WorldCat Identities

Politi, Leo 1908-1996

Overview
Works: 85 works in 246 publications in 4 languages and 18,396 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Biography  History  Picture books  Christmas stories  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Illustrator, Dedicator
Classifications: PZ7.P753, [E]
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Leo Politi
Song of the swallows by Leo Politi( Book )

44 editions published between 1948 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 4,478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sad when the swallows leave for the winter, young Juan prepares to welcome them back to the old California Mission at Capistrano on St. Joseph's Day the next spring
Pedro : the angel of Olvera Street by Leo Politi( Book )

16 editions published between 1946 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 1,327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Little Pedro, who sings like an angel, is allowed to lead the Christmas procession, known as La Posada, through the old Mexican section of downtown Los Angeles
The Columbus story by Alice Dalgliesh( Book )

3 editions published in 1955 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,088 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Events in the life of Columbus, the Admiral, including his efforts to obtain ships and money to sail to the West, his first voyage, and his discovery of the New World
Juanita by Leo Politi( Book )

6 editions published between 1948 and 2009 in English and held by 928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Juanita takes the dove she received for her fourth birthday to the Old Mission Church for the blessing of the animals
Three stalks of corn by Leo Politi( Book )

5 editions published between 1976 and 1994 in English and held by 757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Angelica's grandmother explains the legends and uses of corn, the three tall stalks in the garden take on new significance
Moy Moy by Leo Politi( Book )

5 editions published between 1960 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A little Chinese girl in Los Angeles participates in the celebration of the Chinese New Year
Little Leo by Leo Politi( Book )

8 editions published between 1951 and 1957 in English and Undetermined and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two tempera illustrations on one sheet
Rosa by Leo Politi( Book )

5 editions published in 1963 in English and Spanish and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On Christmas, Rosa receives an even finer present than the doll she had hoped for
Saint Francis and the animals by Leo Politi( Book )

5 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells of St. Francis' friendship with various animals--birds, a little hare, doves, a pheasant, a fish, a lamb, and the wolf of Gubbio
The mission bell by Leo Politi( Book )

3 editions published in 1953 in English and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Father Serra and the Indian boy who accompanies him on his journeys watch their dream come true as the missions are built in California
Emmet by Leo Politi( Book )

4 editions published between 1971 and 2009 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emmet, the dog, was considered a neighborhood nuisance until his alert and brave action made him a neighborhood hero in old Los Angeles
The butterflies come by Leo Politi( Book )

6 editions published between 1957 and 1964 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A little girl visits the butterfly trees near her home on the Monterey Peninsula, where the monarch butterflies spend the winter, and learns about past and present butterfly celebrations in California
Looking-for-something : the story of a stray burro of Ecuador by Ann Nolan Clark( Book )

5 editions published between 1952 and 1961 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A little burro searches for his own place
The nicest gift by Leo Politi( Book )

2 editions published between 1973 and 1982 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A little boy living in a Los Angeles barrio is desolate when Christmas Day arrives and his lost dog still hasn't been found
Lorenzo, the naughty parrot by Tony Johnston( Book )

4 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lorenzo, a cookie-loving parrot who lives in Mexico, gets into lots of trouble trying to help his human family
Angelo, the naughty one by Helen Garrett( Book )

15 editions published between 1944 and 1972 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Angelo was afraid of water until he learned that brave soldiers bathe
The noble doll by Elizabeth Coatsworth( Book )

2 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As her mistress becomes poorer, a little Mexican girl seeking a way to help takes their last valuable possession to pray before the statue of Saint Francis
A boat for Peppe by Leo Politi( Book )

7 editions published between 1950 and 1951 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peppe, a Sicilian boy, lives on the California coast where his father is a fisherman and the festival for their patron saint, Rosalia, is a joyous occasion
Mr. Fong's toy shop by Leo Politi( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A toymaker and his young friends prepare a shadow puppet play for the Moon Festival in Chinatown in Los Angeles
Piccolo's prank by Leo Politi( Book )

4 editions published between 1965 and 1966 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Los Angeles organ man's monkey likes the city, especially the cable car ride up the hill to his house, until one day he crawls under the cable car and has to be rescued by the firemen
 
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Song of the swallows
Alternative Names
Leo Politi

Leo Politi Italian-American artist and children's writer

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Pedro : the angel of Olvera StreetJuanitaEmmetLorenzo, the naughty parrot