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Armstrong, Jennifer 1961-

Overview
Works: 142 works in 383 publications in 3 languages and 31,785 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Biography  History  Personal narratives‡vPolish  Short stories  Pictorial works  Stories in rhyme  Biographies  Humorous fiction 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Editor, Illustrator
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jennifer Armstrong
In my hands : memories of a Holocaust rescuer by Irene Gut Opdyke( Book )

23 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 2,340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In My Hands began as one non-Jew's challenge to any who would deny the Holocaust. Much like The Diary of Anne Frank, it has become a profound document of an individual's heroism in the face of the greatest evil mankind has known. In the fall of 1939 the Nazis invaded Irene Gut's beloved Poland, ending her training as a nurse and thrusting the sixteen-year-old Catholic girl into a world of horrors that somehow gave her the strength to accomplish what amounted to miracles. Brutally abused and left for dead by Russian soldiers, Irene escaped into German-occupied territory, where she was forced to work for the German army. Her Aryan features landed her a job in the relative safety of an officers' dining room. With access to food and supplies, as well as the dinner conversations of SS officials, Irene was able to smuggle nourishment and information to the Jews in the ghetto, transport work camp prisoners to a forest enclave, and ultimately hide a dozen Jews in the home of the Nazi major for whom she was housekeeper. A harrowing and deeply affecting story of resistance and an extraordinary memoir of one young woman's belief in humanity, In My Hands stakes an impressive claim as a contemporary classic"--Page 4 of cover
Shipwreck at the bottom of the world : the extraordinary true story of Shackleton and the Endurance by Jennifer Armstrong( Book )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 2,308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the events of the 1914 Shackleton Antarctic expedition when, after being trapped in a frozen sea for nine months, their ship, Endurance, was finally crushed, forcing Shackleton and his men to make a very long and perilous journey across ice and stormy seas to reach inhabited land
The century for young people by Jennifer Armstrong( Book )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 1,650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An adaptation of the bestselling adult version of The Century, offering young Americans a unique look at the past 100 years, via not only archival material but through the eyes of the people who lived through it
Once upon a banana by Jennifer Armstrong( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 1,447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everyday signs serve as captions for this pictorial tale of what happens after a man tosses a banana peel into the garbage can and misses
Photo by Brady : a picture of the Civil War by Jennifer Armstrong( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retells the Civil War through the eyes of photographer Mathew Brady and other field photographers as they record a brutal and deadly time
The American story : 100 true tales from American history by Jennifer Armstrong( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One hundred brief stories about real people and occurences in American history, arranged in chronological order by year from 1565 to 2000
Steal away by Jennifer Armstrong( Book )

5 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 1,327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1855 two thirteen-year-old girls, one white and one black, run away from a southern farm and make the difficult journey north to freedom, living to recount their story forty-one years later to two similar young girls. Susannah, who hates slavery, is given a slave when she moves to Virginia to live with her uncle and his family. Best Books for Young Teen Readers. Two unhappy 13-year-old girls -- one a slave, the other a white orphan -- disguise themselves as boys & run away. Bowker Authored Title code. Susannah, who hates slavery, is given a slave when she moves to Virginia to live with her uncle & his family
Shattered : stories of children and war by Jennifer Armstrong( Book )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critically acclaimed author Jennifer Armstrong brings together 12 powerful voices in young people's literature to explore the realities of war from a child's perspective. The settings vary widely--the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, an attempted coup in Venezuela, the American Civil War, crises in the Middle East--but the effects are largely the same. In war, no life is left untouched. In war, lives are shattered
The snowball by Jennifer Armstrong( Book )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,006 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A small snowball gets bumped into by a skier and rolls down the hill growing in size and picking up people as it goes
Magnus at the fire by Jennifer Armstrong( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 926 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the Broadway Fire House acquires a motorized fire engine, Magnus the fire horse is not ready to retire
Chin Yu Min and the ginger cat by Jennifer Armstrong( Book )

5 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and held by 860 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through her friendship with a ginger cat, a haughty Chinese widow learns to be humble and to provide for herself
The kindling by Jennifer Armstrong( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 853 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2007, a small band of children have joined together in a Florida town, trying to survive in a world where it seems that all the adults have been killed off by a catastrophic virus. It is the year 2007. The world has been wiped out by a deadly plague that killed all the adults. Without them, children perished of hunger and disease. No more people, no more electricity, no more civilization -- just mildewed houses, overgrown yards, and abandoned cars. Yet on a highway strip outside a small town in Florida, the words "We're Still Here" are painted in letters big enough to be seen from an airplane -- although no planes ever cross the empty sky. Miraculously, seven children have survived among the ruins. They cannot remember their names, their families, or much else from the Before Time. But they have forged a new family, with new names: Mommy, Hunter, Teacher, Action Figure, Teddy Bear, Baby, and Doll. They must face each day with enough hope to endure and the strength to realize that there may be nothing out there worth living for. Then one day, a new kid shows up on their doorstep and changes everything. He invites them to join him on a dangerous journey to Washington, to find a man called President if he's still alive -- and seek the answers to the mystery at the heart of the Fire-us. In this first book of the Fire-us Trilogy, Jennifer Armstrong and Nancy Butcher weave a compelling post-apocalyptic tale, luring readers into a world that is inventive enough to intrigue, yet true enough to believe
Sunshine, moonshine by Jennifer Armstrong( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrations and rhyming text follow the sun and moon as they shine on a young boy's day
Black-eyed Susan : a novel by Jennifer Armstrong( Book )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and Japanese and held by 794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten-year-old Susie and her father love living on the South Dakota prairie with its vast, uninterrupted views of land and sky, but Susie's mother greatly misses their old life in Ohio
What a song can do : 12 riffs on the power of music by Jennifer Armstrong( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve stories describe the power of music in young people's lives, from forming a community of individuals in a high school band to helping a young man connect to his Indian heritage through ancient songs
Audubon : painter of birds in the wild frontier by Jennifer Armstrong( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Briefly tells the story of this nineteenth-century painter and naturalist who is most famous for his detailed paintings of birds
The keepers of the flame by Jennifer Armstrong( Book )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a virus destroys most of the world's adult population, a group of children are delighted to discover a colony of adult survivors in a Florida shopping mall but soon find that they are not as friendly as they appear
Hugh can do by Jennifer Armstrong( Book )

4 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in English and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hugh, a poor but clever orphan, sets out to seek his fortune in the city but first he must find a way to pay the toll-taker at the bridge
The kiln by Jennifer Armstrong( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a virus destroys most of the world's adult popoulation, a band of children travels in search of an explanation for the dark mystery that forms the heart of their existence
Steal away by Jennifer Armstrong( )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1855 two thirteen-year-old girls, one white and one black, run away from a southern farm and make the difficult journey north to freedom, living to recount their story forty-one years later to two similar young girls
 
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Shipwreck at the bottom of the world : the extraordinary true story of Shackleton and the Endurance
Alternative Names
Āmusutorongu, Jenifā

Armstrong, Jennifer Mary, 1961-

Jennifer Armstrong American children's writer

Jennifer Armstrong auteure de littérature d'enfance américaine

Jennifer Armstrong escritora de literatura infantil estadounidense

Дженнифер Армстронг

암스트롱, 제니퍼 1961-

アームストロング, ジェニファー

Languages
English (146)

Japanese (1)

French (1)

Covers
Shipwreck at the bottom of the world : the extraordinary true story of Shackleton and the EnduranceThe century for young peopleOnce upon a bananaPhoto by Brady : a picture of the Civil WarThe American story : 100 true tales from American historySteal awayShattered : stories of children and warThe snowball