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Floca, Brian

Works: 112 works in 393 publications in 5 languages and 59,375 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Picture books  History  Christmas stories  Fantasy fiction  Biography  Fairy tales  Action and adventure fiction  Young adult works 
Roles: Author, Illustrator
Classifications: PZ7.A953, FIC
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Brian Floca
Lightship by Brian Floca( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,885 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 )

27 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 3,663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hoot owl, Ocax, rules Dimwood Forest and promises to protect the mice as long as they ask his permission to move about. Poppy is a deer mouse under the owl's protection, but when her fiance is killed by Ocax she defies the owl and begins a journey to a new place. Poppy wants to find a place where her family can live away from Ocax, but she has to do it without Ocax catching her
Locomotive by Brian Floca( Book )

18 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 3,443 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 3,303 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 )

16 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and Japanese and held by 2,287 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 )

16 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and Japanese and held by 2,227 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
Ereth's birthday by Avi( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,041 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
Ragweed by Avi( Book )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,006 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 )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 1,907 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 1,871 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 1,771 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 1,637 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 )

14 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 1,558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Asterel races against time to locate a token which will prevent the Kurbs from freezing the city
Elizabeth, queen of the seas by Lynne Cox( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 1,494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World-renowned swimmer and author Lynne Cox and Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator Brian Floca team up to bring us this inspiring story of an elephant seal who knew exactly where she belonged. Here is the incredible story of Elizabeth, a real-life elephant seal who made her home in the Avon River in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand. When Elizabeth decides to stretch out across a two-lane road, the citizens worry she might get hurt or cause traffic accidents, so a group of volunteers tows her out to sea. But Elizabeth swims all the way back to Christchurch. The volunteers catch her again and again -- each time towing her farther, even hundreds of miles away -- but, still, Elizabeth finds her way back home. Includes factual information about elephant seals
The racecar alphabet by Brian Floca( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,376 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 )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,363 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 )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,234 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
Princess Cora and the crocodile by Laura Amy Schlitz( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 1,173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unhappy queen-in-training Cora receives a pet crocodile from her fairy godmother, who disrupts her mundane daily routine
The mayor of Central Park by Avi( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 1,169 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
Old wolf by Avi( Book )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A wolf and bird must fight the starving time and find food, while a human boy learns to hunt"--
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Audience level: 0.07 (from 0.00 for Lightship ... to 1.00 for Moonshot : ...)

Alternative Names
Brian Floca American illustrator and writer

플락커, 브리안

플로카, 브라이언

フロッカ, B

フロッカ, ブライアン

PoppyThe true gift : a Christmas storyMoonshot : the flight of Apollo 11Poppy and RyeEreth's birthdayRagweedFive trucksBartleby of the big, bad bayou