischievous Circe, and a terrifying sea creature known as the Scylla
 
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