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Desimini, Lisa

Overview
Works: 61 works in 149 publications in 4 languages and 22,596 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Folklore  Poetry  Legends  Picture books  History  Biography  Pictorial works  Children's audiobooks 
Roles: Author, Illustrator
Classifications: PZ7.D4505, E
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Lisa Desimini
 
Most widely held works by Lisa Desimini
Doodle dandies : poems that take shape by J. Patrick Lewis( Book )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 1,703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of poems each of which appears on the page in the shape of its subject
Anansi does the impossible! : an Ashanti tale by Verna Aardema( Book )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 1,452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anansi and his wife outsmart the Sky God and win back the beloved folktales of their people. Peppered with Verna Aardema's trademark ideophones--words that mimic actual sounds--this book makes an ideal read-aloud. Brilliantly realized characters and West African flavor come together in Desimini's extraordinary collage illustrations. Includes a glossary of West African terms and pronunciations. Full color
How the stars fell into the sky : a Navajo legend by Jerrie Oughton( Book )

4 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and held by 1,354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retelling of the Navaho legend that explains the patterns of the stars in the sky
Dot the Firedog by Lisa Desimini( Book )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dot the dalmatian that lives at a firehouse accompanies the firefighters when they rush to a burning house
Tulip sees America by Cynthia Rylant( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 1,221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young man and his dog drive west from Ohio and marvel at the farms of Iowa, the skies of Nebraska, the wind in Wyoming, the mountains of Colorado, the desert in Nevada, and the ocean in Oregon
Love letters by Arnold Adoff( Book )

5 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 1,110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of twenty poems written by kids and klutzes, secret admirers and detractors, friends, enemies, and skeptics to the objects of their affection--or aversion
In a circle long ago : a treasury of native lore from North America by Nancy Van Laan( Book )

7 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 1,029 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories from many native peoples all over North America that teach about our environment
Touch the poem by Arnold Adoff( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of poems about the sense of touch including a baby's foot in one's palm, peach fuzz on the lip, and the forehead against a cold window
Heron street by Ann Warren Turner( Book )

8 editions published between 1985 and 1991 in English and held by 846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the centuries as people settle near the marsh by the sea, herons and other animals are displaced
The snowflake sisters by J. Patrick Lewis( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two snowflakes named Crystal and Ivory travel on Santa's sleigh and make their way through the wintry sky until they become part of a snowboy in Central Park
Trick-or-treat, smell my feet! by Lisa Desimini( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When twin witches Delia and Ophelia cook up a mischievous spell for Halloween, a mysterious ingredient causes the potion to backfire. Delia and Ophelia are witches. They're cooking up a particularly naughty spell for Halloween, and the main ingredient is super stinky socks. That night, when the neighborhood children go trick or treating, the only words they can say are smell my feet. Of course, no one gives them any candy, much to the delight of the two witches. The fun comes to an end when a mysterious ingredient causes the potion to backfire, returning the children to normal, and putting the witches in a very strange situation
The great big green by Peggy Elizabeth Gifford( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Both a riddle and an ode to the earth, this picture book arrives just in time for Earth Day. Readers will revisit the world after the riddle's reveal to find the many green things hidden in each piece of art
My house by Lisa Desimini( Book )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and Japanese and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes a house in different weather and light conditions
She sang promise : the story of Betty Mae Jumper, Seminole tribal leader by Jan Godown Annino( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Betty Mae Tiger Jumper was born in 1923, the daughter of a Seminole woman and a white man. She grew up in the Everglades under dark clouds of distrust among her tribe who could not accept her at first. As a child of a mixed marriage, she walked the line as a constant outsider. Growing up poor and isolated, she only discovered the joys of reading and writing at age 14. An iron will and sheer determination led her to success, and she returned to her people as a qualified nurse. When her husband was too sick to go to his alligator wrestling tourist job, gutsy Betty Mae climbed right into the alligator pit! Storyteller, journalist, and community activist, Betty Mae Jumper was a voice for her people, ultimately becoming the first female elected Seminole tribal leader
Iris has a virus by Arlene Alda( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iris catches the stomach "bug" while at school and worries she may not get better in time to go with her brother to visit her grandmother during the weekend
My beautiful child by Lisa Desimini( Book )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and Arabic and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parents express their affection and hopes for their beautiful baby
Lulu's piano lesson by Arlene Alda( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lulu avoids practicing the piano all week, and when Friday afternoon arrives and she is not prepared for her lesson, she gets inspiration from her teacher
The magic weaver of rugs : a tale of the Navajo by Jerrie Oughton( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When two Navajo women pray for help for their cold and hungry people, Spider Woman teaches them how to weave
Northwoods cradle song : from a Menominee lullaby by Douglas Wood( Book )

3 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A poetic adaptation of a Menominee Indian lullaby that describes the sights and sounds of night
Fish and flamingo by Nancy White Carlstrom( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two unlikely friends, Fish and Flamingo, spend time together, help each other out, and tell stories about their different lives
 
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Doodle dandies : poems that take shape
Alternative Names
Desimini, Lisa 1964-

리사, 데시미니

デジミニ, リーザ

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Anansi does the impossible! : an Ashanti taleHow the stars fell into the sky : a Navajo legendDot the FiredogTulip sees AmericaLove lettersIn a circle long ago : a treasury of native lore from North AmericaTouch the poemThe snowflake sisters