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Messecar, Ray

Overview
Works: 105 works in 190 publications in 1 language and 9,886 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Children's films  Animated films  Drama  Short films  Film adaptations  Educational films  Action and adventure films  Fantasy films  Fiction 
Roles: Director, Originator, Adapter, Author
Classifications: PN1997.2, 398.2
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ray Messecar
How do dinosaurs say good night? : --and more stories that rhyme( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 728 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 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using quotes from some of his beloved speeches, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. comes to life in stunning collage art and vibrant watercolor paintings in this profound and important biography about beliefs and dreams and following one's heart. Martin Luther King, Jr. in his own words, will inspire and affect you, too. Narrated by Michael Clarke Duncan
Chicka chicka 1, 2, 3 : --and more stories about counting( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 508 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?: What does a million really mean? A trillion? Explains the concepts of a million, a billion, and a trillion. -- If you made a million: What's it like to have a million dollars? A guide to various forms of money
Horton hatches the egg ; If I ran the circus by Seuss( Visual )

2 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 487 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 458 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 )

3 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 445 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 337 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 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A boy realises how lucky he is when an old man describes some of the difficulties other people and creatures have. In Scrambled eggs super, Peter T. Hooper describes how he made scrambled eggs with some very unusual ingredients. Suggested audience: junior, primary
I am not going to get up today ; The shape of me and other stuff ; Great day for up ; In a people house( Visual )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 313 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
Johnny Appleseed by Johnny Appleseed( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 288 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 )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 270 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 265 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
Dr. Seuss how the Grinch stole Christmas! : plus, If I ran the zoo( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 253 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 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scenes from Homer's epic poem, the Iliad, that reveal the story of a war between the Greeks and the Trojans. Learn of the beauty of Helen, the fatal weakness of brave Achilles, and the mystery of the fabled Trojan Horse
The little drummer boy : --and 4 more holiday stories( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 244 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."
Constellation myths( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 241 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 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ancient Greeks were fascinated by nature, and their storytellers created tales to explain natural phenomena. In this video, students learn the mythical rationale for the cycle of the seasons through the myth of Persephone and how the narcissus flower was named for a mythical vain young man. Kids also learn the story of Helios, the sun god and how the Greeks explained the presence of deserts, volcanoes and ice caps on the earthly landscape
The journeys of Odysseus( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of four myths which explain the consequences for mortals as well as gods who exhibit excessive pride, or hubris. Many Greeks learned the hard way. The angered and defied the gods with their behaviour and poor choices and were usually severely punished. Suggested audience: primary, intermediate
The Legend of Davy Crockett by Robert Hogrogian( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the backwoods of Tennessee to halls of Washington, D.C., meet Davy Crockett. A legendary hunter, politician and avid storyteller who tames the wild frontier with sharpshooting, cleverness and plenty of humor
Paul Bunyan by Brian Gleeson( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meet Paul Bunyan, a lumberjack taller than the highest Minnesota pines! Seemingly impossible challenges are no match for Paul's size, strength and quick wit. With faithful Babe the Blue Ox by Paul's side, the pair creates Minnesota's 10,000 lakes, digs the St. Lawrence River and clears America's frontiers for farming, or so the legends say!
 
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Horton hatches the egg ; If I ran the circus
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