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Johnston, Tony 1942-

Overview
Works: 172 works in 672 publications in 5 languages and 67,899 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Picture books  Folk tales  Stories in rhyme  Folklore  Legends  Fairy tales  Illustrated works  Tall tales 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Producer
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 )
29 editions published between 1985 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,482 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 )
9 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,839 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
The vanishing pumpkin by Tony Johnston( Book )
21 editions published between 1983 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,640 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
10 fat turkeys by Tony Johnston( Book )
13 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,596 libraries worldwide
The antics of ten fat turkeys on a fence illustrate counting from ten to one
The tale of Rabbit and Coyote by Tony Johnston( Book )
13 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and Spanish and held by 1,594 libraries worldwide
Rabbit outwits Coyote in this Zapotec tale which explains why coyotes howl at the moon
Any small goodness : a novel of the barrio by Tony Johnston( Book )
15 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 1,584 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
Sparky and Eddie : the first day of school by Tony Johnston( Book )
10 editions published between 1942 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 1,384 libraries worldwide
Even though they are not in the same class, two young friends are glad that they decided to give school a try
My abuelita by Tony Johnston( Book )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,361 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
Yonder by Tony Johnston( Book )
11 editions published between 1988 and 2002 in English and held by 1,347 libraries worldwide
As the plum tree changes in the passing seasons so do the lives of a three-generation farm family
Levi Strauss gets a bright idea : a fairly fabricated story of a pair of pants by Tony Johnston( Book )
8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,317 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 trousers, and invented jeans
Amber on the mountain by Tony Johnston( Book )
9 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and held by 1,220 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
The cowboy and the black-eyed pea by Tony Johnston( Book )
10 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,219 libraries worldwide
In this adaptation of "The Princess and the Pea," the wealthy daughter of a Texas ranch devises a plan to find a real cowboy among her many suitors
Day of the Dead by Tony Johnston( Book )
10 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 1,212 libraries worldwide
Describes a Mexican family preparing for and celebrating the Day of the Dead
The ghost of Nicholas Greebe by Tony Johnston( Book )
6 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 1,066 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 )
4 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and held by 1,063 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
Winter is coming by Tony Johnston( Book )
4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,025 libraries worldwide
Each day, from September through November, brings glimpses of forest animals seeking food in preparation for the onset of winter, from a fox sniffing the last apple on the ground to a flock of wild turkeys that finds nothing
The wagon by Tony Johnston( Book )
5 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 963 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
A small thing ... but big by Tony Johnston( Book )
5 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and Spanish and held by 958 libraries worldwide
Lizzie meets an elderly man and his companion, Cecile, at the park, but Lizzie is afraid of dogs, so she relies on her new friend to help her take things one step at a time
Off to kindergarten by Tony Johnston( Book )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 945 libraries worldwide
A young boy lists all the things he will have to take with him on his first day in kindergarten
The badger and the magic fan : a Japanese folktale by Tony Johnston( Book )
13 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 941 libraries worldwide
Stealing the young goblins' magic fan, a badger makes a fortune after using the fan to make a rich girl's nose grow
 
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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 (200)
Spanish (10)
Danish (2)
Swedish (2)
Chinese (1)
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