Most widely held works about Margot Zemach
Most widely held works by Margot Zemach
Duffy and the devil by Harve Zemach ( Book )
8 editions published between 1973 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,253 libraries worldwide
The spinning and knitting the devil agrees to do for her win Duffy the Squire's name and a carefree life until it comes time for her to guess the devil's name.
It could always be worse : a Yiddish folk tale by Margot Zemach ( Book )
45 editions published between 1976 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 2,385 libraries worldwide
Unable to stand his overcrowded and noisy home any longer, a poor man goes to the Rabbi for advice.
The judge : an untrue tale by Harve Zemach ( Book )
13 editions published between 1969 and 1998 in English and French and held by 1,811 libraries worldwide
A skeptical judge discovers that the five people he had put in jail were telling the truth after all.
When Shlemiel went to Warsaw & other stories by Isaac Bashevis Singer ( Book )
18 editions published between 1968 and 1997 in English and held by 1,663 libraries worldwide
Eight stories based on traditional Jewish themes from Eastern Europe include: Shrewd Todie & Lyzer the Miser; Tsirtsur & Peziza; Rabbi Leib & the Witch Cunegunde; The Elders of Chelm & Genendel's Key; Shlemiel, the Businessman; Utzel & His Daughter Poverty; Menaseh's Dream; When Shlemiel went to Warsaw.
The little red hen : an old story by Margot Zemach ( Book )
16 editions published between 1983 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 1,386 libraries worldwide
A retelling of the traditional tale about the little red hen whose lazy friends are unwilling to help her plant, harvest, or grind the wheat into flour, but all are willing to help her eat the bread that she makes from it.
The Chinese mirror by Mirra Ginsburg ( Book )
5 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,254 libraries worldwide
A retelling of a traditional Korean tale in which a mirror brought from China causes confusion within a family as each member looks in it and sees a different stranger.
The three wishes : an old story by Margot Zemach ( Book )
6 editions published between 1986 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 1,227 libraries worldwide
A very poor woodsman who is granted three wishes by an imp is urged by his wife to wish for riches.
Mazel and Shlimazel, or, The milk of a lioness by Isaac Bashevis Singer ( Book )
6 editions published between 1967 and 1995 in English and held by 1,195 libraries worldwide
The spirit of good luck outwits the spirit of bad luck and helps a poor but honest peasant lad marry the king's daughter.
The sign in Mendel's window by Mildred Phillips ( Book )
4 editions published between 1985 and 1996 in English and held by 1,185 libraries worldwide
When a stranger comes to Kosnov and accuses Mendel the butcher of stealing his money, the whole town joins in to show the police who is really guilty.
The Cat's elbow and other secret languages ( Book )
9 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in English and held by 1,184 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. Thirteen different secret languages and codes are described and explained. Literature of Delight. The famous punster, prankster, and riddle-regaler goes global for a look at the "ecret-say" "anguages-lay" of the world's children. It's the ripest kind of fun, with material ready for readers to bite into. More passive souls can just sit around and laugh with Schwartz's There's a Carrot in My Ear, Tales of Trickery, and more. Several secret languages are explained.
The two foolish cats : suggested by a Japanese folktale by Yoshiko Uchida ( Book )
3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 1,137 libraries worldwide
Two foolish cats go to the old monkey of the mountain to settle their quarrel.
Some from the moon, some from the sun : poems and songs for everyone by Margot Zemach ( Book )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,129 libraries worldwide
An illustrated collection of traditional poems and songs, including "This Little Pig Went to Market," "Brave News is Come to Town," and "Bingo."
The three little pigs : an old story by Margot Zemach ( Book )
10 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 1,091 libraries worldwide
A retelling of the traditional tale.
Mommy, buy me a China doll; adapted from an Ozark children's song by Harve Zemach ( Book )
7 editions published between 1966 and 1988 in English and held by 1,089 libraries worldwide
The short story tells the tale of a young girl who wished her mother to trade some family possessions and buy her a china doll. The story is written in rhyming verses.
All God's critters got a place in the choir by Bill Staines ( Book )
2 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in English and held by 1,080 libraries worldwide
Celebrates how all the animals in the world make their own music in their own way, some singing low, some singing higher.
Hush, little baby ( Book )
4 editions published between 1976 and 1987 in English and held by 1,016 libraries worldwide
A baby is promised a strange assortment of things from a mocking bird to a horse and cart--all for not crying.
A penny a look : an old story by Harve Zemach ( Book )
5 editions published between 1971 and 1989 in English and held by 973 libraries worldwide
Two brothers set out to capture a one-eyed man to display in the marketplace.
Naftali the storyteller and his horse, Sus : and other stories by Isaac Bashevis Singer ( Book )
7 editions published between 1976 and 1989 in English and Hebrew and held by 964 libraries worldwide
A collection of short stories which explores the humor and life of the people of Poland.
The foundling, and other tales of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander ( Book )
4 editions published between 1973 and 1975 in English and held by 955 libraries worldwide
Six short stories dealing with events that preceded the birth of Taran, a key figure in the author's five works on the Kingdom of Prydain.
Jake and Honeybunch go to heaven by Margot Zemach ( Book )
5 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 800 libraries worldwide
The exuberance of a man and his mule newly arrived in heaven causes so much furor that God gives them one last chance before He throws them out.
African Americans Animals, Mythical Biography Brothers Children's poetry Children's songs Children's stories Deals Death Devil Domestic animals England England--Cornwall (County) Extended families Fairy tales Fiction Folklore Folklore Friendship Gentry Germany God Heaven Illustrators Jews Judges Juvenile works Kings and rulers Knitting Korea Magic Marriage Mules Names Poetry Poverty Prisoners Russia Satisfaction Singer, Isaac Bashevis,--1904-1991 Spinning Stories in rhyme Translations Tricksters Truthfulness and falsehood United States Wisdom Wit and humor, Juvenile Witches Zemach, Margot
Tsuemakku, Māgotto 1931-1989