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Jack Prelutsky

Autor(a) de The New Kid on the Block

113+ Works 27,668 Membros 896 Críticas 16 Favorited

About the Author

Jack Prelutsky, born on September 8, 1940 in Brooklyn, New York, is primarily known as a poet for children but he is also a gifted musician, actor, photographer, sculptor and potter. Prelutsky studied at Hunter College for two years. He proposed to his future wife, Carolynn, on the day they met; mostrar mais she accepted the next day. While growing up in Brooklyn, Prelutsky studied voice at The High School of Music and Art in New York and first planned to be an opera singer. However, he decided he did not have the drive to sing opera, and he became a folk singer. Later he tried his hand at drawing. For fun, he wrote some short poems and made some drawings, which became his first publication. He has since published numerous books of illustrated poetry and also provided illustrations for books by other writers, including many in translation. Prelutsky never condescends to his young readers. He deals in verse with many imaginative creatures, but he also writes about people and problems such bullies, school, and fear of the dark. He is aware of the sound of his words and likes to perform his poetry to the accompaniment of the guitar. He visits schools and libraries to perform his work. Jack Prelutsky is the recipient of numerous awards. In 1977 The Children's Book Council honored him for Nightmares: Poems to Trouble Your Sleep. His other award-winners are The Mean Old Mean Hyena, The Headless Horseman Rides Tonight, and The New Kid on the Block. In 2006, the Poetry Foundation named Prelutsky the inaugural winner of the Children's Poet Laureate award. His book Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant and Other Poems (illustrated by Carin Berger) won the 2007 Scandiuzzi Children's Book Award of the Washington State Book Awards in the Picture Book category. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por Jack Prelutsky

