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Jonah Winter

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49+ Works 5,298 Membros 439 Críticas

About the Author

Children's author and illustrator Jonah Winter was born in Fort Worth, Texas in 1962. He has created many popular books, including works about baseball and biographies of famous individuals including Frida Kahlo, Roberto Clemente, and Barack Obama. (Bowker Author Biography)

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Obras por Jonah Winter

Frida (2002) 817 exemplares, 32 críticas
Roberto Clemente: Pride of the Pittsburgh Pirates (2005) 373 exemplares, 8 críticas
Here Comes the Garbage Barge! (2010) 294 exemplares, 54 críticas
Barack (2008) 243 exemplares, 23 críticas
You Never Heard of Sandy Koufax?! (2009) 192 exemplares, 15 críticas
Dizzy (2006) 192 exemplares, 28 críticas
Just Behave, Pablo Picasso! (2012) 161 exemplares, 29 críticas
Ruth Bader Ginsburg: The Case of R.B.G. vs. Inequality (2017) 144 exemplares, 5 críticas
Paul Revere and the Bell Ringers (2003) 135 exemplares, 1 crítica
You Never Heard of Willie Mays?! (2013) 130 exemplares, 17 críticas
JFK (2013) 116 exemplares, 18 críticas
Gertrude is Gertrude is Gertrude is Gertrude (2009) 105 exemplares, 9 críticas
The Fabulous Feud Of Gilbert And Sullivan (2009) 96 exemplares, 5 críticas
Born and Bred in the Great Depression (2011) 95 exemplares, 13 críticas
The Secret Project (2017) 91 exemplares, 14 críticas
The 39 Apartments of Ludwig Van Beethoven (2006) 91 exemplares, 11 críticas
My Name Is James Madison Hemings (2016) 83 exemplares, 13 críticas
Peaceful Heroes (2009) 80 exemplares, 6 críticas
The Sad Little Fact (2019) 80 exemplares, 4 críticas
Thurgood (2019) 76 exemplares, 3 críticas
Steel Town (2008) 75 exemplares, 17 críticas
Secret World Of Hildegard (2007) 74 exemplares, 3 críticas
Mother Jones and Her Army of Mill Children (2020) 64 exemplares, 3 críticas
Elvis Is King! (2019) 63 exemplares, 2 críticas
Muhammad Ali: Champion of the World (2008) 57 exemplares, 12 críticas
Hillary (2016) 50 exemplares, 4 críticas
Oil (2020) 50 exemplares
How Jelly Roll Morton Invented Jazz (2015) 49 exemplares, 1 crítica
Wild Women of the Wild West (2011) 45 exemplares, 3 críticas
Mickey Mantle: The Commerce Comet (2017) 38 exemplares, 3 críticas
You Never Heard of Casey Stengel?! (2016) 26 exemplares, 3 críticas
Welcome to Bobville: City of Bobs (2020) 21 exemplares, 2 críticas
Joltin' Joe DiMaggio (2014) 17 exemplares, 3 críticas
The Little Owl & the Big Tree: A Christmas Story (2021) 15 exemplares, 1 crítica
The Snow Man: A True Story (2023) 9 exemplares, 1 crítica
Maine: Poems (2002) 7 exemplares
Banned Book (2023) 7 exemplares
Amnesia (2004) 5 exemplares
Bird Rehearsal: A Picture Book (2024) 4 exemplares
Book Reports 1 exemplar

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Conhecimento Comum

Locais de residência
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA



The Snow Man is “a true story about a real person named billy barr” who has spent his adult life in the Rocky Mountains. Throughout that time, he has made and kept careful measurements about weather, flora, and fauna - snowfall and snowpack, wildlife, and wildflowers - eventually compiling a treasure trove of climate data in his notebooks, which he shared with a local climate scientist. The illustrator shows barr aging as the decades pass, and shows the setting in different seasons and different types of day. Back matter includes an author’s note and further reading.… (mais)
JennyArch | Apr 25, 2024 |
I didn't particularly like the use of nonstandard spelling to convey the accents of the characters. Sometimes it's done well, but here it felt hammy.

It's a good story, though. I remember the first time I thought hard about where all of our garbage goes. I imagined that in my lifetime the whole world would be one big garbage dump. Here's hoping I was just a dramatic child.
LibrarianDest | 53 outras críticas | Jan 3, 2024 |
Allow me to pluck out some lines from this book that gave me pause:

"...it is important to remember that not all Islamic people are violent." (What if he said, "It is important to remember that not all Christians are racist"?)

"The world's original peaceful hero is...Jesus." (Really?)

"[before Jesus:] everyone thought you were supposed to hate and fight your enemies." (Again, really?)

"Firemen...do their job with no hope of ever being famous. For this reason, they are perhaps the most selfless of all peaceful heroes." (Yes, for we know most selfless people are really just seeking fame.)

Overall, this book is actually very nice, but it might be hard for young readers to separate its facts from the author's opinions and beliefs. That said, if you know you're getting into, it's not bad. I appreciated the diversity of the heroes, though it's very Jesus-centric in the beginning.
… (mais)
LibrarianDest | 5 outras críticas | Jan 3, 2024 |
First of all, really cool endpapers. Second of all, very funny telling, but possibly confusing for young kids because there's fact mixed in with silliness and it's not entirely clear which is which sometimes.
LibrarianDest | 10 outras críticas | Jan 3, 2024 |



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