Johnston, Tony 1942-
Most widely held works about Tony Johnston
Most widely held works by Tony Johnston
The quilt story by Tony Johnston ( Book )
17 editions published between 1985 and 1996 in English and Spanish and held by 2,110 libraries worldwide
A pioneer mother lovingly stitches a beautiful quilt which warms and comforts her daughter Abigail; many years later another mother mends and patches it for her little girl.
Bigfoot Cinderrrrrella by Tony Johnston ( Book )
5 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,686 libraries worldwide
This version of the familiar story in which a mistreated step-child finds happiness with the "man" of her dreams is set in the old-growth forest and features Bigfoot characters.
Any small goodness : a novel of the barrio by Tony Johnston ( Book )
10 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 1,550 libraries worldwide
Arturo and his family and friends share all kinds of experiences living in the barrio of East Los Angeles--reclaiming their names, playing basketball, championing the school librarian, and even starting their own gang.
Sparky and Eddie : the first day of school by Tony Johnston ( Book )
2 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in Spanish and English and held by 1,473 libraries worldwide
Even though they are not in the same class, two young friends are glad that they decided to give school a try.
The tale of Rabbit and Coyote by Tony Johnston ( Book )
9 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and Spanish and held by 1,440 libraries worldwide
Rabbit outwits Coyote in this Zapotec tale which explains why coyotes howl at the moon.
The vanishing pumpkin by Tony Johnston ( Book )
11 editions published between 1983 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,372 libraries worldwide
A 700-year-old woman and an 800-year-old man, both witches, go searching on Halloween night for the pumpkin someone snitched from them.
Yonder by Tony Johnston ( Book )
4 editions published between 1988 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,370 libraries worldwide
As the plum tree changes in the passing seasons so do the lives of a three-generation farm family.
The ghost of Nicholas Greebe by Tony Johnston ( Book )
4 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 1,196 libraries worldwide
In Colonial Massachusetts, the ghost of a recently-buried farmer haunts his widow's house after a dog takes one of his bones on a long journey.
The cowboy and the black-eyed pea by Tony Johnston ( Book )
5 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and held by 1,195 libraries worldwide
In this adaptation of "The Princess and the Pea," the wealthy daughter of a Texas rancher devises a plan to find a real cowboy among her many suitors.
My abuelita by Tony Johnston ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1,193 libraries worldwide
With great gusto, a child's grandmother performs deep knee bends, consumes a breakfast of "huevos estrellados," and practices vocal exercises before going to work as a storyteller.
Amber on the mountain by Tony Johnston ( Book )
5 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and held by 1,188 libraries worldwide
Isolated on her mountain, Amber meets and befriends a girl from the city who gives her the determination to learn to read and write.
Bone by bone by bone by Tony Johnston ( Book )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 1,151 libraries worldwide
In 1950s Tennessee, ten-year-old David's racist father refuses to let him associate with his best friend Malcolm, an African American boy.
Very scary by Tony Johnston ( Book )
3 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and held by 1,103 libraries worldwide
A pumpkin shimmering in the moonlight attracts the attention of an owl, a cat, crickets, a witch, and a group of boys and girls, who change it into a scary jack-o-lantern.
The iguana brothers, a tale of two lizards by Tony Johnston ( Book )
5 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and Korean and held by 1,044 libraries worldwide
Dom and Tom, the iguana brothers, eat flowers, pretend to be dinosaurs, and discover that they can be best friends.
Day of the Dead by Tony Johnston ( Book )
6 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and Spanish and held by 1,033 libraries worldwide
Describes a Mexican family preparing for and celebrating the Day of the Dead.
The wagon by Tony Johnston ( Book )
3 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 1,019 libraries worldwide
A young boy is sustained by his family as he endures the difficulties of being a slave, but when he finally gains his freedom, his joy is tempered by the death of President Lincoln.
10 fat turkeys by Tony Johnston ( Book )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 1,010 libraries worldwide
The antics of ten fat turkeys on a fence illustrate counting from ten to one.
Grandpa's song by Tony Johnston ( Book )
3 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in English and held by 966 libraries worldwide
When a young girl's beloved, exuberant grandfather becomes forgetful, she helps him by singing their favorite song.
The badger and the magic fan : a Japanese folktale by Tony Johnston ( Book )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 966 libraries worldwide
Stealing the young goblins' magic fan, a badger makes a fortune after using the fan to make a rich girl's nose grow.
Alien and Possum : friends no matter what by Tony Johnston ( Book )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 929 libraries worldwide
Possum and Alien become friends and find that they have both similarities and differences.
Aesthetics Best friends Bones Brothers California--East Los Angeles Children's poetry, American Children's stories, American Christmas Christmas stories Counting Country life Cowboys Coyote (Legendary character) Dogs Extraterrestrial beings Fairy tales Families Farmers Farm life Fathers and sons Fiction Folklore Folklore Friendship Grandfathers Halloween History Humorous stories Jack-o-lanterns Juvenile works Legends Literacy Mexican Americans Mexico Mothers and daughters Natural history Opossums Poetry Pumpkin Quilting Quilts Rabbit (Legendary character) Racism Schools Seasons Stories in rhyme Texas West (U.S.) Witches Zapotec Indians
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