The New Kid on the Block (1984) 2,241 exemplares
A Pizza the Size of the Sun (1996) 1,519 exemplares
Something Big Has Been Here (1990) 1,484 exemplares
I'm Glad I'm Me: Poems About You (2006) 1,432 exemplares
It's Raining Pigs & Noodles (2000) 1,312 exemplares
It's Thanksgiving (1982) 997 exemplares
The Dragons Are Singing Tonight (1993) 964 exemplares
Read-Aloud Rhymes for the Very Young (1986) — Editor — 924 exemplares
What a Day It Was at School! (2006) 890 exemplares
I Like it Here at School (2003) 840 exemplares
The Frogs Wore Red Suspenders (2002) 822 exemplares
My Parents Think I'm Sleeping (1985) 794 exemplares
It's Valentine's Day (1983) 625 exemplares
It's Christmas! (1981) 559 exemplares
Me I Am! (2007) 549 exemplares
If Not for the Cat (2004) 541 exemplares
Scranimals (2002) 477 exemplares
It's Halloween (1977) 471 exemplares
Awful Ogre's Awful Day (2001) 422 exemplares
Zoo Doings: Animal Poems (1983) 417 exemplares
Ride a Purple Pelican (1986) 407 exemplares
My Dog May Be a Genius (2008) 321 exemplares
Dinosaur Dinner (With a Slice of Alligator Pie) (1997) — Compiler — 301 exemplares
Read a Rhyme, Write a Rhyme (2005) 277 exemplares
The Carnival of the Animals (2010) 240 exemplares
Monday's Troll (1996) 238 exemplares
The Wizard (2007) 197 exemplares
I've Lost My Hippopotamus (2012) 160 exemplares
The Gargoyle on the Roof (1999) 139 exemplares
Beneath a Blue Umbrella (1990) 136 exemplares
The Baby Uggs Are Hatching (1825) 123 exemplares
Poems of A. Nonny Mouse (1989) 112 exemplares
The Terrible Tiger (1970) 112 exemplares
In Aunt Giraffe's Green Garden (2007) 111 exemplares
Awful Ogre Running Wild (2008) 100 exemplares
A. Nonny Mouse Writes Again! (1993) 84 exemplares
Imagine That! Poems of Never-Was (1998) 68 exemplares
Circus (1974) 60 exemplares
Dog Days: Rhymes Around the Year (1999) 49 exemplares
Halloween Countdown (2002) 45 exemplares
Rolling Harvey Down the Hill (1980) 41 exemplares
Wild Witches' Ball (2004) 32 exemplares
Kermit's garden of verses (1982) 31 exemplares
My Creature (Early Success) (1995) 29 exemplares
The Mean Old Mean Hyena (1978) 18 exemplares
The queen of Eene (1968) 16 exemplares
Toucans two, and other poems (1970) 11 exemplares
Lazy Blackbird and Other Verses (1966) 9 exemplares
The Way of Living Things (1993) 7 exemplares
Animals on Parade (1990) 4 exemplares
Pack Rats Day and Other Poems (1974) 4 exemplares
Twickham Tweer (1991) 3 exemplares
My Book About Me (1991) 2 exemplares
The random house 1 exemplar
Mi Criatura (1997) 1 exemplar
Once upon a time 1 exemplar
The Horror 1 exemplar
The Telephone Call 1 exemplar
We Are Plooters 1 exemplar
Dauntless Dimble 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Eric Carle's Animals Animals (1989) — Contribuidor — 2,193 exemplares
Hooray for Diffendoofer Day! (1998) — Autor — 1,406 exemplares
My Dog Does My Homework! (2004) — Contribuidor — 864 exemplares
Guys Write for Guys Read (2005) — Contribuidor — 769 exemplares
Here Come the Holidays! Stories and Poems (2005) — Contribuidor — 369 exemplares
Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out (2008) — Contribuidor — 346 exemplares
Never Take a Pig to Lunch and Other Poems About the Fun of Eating (1994) — Contribuidor — 296 exemplares
The Family Read-Aloud Christmas Treasury (1989) — Contribuidor — 278 exemplares
Bruce Coville's Book of Monsters: Tales to Give You the Creeps (1993) — Contribuidor — 248 exemplares
Beware!: R.L. Stine Picks His Favorite Scary Stories (2002) — Contribuidor — 226 exemplares
The Big Book For Our Planet (1993) — Contribuidor — 135 exemplares
The Wild Baby (1980) — Tradutor, algumas edições104 exemplares
Worlds of Childhood: The Art and Craft of Writing for Children (1990) — Contribuidor — 89 exemplares
My Song Is Beautiful (1994) — Contribuidor — 66 exemplares
Witch Poems (1976) — Contribuidor — 63 exemplares
Monster Poems (1976) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares
Witches (1981) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
The Bad Bear (1964) — Tradutor, algumas edições8 exemplares
Spirits Spooks and Other Sinister Creatures (1984) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
The Mountain-Bounder (1964) — Tradutor, algumas edições6 exemplares
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 4, No. 2, October 1976 (1976) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 8, No. 1, September 1980 — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar


Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Locais de residência
Queen Anne, Washington, USA
Hunter College
High School of Music and Art, New York
Prémios e menções honrosas
Children's Poet Laureate Award (2006)



LadyLast | 1 outra crítica | Mar 23, 2024 |
I really liked this poem book. There are a lot of poems but some of the ones that I read were good and silly. I think maybe a first grader would be able to follow along with no issues. These poems are pretty long. They have good illustrations with every poem passage. It has really good children literature for sure. Good tongue twisters too.
mdmanon | 75 outras críticas | Mar 22, 2024 |
Hilarious book of poems. Lots of great examples of common literary devices like onomatopoeia and alliteration . Would use to model specific examples of literary devices in a poetry unit with k-5th graders.
zrobinson | 23 outras críticas | Mar 18, 2024 |
This book goes throughs a lot of short poems. Each poem has their own topic and a creative title. These poems are all the author, Dennis Lee's, favorite poems

I recommend this fun book to 1-3 graders. IT provides short easy reading for the kids to stay focused and entertained. This book also provides many different poem options inside one book!
aubreysmithh222 | 23 outras críticas | Mar 18, 2024 |



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