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Desimini, Lisa

Overview
Works: 66 works in 139 publications in 1 language and 22,686 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Folklore  Poetry  Legends  Picture books  History  Biography  Pictorial works 
Roles: Illustrator
Classifications: PZ7.D4505, [E]
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Publications about Lisa Desimini
Publications by Lisa Desimini
Most widely held works by Lisa Desimini
Doodle dandies : poems that take shape by J. Patrick Lewis( Book )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 1,724 libraries worldwide
A collection of poems each of which appears on the page in the shape of its subject so that the poem looks like whatever it's about
Anansi does the impossible! : an Ashanti tale by Verna Aardema( Book )
3 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 1,469 libraries worldwide
Anansi and his wife outsmart the Sky God and win back the beloved folktales of their people. Peppered with Verna Aardema's trademark ideophones--words that mimic actual sounds--this book makes an ideal read-aloud. Brilliantly realized characters and West African flavor come together in Desimini's extraordinary collage illustrations. Includes a glossary of West African terms and pronunciations. Full color
How the stars fell into the sky : a Navajo legend by Jerrie Oughton( Book )
4 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and held by 1,374 libraries worldwide
A retelling of the Navaho legend that explains the patterns of the stars in the sky
Tulip sees America by Cynthia Rylant( Book )
5 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 1,268 libraries worldwide
A young man and his dog drive west from Ohio and marvel at the farms of Iowa, the skies of Nebraska, the wind in Wyoming, the mountains of Colorado, the desert in Nevada, and the ocean in Oregon
Dot the Firedog by Lisa Desimini( Book )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 1,217 libraries worldwide
Dot the dalmatian that lives at a firehouse accompanies the firefighters when they rush to a burning house
Love letters by Arnold Adoff( Book )
5 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 1,165 libraries worldwide
A collection of twenty poems written by kids and klutzes, secret admirers and detractors, friends, enemies, and skeptics to the objects of their affection--or aversion
In a circle long ago : a treasury of native lore from North America by Nancy Van Laan( Book )
7 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 1,062 libraries worldwide
Stories from many native peoples all over North America that teach about our environment
Touch the poem by Arnold Adoff( Book )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 963 libraries worldwide
A collection of poems about the sense of touch including a baby's foot in one's palm, peach fuzz on the lip, and the forehead against a cold window
Heron street by Ann Warren Turner( Book )
7 editions published between 1985 and 1991 in English and held by 909 libraries worldwide
Over the centuries as people settle near the marsh by the sea, herons and other animals are displaced
The snowflake sisters by J. Patrick Lewis( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 780 libraries worldwide
Two snowflakes named Crystal and Ivory travel on Santa's sleigh and make their way through the wintry sky until they become part of a snowboy in Central Park
Trick-or-treat, smell my feet! by Lisa Desimini( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 693 libraries worldwide
When twin witches Delia and Ophelia cook up a mischievous spell for Halloween, a mysterious ingredient causes the potion to backfire. Delia and Ophelia are witches. They're cooking up a particularly naughty spell for Halloween, and the main ingredient is super stinky socks. That night, when the neighborhood children go trick or treating, the only words they can say are smell my feet. Of course, no one gives them any candy, much to the delight of the two witches. The fun comes to an end when a mysterious ingredient causes the potion to backfire, returning the children to normal, and putting the witches in a very strange situation
My house by Lisa Desimini( Book )
6 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 651 libraries worldwide
Describes a house in different weather and light conditions
She sang promise : the story of Betty Mae Jumper, Seminole tribal leader by Jan Godown Annino( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 597 libraries worldwide
Betty Mae Tiger Jumper was born in 1923, the daughter of a Seminole woman and a white man. She grew up in the Everglades under dark clouds of distrust among her tribe who could not accept her at first. As a child of a mixed marriage, she walked the line as a constant outsider. Growing up poor and isolated, she only discovered the joys of reading and writing at age 14. An iron will and sheer determination led her to success, and she returned to her people as a qualified nurse. When her husband was too sick to go to his alligator wrestling tourist job, gutsy Betty Mae climbed right into the alligator pit! Storyteller, journalist, and community activist, Betty Mae Jumper was a voice for her people, ultimately becoming the first female elected Seminole tribal leader
Iris has a virus by Arlene Alda( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 573 libraries worldwide
Iris catches the stomach "bug" while at school and worries she may not get better in time to go with her brother to visit her grandmother during the weekend
Fish and flamingo by Nancy White Carlstrom( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 554 libraries worldwide
Two unlikely friends, Fish and Flamingo, spend time together, help each other out, and tell stories about their different lives
My beautiful child by Lisa Desimini( Book )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 553 libraries worldwide
Parents express their affection and hopes for their beautiful baby
The magic weaver of rugs : a tale of the Navajo by Jerrie Oughton( Book )
3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 541 libraries worldwide
When two Navajo women pray for help for their cold and hungry people, Spider Woman teaches them how to weave
Northwoods cradle song : from a Menominee lullaby by Douglas Wood( Book )
3 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 534 libraries worldwide
A poetic adaptation of a Menominee Indian lullaby that describes the sights and sounds of night
Lulu's piano lesson by Arlene Alda( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 522 libraries worldwide
Lulu avoids practicing the piano all week, and when Friday afternoon arrives and she is not prepared for her lesson, she gets inspiration from her teacher
Policeman Lou and Policewoman Sue by Lisa Desimini( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 510 libraries worldwide
Two police officers have a quiet day keeping the streets of their town safe by rescuing a lost dog, writing tickets, and helping people to cross the street, but when a theft occurs, they jump into action
 
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Alternative Names
Desimini, Lisa, 1964-
デジミニ, リーザ
Languages
English (76)
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