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Johnston, Tony 1942-

Overview
Works: 152 works in 535 publications in 6 languages and 69,986 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  History  Picture books  Folklore  Legends  Poetry  Young adult works  Board books  High interest-low vocabulary books 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay
Classifications: PZ7.J6478, E
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Tony Johnston
Publications by Tony Johnston
Most widely held works about Tony Johnston
 
Most widely held works by Tony Johnston
The quilt story by Tony Johnston( Book )
25 editions published between 1985 and 1996 in English and Spanish and held by 2,701 libraries worldwide
A pioneer mother lovingly stitches a beautiful quilt which warms and comforts her daughter Abigail; many years later another mother mends and patches it for her little girl
Bigfoot Cinderrrrrella by Tony Johnston( Book )
8 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,891 libraries worldwide
This version of the familiar story in which a mistreated step-child finds happiness with the "man" of her dreams is set in the old-growth forest and features Bigfoot characters
Any small goodness : a novel of the barrio by Tony Johnston( Book )
10 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 1,675 libraries worldwide
Arturo and his family and friends share all kinds of experiences living in the barrio of East Los Angeles--reclaiming their names, playing basketball, championing the school librarian, and even starting their own gang
The vanishing pumpkin by Tony Johnston( Book )
14 editions published between 1983 and 2000 in English and held by 1,667 libraries worldwide
A 700-year-old woman and an 800-year-old man, both witches, go searching on Halloween night for the pumpkin someone snitched from them
The tale of Rabbit and Coyote by Tony Johnston( Book )
9 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and Spanish and held by 1,629 libraries worldwide
Rabbit outwits Coyote in this Zapotec tale which explains why coyotes howl at the moon
10 fat turkeys by Tony Johnston( Book )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 1,530 libraries worldwide
A rhyming story about ten turkeys sitting on a fence
Sparky and Eddie : the first day of school by Tony Johnston( Book )
7 editions published between 1942 and 1999 in English and Spanish and held by 1,465 libraries worldwide
Even though they are not in the same class, two young friends are glad that they decided to give school a try
Yonder by Tony Johnston( Book )
8 editions published between 1988 and 2002 in English and held by 1,416 libraries worldwide
As the plum tree changes in the passing seasons so do the lives of a three-generation farm family
My abuelita by Tony Johnston( Book )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,359 libraries worldwide
With great gusto, a child's grandmother performs deep knee bends, consumes a breakfast of "huevos estrellados," and practices vocal exercises before going to work as a storyteller
Levi Strauss gets a bright idea : a fairly fabricated story of a pair of pants by Tony Johnston( Book )
6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,309 libraries worldwide
Retells, in tall-tale fashion, how Levi Strauss went to California during the Gold Rush, saw the need for a sturdier kind of trouser, and invented jeans
The cowboy and the black-eyed pea by Tony Johnston( Book )
10 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and held by 1,294 libraries worldwide
In this adaptation of "The Princess and the Pea," the wealthy daughter of a Texas rancher devises a plan to find a real cowboy among her many suitors
Amber on the mountain by Tony Johnston( Book )
9 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and held by 1,263 libraries worldwide
Isolated on her mountain, Amber meets and befriends a girl from the city who gives her the determination to learn to read and write
Day of the Dead by Tony Johnston( Book )
9 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 1,188 libraries worldwide
Describes a Mexican family preparing for and celebrating the Day of the Dead
The ghost of Nicholas Greebe by Tony Johnston( Book )
7 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and Japanese and held by 1,120 libraries worldwide
In Colonial Massachusetts, the ghost of a recently-buried farmer haunts his widow's house after a dog takes one of his bones on a long journey
Very scary by Tony Johnston( Book )
3 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and held by 1,112 libraries worldwide
A pumpkin shimmering in the moonlight attracts the attention of an owl, a cat, crickets, a witch, and a group of boys and girls, who change it into a scary jack-o-lantern
Bone by bone by bone by Tony Johnston( Book )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 1,022 libraries worldwide
In 1950s Tennessee, ten-year-old David's racist father refuses to let him associate with his best friend Malcolm, an African American boy. Suggested level: intermediate
The wagon by Tony Johnston( Book )
6 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 986 libraries worldwide
A young boy is sustained by his family as he endures the difficulties of being a slave, but when he finally gains his freedom, his joy is tempered by the death of President Lincoln
Alien and Possum : friends no matter what by Tony Johnston( Book )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 984 libraries worldwide
Possum and Alien become friends and find that they have both similarities and differences
The badger and the magic fan : a Japanese folktale by Tony Johnston( Book )
11 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 983 libraries worldwide
Stealing the young goblin's magic fan, a badger makes a fortune after using the fan to make a rich girl's nose grow
Winter is coming by Tony Johnston( Book )
4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 956 libraries worldwide
Each day, from September through November, a girl quietly sitting in the woods with her sketchbook glimpses forest animals seeking food in preparation for the onset of winter, from a fox sniffing the last apple to a flock of wild turkeys that finds nothing
 
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Alternative Names
ジョンストン, トーニ
ジョンストン, トーネ
トーネ・ジョンストン
Languages
English (169)
Spanish (7)
Danish (2)
Swedish (2)
Japanese (1)
Chinese (1)
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