WorldCat Identities

Floca, Brian

Works: 150 works in 509 publications in 6 languages and 58,240 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Literature  Picture books  Fantasy fiction  Christmas fiction  Graphic novels  Fairy tales  Action and adventure fiction  Hunting stories 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Photographer
Classifications: PZ7.A953, FIC
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Brian Floca
Lightship by Brian Floca( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: You may never have heard of a lightship. Once, lightships anchored on waters across America, on the oceans and in the Great Lakes, floating where lighthouses could not be built. Smaller than most ships, but more steadfast, too, they held their spots, through calm and storm, to guide sailors toward safe waters. In these pages one lightship and her crew (and cat) again hold their place. The crew goes again from bow to stern, from keel to mast, to run their engines, shine their lights, and sound their horns. They run the small ship that guides the large ships. They are the crew (and cat) that work to make the ocean safe, that hold their place, so other ships can sail. Come aboard!
Poppy by Avi( Book )

35 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 3,598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poppy the deer mouse urges her family to move next to a field of corn big enough to feed them all forever, but Mr. Ocax, a terrifying owl, has other ideas
Locomotive by Brian Floca( Book )

16 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 3,526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Learn what it was like to travel on the transcontinental railroad in the 1860s
The true gift : a Christmas story by Patricia MacLachlan( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 3,292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While spending Christmas at their grandparents' farm, Lily becomes convinced that her younger brother Liam is right about White Cow being lonely and helps him seek a companion for her, leaving little time for Christmas preparations or reading
Moonshot : the flight of Apollo 11 by Brian Floca( Book )

20 editions published between 2008 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 2,831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here is the story of the Apollo 11 mission to the Moon -- a story of leaving and returning during the summer of 1969, and a story of home, seen whole, from far away by steady astronauts in their great machines
Poppy and Rye by Avi( Book )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and Japanese and held by 2,136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When their home next to a brook is destroyed by beavers, a large family of golden mice is aided by Poppy the deer mouse and her grumpy porcupine friend, who in the process forges a relationship with the son he had abandoned
Ragweed by Avi( Book )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ragweed, a young country mouse, leaves his family and travels to the big city, where he finds excitement and danger and sees cats for the first time
Five trucks by Brian Floca( Book )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 1,859 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five different trucks do five different jobs to get an airplane ready for takeoff
Bartleby of the big, bad bayou by Phyllis Shalant( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After making a dangerous voyage down the Mississippi from New York, Bartleby, who had started life as a pet turtle, and his alligator friend Seezer must learn to survive in their true bayou home
Ballet for Martha : making Appalachian Spring by Jan Greenberg( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story behind the creation of "Appalachian Spring, " describing Aaron Copland's composition, Martha Graham's intense choreography and Isamu Noguchi's set design--Résumé de l'éditeur
Poppy's return by Avi( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poppy, accompanied by her troublesome son Junior, his skunk friend, and Uncle Ereth the porcupine, responds to a summons to return to her ancestral home, Gray House, to save the mice there from destruction by a bulldozer
City of light, city of dark : a comic-book novel by Avi( Book )

15 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 1,493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Asterel races against time to locate a token which will prevent the Kurbs from freezing the city
Princess Cora and the crocodile by Laura Amy Schlitz( Book )

10 editions published between 2017 and 2020 in 3 languages and held by 1,457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unhappy queen-in-training Cora receives a pet crocodile from her fairy godmother, who disrupts her mundane daily routine
Ereth's birthday by Avi( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 1,415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feeling neglected on his birthday, Ereth, the cantankerous old porcupine, sets out looking for his favorite treat and instead finds himself acting as "mother" to three young fox kits
The racecar alphabet by Brian Floca( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exciting day at the races highlights the letters of the alphabet as a variety of automobiles burn fuel speeding through the curves of the track
The Hinky Pink : an old tale by Megan McDonald( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Summoned to the Great Castle of Firenze to create a special dress for Princess Isabella Caramella Gorgonzola, Anabel, a talented seamstress, is at first delighted but then increasingly despairing as time passes and her efforts are continually subverted by an unseen sprite
Poppy and Ereth by Avi( Book )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a long, hard winter in Dimwood forest, Poppy the deer mouse finds new adventure thrust upon her while rescuing Ereth the porcupine from the mud--Résumé de l'éditeur
Old wolf by Avi( Book )

8 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A wolf and bird must fight the starving time and find food, while a human boy learns to hunt"--
The mayor of Central Park by Avi( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 1,075 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oscar Westerwit, a squirrel who loves baseball and Broadway musicals, fights back when a gangster rat named Big Daddy Duds and his thugs move uptown in the year 1900, invade Central Park, and evict Oscar and his animal friends from their homes
Guys read : true stories by Jon Scieszka( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,073 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jon Scieszka's Guys Read anthology series for tweens turns to nonfiction in its fifth volume, True Stories. The fifth installment in the Guys Read Library of Great Reading features ten stories that are 100% amazing, 100% adventurous, 100% unbelievable--and 100% true. A star-studded group of award-winning nonfiction authors and journalists provides something for every reader, all aligned with the Common Core State Standards. Compiled and edited by real-life literature legend Jon Scieszka, Guys Read: True Stories is a mind-blowing collection of essays, biographies, how-to guides, and more, all proving that the truth is most definitely out there. Supports the Common Core State Standards"--
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  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.10 (from 0.00 for Lightship ... to 0.28 for Something ...)

PoppyThe true gift : a Christmas storyMoonshot : the flight of Apollo 11Poppy and RyeRagweedFive trucksBartleby of the big, bad bayouBallet for Martha : making Appalachian Spring
Alternative Names
Brian Floca American illustrator and writer

Brian Floca Amerikaans schrijver

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フロッカ, B.

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