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Rita Golden Gelman

Author of More Spaghetti, I Say!

53+ Works 8,172 Members 121 Reviews 1 Favorited

About the Author

Rita Golden Gelman is the author of more than 70 children's books. She is temporarily living in New York City. (Publisher Provided) Rita Golden Gelman (born July 2, 1937, Bridgeport, CT) is an American writer of children's literature and travel literature for adults. Gelman is the author of more show more than seventy children's books and two adult books. Her memoir, Tales of a Female Nomad, Living at Large in the World, was published in 2001 by Crown/Random House and it is still selling widely in paperback. In 2014 it made the New York Times bestseller list. In 1987 Gelman decided to sell all her possessions and become a citizen of the world. Her most recent book, Female Nomad and Friends, is an anthology of forty-one authors who tell their stories of "connecting across cultures." Gelman has delivered keynote speeches for many different colleges and organizations, among them, Global Citizen's Network. (Bowker Author Biography) show less

Works by Rita Golden Gelman

More Spaghetti, I Say! (1977) 2,708 copies, 47 reviews
Body Battles (1992) 671 copies, 4 reviews
Why Can't I Fly? (1986) — Author — 356 copies
Pizza Pat (1999) 326 copies, 2 reviews
A Monkey Grows Up (1991) 178 copies, 2 reviews
The Biggest Sandwich Ever (1981) 174 copies
Queen Esther Saves Her People (1998) 153 copies, 4 reviews
A Koala Grows Up (1986) 149 copies, 4 reviews
What Are Scientists? (1991) 128 copies
I Went to the Zoo (1993) 116 copies, 2 reviews
Stop Those Painters! (1989) 86 copies, 1 review
Doodler Doodling (2003) 85 copies, 3 reviews
A Panda Grows Up (1993) 70 copies
Rice Is Life (2000) 66 copies, 3 reviews
Pets for Sale (1986) 51 copies
Cats and Mice (1978) 42 copies
Wet Cats (1985) 42 copies, 1 review
Ufo Encounters (1978) 42 copies, 1 review
Benji at Work (1980) 33 copies, 2 reviews
Mortimer K Saves the Day (1980) 27 copies
Uncle Hugh: A Fishing Story (1978) 23 copies
Monsters of the Sea (1990) 10 copies
Splash! All About Baths (1987) 8 copies
Great Moments in Sports (1980) 7 copies, 1 review
Dumb Joey (1973) 4 copies
The Incredible Dinosaurs (1980) 4 copies
Fun City (1975) 4 copies
Hey Kid (1977) 4 copies
Cats and Mice (1985) 2 copies
Goodbye, Adios, Sayonara and Ciao (2001) 1 copy, 1 review

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Birthdate
1937
Gender
female
Nationality
USA
Places of residence
Los Angeles, California, USA

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Delightful illustrations
 
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drmom62 | 3 other reviews | Apr 21, 2023 |
Delightful illustrations
 
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drmom62 | 3 other reviews | Apr 21, 2023 |
Very readable travel memoir. Makes you want to do it and go adventuring! Great lady.
 
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kslade | 32 other reviews | Dec 8, 2022 |
I thoroughly enjoyed the first half of this book and found the second half to be okay. The first half of the book the author traveled the world and discussed cultural issues and norms that most travel writers avoid or ignore. I liked seeing a country and a people as it is, and not as we pretend it is. The second half of the book was more about the author herself.

There were many thoughts and feelings I can connect with and it definitely struck a chord with me. If you love to travel I think you would enjoy this book.… (more)
 
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Works
53
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8,172
Popularity
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Rating
3.9
Reviews
121
ISBNs
139
Languages
3
Favorited
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