WorldCat Identities

Blos, Joan W.

Overview
Works: 58 works in 188 publications in 4 languages and 17,439 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Biography  History  Diary fiction  Children's audiobooks 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PZ7.B6237, [E]
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Joan W Blos
A gathering of days : a New England girl's journal, 1830-32 : a novel by Joan W Blos( Book )

47 editions published between 1979 and 2009 in English and held by 4,763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book is written in the form of a journal kept by Catherine Hall, a young girl living in a rural village in New England with her widower father and younger sister. The journal details her daily life between the years of 1830 and 1832. Among the events of these two years are several that would have a profound impact on the rest of her life. These include her assistance to an escaped slave, her father's remarriage, and the sudden death of her best friend
Old Henry by Joan W Blos( Book )

18 editions published between 1987 and 1999 in 5 languages and held by 1,611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry's neighbors are scandalized that he ignores them and lets his property get run down, until they drive him away and find themselves missing him
The heroine of the Titanic : a tale both true and otherwise of the life of Molly Brown by Joan W Blos( Book )

3 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 1,244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anecdotal account of some of the adventurous activities of Molly Brown, with an emphasis on her survival of the sinking of the Titanic
Martin's hats by Joan W Blos( Book )

5 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and held by 1,044 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A variety of hats afford Martin many adventures
Brothers of the heart : a story of the old Northwest, 1837-1838 by Joan W Blos( Book )

12 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and held by 1,003 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fourteen-year-old Shem spends six months in the Michigan wilderness alone with a dying Indian woman, who helps him, not only to survive, but to mature to the point where he can return to his family and the difficulties of life as a cripple in a frontier village
A gathering of days : a novel by Joan W Blos( Book )

10 editions published between 1979 and 1997 in English and held by 846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The journal of a fourteen-year-old girl, kept the last year she lived on the family farm, records daily events in her small New Hampshire town, her father's remarriage, and the death of her best friend
The days before now : an autobiographical note by Joan W Blos( Book )

3 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The celebrated children's book writer describes the scenes of her childhood, in New York City and on Long Island, and how she lived as an adult
The grandpa days by Joan W Blos( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philip comes up with just the right project to build with Grandpa during their week together, but first he has to learn the difference between wishes and good planning
Letters from the corrugated castle : a novel of gold rush California, 1850-1852 by Joan W Blos( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A series of letters and newspaper articles reveals life in California in the 1850s, especially for thirteen-year-old Eldora, who was raised in Massachusetts as an orphan only to meet her influential mother in San Francisco, and Luke, who hopes to find a fortune in gold
Hello, shoes! by Joan W Blos( Book )

3 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A little boy and his grandfather search the house for his favorite shoes and celebrate together when he puts them on by himself for the first time
Bedtime! by Joan W Blos( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After his grandmother has tucked his stuffed animals into bed one by one, a young boy is ready to go to sleep himself
Brooklyn doesn't rhyme by Joan W Blos( Book )

3 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the request of her sixth grade teacher, Edwina Rose Sachs records events in the lives of her Polish immigrant family and their friends living in Brooklyn in the early 1900s
One very best Valentine's Day by Joan W Blos( Book )

12 editions published between 1989 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disappointed when her bracelet of little hearts breaks, Barbara proves both her ingenuity and her capacity for giving by turning this treasure into valentines for her whole family
Lottie's circus by Joan W Blos( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lottie imagines that she and her cat, Famous, are the stars of a wonderful circus
The hungry little boy by Joan W Blos( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publishers Weekly: Chronicling a grandmother's preparations for her grandson's meal, this straightforward story celebrates the basic comforts found in food and sharing. Blos's soothing text describes a grandma's sure-footed movements as she assembles her feast-a peanut butter sandwich, a carrot, cookies, an apple and some milk to wash it down-then watches the boy as he eats contentedly. Rendered in thick brushstrokes and bright colors, Schutzer's (A Million Fish-More or Less) swirling oils add warmth to the brief text, creating a true sense of one family's camaraderie
Nellie Bly's monkey : his remarkable story in his own words by Joan W Blos( Book )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

McGinty the monkey and his new owner, a woman journalist, travel from Singapore to New York where he finally takes up residence at the Menagerie
A seed, a flower, a minute, an hour by Joan W Blos( Book )

4 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrations and very brief text depict a seed changing into a flower, a bee into a swarm, a thought into a poem, and other changes
Just think! by Betty Miles( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pictures, poems, words, and sayings for the reader to ponder
A gathering of days a New England girl's journal 1830-32 by Joan W Blos( Recording )

2 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The journal of a 14-year-old girl, kept the last year she lived on the family farm
"It's spring," she said by Joan W Blos( Book )

3 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The appearance of the ice cream truck, children playing baseball, and new short haircuts are only a few of the indications that spring has arrived in the city
 
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A gathering of days : a New England girl's journal, 1830-32 : a novel
Alternative Names
Blos, Joan

Blos, Joan 1928-

Blos, Joan Winsor 1928-

Joan Blos American children's writer

Languages
English (135)

Spanish (2)

German (2)

French (2)

Covers
Old HenryThe heroine of the Titanic : a tale both true and otherwise of the life of Molly BrownBrothers of the heart : a story of the old Northwest, 1837-1838A gathering of days : a novelThe days before now : an autobiographical noteThe grandpa daysLetters from the corrugated castle : a novel of gold rush California, 1850-1852Hello, shoes!