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Kalman, Maira

Overview
Works: 95 works in 326 publications in 8 languages and 25,951 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Picture books  Biography  Illustrated works  Reference works  History  Biographies  Exhibition catalogs  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Editor, Author of introduction, Costume designer, Artist, Set designer , Creator
Classifications: PE1408, E
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Maira Kalman
Why we broke up by Daniel Handler( Book )

29 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 2,471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A girl composes a letter to her ex-boyfriend highlighting all the reasons in their relationship that she broke up with him
Fireboat : the heroic adventures of the John J. Harvey by Maira Kalman( Book )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and Japanese and held by 2,318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the inspiring true story of the John J. Harvey -- a retired New York City fireboat reinstated on September 11, 2001. Originally launched in 1931, the Harvey was the most powerful fireboat of her time. After the September 11 attacks, with fire hydrants at Ground Zero inoperable and the Hudson River's water supply critical to fighting the blaze, the fire department called on the Harvey for help. There were adjustments -- forcing water into hoses by jamming soda bottles and wood into nozzles with a sledgehammer -- and then the fireboat's volunteer crew pumped much-needed water to the disaster site. The John J. Harvey proved she was still one of New York's Bravest!
The elements of style by William Strunk( Book )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 2,010 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An enhanced edition of the classic writing manual features humorous art by a popular children's book illustrator and New Yorker cover artist, in a volume that provides visual and whimsical embellishments to the original instructive text
Looking at Lincoln by Maira Kalman( Book )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in English and held by 1,588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brief look at the life of United States president Abraham Lincoln
Smartypants : Pete in school by Maira Kalman( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 1,558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Pete the dog, who has an insatiable appetite, arrives at school he and his owner are sent to the principal's office, where he devours a set of encyclopedias and is suddenly able to speak and answer any question
What Pete ate from A-Z : where we explore the English alphabet (in its entirety) in which a certain dog devours a myriad of items which he should not by Maira Kalman( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 1,428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this alphabet book, a child relates some of the unusual things eaten by Pete the dog, including an accordion, a lucky quarter, and cousin Rocky's underpants
13 words by Lemony Snicket( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Publishers Weekly: Based on an unlucky number of key words and authored by someone who takes pleasure in unfortunate events, this volume conjures a sense of foreboding. "Word Number 1: Bird" introduces the central character, and the accompanying illustration pictures a royal-blue bird perched on a linen tablecloth, in a yellow-and-pink dining room that might have been painted by Matisse. The bird's eye droops sadly, whereupon readers turn to "Word Number 2: Despondent" and "Word Number 3: Cake," an item that might alleviate a bird's ennui, at least temporarily. Despite ominous beginnings, the proceedings turn upbeat with the arrival of a chic "Word Number 4: Dog," who concocts witty diversions for the gloomy bird. Kalman's eccentric gouaches elevate the wintry mood; the dog, with his sly grin, resembles Kalman's Max, particularly when he tries on hats at "Word Number 9: Haberdashery." Sprinkled with additional vocab words like "spiffy" and featuring surreal landscapes in ice-cream hues, this word-association game recalls Kalman's solo productions. The conclusion, however, belongs to Snicket, because "the bird, to tell you the truth, is still a little despondent."
Thomas Jefferson : life, liberty and the pursuit of everything by Maira Kalman( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Jefferson is perhaps best known for writing the Declaration of Independence -- but there's so much more to discover. This energetic man was interested in everything. He played violin, spoke seven languages and was a scientist, naturalist, botanist, mathematician and architect. He designed his magnificent home, Monticello, which is full of objects he collected from around the world. Our first foodie, he grew over fifteen kinds of peas and advocated a mostly vegetarian diet. And oh yes, as our third president, he doubled the size of the United States and sent Lewis and Clark to explore it. He also started the Library of Congress and said, "I cannot live without books." But monumental figures can have monumental flaws, and Jefferson was no exception. Although he called slavery an "abomination," he owned about 150 slaves
Next stop, Grand Central by Maira Kalman( Book )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 1,164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A whimsical introduction to the thousands of activities going on everyday in Grand Central, a train station in New York City
Food rules : an eater's manual by Michael Pollan( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a set of rules for eating wisely in accordance with a variety of ethnic and cultural traditions, sharing guidelines for making grocery choices and dining out
Ooh-la-la (Max in love) by Maira Kalman( Book )

16 editions published between 1991 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As he experiences Paris, the city of love, Max the millionaire poet dog knows he is missing something
Max makes a million by Maira Kalman( Book )

9 editions published between 1990 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Max the dog finally sells his book of poetry, he is able to fulfill his lifelong dream of traveling to Paris
Sayonara, Mrs. Kackleman by Maira Kalman( Book )

3 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alexander and his older sister Lulu visit Japan and discover many fascinating things including fish markets, outdoor baths, futons, and a frog who writes haiku
Why we broke up by Daniel Handler( Recording )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sixteen-year-old Min Green writes a letter to Ed Slaterton in which she breaks up with him, documenting their relationship and how items in the accompanying box, from bottle caps to a cookbook, foretell the end
Max in Hollywood, baby by Maira Kalman( Book )

6 editions published between 1992 and 2018 in English and Japanese and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Max the millionaire poet dog and his Parisian poodle friend Crêpes Suzette leave Paris for the lure of glittering Hollywood. Can movie stardom be far behind?
(Un)Fashion by Tibor Kalman( Book )

25 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents an unconventional view of contemporary fashion as seen in the creative ways that people around the globe adorn their bodies. From cardboard shoes in Africa to body paint in New Guinea, from chimney sweeps in France to an Indian Elvis, the authors scans the globe to show how real people dress: at work, on the street, or for ceremonial occasions. With virtually no text, this book pokes gentle fun at the elitism of the fashion world, presenting its provocative observations through dynamic images by some of the world's foremost photojournalists
Advanced style by Ari Seth Cohen( Book )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Advanced Style is Ari Seth Cohen's blog-based ode to the confidence, beauty, and fashion that can only be achieved through the experience of a life lived glamorously. It is a collection of street fashion unlike any seen before - focused on the over-60 set in the world's most stylish locales. The (mostly) ladies of Advanced Style are enjoying their later years with grace and panache, marching to the beat of their own drummer. These timeless images and words of wisdom provide fashion inspiration for all ages and prove that age is nothing but a state of mind
Hey Willy, see the pyramids by Maira Kalman( Book )

7 editions published between 1988 and 2017 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Alexander has trouble falling asleep late at night, he wakes up his sister Lulu and asks her to tell him stories
Maira Kalman : various illuminations (of a crazy world) by Ingrid Schaffner( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume presents a survey of the works of American illustrator Maira Kalman (b. 1949). Kalman's works illuminate contemporary life with a profound sense of joy and unique sense of humor. This book was published to accompany the traveling of her paintings, drawings, embroideries, sketchbooks and photographs. Kalman also offers commentary on her life as an artist, collector, observer, traveler, and maker of lists
Swami on rye : Max in India by Maira Kalman( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in German and English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Max, the famous dog-poet and Hollywood director, faces fatherhood and searches for the meaning of life in exotic India
 
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Maira Kalman

Maira Kalman Israeli American artist and creator of children's books

칼만, 마이라

カルマン, マイラ

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Fireboat : the heroic adventures of the John J. HarveyThe elements of styleLooking at LincolnSmartypants : Pete in schoolWhat Pete ate from A-Z : where we explore the English alphabet (in its entirety) in which a certain dog devours a myriad of items which he should not13 wordsNext stop, Grand CentralOoh-la-la (Max in love)