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Books with author Paul O. Zelinsky

  • All-of-a-Kind Family Hanukkah

    Emily Jenkins, Paul O. Zelinsky

    Library Binding (Schwartz & Wade, Sept. 11, 2018)
    The beloved characters from Sydney Taylor's All-of-a-Kind Family return in this heartwarming picture book from a critically adored team--perfect for Hanukkah gift-giving!"Share this joyous holiday tale of a Jewish immigrant family all year long." -- Kirkus Review, starred reviewAcclaimed author Emily Jenkins (A Greyhound, a Groundhog) and Caldecott Award-winning artist Paul O. Zelinsky (Rapunzel) bring the beloved All-of-a-Kind Family to life in a new format. Fans, along with those just meeting the five girls ("all of a kind," as their parents say), will join them back in 1912, on the Lower East Side of NYC, and watch as preparations for Hanukkah are made. When Gertie, the youngest, is not allowed to help prepare latkes, she throws a tantrum. Banished to the girls' bedroom, she can still hear the sounds and smell the smells of a family getting ready to celebrate. But then Papa comes home and she is allowed out--and given the best job of all: lighting the first candle on the menorah.First published in 1951, Taylor's chapter books have become time-honored favorites, selling over a million copies and touching generations of readers. In this time when immigrants often do not feel accepted, the All-of-a-Kind Family gives a heartwarming glimpse of a Jewish immigrant family and their customs that is as relevant--and necessary--today as when it was first written. Jenkins and Zelinsky's charming compliment to Taylor's series perfectly captures the warmth and family values that made the original titles classics.A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2018!
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  • The Story of Mrs. Lovewright and Purrless Her Cat

    Lore Segal, Paul O. Zelinsky

    Paperback (Aladdin, May 17, 2005)
    Mrs. Lovewright is a chilly person, and she knows exactly what she needs to warm up. "There's no being cozy without a cat," she says. So she adopts an adorable kitten she names Purrly. But she soon finds herself in a battle of wills with a cat who has no intention of being cozy. Anyone who has ever lived with a cat can guess who will emerge victorious. Called "wonderfully idiosyncratic" by Washington Post Book World, this tale by acclaimed author Lore Segal and Caldecott Medalist Paul O. Zelinsky is back in print to delight a new generation of readers.
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  • The Story of Mrs. Lovewright and Purrless Her Cat

    Lore Segal, Paul O. Zelinsky

    Hardcover (Atheneum/Anne Schwartz Books, May 17, 2005)
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  • Awful Ogre's Awful Day

    Jack Prelutsky, Paul O. Zelinsky

    Library Binding (Paw Prints 2008-05-09, May 9, 2008)
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  • Hansel and Gretel

    Rika Lesser, Paul O. Zelinsky

    Library Binding (Paw Prints 2008-06-05, June 5, 2008)
    A poor woodcutter's children, lost in the forest, come upon a house made of bread, cakes, and candy, occupied by a wicked witch who likes to have children for dinner.
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  • Awful Ogre Running Wild

    Jack Prelutsky, Paul O. Zelinsky

    Library Binding (Greenwillow Books, July 1, 2008)
    A picnic with a lovely ogress, followed by bug hunts and crocodile wrestling . . . A visit to Grandma, who serves her famous moldy bread and dried weasel . . . A dip in the neighborhood pool with his precious pet piranha . . . And . . . ogre yoga? Awful Ogre is back, and awfully excited to share his action-packed summer with you! The mischievous Jack Prelutsky and Paul O. Zelinsky transport readers once again to a world that is irresistibly gross and awesomely awful, starring the endearing, unforgettable Awful Ogre!
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  • Toy Dance Party

    Emily Jenkins, Paul O. Zelinsky

    Library Binding (Schwartz & Wade, Sept. 9, 2008)
    Here is the second book in the highly acclaimed Toys Trilogy, which includes the companion books Toys Go Out and Toys Come Home.Lumphy, Stingray, and Plastic are back! And this time the lovable trio finds that their little girl has left for winter vacation and taken a box of dominoes, a stegosaurus puzzle, and two Barbie dolls—but not them. Could she have forgotten them? As the girl starts to grow up, the three best friends must join together to brave a blizzard, save the toy mice from the vacuum, and make sure that they’ll always have the little girl’s love. (And they still have time to throw an all-out dance party with the washing machine!)From the Hardcover edition.
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  • Awful Ogre's Awful Day

    Jack Prelutsky, Paul O. Zelinsky

    Hardcover (Greenwillow Books, Sept. 1, 2001)
    It's pouring. The wind is blowing down trees. Awful Ogre's rattlesnake wakes him. He tickles his piranha, scatters his rats, and disengages his leeches. Another wonderful day is about to begin.Awful Ogre, huge, hungry, horrible--and totally lovable, will steal the heart of every reader. Larger than life--larger, in fact, than all other ogres, Awful Ogre packs into one day enough excitement, imagination, emotion, and sheer ebullience to last most of us a lifetime Jack Prelutsky and Paul O. Zelinsky have created a tour de force of epic proportions and infinite appeal.
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  • Swamp Angel ; Paperback & Audio Cassette

    Anne Isaacs, Paul O. Zelinsky

    Audio CD (Scholastic & Weston Woods, March 12, 2001)
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  • Awful Ogre's Awful Day

    Jack Prelutsky, Paul O. Zelinsky

    Library Binding (Greenwillow, Sept. 1, 2001)
    It's pouring. The wind is blowing down trees. Awful Ogre's rattlesnake wakes him. He tickles his piranha, scatters his rats, and disengages his leeches. Another wonderful day is about to begin.Awful Ogre, huge, hungry, horrible--and totally lovable, will steal the heart of every reader. Larger than life--larger, in fact, than all other ogres, Awful Ogre packs into one day enough excitement, imagination, emotion, and sheer ebullience to last most of us a lifetime Jack Prelutsky and Paul O. Zelinsky have created a tour de force of epic proportions and infinite appeal.
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  • Swamp Angel

    Anne Isaacs, Paul O. Zelinsky

    Library Binding (Paw Prints 2008-04-18, April 18, 2008)
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  • Knick-knack Paddywhack!: A Moving Parts Book

    Paul O. Zelinsky, Andrew Baron

    Hardcover (Diane Pub Co, July 30, 2004)
    Numbers & nonsense have never been so much fun as they are in this brilliant moving-parts book by Caldecott Medalist Paul O. Zelinsky. A young boy sets out on a walk -- pull the tabs & tiny old men from One to Ten act out the familiar refrain of the traditional counting song on & all around him. As dogs chase bones & old men roll home, paper doesn't simply pop up -- it seems virtually animated. The spectacular numerical extravaganza of motion at the end gives a whole new meaning to the idea of playing knick-knack. The words & music to the song are on the back cover. Paper engineering by Andrew Baron.