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Sperry, Armstrong 1897-1976

Overview
Works: 184 works in 663 publications in 17 languages and 19,764 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Folklore  History  Biography  Children's audiobooks  Western stories  Sea stories  Braille books  Drama 
Roles: Author, Illustrator
Classifications: PZ8.1.S75, [398.2]
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Call it courage by Armstrong Sperry( Book )
126 editions published between 1940 and 2012 in 10 languages and held by 6,980 libraries worldwide
Ever since his mother was killed in a hurricane, Mafatu, the son of the Great Chief of the people of Hikueru, an island in the southern Pacific ocean, has feared that Moana, the Sea God, would kill him, too. Tired of being called a coward and saddened by the shame he has brought his father, 12-year-old Mafatu decides to face and conquer Moana on his own. Phillips gives this Newbery Medal classic adventure tale an outstanding performance. He so effectively develops the character of the boy that listeners feel Mafatu's terror and fierce determination to overcome his fear as he faces a monstrous storm, survives on an island, kills a shark and escapes from "eaters of men." Sound effects enhance the narration. The soft, rhythmic beating of the man-eaters' drums heightens the terror of their pursuit. A classic example of the power of audio to enhance a beautifully told story
Call it courage by Armstrong Sperry( Sound Recording )
43 editions published between 1940 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 1,558 libraries worldwide
Based on a Polynesian legend, this is the story of a youth who overcomes his fear of the sea and proves his courage to himself and his people
The voyages of Christopher Columbus by Armstrong Sperry( Book )
22 editions published between 1950 and 1995 in 7 languages and held by 839 libraries worldwide
A fictionalized biography of Christopher Columbus
John Paul Jones, fighting sailor by Armstrong Sperry( Book )
5 editions published between 1953 and 1963 in English and held by 678 libraries worldwide
The story of John Paul Jones, star of the American colonies' infant navy in the American Revolution - a star whoses rise and fall was meteoric. Scottish born, with a heritage of hate towards England, John took his training in British ships, but was forced by a mutiny to flee from Tobago, and seek hostage under a new name, in Virginia
All sail set : a romance of the Flying Cloud by Armstrong Sperry( Book )
16 editions published between 1916 and 2007 in English and held by 537 libraries worldwide
When his father loses his fortune, a boy is taken on by a famous shipbuilder and eventually makes a maiden, record-breaking trip around Cape Horn on the "Flying Cloud."
All about the Arctic and Antarctic by Armstrong Sperry( Book )
7 editions published between 1957 and 1989 in English and Arabic and held by 523 libraries worldwide
Relates the difficulties and hardships endured by men exploring these regions. Discusses the animal and plant life, minerals, climate and topography of the Arctic and Antarctic
Captain Cook explores the South Seas by Armstrong Sperry( Book )
9 editions published between 1953 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 479 libraries worldwide
A biography of James Cook, self-taught sailor and navigator, whose charting and exploratory voyages took him around the world
Shuttered windows by Florence Crannell Means( Book )
1 edition published in 1938 in English and held by 426 libraries worldwide
After her mother's death Harriet moves to South Carolina to live with her great-grandmother and to go to school
Storm canvas by Armstrong Sperry( Book )
10 editions published between 1944 and 1972 in 3 languages and held by 382 libraries worldwide
Only Jason knew about the traitors working against America's war plans. Only he could carry word of them to Captain Tom, of the frigate Thunderbolt. Undertaking this mission of espionage, Jason couldn't foresee how the battle would close in around him and his new friend, Joey. Jason needs every ounce of courage and quick wit to meet the many thrilling adventures he will face in our country's War of 1812
The rain forest by Armstrong Sperry( Book )
13 editions published between 1947 and 1974 in English and Swedish and held by 355 libraries worldwide
Dangerous adventure awaits Chad Powell as he and his new friend Natua proceed through the jungle to meet Chad's father, an ornithologist in search of a rare specimen of the bird of paradise
Black Falcon : a story of piracy and Old New Orleans by Armstrong Sperry( Book )
7 editions published between 1949 and 1952 in English and held by 343 libraries worldwide
During the War of 1812 a young boy joins the forces of the buccaneer Jean Laffite
The story of Hiawatha; adapted from Longfellow by Allen Chaffee( Book )
3 editions published in 1951 in English and held by 328 libraries worldwide
Recounts in prose the feats of Hiawatha, the Indian brave whose magical powers helped him protect his people from harm
The Amazon, river sea of Brazil by Armstrong Sperry( Book )
11 editions published between 1961 and 1972 in English and held by 325 libraries worldwide
Discusses the jungle animals, river folk, Indian tribes and transportation systems of the Amazon River Basin, and describes the river itself
Boat builder : the story of Robert Fulton by Clara Ingram Judson( Book )
3 editions published between 1940 and 1952 in English and held by 320 libraries worldwide
The life of the artist, engineer and inventor who is most known for designing and building the Clermont, the first successful steamboat, which was launched on the Hudson River in 1807
All about the jungle by Armstrong Sperry( Book )
10 editions published between 1959 and 1989 in 4 languages and held by 316 libraries worldwide
Animals, plants and men in the Brazilian, the Indonesian and the African jungles with rules for survival in jungle areas. Grades 4-6
Great river, wide land : the Rio Grande through history by Armstrong Sperry( Book )
4 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 310 libraries worldwide
A regional survey of the great natural resource, the Rio Grande River and Valley, shared by New Mexico, Texas, and Mexico. Describes its contribution to U.S. history, icological and archeological importance, and role in the development of atomic science
Wagons westward; the old trail to Santa Fe by Armstrong Sperry( Book )
13 editions published between 1936 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 308 libraries worldwide
Adventures of a pioneer family on the wagon trail West
Danger to windward by Armstrong Sperry( Book )
13 editions published between 1947 and 1961 in English and Undetermined and held by 305 libraries worldwide
"Nantucket, in the days immediately following the war of 1812, is the setting of this ... story of whaling adventure." Huntting
Clipper ship men by Alexander Laing( Book )
5 editions published between 1944 and 1945 in English and held by 284 libraries worldwide
A story of the development, over long centuries, of the dream of the perfect ship
John Paul Jones : the pirate patriot by Armstrong Sperry( Book )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and held by 253 libraries worldwide
Examines the many loyal officers who served on numerous ships under the command of John Paul Jones
 
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Alternative Names
Armstrong Sperry American writer and illustrator
Armstrong Sperry Amerikaans schrijver (1897-1976)
Speri, Armstrong
Sperry, A. 1897-1976
Sperry, Armstrong b. 1897
Sperry, Armstrong W. 1897-1976
Sperry, Armstrong Wells 1897-1976
Спери, Армстронг 1897-1976
스퍼리, 암스트롱 1897-1976
스페리, A. 1897-1976
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Languages
English (265)
Chinese (12)
Spanish (10)
Swedish (8)
Danish (7)
French (4)
Persian (4)
Arabic (4)
Dutch (4)
German (2)
Bengali (2)
Hebrew (2)
Afrikaans (2)
Hindi (1)
Portuguese (1)
Norwegian (1)
Turkish (1)
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