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Blos, Joan W.

Overview
Works: 58 works in 186 publications in 4 languages and 17,657 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Biography  History  Diary fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PZ7.B6237, [E]
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Publications about Joan W Blos
Publications by Joan W Blos
Most widely held works by Joan W Blos
A gathering of days : a New England girl's journal, 1830-32 : a novel by Joan W Blos( Book )
51 editions published between 1979 and 2009 in English and held by 5,422 libraries worldwide
The book is written in the form of a journal kept by Catherine Hall, a young girl living in a rural village in New England with her widower father and younger sister. The journal details her daily life between the years of 1830 and 1832. Among the events of these two years are several that would have a profound impact on the rest of her life. These include her assistance to an escaped slave, her father's remarriage, and the sudden death of her best friend
Old Henry by Joan W Blos( Book )
18 editions published between 1987 and 1999 in 5 languages and held by 1,618 libraries worldwide
Henry's neighbors are scandalized that he ignores them and lets his property get run down, until they drive him away and find themselves missing him
The heroine of the Titanic : a tale both true and otherwise of the life of Molly Brown by Joan W Blos( Book )
2 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 1,267 libraries worldwide
An anecdotal account of some of the adventurous activities of Molly Brown, with an emphasis on her survival of the sinking of the Titanic
Martin's hats by Joan W Blos( Book )
5 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and held by 1,070 libraries worldwide
A variety of hats afford Martin many adventures
Brothers of the heart : a story of the old Northwest, 1837-1838 by Joan W Blos( Book )
12 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and held by 1,022 libraries worldwide
Fourteen-year-old Shem spends six months in the Michigan wilderness alone with a dying Indian woman, who helps him, not only to survive, but to mature to the point where he can return to his family and the difficulties of life as a cripple in a frontier village
The grandpa days by Joan W Blos( Book )
2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 753 libraries worldwide
Philip comes up with just the right project to build with Grandpa during their week together, but first he has to learn the difference between wishes and good planning
The days before now : an autobiographical note by Joan W Blos( Book )
3 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 752 libraries worldwide
The celebrated children's book writer describes the scenes of her childhood, in New York City and on Long Island, and how she lived as an adult
Letters from the corrugated castle : a novel of gold rush California, 1850-1852 by Joan W Blos( Book )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 686 libraries worldwide
A series of letters and newspaper articles reveals life in California in the 1850s, especially for thirteen-year-old Eldora, who was raised in Massachusetts as an orphan only to meet her influential mother in San Francisco, and Luke, who hopes to find a fortune in gold
Hello, shoes! by Joan W Blos( Book )
3 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 599 libraries worldwide
A little boy and his grandfather search the house for his favorite shoes and celebrate together when he puts them on by himself for the first time
Bedtime! by Joan W Blos( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 588 libraries worldwide
After his grandmother has tucked his stuffed animals into bed one by one, a young boy is ready to go to sleep himself
Brooklyn doesn't rhyme by Joan W Blos( Book )
3 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and held by 563 libraries worldwide
At the request of her sixth grade teacher, Edwina Rose Sachs records events in the lives of her Polish immigrant family and their friends living in Brooklyn in the early 1900s
One very best Valentine's Day by Joan W Blos( Book )
12 editions published between 1989 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 537 libraries worldwide
Disappointed when her bracelet of little hearts breaks, Barbara proves both her ingenuity and her capacity for giving by turning this treasure into valentines for her whole family
Lottie's circus by Joan W Blos( Book )
3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 497 libraries worldwide
Lottie imagines that she and her cat, Famous, are the stars of a wonderful circus
The hungry little boy by Joan W Blos( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 441 libraries worldwide
Publishers Weekly: Chronicling a grandmother's preparations for her grandson's meal, this straightforward story celebrates the basic comforts found in food and sharing. Blos's soothing text describes a grandma's sure-footed movements as she assembles her feast-a peanut butter sandwich, a carrot, cookies, an apple and some milk to wash it down-then watches the boy as he eats contentedly. Rendered in thick brushstrokes and bright colors, Schutzer's (A Million Fish-More or Less) swirling oils add warmth to the brief text, creating a true sense of one family's camaraderie
Nellie Bly's monkey : his remarkable story in his own words by Joan W Blos( Book )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 420 libraries worldwide
McGinty the monkey and his new owner, a woman journalist, travel from Singapore to New York where he finally takes up residence at the Menagerie
A seed, a flower, a minute, an hour by Joan W Blos( Book )
4 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 414 libraries worldwide
Illustrations and very brief text depict a seed changing into a flower, a bee into a swarm, a thought into a poem, and other changes
A gathering of days by Joan W Blos( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 1990 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 250 libraries worldwide
The journal of a fourteen-year-old girl, kept the last year she lived on the family farm, records daily events in her small New Hampshire town, her father's remarriage, and the death of her best friend
Just think! by Betty Miles( Book )
1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 190 libraries worldwide
Pictures, poems, words, and sayings for the reader to ponder
A gathering of days a New England girl's journal 1830-32 by Joan W Blos( Sound Recording )
2 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 124 libraries worldwide
The journal of a 14-year-old girl, kept the last year she lived on the family farm
"It's spring," she said by Joan W Blos( Book )
3 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 115 libraries worldwide
The appearance of the ice cream truck, children playing baseball, and new short haircuts are only a few of the indications that spring has arrived in the city
 
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Alternative Names
Blos, Joan
Blos, Joan 1928-
Blos, Joan Winsor 1928-
Joan Blos American children's writer
Languages
English (132)
Spanish (2)
German (2)
French (2)
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