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Steven Kroll (1941–2011)

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Steven Kroll was born in Manhattan, New York on August 11, 1941. After graduating from Harvard University with a degree in American history and literature in 1962, he worked as an editor of books for adults in London, England, and New York City. In the early 1970s, a children's book editor urged vis mere him to try his hand at writing for children, and he began what would become his career. His first picture book, Is Milton Missing?, was published in 1975. During his lifetime, he wrote more than 95 picture books, chapter books, and young adult novels including The Biggest Pumpkin Ever, Jungle Bullies, That Makes Me Mad, Sweet America, Pooch on the Loose, and When I Dream of Heaven. He died from complications of gastrointestinal surgery on March 8, 2011 at the age of 69. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre


Værker af Steven Kroll

The Biggest Snowman Ever (2005) 3,089 eksemplarer
The Biggest Pumpkin Ever (1984) 3,083 eksemplarer
The Biggest Christmas Tree Ever (2009) 1,285 eksemplarer
The Biggest Apple Ever (1824) 1,126 eksemplarer
The Biggest Valentine Ever (2006) 1,033 eksemplarer
It's Groundhog Day (1987) 778 eksemplarer
Oh, What a Thanksgiving! (1988) 612 eksemplarer
The Big Bunny and the Easter Eggs (1982) 435 eksemplarer
Jungle Bullies (2006) 338 eksemplarer
Loose Tooth (1984) 313 eksemplarer
Will You Be My Valentine? (1993) 309 eksemplarer
The Biggest Easter Basket Ever (2008) 255 eksemplarer
The Candy Witch (1979) 223 eksemplarer
The Squirrel's Thanksgiving (1991) 164 eksemplarer
Patches: Lost And Found (2001) 155 eksemplarer
The Biggest Pumpkin Surprise Ever (2012) 142 eksemplarer
The Boston Tea Party (1998) 133 eksemplarer
The Big Bunny and the Magic Show (1986) 133 eksemplarer
The Tyrannosaurus Game (1975) 132 eksemplarer
Pony Express! (1996) 129 eksemplarer
It's April Fool's Day! (1990) 115 eksemplarer
Oh, Tucker! (1998) 113 eksemplarer
Big Jeremy (1777) 102 eksemplarer
Is Milton Missing? (1975) 102 eksemplarer
Santa's Crash-Bang Christmas (1977) 96 eksemplarer
The Goat Parade (1983) 69 eksemplarer
Barbarians! (2009) 65 eksemplarer
That Makes Me Mad! (1811) 64 eksemplarer
The Hanukkah Mice (2008) 59 eksemplarer
Stuff!: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle (2009) 58 eksemplarer
Newsman Ned Meets the New Family (1988) 58 eksemplarer
Happy Mother's Day (1985) 57 eksemplarer
The Pigrates Clean Up (1993) 56 eksemplarer
Dirty feet (1980) 49 eksemplarer
Under the City (1996) 40 eksemplarer
Ellis Island: Doorway to Freedom (1995) 37 eksemplarer
Newsman Ned And The Broken Rules (1989) 32 eksemplarer
Doctor on an Elephant (1994) 26 eksemplarer
Queen of the May (1993) 24 eksemplarer
Fat Magic (1978) 21 eksemplarer
The Hand-Me Down Doll (1983) 21 eksemplarer
Happy Father's Day (1988) 20 eksemplarer
Super-Dragon (2011) 20 eksemplarer
Playing Favorites (1992) 14 eksemplarer
Mrs. Claus's Crazy Christmas (1985) 13 eksemplarer
Gone Fishing Glb (1990) 13 eksemplarer
Are You Pirates? (1982) 12 eksemplarer
New Kid in Town (1992) 12 eksemplarer
I Love Spring! (1987) 11 eksemplarer
Andrew Wants a Dog (1992) 11 eksemplarer
Friday the 13th (1981) 11 eksemplarer
The Hokey-Pokey Man (1989) 11 eksemplarer
The Slump (1992) 10 eksemplarer
The Magic Rocket (1992) 10 eksemplarer
Eat! (Hyperion Chapters) (1995) 10 eksemplarer
T.J. Folger, Thief (1978) 9 eksemplarer
Annabelle's Un-Birthday (1991) 9 eksemplarer
Toot! Toot! (1983) 9 eksemplarer
Breaking Camp (1985) 9 eksemplarer
A Tale of Two Dogs (2004) 8 eksemplarer
Howard and Gracie's Luncheonette (1991) 8 eksemplarer
Second Chance (1994) 8 eksemplarer
Patrick's Tree House (1994) 7 eksemplarer
Don't Get Me in Trouble R (1987) 7 eksemplarer
The Streak (1992) 6 eksemplarer
Pitching Trouble (1994) 6 eksemplarer
Giant journey (1981) 6 eksemplarer
Space Cats (1979) 6 eksemplarer
You're Out! (1994) 5 eksemplarer
Annie's Four Grannies (1986) 5 eksemplarer
Amanda and the Giggling Ghost (1980) 5 eksemplarer
Woof Woof (1983) 5 eksemplarer
Monster Birthday (1980) 5 eksemplarer
If I Could Be My Grandmother (1977) 4 eksemplarer
Pride of the Rockets (1994) 2 eksemplarer
Multiple choice (1987) 2 eksemplarer
Jungle Bullies 1 eksemplar
Fat Magic 33 1/3 RPM Record (1979) 1 eksemplar
Les bonbons magiques (1979) 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Nina in That Makes Me Mad (2011) 68 eksemplarer
Witch Poems (1976) — Bidragyder — 63 eksemplarer
Monster Poems (1976) — Bidragyder — 24 eksemplarer
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 3, No. 6, February 1976 — Bidragyder — 2 eksemplarer

