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Sporn, Michael

Overview
Works: 203 works in 363 publications in 1 language and 18,371 library holdings
Genres: Children's films  Animated films  Juvenile works  Film adaptations  Short films  Drama  Fiction  Fairy tales  Folklore 
Roles: Director, Producer, Artist, Author, Film editor, Adapter, Other, Scenarist, Restager , Illustrator, Editor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4375
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Michael Sporn
Click, clack, moo, cows that type : and more fun on the farm( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 1,384 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
Chrysanthemum : --and more Kevin Henkes stories( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 904 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chrysanthemum: Chrysanthemum thinks her name is absolutely perfect - until the kids at school make fun of her. It takes a special friend to change her classmates' minds. Owen: Owen isn't happy when his parents won't let him bring Fuzzy, his beloved yellow blanket, to school. Luckily, Owen's mother has the perfect solution. A Weekend with Wendell: Sleepovers are usually fun, but spending a weekend with Wendell is anything but fun and games. Sophie shows Wendell that, sometimes, she has to be boss, too
Harold and the purple crayon : ... and more Harold stories by Crockett Johnson( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 902 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
Corduroy : --and more stories about friendship( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 812 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
Is your mama a llama? : --and more stories about growing up( Visual )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 801 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!
Abel's island by William Steig( Visual )

11 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in English and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First film relates the story of Abel, an elegant and romantic mouse who gets swept away in a flood and stranded for over a year on a deserted island. In the second film, The story of the dancing frog, a mother tells her young daughter a curious story from their family history
Pete's a pizza : and more William Steig stories( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 748 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
Rapunzel : -- and more classic fairytales( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 589 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
The night before Christmas( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 563 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
Gudgekin, the thistle girl, and other tales by John Gardner( Book )

4 editions published between 1976 and 2010 in English and held by 557 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 Hans Christian Andersen collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 522 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
Emily's first 100 days of school : --and more great school time stories( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 461 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
Harold and the purple crayon : and more great stories to spark the imagination( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harold wants to take a walk in the moonlight so he draws a moon with his purple crayon. Plus 6 more stories: A Picture for Harold's Room; Harold's Fairy Tale; The Swineherd; Time of Wonder; The Foolish Frog; and Drummer Hoff
Open wide : tooth school inside( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is time to "Open Wide: Tooth School Inside." Dr. Flossman is excited to meet the incoming class of thirty-two permanent teeth, who have much to learn about brushing, flossing, and the nightmare of tooth decay! What if a dinosaur catches the flu? Does he whimper and whine between each "At-choo"? "How DO dinosaurs get well soon?" "Doctor De Soto" is a well-respected mouse-dentist who runs a successful practice with his wife (and able assistant) Mrs. De Soto. A fox with a terrible toothache may just have mouse-flavored snacks on his mind, and hopes that the De Sotos are more than just tender-hearted! Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge is a little boy who lives next door to an "old people's home." His favorite is Miss Nancy Alison Delacourt Cooper. Overhearing his parents talking about how Miss Nancy has lost her memory, Wilfrid he sets out to help her get it back
The man who walked between the towers : --and more inspiring tales( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 417 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 emperor's new clothes : --and more Hans Christian Andersen fairy tales( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 408 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
Whitewash by Ntozake Shange( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 386 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
The day Jimmy's boa ate the wash : --and more short stories( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The day Jimmy's boa ate the wash: The class trip to the farm was pretty dull, until the cow started crying, the pigs got on the bus and Jimmy's pet boa got loose! Shrinking Violet: Violet is so shy that she shrinks whenever anyone watches her. So what will Violet do when her teacher gives her a big part in the school play? Will I have a friend? Jimmy's worried about the first day of school. The other children are strangers and he's sure he'll never find a friend, until naptime when he discovers someone who feels the same way he does
Mike Mulligan and his steam shovel( Visual )

9 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 352 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 king of the hummingbirds, and other tales by John Gardner( Book )

3 editions published between 1977 and 2010 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four fairy tales featuring a stupid coppersmith's son, a gnome with the power to change things, a witch unhappy in her profession, 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 Amerikaans filmregisseur (1946-2014)

Michael Sporn US-amerikanischer Filmregisseur, Drehbuchautor und Animator

Майкл Спорн

マイケル・スポーン

Languages
English (56)

Covers
Whitewash