WorldCat Identities

Schwartz, Alvin 1927-1992

Overview
Works: 79 works in 476 publications in 4 languages and 46,529 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Short stories  Horror tales  Tall tales  Folklore  Ghost stories  Children's audiobooks 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler
Classifications: PZ8.1.S399, 398.25
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Alvin Schwartz
 
Most widely held works by Alvin Schwartz
More scary stories to tell in the dark by Alvin Schwartz( Book )

63 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 9,730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories of ghosts and witches, "jump" stories, scary songs, and modern-day scary stories
Scary stories 3 : more tales to chill your bones by Alvin Schwartz( Book )

29 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 3,694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More traditional and modern-day stories of ghosts, haunts, superstitions, monsters, and horrible scary things
In a dark, dark room, and other scary stories by Alvin Schwartz( Book )

43 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in English and French and held by 3,126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven scary stories to tell at night in front of a fire or in the dark, based on traditional stories and folktales from various countries
Ghosts! : ghostly tales from folklore by Alvin Schwartz( Book )

9 editions published between 1941 and 1995 in English and held by 1,876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents seven, easy-to-read ghost stories based on traditional folk tales and legends from various countries
And the green grass grew all around : folk poetry from everyone by Alvin Schwartz( Book )

7 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and held by 1,766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of rhymes, chants, riddles, and games organized by topic and/or form with supporting material (introductions, explanatory notes, and sources)
There is a carrot in my ear, and other noodle tales by Alvin Schwartz( Book )

16 editions published between 1982 and 2002 in English and held by 1,626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A collection of six stories about a family of silly people, based on noodle folklore from America, Europe, and Asia Minor."--Title page verso
A twister of twists, a tangler of tongues; tongue twisters by Alvin Schwartz( Book )

28 editions published between 1972 and 1992 in English and held by 1,424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of tongue twisters, both traditional and new in prose and verse
Busy buzzing bumblebees and other tongue twisters by Alvin Schwartz( Book )

6 editions published between 1982 and 1992 in English and held by 1,408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of forty-six tongue twisters
Whoppers : tall tales and other lies by Alvin Schwartz( Book )

11 editions published between 1975 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of tall tales involving animals, the weather, narrow escapes, and many other topics
I saw you in the bathtub, and other folk rhymes by Alvin Schwartz( Book )

6 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 1,291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an illustrated collection of traditional folk rhymes, some composed by children
Cross your fingers, spit in your hat; superstitions and other beliefs by Alvin Schwartz( Book )

10 editions published between 1974 and 1994 in English and held by 1,100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Superstitions about such topics as love and marriage, money, ailents, travel, the weather, and death
All of our noses are here, and other noodle tales by Alvin Schwartz( Book )

3 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 1,077 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of five stories about a family os silly people, based on noodle folklore from America, India, Japan, Korea, and the Arabian Nights
The Cat's elbow and other secret languages( Book )

8 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in English and held by 1,060 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents instructions for speaking thirteen secret languages, including Pig Latin, one of the best known and easiest codes to learn, and Boontling, developed by people in a California town
Unriddling : all sorts of riddles to puzzle your guessery by Alvin Schwartz( Book )

7 editions published between 1983 and 1994 in English and held by 1,040 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of riddles of various traditional types including queer-word, hidden-answer, neck, leg, rebus, and tricky-question riddles
Tomfoolery: trickery and foolery with words by Alvin Schwartz( Book )

10 editions published between 1973 and 1990 in English and held by 1,001 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Entertain friends with these riddles, wisecracks, and practical jokes
Gold & silver, silver & gold : tales of hidden treasure by Alvin Schwartz( Book )

5 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in English and held by 922 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents legends, true stories, and tall tales about the hunting, finding, and losing of treasure, including pirate treasure and treasure not yet uncovered
Witcracks: jokes and jests from American folklore by Alvin Schwartz( Book )

10 editions published between 1973 and 1993 in English and held by 892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history and gives examples of puns, shaggy-dog stories, and other jokes from American humor of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries
Kickle snifters and other fearsome critters by Alvin Schwartz( Book )

5 editions published between 1976 and 1994 in English and held by 792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brief text and illustrations introduce such strange creatures from American folklore as the snawfus, billdad, lufferlang, and tripodero
Ten copycats in a boat, and other riddles by Alvin Schwartz( Book )

9 editions published between 1980 and 1989 in English and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of riddles selected from folklore around the world
The scary stories treasury : three books to chill your bones by Alvin Schwartz( Book )

8 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traditional and modern-day stories of ghosts, haunts, superstitions, monsters, and horrible scary things
 
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More scary stories to tell in the dark
Alternative Names
Alvin Schwartz American writer

Švarcs, Elvins 1927-

Languages
English (276)

Spanish (15)

French (2)

German (1)

Covers
Scary stories 3 : more tales to chill your bonesIn a dark, dark room, and other scary storiesGhosts! : ghostly tales from folkloreAnd the green grass grew all around : folk poetry from everyoneThere is a carrot in my ear, and other noodle talesBusy buzzing bumblebees and other tongue twistersWhoppers : tall tales and other liesI saw you in the bathtub, and other folk rhymes