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Thayer, Jane 1904-

Overview
Works: 72 works in 164 publications in 2 languages and 17,229 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Ghost stories  Terms and phrases  Christmas stories  Folklore  Picture books 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PZ7.W882, [E]
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Publications about Jane Thayer
Publications by Jane Thayer
Publications by Jane Thayer, published posthumously.
Most widely held works about Jane Thayer
 
Most widely held works by Jane Thayer
The puppy who wanted a boy by Jane Thayer( Book )
23 editions published between 1958 and 2012 in English and held by 3,500 libraries worldwide
When Petey the puppy decides that he wants a boy for Christmas, he discovers that he must go out and find one on his own
The popcorn dragon by Jane Thayer( Book )
15 editions published between 1953 and 1999 in English and Korean and held by 1,852 libraries worldwide
Though his hot breath is the envy of all the other animals, a young dragon learns that showing off does not make friends. You could hardly blame Dexter, ordinarily a well-behaved young dragon, for showing off when he suddenly found that he could make clouds of smoke. The temptation is irresistible, but Dexter quickly becomes insufferable. First he watches his own reflection in the river in order to admire the smoke. Then he puffs it in the faces of his friends: the zebra, the giraffe, and the elephant. He even blows smoke rings around his own tail to prove how clever he is. Soon Dexter has no friends left. He is a very lonely dragon indeed, until quite by accident he discovers a way his talent can be used to win back his playmates. This wonderful story -- first published in 1953 -- will delight both young readers and their parents, and so will Lisa McCue's appealing new pictures of this lovable show-off
Gus and the baby ghost by Jane Thayer( Book )
5 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 857 libraries worldwide
Gus, the ghost, and Mr. Frizzle, the museum keeper, have a difference of opinion about the baby ghost abandoned on the museum doorstep
Part-time dog by Jane Thayer( Book )
6 editions published between 1954 and 2004 in English and held by 738 libraries worldwide
A homeless little dog finds supper at one house, a comfortable couch at a second, and breakfast at a third
Gus loved his happy home by Jane Thayer( Book )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 719 libraries worldwide
Gus the ghost neglects his housecleaning chores while Mr. Frizzle is on vacation and fears that this dereliction of duty will cause him and his animal friends to lose their home with Frizzle
Gus was a Christmas ghost by Jane Thayer( Book )
5 editions published between 1969 and 1974 in English and held by 591 libraries worldwide
Gus, the Christmas ghost, tries to help unfriendly Mr. Frizzle have a happy Christmas Eve
Gus was a gorgeous ghost by Jane Thayer( Book )
3 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 549 libraries worldwide
Gus determines that ghosts needn't always wear white
Quiet on account of dinosaur by Jane Thayer( Book )
9 editions published between 1964 and 1988 in English and held by 536 libraries worldwide
The dinosaur Mary Ann finds has trouble adjusting to the noise of the twentieth century
Gus was a real dumb ghost by Jane Thayer( Book )
1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 495 libraries worldwide
A ghost decides to go to school and learn to spell when a publisher returns his autobiography
What's a ghost going to do? by Jane Thayer( Book )
2 editions published between 1966 and 1972 in English and held by 424 libraries worldwide
Gus, a ghost, is faced with a crisis when the only house he has ever known is going to be torn down
Clever raccoon by Jane Thayer( Book )
1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 414 libraries worldwide
The people try to outwit the clever raccoon who is robbing their garden of delicious fresh corn on the cob
Gus was a Mexican ghost by Jane Thayer( Book )
4 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 402 libraries worldwide
The adventures of Gus the ghost who takes a trip to Mexico
Applebaums have a robot! by Jane Thayer( Book )
1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 350 libraries worldwide
A young robot finds his vocation in a bakery and earns a baker's hat as the result of his devoted work
Where is Squirrel? by Jane Thayer( Book )
1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 268 libraries worldwide
Skunk leads the animals in a search for Squirrel who has disappeared from the garden and woods
I'm not a cat, said Emerald by Jane Thayer( Book )
3 editions published between 1953 and 1971 in English and held by 263 libraries worldwide
Emerald liked to watch television and sleep in a bed, but he also liked to eat catnip and chase mice. Was he a cat or people?
Gus goes to school by Jane Thayer( Book )
1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 257 libraries worldwide
A ghost decides to go to school and learn to spell when a publisher returns his autobiography
Curious, furious chipmunk by Jane Thayer( Book )
2 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 248 libraries worldwide
Although Charlie, the chipmunk, was furious with the couple who invaded his territory, his curiosity helped him make friends with them
Andy and the runaway horse by Jane Thayer( Book )
3 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 236 libraries worldwide
Andy is the only one who can stop Mr. Donkersloot's horse when she runs away with his junk wagon
Try your hand by Jane Thayer( Book )
1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 233 libraries worldwide
Uses riddles and phrases to show the wide variety of meanings of the word "hand."
Andy and the wild worm by Jane Thayer( Book )
1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 214 libraries worldwide
Andy, pretending to be a worm, has his mother guess what wild animal he is
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identity Woolley, Catherine

Woolley, Catherine
Woolley, Catherine 1904
Languages
English (88)
Korean (1)
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