WorldCat Identities

Van Laan, Nancy

Overview
Works: 45 works in 169 publications in 3 languages and 22,419 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Folklore  Stories in rhyme  Illustrated works  Poetry  Legends 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PZ8.3.V47, E
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Nancy Van Laan
Possum come a-knockin' by Nancy Van Laan( Book )

13 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in English and held by 1,947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cumulative tale in verse about a mysterious stranger that interrupts a family's daily routine
With a whoop and a holler : a bushel of lore from way down south by Nancy Van Laan( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 1,386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of tales, rhymes, riddles, superstitions, and sayings organized around the three distinct regions of the South: the Bayou, the Deep South, and Appalachia
When winter comes by Nancy Van Laan( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 1,358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rhyming text asks what happens to different animals and plants "when winter comes and the cold wind blows."
So say the little monkeys by Nancy Van Laan( Book )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and French and held by 1,257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rhyming retelling of an Indian folktale from Brazil about tiny, playful monkeys and why they have no place to call home
Rainbow crow : a Lenape tale by Nancy Van Laan( Book )

6 editions published between 1989 and 1999 in English and held by 1,110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the weather changes and the ever-falling snow threatens to engulf all the animals, it is Crow who flies up to receive the gift of fire from the Great Sky Spirit
In a circle long ago : a treasury of native lore from North America by Nancy Van Laan( Book )

8 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 1,019 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories from many native peoples all over North America that teach about our environment
Buffalo dance : a Blackfoot legend by Nancy Van Laan( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 923 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retelling of the Blackfoot legend about the ritual performed before the buffalo hunt
Tickle tum! by Nancy Van Laan( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mother and toddler have fun at suppertime
Scrubba dub by Nancy Van Laan( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mama Bunny tries to bathe her energetic toddler
Moose tales by Nancy Van Laan( Book )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moose takes a walk, then a nap under a tree that Beaver is gnawing, and finally, they both join their friends in making a practically perfect snow creature
Shingebiss : an Ojibwe legend by Nancy Van Laan( Book )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shingebiss the duck bravely challenges the Winter Maker and manages to find enough food to survive a long, harsh winter
Little Fish lost by Nancy Van Laan( Book )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Little Fish loses his mother in an African pond and searches everywhere for her, seeing all kinds of animals in the process
A tree for me by Nancy Van Laan( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and Chinese and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A child climbs five different trees, looking for a place to hide and finding an increasing number of animals already in residence, until finally the perfect tree is found
Teeny tiny tingly tales by Nancy Van Laan( Book )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three rhyming scary stories
Busy, busy Moose by Nancy Van Laan( Book )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moose helps his little animal friends in many ways during the four seasons
This is the hat : a story in rhyme by Nancy Van Laan( Book )

7 editions published between 1988 and 1995 in English and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cumulative verses follow an old man's hat as it becomes a home for a spider, mouse, and other creatures before returning to its rightful owner
Little baby Bobby by Nancy Van Laan( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a bouncy baby's buggy goes whooshing down a hill, he is in for quite a ride as an assortment of people give chase
The magic bean tree : a legend from Argentina by Nancy Van Laan( Book )

3 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young Quechuan boy sets out on his own to bring the rains back to his parched homeland and is rewarded by a gift of carob beans that come to be prized across Argentina
The legend of El Dorado : a Latin American tale by Nancy Van Laan( Book )

3 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retelling of the Chibcha Indian legend about how the treasure of El Dorado came to be
Forget me not by Nancy Van Laan( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young Julia comes to terms with the changes in her beloved grandmother, whose Alzheimer's Disease makes it hard for her to remember people and things
 
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Possum come a-knockin'
Alternative Names
Greven, Nancy 1939-

Laan Nancy van

Laan, Nancy van 1939-

VanLaan, Nancy 1939-

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Languages
English (107)

French (2)

Chinese (1)

Covers
With a whoop and a holler : a bushel of lore from way down southWhen winter comesSo say the little monkeysRainbow crow : a Lenape taleIn a circle long ago : a treasury of native lore from North AmericaTickle tum!Scrubba dubMoose tales