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Harper, Jo

Overview
Works: 33 works in 59 publications in 2 languages and 4,948 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Biography  History  Children's films  Animated films  Folklore  Drama  Short films 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PZ8.1.H2115, E
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Publications about Jo Harper
Publications by Jo Harper
Most widely held works about Jo Harper
 
Most widely held works by Jo Harper
The legend of Mexicatl by Jo Harper( Book )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in Spanish and English and held by 574 libraries worldwide
When Mexicatl responds to the call of the Great Spirit by leading the people to a better land, his followers express gratitude by naming themselves after him
I could eat you up! by Jo Harper( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 510 libraries worldwide
Animal parents describe how much they love their children by comparing them to food
Jalapeno Hal by Jo Harper( Book )
2 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in English and held by 495 libraries worldwide
Rough and tough Jalapeno Hal finds a way to bring rain to a dry Texas town
Prairie dog pioneers by Jo Harper( Book )
5 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in Spanish and English and held by 438 libraries worldwide
Because Mae Dean misinterprets her father's actions while journeying to their new home on the Texas prairie, she begins to feel that he doesn't care for her anymore
Outrageous, bodacious Boliver Boggs! by Jo Harper( Book )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 338 libraries worldwide
Boliver Boggs spins outrageous excuses for being late to school, and these tall tales provide hilarious entertainment to the students in Miss O'Brien's class
Wilma Rudolph : Olympic runner by Jo Harper( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 298 libraries worldwide
A biography of the African American woman who overcame crippling polio as a child to become the first woman to win three gold medals in track in a single Olympics
Finding Daddy : a story of the Great Depression by Jo Harper( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 205 libraries worldwide
Worried he will become a burden to his family, Bonnie's out-of-work father leaves home, but Bonnie sets out with her dog to find him and bring him home and, in the process, learns that she and her father can make money through music
Deaf Smith : scout, spy, and Texas hero by Jo Harper( Book )
4 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 140 libraries worldwide
Biography of Erastus Smith, known as Deaf because of his inability to hear, celebrating the gumption that led the sickly man from New York to Texas where he became strong, married, earned the respect of his neighbors, and became a hero in Texas' fight for independence from Mexico
Delfino's journey by Jo Harper( Book )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 133 libraries worldwide
Delfino and his cousin Salvador leave their Aztec village in Mexico to search for work in the United States, where they endure dangerous and brutal conditions before ultimately finding success beyond all their dreams. Includes related explanatory notes and bibliography
Finding Daddy : a story of the Great Depression ( visu )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 118 libraries worldwide
Worried he will become a burden to his family, Bonnie's out-of-work father leaves home, but Bonnie sets out with her dog to find him and bring him home and, in the process, learns that she and her father can make money through music
Bigfoot Wallace by Jo Harper( Book )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 101 libraries worldwide
Relates the adventures of Bigfoot Wallace as he travels to Texas, participates in battles against Mexico, serves time as a hostage, and pioneers in the American West
Ollie Jolly, rodeo clown by Jo Harper( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 96 libraries worldwide
Ollie Jolly's school assignment is to describe what he wants to be when he grows up, but he has no idea what to write about until he helps a traveling rodeo clown
Birth of the fifth sun : and other Mesoamerican tales by Jo Harper( Book )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 89 libraries worldwide
"A retelling of traditional folk tales that originate from Mexico and Central America. They reflect the pre-Colombian, Mesoamerican worldview, and include characters like Quetzalcoatl and trickster figures like coyote. A few of the tales are contemporary and seem to originate from Nahuatl-speaking descendants of the Aztecs"--Provided by publisher
Whistling Willie from Amarillo, Texas by Jo Harper( Book )
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 88 libraries worldwide
"Young Whistling Willie doesn't look like much of a cowboy. He's smiley and jolly, not tough and lean. Just the same, he always wanted to be a Texas Ranger. Too bad they're not interested in having him--until they find out that his powerful whistle can blow even the meanest ice-cream rustlers into a hole!"--
Buscando a Papá : un cuento sobre la época de la Gran Depresión by Jo Harper( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in Spanish and held by 66 libraries worldwide
Worried he will become a burden to his family, Bonnie's out-of-work father leaves home, but Bonnie sets out with her dog to find him and bring him home and, in the process, learns that she and her father can make money through music
Teresa's journey by Josephine Harper( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 41 libraries worldwide
When widowed, nineteen-year-old Teresa and her infant son leave their Mexican Aztec village, they find many perils along their journey and confront challenges once they join her brother and cousin in Texas. Includes related explanatory notes
The legend of Mexicatl ( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 35 libraries worldwide
This coming-of-age story is based on the Aztec legend about the founding of Mexico. Young Mexicatl is chosen by the Great Spirit to lead his people out of the harsh desert to a place of harmony and peace
Mayor Jalapeno Hal by Jo Harper( Book )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
Jalapeno Hal has been good-natured ever since he became mayor of Presidio, but he still can be the toughest hombre in the state of Texas when the occasion calls for it
Prairie dog pioneers ( visu )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
A young girl does not want to leave her home to become a pioneer on the Texas prairie. This Willa Cather Literary Award winning story is based on a true story
La leyenda de Mexicatl = The legend of Mexicatl ( visu )
1 edition published in 2004 in Spanish and held by 10 libraries worldwide
When Mexicatl responds to the call of the Great Spirit by leading the people to a better land, his followers express gratitude by naming themselves after him
 
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English (39)
Spanish (8)
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