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Tony Johnston

Author of The Quilt Story

120+ Works 14,872 Members 414 Reviews

About the Author

Tony Johnston was born in Los Angeles, California on January 30, 1942. She received a B.A. in history and an M.A in education from Stanford University. Before becoming a full-time author, she worked as a fourth-grade teacher. She has written over 70 books for children. Her titles include Amber on show more the Mountain, the Cowboy and the Black-Eyed Pea, Day of the Dead, the Ghost of Nicholas Greebe, the Sparky and Eddie series, and the Adventures of Mole and Troll. Her first adult novel was Any Small Goodness. Her works have earned her several awards including a Children's Choice Award for Four Scary Stories and the Beatty Award in 2002 for Any Small Goodness. (Bowker Author Biography) show less

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Series

Works by Tony Johnston

The Quilt Story (1985) 2,267 copies
10 Fat Turkeys (0010) 1,402 copies
Big Red Apple (1999) 890 copies
Any Small Goodness (2001) 796 copies
The Vanishing Pumpkin (1983) 758 copies
Bigfoot Cinderrrrrella (1998) 519 copies
Off To Kindergarten (2007) 518 copies
Amber on the Mountain (1994) 480 copies
Yonder (1988) 472 copies
The Harmonica (2004) 294 copies
The Barn Owls (2000) 292 copies
We Love the Dirt (1997) 285 copies
Four Scary Stories (1774) 250 copies
Day of the Dead (1997) 245 copies
My Abuelita (2009) 219 copies
Winter Is Coming (2014) 204 copies
Bone by Bone by Bone (2007) 187 copies
The Badger and the Magic Fan (1990) 138 copies
The Wagon (1835) 129 copies
First Grade, Here I Come! (2015) 104 copies
That Summer (2002) 66 copies
Little Bear Sleeping (1645) 66 copies
A Small Thing . . . but Big (2016) 65 copies
Grandpa's Song (1991) 65 copies
The Soup Bone (1990) 64 copies
Desert Song (2000) 61 copies
Pages of Music (1988) 60 copies
Cat, What Is That? (2001) 59 copies
Angel City (2006) 59 copies
Uncle Rain Cloud (1872) 57 copies
The Witch's Hat (1984) 53 copies
Beast Rider (2019) 53 copies
Sequoia (2014) 52 copies
Very Scary (1683) 48 copies
The Cat With Seven Names (2013) 46 copies
Go Track A Yak! (2003) 45 copies
The Worm Family (2004) 42 copies
Alien & Possum: Hanging Out (2002) 40 copies
The Whole Green World (2005) 38 copies
Little Rabbit Goes to Sleep (1888) 36 copies
Trees (2021) 33 copies
Laugh-Out-Loud Baby (2012) 30 copies
Mummy's Mother (2003) 27 copies
The Last Snow of Winter (1993) 27 copies
Fishing Sunday (1858) 27 copies
The Magic of Letters (2019) 27 copies
A Kenya Christmas (2003) 24 copies
The Magic Maguey (1996) 24 copies
My Best Friend Bear (1989) 23 copies
It's About Dogs (2000) 22 copies
Sticky People (2006) 22 copies
Gopher Up Your Sleeve (2002) 20 copies
Puma Dreams (2019) 20 copies
The Ancestors Are Singing (2003) 20 copies
Little Mouse Nibbling (1979) 18 copies
Loving Hands (2018) 18 copies
Noel (2005) 17 copies
Clear Moon, Snow Soon (2001) 16 copies
Hey, Dog (2019) 16 copies
Chicken in the Kitchen (2005) 15 copies
Little Wild Parrot (1995) 14 copies
Goblin Walk (1991) 11 copies
The Dog Wash (1977) 11 copies
The Old Lady and the Birds (1994) 11 copies
Scary Stories (1978) 8 copies
Ten Owies (2022) 7 copies
Fig tale (1974) 4 copies
Un petit pas de géant (2018) 3 copies
Trail of Tears (1998) 3 copies
Alberi (2022) 1 copy
Full Disclosure [2001 film] (2001) — Writer — 1 copy

Associated Works

Sky Magic: Poems (2009) — Contributor — 46 copies
Triggermen [2002 movie] (2002) — Writer — 5 copies
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 4, No. 12, August 1977 (1970) — Contributor — 2 copies
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 5, No. 4, December 1977 (1977) — Contributor — 2 copies
Airborne [1998 film] (1998) — Writer — 1 copy

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Common Knowledge

Canonical name
Johnston, Tony
Birthdate
1942
Gender
female
Nationality
USA
Places of residence
California, USA
Occupations
teacher
writer

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Reviews

{My thoughts} – I was browsing the children’s book section at TJ Max and ran across this cute countdown book for Thanksgiving. Since Thanksgiving is next week, I thought why not and got it for the girls. I haven’t read it to them yet, but have pages through and read the book myself, twice now.

This is a neat book similar to the 5 little monkey’s jumping on the bed series of books. I really enjoy silly books like this that help children to effectively learn, without them realizing they are in fact learning something. It has beautiful illustrations that blend nicely with the words on the pages of the book. I love that it is a board book and that my little one’s will be able to turn the pages on their own and flip through the book during quiet time here at home.

I highly recommend this book for anyone looking for a nice little holiday book to share with the little loved one. I think it has the potential of becoming one of those loved books that get read over and over again!
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Zapkode | 13 other reviews | Jun 1, 2024 |
Maybe I love this so much because I'm a teacher/librarian, or maybe it's because of my deep love for Scrabble? Either way, I love this book. Understanding letters literally unlocks the entire world.
 
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mrsandersonreads23 | 1 other review | Apr 14, 2024 |
A very gentle, quiet book that observes the signs in nature that usher in the winter. I feel like this would be a really soothing book to read to a child, but not in a wishy-washy way. I get Mary Oliver vibes from it too, which I love!
 
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Statistics

Works
120
Also by
8
Members
14,872
Popularity
#1,545
Rating
4.0
Reviews
414
ISBNs
409
Languages
3

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