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Jan Slepian (1921–2016)

Autor(a) de The Hungry Thing

32 Works 2,348 Membros 30 Críticas

About the Author

Jan Slepian was born Janice Berek in New York City on January 2, 1921. She received a bachelor's degree in psychology from Brooklyn College and a master's in speech therapy from New York University. She worked as a speech therapist in hospitals. She was an author, essayist, and poet. She wrote mostrar mais books for children and young adults including The Alfred Summer, Lester's Turn, The Broccoli Tapes, Risk n' Roses, Pinocchio's Sister, and Emily Just in Time. Her collection of essays, Astonishment: Life in the Slow Lane, was published in 2008. She also wrote two collections of poetry entitled Jellybeans in Space and The Other Shoe. She died on November 2, 2016 at the age of 95. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por Jan Slepian

The Hungry Thing (1967) 683 exemplares, 9 críticas
The Cat Who Wore a Pot On Her Head (1967) 545 exemplares, 3 críticas
The Broccoli Tapes (An Apple Paperback) (1989) 343 exemplares, 2 críticas
The Hungry Thing Returns (1990) 330 exemplares, 3 críticas
The Hungry Thing Goes to a Restaurant (1993) 115 exemplares, 2 críticas
The Alfred Summer (1980) 59 exemplares, 1 crítica
Risk N' Roses (1990) 52 exemplares
Back to Before (1993) 37 exemplares, 1 crítica
Lost Moose (1995) 27 exemplares
Emily Just in Time (1998) 18 exemplares, 7 críticas
The Cock Who Couldn't Crow (1964) 13 exemplares
The Roaring Dragon of Redrose (1964) 13 exemplares, 1 crítica
The Mind Reader (1997) 12 exemplares
Pinocchio's Sister (1995) 12 exemplares
The Night of the Bozos (1983) 10 exemplares
The Silly Listening Book (1967) 10 exemplares
magic arthur and the giant (1964) 9 exemplares
Ding-Dong, Bing-Bong (1967) 8 exemplares
Lester's Turn (1981) 7 exemplares
an ear is to hear (1967) 7 exemplares
Astonishment (2009) 7 exemplares
lester and the sea monster (1964) 6 exemplares
mr sipple and the naughty princess 5 exemplares, 1 crítica
Best Invention of All (1967) 3 exemplares
Getting on With It (1985) 2 exemplares
bendemolena 2 exemplares
How To Be Old (2012) 2 exemplares
Something Beyond Paradise (1987) 1 exemplar
Mere end paradis (1987) 1 exemplar
The Other Shoe (2016) 1 exemplar
Jellybeans in Space (2015) 1 exemplar


Conhecimento Comum



This poor little unsuspecting town was visited one day by a VERY hungry...thing. They know he's hungry because of the sign he wears around his neck, but when they ask him what he wants he yells nonsense! Things like "Schmancakes!" "Tickles!" or "Crackeroni and Sneeze!" The adults in town all think they have the answers and come up with even more nonsensical answers to what this creature wants. The children are the voices of reason and wind up deciphering the wants of this visitor. The townspeople feed the new kid all of the things he craves and he leaves the town satisfied and with a great big, "Thank You!" on his sign. Not to mention a town full of new friends.… (mais)
anicol83 | 8 outras críticas | Jul 28, 2022 |
Super fun book where all ssss sounds are pronounce in a silly matter until the end. The authors did an awesome job of phonic awareness with a relatively wholesome and entertaining story.
CHASEROCKS954 | May 30, 2022 |
Funny things happen because a cat with a pot on her head can't hear her mother clearly.
BLTSbraille | 2 outras críticas | Sep 8, 2021 |
When the eldest of 10 kittens wears a shiny pot as a hat, she has a hard time hearing her mother correctly. Her mis-interpretation of her mother's instructions creates some very funny, silly situations.
wichitafriendsschool | 2 outras críticas | Jan 23, 2021 |



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