WorldCat Identities

Sporn, Michael

Overview
Works: 171 works in 325 publications in 1 language and 17,568 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Drama  Fiction  Film adaptations  Children's films  Folklore  Animated films  Short films  Motion pictures  Film and video adaptations 
Roles: Director, Producer, Artist, Author, Film editor, Adapter, Scenarist
Classifications: PZ7.H389, 791.4334
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Michael Sporn
Harold and the purple crayon and more great stories to spark the imagination by Crockett Johnson( Visual )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 1,391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harold wants to take a walk in the moonlight, so he draws a moon with his purple crayon. Next Harold wants a picture for his room, soon he's bigger than a mountain. Then with his crayon, Harold takes a trip through the enchanted garden where he meets a King, a giant witch, and a fairy with one magic wish
Chrysanthemum --and more Kevin Henkes stories by Kevin Henkes( Visual )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A little mouse thinks her name is absolutely perfect until she starts school and all the kids make fun of her. Narrated by Meryl Streep
Click, clack, moo, cows that type and more fun on the farm( Visual )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Click, clack, moo: A bunch of literate cows go on strike after Farmer Brown refuses to give in to their typed demands of electric blankets when the barn gets too cold. The day Jimmy's boa ate the wash: Jimmy's boa constrictor wreaks havoc on the class trip to a farm. The Pigs' wedding: all the pigs must get cleaned up for the big wedding. Hendrika, a Dutch cow, wants to visit the city. Charlie needs a cloak: When Charlie's old cloak becomes torn and tattered, he spins a new one, showing how cloth is made from wool
Is your mama a llama? --and more stories about growing up by Deborah Guarino( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is your mama a llama? Lloyd the llama asks all kinds of baby animals his question. Will he ever get the answer he longs to hear? Leo the late bloomer: What's the matter with Leo? He can't read, write or speak like the other baby animals can. Will Leo ever bloom? Elizabeti's doll: When her new baby brother arrives, Elizabeti wants a baby of her own. She finds a rock that will make a perfect baby! Is she ready to care for her own child? Goose: A baby goose grows up in a loving family of woodchucks, but she still feels lonely and different, until she finds her wings!
Pete's a pizza and more William Steig stories( Visual )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Compilation of three video adaptations of Steig's picture books. Pete's a pizza: When Pete is in a bad mood, his parents cheer him up by making a pizza out of Pete. Doctor De Soto: Everyone's favorite mouse dentist helps a fox with a sore tooth who has plans for a the dentist after the visit. The Amazing Bone: Pearl, a piglet, befriends a talking bone she finds in the woods
Corduroy --and more stories about friendship( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Corduroy: Corduroy tries to find his lost button, so that someone will finally take him home from the department store. Yo! Yes?: Two boys become friends and they no longer have to play alone. Here comes the cat!: A village of mice is about to be visited by a cat
Rapunzel -- and more classic fairytales( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rapunzel is a girl with the very long, golden hair; A pair of elves secretly create an amazing pair of shoes for a poor but kindly shoemaker; When a young girl befriends a mysterious elderly woman, magical things begin to happen; Follow the adventures of billy goats named Gruff as they bravely hunt for fresh green grass to eat; Lon Po Po brings lessons about strangers, trust and courage; A king falls in love with a princess after she hides her identity under a coat made of a thousand furs
Gudgekin, the thistle girl, and other tales by John Gardner( Book )

4 editions published between 1976 and 2010 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of fairy tales in a magical mysterious land with characters who are some sweet and lovable, while others are wily and wicked
The night before Christmas( Visual )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The night before Christmas: Clement C. Moore's classic poem about a visit from St. Nicholas. Max's Christmas: Max is told he can't stay up to see Santa, but he sneaks downstairs anyway. Will Santa still come if Max is awake? Morris's disappearing bag: Morris thinks his brother and sister have better Christmas presents, but then he finds something very special in the last box under the tree. Owl moon: A young girl and her father take a magical night-time walk through the snowy woods in search of the great horned owl
The man who walked between the towers --and more inspiring tales( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Man who walked between the towers: A look at the high-wire walk made by Philippe Petit in 1974 between the World Trade Center's Twin Towers in New York City, and how it is still considered one of history's most artistic crimes. Snowflake Bentley was a self-taught scientist who photographed thousands of individual snowflakes in order to study their unique formations. Miss Rumphius traveled near and far, witnessing beauty of all kinds, and went on to help make the world a more beautiful place with a simple handful of seeds. A charming rhyme describes the life's work of renowned Mexican potter Juan Quezada, and the process he uses to create his pots after the style of the Casas Grandes people
The Hans Christian Andersen collection( Visual )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of classic Hans Christian Andersen tales includes six beloved stories brought to life on film: The Ugly Duckling, The Emperor's New Clothes, Nightingale, The Red Shoes, The Little Match Girl, and The Swineherd
Click, clack, moo, cows that type : and more amusing animal tales( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Doreen Cronin's hilarious tale about cows that type out their demands to Farmer Brown. Includes 6 more funny stories about animals
Emily's first 100 days of school --and more great school time stories( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emily's first 100 days of school: As the days and weeks of school go by, Emily and her classmates learn a lot: about reading, writing, counting, and other new ideas. Reading to your bunny: Young Freddy Bunny is having trouble learning in school. He would rather play video games and watch TV anyway, until he learns how to read. If you made a million: Have you ever wanted to make a million dollars? Marvelosissimo the Mathematical Magician is an expert guide about the various forms of money
Abel's island by William Steig( Visual )

10 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Castaway on an uninhabited island, Abel, a very civilized mouse, finds his resourcefulness and endurance tested to the limit as he struggles to survive and return to his home
The emperor's new clothes --and more Hans Christian Andersen fairy tales( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In "The emperor's new clothes," two swindlers create a royal robe from magical cloth for a vain king. In "The ugly duckling," a duckling is teased because of his awkward appearance until he grows into a beautiful swan. In "The swineherd," a spoiled princess scorns the love of an honorable prince until he comes up with a clever way to steal some kisses from her
Mike Mulligan and his steam shovel by Virginia Lee Burton( Visual )

10 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The familiar story of Mike Mulligan and Mary Anne, his steam shovel, and the problems they encounter while digging a cellar for the new town hall
The Rosemary Wells DVD library by Rosemary Wells( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Noisy Nora: When everyone in her house is too busy to listen, Nora make her presence known at every turn. Max's chocolate chicken: Will Max or Ruby find the most Easter eggs and win the chocolate chicken? Max's Christmas: Max wants to stay up late on Christmas Eve to see Santa Claus. Morris's disappearing bag: Morris isn't having much fun on Christmas until he discovers a present he had overlooked--a disappearing bag that makes people invisible
Whitewash by Ntozake Shange( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young African-American girl is traumatized when a gang attacks her and her brother on their way home from school and spray-paints her face white. Based on a true story
Lyle, Lyle crocodile, the musical "The house on East 88th Street( Visual )

4 editions published between 1988 and 1992 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents as a musical the story of Lyle, the crocodile who won his way into a family's hearts and home
The king of the hummingbirds, and other tales by John Gardner( Book )

2 editions published between 1977 and 2010 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four fairy tales featuring a stupid coppersmith's son, a witch unhappy in her profession, a gnome with power to change things, and a fat, bespectacled Jewish boy who hopes to marry a princess
 
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Pete's a pizza and more William Steig stories
Alternative Names
Michael Sporn animator

Michael Sporn US-amerikanischer Filmregisseur, Drehbuchautor und Animator

Languages
English (67)

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Whitewash