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Esbensen, Barbara Juster

Overview
Works: 33 works in 123 publications in 6 languages and 13,164 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Folklore  Poetry  Fiction  Legends 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3555.S24, E
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Publications about Barbara Juster Esbensen
Publications by Barbara Juster Esbensen
Publications by Barbara Juster Esbensen, published posthumously.
Most widely held works about Barbara Juster Esbensen
 
Most widely held works by Barbara Juster Esbensen
The star maiden : an Ojibway tale by Barbara Juster Esbensen( Book )
8 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 1,376 libraries worldwide
Tired of wandering in the sky, the star maiden searches for the perfect home on earth
Who shrank my grandmother's house? : poems of discovery by Barbara Juster Esbensen( Book )
7 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 1,229 libraries worldwide
A collection of poems about childhood discoveries concerning everyday objects and things
Tiger with wings : the great horned owl by Barbara Juster Esbensen( Book )
6 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in English and held by 1,034 libraries worldwide
Describes the hunting technique, physical characteristics, mating ritual, and nesting and child-rearing practices of the great horned owl
Baby whales drink milk by Barbara Juster Esbensen( Book )
8 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and Chinese and held by 998 libraries worldwide
Describes the behavior of the humpback whale, with an emphasis on the fact that it is a mammal and shares the characteristics of other mammals
Great northern diver : the loon by Barbara Juster Esbensen( Book )
7 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and French and held by 808 libraries worldwide
Introduces the elusive loon, one of the most primitive birds in the United States
Swing around the sun : poems by Barbara Juster Esbensen( Book )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 710 libraries worldwide
A collection of poems that celebrates the seasons, with illustrations for each season by a different Minnesota artist
Sponges are skeletons by Barbara Juster Esbensen( Book )
7 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and held by 695 libraries worldwide
Explains how sponges are animals that live in the ocean and how they are harvested and used by humans
Ladder to the sky : how the gift of healing came to the Ojibway Nation : a legend retold by Barbara Juster Esbensen( Book )
8 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and Dutch and held by 638 libraries worldwide
Recounts the legend of how the gift of healing came to the Ojibway people
Swift as the wind : the cheetah by Barbara Juster Esbensen( Book )
3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 538 libraries worldwide
Describes the physical characteristics and habits of the cheetah, fastest of the big cats
Words with wrinkled knees : animal poems by Barbara Juster Esbensen( Book )
14 editions published between 1986 and 1998 in English and held by 537 libraries worldwide
A collection of poems about words that express the essence of the animals they identify
Playful slider : the North American river otter by Barbara Juster Esbensen( Book )
7 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 505 libraries worldwide
Explores the world of the North American river otter, describing the playful mammal's behavior and characteristics
The night rainbow by Barbara Juster Esbensen( Book )
4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 494 libraries worldwide
A poem based on ancient legends about the northern lights from people who associated the fiery illuminations with animals, ghosts, dancers, and raging battles
Echoes for the eye : poems to celebrate patterns in nature by Barbara Juster Esbensen( Book )
2 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 487 libraries worldwide
A collection of poems that reveal patterns in nature
Cold stars and fireflies : poems of the four seasons by Barbara Juster Esbensen( Book )
3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 440 libraries worldwide
A collection of poems about nature and the changing seasons
Jumping day by Barbara Juster Esbensen( Book )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 433 libraries worldwide
A girl celebrates the joys of jumping from the moment she wakes up until it is time to jump back into bed
Dance with me by Barbara Juster Esbensen( Book )
3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 406 libraries worldwide
A collection of poems depicting the dance of nature
A celebration of bees : helping children write poetry by Barbara Juster Esbensen( Book )
6 editions published between 1975 and 1995 in English and held by 346 libraries worldwide
The primary purpose of this book is to offer suggestions and writing examples for use in teaching children to write poetry. Each of the 15 chapters deals with a particular subject that could be useful in introducing poetry writing to students. The chapters discuss such topics as developing word consciousness in children, writing cinquains and haiku, and writing poems about water, the seasons, weather, the city, morning, night and the moon, people, animals, inanimate objects, and moods and emotions. Each chapter contains poems by children of various backgrounds, possible activities, and a list of individual poems related to the subject covered in the chapter. Included also are a selected bibliography of poetry books for children and an index of the ages of the poets in this book. (Ts)
The Dream Mouse : a lullaby tale from Old Latvia by Barbara Juster Esbensen( Book )
4 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 308 libraries worldwide
The Dream Mouse drives his cart with its load of sleep through the darkening village, bringing wondrous dreams to all the children
The great buffalo race : how the buffalo got its hump ; a Seneca tale by Barbara Juster Esbensen( Book )
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 305 libraries worldwide
A retelling of the Seneca legend in which the buffalo receives its hump from the Great Spirit
Swing around the sun : [poems] by Barbara Juster Esbensen( Book )
4 editions published between 1965 and 1971 in English and held by 191 libraries worldwide
Poetry describes the various seasons of the year
 
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Alternative Names
Esbensen Juster, Barbara 1925-1996
Juster Esbensen, Barbara
Languages
English (104)
French (2)
Dutch (2)
Chinese (1)
Kurdish (1)
Finnish (1)
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