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Carpenter, Nancy

Overview
Works: 121 works in 337 publications in 5 languages and 43,578 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  History  Poetry  Tall tales  Picture books  Biography  Biographies  Biographical fiction  Historical fiction 
Roles: Illustrator, Creator, Author, Other
Classifications: PZ7.O3277, E
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Nancy Carpenter
Imogene's last stand by Candace Fleming( Book )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 3,500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enamored of history, young Imogene Tripp tries to save her town's historical society from being demolished in order to build a shoelace factory
Apples to Oregon : being the (slightly) true narrative of how a brave pioneer father brought apples, peaches, pears, plums, grapes, and cherries (and children) across the plains by Deborah Hopkinson( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 2,998 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pioneer father transports his beloved fruit trees and his family to Oregon in the mid-nineteenth century. Based loosely on the life of Henderson Luelling
My Uncle Emily by Jane Yolen( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 2,236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1881 Amherst, Massachusetts, six-year-old Gilbert finds it both challenging and wonderful to spend time with his aunt, the reclusive poet Emily Dickinson, who lives next door
Fannie in the kitchen by Deborah Hopkinson( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 1,685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fannie Farmer is a mother's helper in the Shaw house, where the daughter gives her the idea of writing down precise instructions for measuring and cooking, which eventually became one of the first modern cookbooks
17 things I'm not allowed to do anymore by Jenny Offill( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 1,622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young girl lists the sixteen things she is not allowed to do anymore, including not being able to make ice after freezing a fly in one of the cubes
Lucky ducklings by Eva Moore( Book )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While following their mother through town, five little ducklings fall into a storm drain
A picnic in October by Eve Bunting( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 1,529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A boy finally comes to understand why his grandmother insists that the family come to Ellis Island each year to celebrate Lady Liberty's birthday
Abe Lincoln : the boy who loved books by Kay Winters( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 1,516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The story of how a boy who loved to read changed the world forever." This is a captivating book, written in what seems to me to be free verse. I would say it is suitable for all elementary grades, to be read to the younger students and read by the older ones. Its emphasis lies in Abe Lincoln's childhood. He doesn't study law until page 34 out of 37, and he's elected the 16th President on page 36. Children will learn about young Abe's family life, the death of his mother, his father's remarriage, and about Abe pulling corn in a friend's field for 3 days to pay him back for ruining a book he had borrowed. The illustrations are wonderful, rendered in oil paint on canvas. This is the best elementary-level book about Abraham Lincoln I've experienced. Amazon
Little Bear's little boat by Eve Bunting( Book )

22 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Little Bear can no longer fit into his boat he finds someone else who can use it
Emma dilemma : big sister poems by Kristine O'Connell George( Book )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emma is Jess's little sister ... and her dilemma. How can one small girl be sweet, funny, imaginative, playful, and affectionate as well as a clinging vine, brat, tattletale, and nuisance-all at the same time? Why is Jess supposed to be a good big sister while Emma doesn't have to be a good little sister? The highlights and low points of this sibling relationship are insightfully evoked in short and simple poems, some funny, some touching, and all resonant with emotional truth. Every child with a younger sibling will recognize Jess's dilemma and the combination of ambivalence and deep loyalty that is built into the sibling relationship. Nancy Carpenter's graceful illustrations perceptively complement Kristine O'Connell George's agile poems
Masai and I by Virginia L Kroll( Book )

11 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in English and held by 1,315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Linda, a little girl who lives in the city, learns about East Africa and the Masai in school, and imagines what her life might be like if she were Masai
Sitti's secrets by Naomi Shihab Nye( Book )

14 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 1,306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young girl describes a visit to see her grandmother in a Palestinian village on the West Bank
Queen Victoria's bathing machine by Gloria Whelan( Book )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspired by a true story, when Queen Victoria is unable to go swimming without her subjects glimpsing her in a swimming suit, her husband, Prince Albert, comes up with an innovative solution so his wife can indulge in the healthy exercise
11 experiments that failed by Jenny Offill( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young child tries a series of wacky experiments, such as seeing if a piece of bologna will fly like a frisbee and determining whether seedlings will grow if watered with expensive perfume, and then must suffer the consequences of experiments gone awry
Loud Emily by Alexis O'Neill( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 1,161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A little girl with a big voice who lives in a nineteenth-century whaling town finds a way to be useful and happy aboard a sailing ship
Twister by Darleen Bailey Beard( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,016 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two children experience a tornado
The tree that came to stay by Anna Quindlen( Book )

4 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in English and held by 966 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A family finds a way to preserve the feeling of Christmas into the new year by filling a basket with the pine needles from the Christmas tree
Lester's dog by Karen Hesse( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and Spanish and held by 904 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A boy overcomes his fear of Lester's fierce dog when he has to protect an abandoned kitten. A sensitive story about a boy who, with the help of a deaf friend, conquers his fear of a neighbor's dog that bit him years earlier. In the process, he saves a kitten and befriends an elderly, recently widowed man. Carpenter's pictures give vivid life to Hesse's gripping story, set in a 1940s neighborhood. Children will beg to tell their own stories after hearing this one
Heroes of the surf : a rescue story based on true events by Elisa Lynn Carbone( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 897 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the huge steamship on which they are traveling runs aground off the New Jersey coast in 1882, two boys and their families are among the passengers dramatically rescued by members of the U.S. Life Saving Service. Includes notes about the event on which the story is based
Big Bear's big boat by Eve Bunting( Book )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and Chinese and held by 883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Big Bear outgrows his old boat, he gives it to Little Bear and builds himself a new one--just like it except bigger--until his friends start making suggestions that result in something very different
 
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Imogene's last stand
Alternative Names
Carpenter Nancy Sippel

Sippel Carpenter Nancy

카펜터, 낸시

カーペンター, ナンシー

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Apples to Oregon : being the (slightly) true narrative of how a brave pioneer father brought apples, peaches, pears, plums, grapes, and cherries (and children) across the plainsMy Uncle EmilyFannie in the kitchen17 things I'm not allowed to do anymoreA picnic in OctoberAbe Lincoln : the boy who loved booksLittle Bear's little boatEmma dilemma : big sister poems