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Steptoe, John 1950-1989

Overview
Works: 82 works in 335 publications in 7 languages and 21,960 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Children's audiobooks  Folklore  Fairy tales  Biography  Poetry  History  Big books  Biographical films 
Roles: Author, Illustrator
Classifications: PZ7.S8367, E
Publication Timeline
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Publications about John Steptoe
Publications by John Steptoe
Publications by John Steptoe, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by John Steptoe
Mufaro's beautiful daughters : an African tale by John Steptoe( Book )
47 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 5,010 libraries worldwide
Mufaro was a happy man. Everyone agreed that his two daughters were very beautiful. Nyasha was kind and considerate as well as beautiful, but everyone -- except Mufaro -- knew that Manyara was selfish, badtempered, and spoiled. When the king decided to take a wife and invited The Most Worthy and Beautiful Daughters in the Land to appear before him, Mufaro declared proudly that only the king could choose between Nyasha and Manyara. Manyara, of course, didn't agree, and set out to make certain that she would be chosen. John Steptoe has created a memorable modem fable of pride going before a fall, in keeping with the moral of the folktale that was his inspiration. He has illustrated it with stunning paintings that glow with the beauty, warmth, and internal vision of the land and people of his ancestors
The story of Jumping Mouse : a native American legend by John Steptoe( Book )
17 editions published between 1972 and 1993 in English and held by 3,230 libraries worldwide
The gifts of Magic Frog and his own hopeful and unselfish spirit bring Jumping Mouse finally to the Far-Off Land where no mouse goes hungry
Stevie by John Steptoe( Book )
23 editions published between 1969 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 1,919 libraries worldwide
Robert wishes Stevie, a house guest, would go away but when he does Robert realizes how much fun they had together
She come bringing me that little baby girl by Eloise Greenfield( Book )
10 editions published between 1974 and 1993 in English and held by 1,319 libraries worldwide
A child's disappointment and jealousy over a new baby sister are dispelled as he becomes aware of the importance of his new role as a big brother
Baby says by John Steptoe( Book )
6 editions published between 1988 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,210 libraries worldwide
A baby and big brother figure out how to get along
Daddy is a monster ... sometimes by John Steptoe( Book )
8 editions published between 1977 and 1983 in English and held by 895 libraries worldwide
"Bweela and Javaka relate the incidents that make Daddy a monster in their eyes." -- T.p. verso
Mother Crocodile = Maman-Caïman by Birago Diop( Book )
6 editions published between 1981 and 1993 in English and held by 819 libraries worldwide
Because Mother Crocodile tells stories of the past, the little crocodiles choose to believe she is crazy until almost too late they learn otherwise
Mufaro's beautiful daughters : [an African tale] by John Steptoe( Sound Recording )
28 editions published between 1987 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 617 libraries worldwide
Mufaro's two beautiful daughters, one bad-tempered, one kind and sweet, go before the king, who is choosing a wife
Creativity by John Steptoe( Book )
5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 569 libraries worldwide
Charles helps Hector, a student who has just moved from Puerto Rico, adjust to his new life
Train ride by John Steptoe( Book )
4 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 562 libraries worldwide
When his friends call his bluff, Charles must take them on the long train ride from Brooklyn to Times Square and find the way back again
Birthday by John Steptoe( Book )
7 editions published between 1972 and 1997 in English and held by 558 libraries worldwide
A child whose parents left America to settle in Africa celebrates his eighth birthday with all the people of the community
OUTside INside Poems by Arnold Adoff( Book )
5 editions published between 1981 and 1995 in English and held by 491 libraries worldwide
Poems reflect a child's thoughts inside and outside, describing what he sees and feels
All us come cross the water by Lucille Clifton( Book )
3 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 472 libraries worldwide
A little black boy tries to find out where his people are from
Las bellas hijas de Mufaro : cuento popular Africano by John Steptoe( Book )
32 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 441 libraries worldwide
Mufaro's two beautifaul daughters, one bad-tempered, one kind and sweet, go before the king, who is choosing a wife
Uptown by John Steptoe( Book )
6 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 365 libraries worldwide
Two little boys in Harlem speculate on what they will be when they grow up
Marcia by John Steptoe( Book )
4 editions published between 1976 and 1991 in English and held by 310 libraries worldwide
A fourteen-year-old black girl living in the city tries to answer some very tough questions about life
My special best words by John Steptoe( Book )
3 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 305 libraries worldwide
A little black girl describes her daily life with her younger brother, father, and baby sitter
Jeffrey Bear cleans up his act by John Steptoe( Book )
1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 226 libraries worldwide
A bear who is bored with school gains a new appreciation of his teacher after he falls asleep and dreams that he is the teacher
Nelson Mandela : journey to freedom by Coleen Degnan-Veness( visu )
2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 166 libraries worldwide
Nelson Mandela: the story of a young boy who grew up to become president of South Africa. Each Kindness: with a little help from her teacher, Chloe realizes how kindness can change the world. Coretta Scott: this story captures the movement for civil rights and honors its most elegant inspiration. Mufaro's beautiful daughters: Mufaro's daughters are tested to determine which one is worthy enough to marry the King
The Story of Jumping Mouse : a native American legend by John Steptoe( visu )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
The gifts of Magic Frog and his own hopeful and unselfish spirit bring Jumping Mouse finally to the Far-Off Land where no mouse goes hungry
 
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Alternative Names
John Steptoe Amerikaans auteur (1950-1989)
John Steptoe contemporary African American writer
Steptoe, John L.
Steptoe, John Lewis 1950-1989
스텝토, 존 1950-1989
스텦토, 존 1950-1989
Languages
English (195)
Spanish (14)
Afrikaans (3)
Chinese (1)
Xhosa (1)
Korean (1)
Zulu (1)
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