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Winter, Jonah 1962-

Overview
Works: 59 works in 231 publications in 15 languages and 33,225 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Biography  History  Fiction  Picture books  Toy and movable books  Biographies  Pictorial works  Biography‡vPictorial works 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3537.T323, B
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Most widely held works about Jonah Winter
 
Most widely held works by Jonah Winter
Here comes the garbage barge! by Jonah Winter( Book )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 3,174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the spring of 1987, the town of Islip, New York, with no place for its 3,168 tons of garbage, loads it on a barge that sets out on a 162-day journey along the east coast, around the Gulf of Mexico, down to Belize, and back again, in search of a place willing to accept and dispose of its very smelly cargo
Gertrude is Gertrude is Gertrude is Gertrude by Jonah Winter( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 2,931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a story inspired by the modern and groundbreaking writing of Gertrude Stein herself, not alot makes sense. Enter the whimsical world of Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas
Frida by Jonah Winter( Book )

29 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in 13 languages and held by 2,161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, describes how painting helped her through a childhood illness, and survive a terrible bus accident and its aftermath. Throughout her life of pain, fear and loss, she uses her talent to transform sadness into art. Suggested level: junior, primary, intermediate
Diego by Jonah Winter( Book )

20 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the childhood of Diego Rivera and how it influenced his art
Dizzy by Jonah Winter( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After arriving in New York, John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie was soon playing with the famous Cab Calloway Band, but his clowning around got him fired. Dizzy kept trying out his new music which took over the world of jazz. He had invented "bebop!"
You never heard of Sandy Koufax?! by Jonah Winter( Book )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 1,454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this striking picture book biography, an old-timer tells us what made Sandy Koufax so amazing. We learn that the beginning of his career with the Brooklyn Dodgers was rocky, that he was shy with his teammates, and experienced discrimination as one of the only Jews in the game. We hear that he actually quit, only to return the next season--different--firing one rocket after another over the plate. We watch him refuse to play in the 1965 World Series because it is a Jewish high holy day. And we see him in pain because of an overused left arm, eventually retiring at the peak of his career. Finally, we are told that people are still "scratchin' their heads over Sandy," who remains a modest hero and a mystery to this day
Lillian's right to vote : a celebration of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 by Jonah Winter( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As an elderly woman, Lillian recalls that her great-great-grandparents were sold as slaves in front of a courthouse where only rich white men were allowed to vote, then the long fight that led to her right--and determination--to cast her ballot since the Voting Rights Act gave every American the right to vote
You never heard of Willie Mays?! by Jonah Winter( Book )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 1,152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A visual profile of the record-setting baseball star traces his Birmingham childhood, achievements in the Negro Leagues, and fame as a center fielder for the Giants
Just behave, Pablo Picasso! by Jonah Winter( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 1,077 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Pablo Picasso may have been a world-famous artist, but that doesn't mean no one ever called his artwork "ugly." Any kid who's been told what to draw, or heard mean things about something they made, will relate to this story about how Pablo faced down his critics and made something truly original."--Jacket flap
Sonia Sotomayor : a judge grows in the Bronx = la juez que creció en el Bronx by Jonah Winter( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and Multiple languages and held by 936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of U.S. Supreme Court judge, Sonia Sotomayor
Barack by Jonah Winter( Book )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A picture book biography of African-American senator and presidential candidate Barack Obama
Jazz Age Josephine by Jonah Winter( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 862 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tribute to the life of the iconic jazz entertainer depicts her disadvantaged youth in a segregated America, her unique performance talents and the irrepressible sense of style that helped her overcome racial barriers
Muhammad Ali : champion of the world by Jonah Winter( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in French and English and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a profile of this legendary and flamboyant boxer and the complicated life he led, from changing his religion and his name to dodging the draft during the Vietnam Era and fighting his way to regain a stripped title
Wild women of the Wild West by Jonah Winter( Book )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an account of frontier life for women in the American West through brief biographies of fifteen famous individuals, including Calamity Jane, Belle Starr, Nellie Cashman, Mary Fields, and Annie Oakley
Steel Town by Jonah Winter( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Steel Town, it's always raining, freight trains come and go, the big furnace roars, and the steel mill never sleeps
Born and bred in the Great Depression by Jonah Winter( Book )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A boy remembers his father's stories about life in East Texas during the Great Depression
The secret world of Hildegard by Jonah Winter( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to the life of Hildegard of Bingen, who lived in a time when women were expected only to obey--not to have visions or speak about them. Yet she did speak, and through her courage became one of the greatest mystics and composers of the medieval age
You never heard of Casey Stengel?! by Jonah Winter( Book )

3 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the life and career of Casey Stengel, from his days as a player on the Brooklyn Dodgers to his string of pennants and World Series wins as manager of the New York Yankees
Joltin' Joe DiMaggio by Jonah Winter( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The baseball legend, Joe DiMaggio's picture book biography"--
 
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Here comes the garbage barge!
Alternative Names

controlled identityMerchant, Peter, 1962-

Merchant, Peter [Pseud.] 1962-

윈터, 요나 1962-

윈터, 조나 1962-

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Gertrude is Gertrude is Gertrude is GertrudeFridaDiegoDizzyYou never heard of Sandy Koufax?!Just behave, Pablo Picasso!Sonia Sotomayor : a judge grows in the Bronx = la juez que creció en el BronxBarack