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Scieszka, Jon

Overview
Works: 613 works in 2,163 publications in 13 languages and 150,013 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Picture books  Humorous fiction  Time-travel fiction  Fairy tales  Short stories  Autobiographies  Poetry  Paranormal fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Narrator, crt, Author of introduction, Interviewer, Other, nar, ed
Classifications: PZ8.S3134, E
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Publications about Jon Scieszka
Publications by Jon Scieszka
Most widely held works by Jon Scieszka
The true story of the 3 little pigs by Jon Scieszka( Book )
125 editions published between 1989 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 7,608 libraries worldwide
Retelling of the Story of the Three Pigs from the point of view of Alexander T. Wolf. He claims the media have distorted the real story of what happened when he went to the pigs next door for a cup of sugar
The Stinky Cheese Man and other fairly stupid tales by Jon Scieszka( Book )
58 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 5,568 libraries worldwide
From Amazon.com: If geese had graves, Mother Goose would be rolling in hers. The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales retells - and wreaks havoc on - the allegories we all thought we knew by heart. In these irreverent variations on well-known themes, the ugly duckling grows up to be an ugly duck, and the princess who kisses the frog wins only a mouthful of amphibian slime. The Stinky Cheese Man deconstructs not only the tradition of the fairy tale but also the entire notion of a book. Our naughty narrator, Jack, makes a mockery of the title page, the table of contents, and even the endpaper by shuffling, scoffing, and generally paying no mind to structure. Characters slide in and out of tales; Cinderella rebuffs Rumpelstiltskin, and the Giant at the top of the beanstalk snacks on the Little Red Hen. There are no lessons to be learned or morals to take to heart - just good, sarcastic fun that smart-alecks of all ages will love. Contents include: - Chicken Licken - The Really Ugly duckling - The Tortoise and the Hare - Cinderumpelstiltskin - Little Red Running Shorts - Jack's Bean Problem - The Stinky Cheese Man
Science verse by Jon Scieszka( Sound Recording )
24 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 4,547 libraries worldwide
When the teacher tells his class that they can hear the poetry of science in everything, a student is struck with a curse and begins hearing nothing but science verses that sound very much like some well-known poems
Cowboy & Octopus by Jon Scieszka( Book )
5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 4,287 libraries worldwide
Although Cowboy and Octopus have different opinions about beans and knock-knock jokes, their friendship endures
Math curse by Jon Scieszka( Book )
26 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,882 libraries worldwide
When the teacher tells her class that they can think of almost everything as a math problem, one student acquires a math anxiety which becomes a real curse
Knights of the kitchen table by Jon Scieszka( Book )
46 editions published between 1991 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 3,725 libraries worldwide
Joe receives a magic book for his birthday present from his uncle. Joe, Fred and Sam are transported to a time when evil knights, fire-breathing dragons and vile-smelling giants roamed the land
The frog prince, continued by Jon Scieszka( Book )
38 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 3,616 libraries worldwide
After the frog turns into a prince, he and the Princess do not live happily ever after and the Prince decides to look for a witch to help him remedy the situation
Guys write for guys read by Jon Scieszka( Book )
17 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 3,231 libraries worldwide
There's something for every guy in this collection of stories, mini-memoirs, advice, poems, comics and drawings chosen by readers on the Guys Read web site
The not-so-jolly-Roger by Jon Scieszka( Book )
48 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in 8 languages and held by 2,998 libraries worldwide
Once again, three friends are sent back in time by a magic book and they find themselves prisoners of the evil pirate Blackbeard
Squids will be squids : fresh morals, beastly fables by Jon Scieszka( Book )
28 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in 5 languages and held by 2,837 libraries worldwide
A collection of new and wacky fables with fresh morals, which are about all kinds of bossy, sneaky, funny and annoying people. A general moral offered by the book is, "If you are planning to write fables, don't forget to change people's names and avoid places with high cliffs."
The good, the bad, and the goofy by Jon Scieszka( Book )
37 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 2,795 libraries worldwide
The Time Warp Trio find themselves in the Wild West of yesteryear, rubbing elbows with cowboys and Indians
Da wild, da crazy, da Vinci by Jon Scieszka( Book )
9 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,734 libraries worldwide
Once again, three friends are sent back in time by a magic book and they meet Leonardo da Vinci and try to avoid becoming toilet scrubbers in a sixteenth-century Italian army
Your mother was a Neanderthal by Jon Scieszka( Book )
29 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in 6 languages and held by 2,651 libraries worldwide
The Time Warp Trio find themselves in the middle of an adventure in prehistoric times, where cave art is a form of graffiti and "rock" music takes on a whole new meaning
Summer reading is killing me! by Jon Scieszka( Book )
21 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,571 libraries worldwide
At the beginning of summer vacation Joe, Sam, and Fred find themselves trapped inside their summer reading list, involved in a battle between good and evil characters from well-known children's books
Smash! Crash! by Jon Scieszka( Book )
10 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 2,510 libraries worldwide
Best friends Jack Truck and Dump Truck Dan love to smash things but sometimes their antics get them into trouble. One day they meet Wrecking Crane Rosie. Are Jack and Dan's smashing days over?
2095 by Jon Scieszka( Book )
36 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 2,468 libraries worldwide
Reprint: Originally published: New York : Viking, c1995
See you later, gladiator by Jon Scieszka( Book )
33 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,427 libraries worldwide
Joe, Fred, and Sam demonstrate some of their favorite professional wrestling moves, including the "Time Warp Trio Blind Ninja Smackdown," when they're transported to ancient Rome and forced to fight as gladiators in the Colosseum
Tut, tut by Jon Scieszka( Book )
37 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 2,409 libraries worldwide
Joe, Sam, and Fred are back, but who figured on Joe's sister Anna and her cat Cleo getting into the act. This time the trio are dodging crocodiles on the Nile, out-witting the evil high priest in tombs and temples, and searching for an escape route from the top-secret mummy-making chamber
Baloney, Henry P. by Jon Scieszka( Book )
15 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 2,352 libraries worldwide
A transmission received from outer space in a combination of different Earth languages tells of an alien schoolboy's fantastic excuse for being late to school again
Knucklehead : tall tales & mostly true stories about growing up Scieszka by Jon Scieszka( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in Undetermined and English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
How did Jon Scieszka get so funny? He grew up as one of six brothers with Catholic school, lots of comic books, lazy summers at the lake with time to kill, babysitting misadventures, TV shows, and jokes told at family dinner
 
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Alternative Names
Jon Scieszka Amerikaans schrijver
Jon Scieszka children's writer and reading advocate from the United States
Scieszka, John 1954-
שסקה, ג׳ון
שסקה, ג'ון
셰스카, 존 1954-
シェスカ, ジョン
Languages
English (536)
French (36)
Spanish (33)
German (15)
Italian (14)
Portuguese (7)
Chinese (4)
Turkish (4)
Estonian (2)
Catalan (2)
Japanese (1)
Hebrew (1)
Multiple languages (1)
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