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This imaginative story features a Santa Claus having one of those nights when everything goes wrong. Fortunately one of his elves came along for the ride and helps Santa make things merry and bright for all. DePaola's illustrations accompany the story beautifully. Today's readers will enjoy this one just as much as children did in 1977 when it was written. In fact, I think I'm going to take this one with me to read to my great nephews!
thornton37814 | 2 andre anmeldelser | Dec 5, 2023 |
Brenda and Buddy Squirrel discover that things could always be worse in this Thanksgiving picture book about learning to count your blessings. Although the siblings try to be polite, after their parents tell them that on Thanksgiving Day they must show how thankful they are for one another, they have trouble maintaining their good behavior—even in church. Sibling rivalry, and their resentment of small slights leads them to think they really don't have anything to be thankful for. Then their cousins Penny and Chuck come to holiday dinner, and demonstrate what a truly spiteful relationship looks like...

Originally published in 1991, The Squirrels' Thanksgiving is the second seasonal picture book I have read from author/illustrator team Steven Kroll and Jeni Bassett, after their The Biggest Pumpkin Ever. Like that other book, it features anthropomorphic animals, using them in this case to explore family dynamics at the holidays, and to emphasize that sometimes, the people who annoy us from day to day, really aren't that bad. I'm not sure what it says, that this insight must come from an example of truly poor behavior—no hope of future character development for Penny and Chuck is offered in the narrative—but leaving that aside, I think many children will be able to identify with this tale of siblings squabbling at the holidays. The accompanying artwork isn't a standout, but is cute enough. I'm not honestly sure I would strongly recommend this one, save perhaps to picture book audiences looking for stories which address sibling rivalry at the holidays.
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AbigailAdams26 | 1 anden anmeldelse | Nov 24, 2023 |
Clayton the village mouse and Desmond the field mouse both fall in love with the same pumpkin, Clayton visiting it during the day to care for it, and Desmond at night. With their faithful ministrations, the pumpkin soon begins to grow to an enormous size, with both mice making their plans: one wants to win the town pumpkin contest, while the other dreams of creating the most magnificent jack-o-lantern ever. When the two eventually meet, they decide to work together to fulfill both of their ambitions...

The first of a number of seasonal picture books from author/illustrator team Steven Kroll and Jeni Bassett to feature the mice of Mouseville, The Biggest Pumpkin Ever pairs an engaging story of hard work and dreaming big with cute illustrations. I liked the fact that Clayton and Desmond discovering one another led, not to conflict, but to the two working together. That said, I did think it a little odd that Desmond followed the course of action he did, given that the narrative tells us that the pumpkin was in Clayton's garden. Surely it isn't reasonable for him to expect that it would be his, to make into a jack-o-lantern, when it always belonged to someone else? Leaving that aside, this was a sweet, gentle little tale for the Halloween season, and I would recommend it to picture book readers seeking such fare.
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AbigailAdams26 | 20 andre anmeldelser | Oct 22, 2023 |
Santa is having a rough night and an elf helps keep everything under control.
FamiliesUnitedLL | 2 andre anmeldelser | May 20, 2023 |



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