WorldCat Identities

Johnson, Arte 1934-

Works: 184 works in 352 publications in 1 language and 13,139 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Humor  Drama  Humorous stories  Anecdotes  Children's audiobooks  Science fiction television programs  Fantasy television programs  Television series 
Roles: Narrator, Performer, Actor, Singer
Classifications: PZ7.B26615, [FIC]
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Arte Johnson
Most widely held works by Arte Johnson
Bad monkey by Carl Hiaasen( Recording )

10 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andrew Yancy--late of the Miami Police, soon-to-be-late of the Key West Police--has a human arm in his freezer. There's a logical (Hiaasenian) explanation for that, but not for how and why it parted from its owner. Yancy thinks the boating-accident/shark-luncheon explanation is full of holes, and if he can prove murder, his commander might relieve him of Health Inspector duties, aka Roach Patrol. But first Yancy will negotiate an ever-surprising course of events--from the Keys to Miami to a Bahamian out island--with a crew of equally ever-surprising characters, including: the twitchy widow of the frozen arm; an avariciously idiotic real estate developer; a voodoo witch whose lovers are blinded-unto-death by her particularly peculiar charms; Yancy's new love, a kinky medical examiner; and the eponymous Bad Monkey, who earns his place among Hiaasen's greatest characters with hilariously wicked aplomb
The Willoughbys by Lois Lowry( Recording )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 1,034 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beloved author, Lois Lowry, offers a modern tale with a twist of classic children's literature. Abandoned by their ill-humored parents to the care of an odious nanny, Tim, the twins, Barnaby A and Barnaby B, and their sister, Jane, attempt to fulfill their roles as good old-fashioned children. Following the models set in lauded tales from "A Christmas carol" to "Mary Poppins", the four Willoughbys hope to attain their proscribed happy ending too, or at least a satisfyingly maudlin one. However, it is an unquestionably ruthless act that sets in motion the transformations that lead to their salvation and to happy endings for not only the four children, but their nanny, an abandoned baby, a candy magnate, and his long-lost son too. This hilarious and decidedly old-fashioned parody pays playful homage to classic works of children's literature
The case of the case of mistaken identity by Mac Barnett( Recording )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When twelve-year-old Steve Brixton, a fan of Bailey Brothers detective novels, is mistaken for a real detective, he must elude librarians, police, and the mysterious Mr. E as he seeks a missing quilt containing coded information
The 13 ghosts of Scooby-Doo the complete series( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daphne, Shaggy and Scooby-Doo are on the case for 13 of the world's meanest ghosts
Dance of the reptiles selected columns by Carl Hiaasen( Recording )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carl Hiaasen was born and raised in Florida. He is the author of thirteen novels, including the bestsellers Bad Monkey, Star Island, Nature Girl, Skinny Dip, Sick Puppy, and Lucky You, and four bestselling children's books, Chomp, Hoot, Flush, and Scat. He joined The Miami Herald in 1976 and worked on the newspaper's magazine and investigations team before starting his column in 1985. In 2010, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Society of Newspaper Columnists
Absurdistan by Gary Shteyngart( )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With the enormous success of the critically acclaimed The Russian debutante's handbook, Gary Shteyngart established himself as one of the most talented writers of his generation. Open Absurdistan and meet our hero, the outsize Misha Vainberg, son of the 1,238th-richest man in Russia, lover of large portions of food and drink, lover and inept performer of rap music, and lover of a South Bronx Latina whom he longs to rejoin in New York City, if only the American INS will grant him a visa. It won't, because Misha's late beloved Papa whacked an Oklahoma businessman of some prominence; now Misha is paying the price of exile from his adopted American homeland. He's stuck in Russia, dreaming of his beloved Rouenna and the Oz of NYC
Stupid white men ... and other sorry excuses for the state of the nation! by Michael Moore( Recording )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It happened on a train by Mac Barnett( Recording )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seventh-grader Steve Brixton finds himself pulled back into sleuthing when, during a train trip down the California coast, he uncovers a mystery involving a fleet of priceless automobiles, an assassin, and a private rail car
The tell-tale start by Gordon McAlpine( Recording )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Edgar and Allan, the great-great-great-great-grandnephews of the famed writer Edgar Allan Poe, discover that they are entrapped in a nefarious plot that has been going on since their birth"--
Dave Barry is not making this up by Dave Barry( Recording )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arte Johnson reads from a collection of Dave Barry's humorous columns
Bad dogs have more fun : selected writings on family, animals, and life by John Grogan( Recording )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of newspaper columns written by John Grogan for the Philadelphia Inquirer on topics such as animals, family, and life's foibles and farces
The twilight zone( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complete second season, 1960-1961, of Rod Serling's classic, groundbreaking series exploring the fantastic and frightening
The ghostwriter secret by Mac Barnett( Recording )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve-year-old Steve is investigating a diamond heist but the case suddenly changes when the author of the Bailey Brothers detective novels writes him a letter to say that he fears for his life
Dave Barry does Japan by Dave Barry( Recording )

10 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The man well known for his humorous columns and books now takes on Japanese culture, dining, sport, and industry
Love at first bite by Stan Dragoti( Visual )

4 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With no place to go after being evicted from Transylvania, Dracula takes up residence in New York City, where he must fend off a descendent of the vampire-killing Van Helsings if he wants to make his love interest into his eternal bride
Dave Barry talks back by Dave Barry( Recording )

10 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Responding to items sent in by readers from all over the country, Dave Barry talks back just to more than just his readers. He talks back to doctors, lawmakers, and even dumb dogs!
A confederacy of dunces by John Kennedy Toole( Recording )

5 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One day Mrs. Reilly pushes her reluctant thirty-year-old son out of the nest and into the working world of New Orleans - a decision with unforeseeably hilarious results
Once upon a midnight eerie the misadventures of Edgar & Allan Poe by Gordon McAlpine( Recording )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edgar and Allan Poe, great-great-great-great-grandnephews of the legendary Edgar Allan Poe, managed to outwit the nefarious Professor P. Pangborn Perry, who is determined to kill one of them in order to prove a mad scientific theory. Now the boys are in New Orleans, about to play the young Poe in a feature film. But the role may cost them their lives, because now someone else wants them dead. But who? Can the twins, with the help of their co-stars, Em and Milly Dickinson, outwit them?
Who's killing the great writers of America? a satire by Robert Kaplow( Recording )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some of America's best authors have been killed, each in accordance with the style of their writing. With Sue Grafton, Curtis Sittenfeld, Tom Clancy, and Danielle Steel all murdered, Stephen King is certain that he's next. In an effort to discover who is killing the great writers of America, King sets out from his heavily barricaded Maine home. This fast-paced comedic thriller takes listeners around the globe, treating them to countless laughs and clever thrills
The cat who killed Lilian Jackson Braun a parody by Robert Kaplow( Recording )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this bawdy parody, Ms. Jackson's headless body has been discovered in a men's room of a bar in Lower Manhattan. The police are busy filming reality television shows, so it falls to Braun's writer friend James Qafka and his Siamese cats, Ying-tong and Poon-Tang, to solve the ghastly mystery
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Alternative Names
Arte Johnson Actor

Johnson, Arthur Stanton Eric 1934-

English (120)

The case of the case of mistaken identityThe 13 ghosts of Scooby-Doo the complete seriesAbsurdistanStupid white men ... and other sorry excuses for the state of the nation!It happened on a trainDave Barry is not making this upBad dogs have more fun : selected writings on family, animals, and lifeThe ghostwriter secret