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Pohrt, Tom

Works: 38 works in 74 publications in 1 language and 11,923 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  History  Folklore  Legends  Poetry  Drama  Braille books 
Roles: Author, Illustrator
Classifications: PZ10.3.G316, FIC
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Tom Pohrt
The cats of Roxville Station by Jean Craighead George( Book )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 2,520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thrown into a river by a cruel human, a young tiger-striped cat fights to survive amid feral cats and other creatures near Roxville train station, aided by Mike, an eleven-year-old foster boy who is not allowed to have a pet
The walls of Cartagena by Julia Durango( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 2,280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirteen-year-old Calepino, an African slave in the seventeenth-century Caribbean city of Cartagena, works as a translator for a Jesuit priest who tends to newly-arrived slaves and, after working for a Jewish doctor in a leper colony and helping an Angolan boy and his mother escape, he realizes his true calling
The little gentleman by Philippa Pearce( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young girl's dull life is transformed when she meets and befriends an extraordinary talking mole that likes to be read to and tell of his own past exploits throughout the centuries
The tomb of the boy king by John Frank( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells, in rhyming text, the story of Howard Carter's efforts to find Tutankhamen's tomb and of what he did discover in the Valley of the Kings
A child's anthology of poetry by Elizabeth Hauge Sword( Book )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The simple pleasures of reading and listening to poetry are unforgettable memories of childhood, and, for young minds, poetry is the gateway to an interest in language and storytelling. By bringing together essential classic children's poems with the best of modern and contemporary international poetry, this book is an introduction to literature and life for the young reader. From Robert Frost to Maya Angelou, Shel Silverstein to Emily Dickinson, this collection emphasizes the fun and diversity of poetry, providing readers with a well rounded, inclusive selection of poets. With the guidance of a special advisory board of esteemed poets such as Deborah Digges, Gerald Early, Louise Glick, Jorle Graham, Edward Hirsch, Garrett Hongo, Maxine Kumin, Cynthia MacDonald, William Matthews, Thylias Moss, Ishmael Reed, Sarah Rosenstock, and Mark Strand, the editors have fashioned a volume that encourages parents not to underestimate the ability of their children to understand and absorb the music of the written word. It features artwork by Tom Pohrt, the well known illustrator of Crow and Weasel, and includes favorite poems such as William Blake's "The Tyger" and Lewis Carroll's "Jabberwocky" as well as more recent classics such as Elizabeth Bishop's "Sestina" and Theodore Roethke's "My Papa's Waltz."
Finding Susie by Sandra Day O'Connor( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a ranch in the American Southwest, Sandra longs for a pet but each time she tries to adopt a wild animal, she concludes that it will be better off where it belongs
The wishing bone and other poems by Stephen Mitchell( Book )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of poems discusses having tea with a white rhinoceros, talking rats in Central Park, and tigers who like to pose for pictures
Trickster and the fainting birds by Howard A Norman( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of seven Cree and Chippewa trickster tales
Coyote goes walking by Tom Pohrt( Book )

3 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coyote-a creator, a messenger, and, above all, a trickster-is at his mischievous best in these adventures retold from Native American sources. Brilliant illustrations depict the playful character in four tales: "Coyote Creates a New World," "Coyote and Mice," "Coyote and Woodpecker," and "Coyote and the Buffalo Bull."
Genies, meanies, and magic rings : three tales from the Arabian nights by Stephen Mitchell( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retelling of three tales from the "Arabian Nights"--"Ali Baba and the 40 thieves," "Abu Keer and Abu Seer," and "Aladdin and the magic lamp."
Miko, little hunter of the north by Bruce Donehower( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miko, a young Laplander, decides to find out for himself why this year's winter seems so much longer, darker, and colder
An old shell : poems of the Galápagos by Tony Johnston( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of poems exploring and celebrating the Galapagos Islands and their various animals, including "The Voyage of the Rice Rat," "Magnificent Frigatebird," and "The Sea Lion's Song."
Lessons from the wolverine by Barry Holstun Lopez( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young airplane mechanic in Alaska has always felt drawn to wolverine through his dreams. By chance, he meets an old villager who leads him to a wolverine stronghold in the Ruby Mountains. "Here the young man enters the dream landscape of two wolverine, and receives from them the first lessons he will use to shape his adult life."--Jacket
Having a wonderful time by Tom Pohrt( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While on vacation, Eva and her cat Sam end up at the Crocodile Cafe where they find themselves on the following day's menu
Crow and Weasel by Barry Holstun Lopez( Book )

5 editions published between 1990 and 1998 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A brilliantly written and totally original New World adventure" (Jean Craighead George), about two young men of the Northern Plains "who undertake a journey through unexplored wilderness to the tundra and back" ("The New Yorker")
Terrapin : and other poems by Wendell Berry( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tom Pohrt spent years gathering those poems of Wendell Berry's he imagined children might read and appreciate, making sketches to accompany his selection. Over the past several years a dialogue has evolved in which the poet has come to advise the illustrator on the natural history of the animals and plants seen so intimately in the poems ... The resulting volume of twenty-one poems includes dozens of watercolors in what amounts to a visual meditation on the poem they work to illustrate"--Dust jacket flap
The boy who ran to the woods by Jim Harrison( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After being blinded in one eye, a young boy becomes wild and unruly, until he discovers the wonders of nature in the Michigan woods near his family's summer cabin
Ordinary sins : after Theophrastus by Jim Heynen( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From a bar hosting its nightly Sad Hour to the moonlit sandbox of a retired army general, Jim Heynen's new collection of micro fiction presents character sketches of strange yet fascinating men and women. Modeled after Theophrastus' Characters - brief, verbal snapshots of people created by the Greek philosopher - Heynen captures not just the quirks and eccentricities of his characters, but also their humanity. Guilty of only ordinary and forgivable sins, these sketches reveal universal human idiosyncrasies as much as they do the individual characters. Paired with the wonderfully evocative illustrations of renowned illustrator Tom Pohrt, Ordinary Sins will appeal to story lovers and collectors of beautifully made books alike."--
Adirondacks : poems by Greg Kuzma( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Careless rambles : a selection of his poems by John Clare( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Born in 1793, John Clare lived and worked during the Golden Age of British poetry, the time of Shelley, Byron, Keats, and Coleridge. In the grand tradition of English nature writing, he stands alongside Wordsworth as a poet of extraordinary humanity and great spirit. Clare was 18 years old when the first Luddite riots occurred. He was deeply resistant to the first years of England's Enclosure, and he offers a contemporaneous look at what the world was like for those struggling with the impact of the first Industrial Revolution. Uneducated but remarkably well read, Clare was briefly celebrated in London, only to spend his final years in a lunatic asylum. He died in one on May 20, 1864, almost exactly one year before William Butler Yeats was born and the world set out on the path to Modernism."--Publisher's website
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The cats of Roxville Station
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The walls of CartagenaThe little gentlemanThe tomb of the boy kingA child's anthology of poetryFinding SusieThe wishing bone and other poemsTrickster and the fainting birdsCoyote goes walking