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Jonathan London

Author of Froggy Goes to School

165+ Works 40,630 Members 594 Reviews 1 Favorited

About the Author

Jonathan London was born a "navy-brat" in Brooklyn, New York, and raised on Naval stations throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico. He received a Masters Degree in Social Sciences but never formally studied literature or creative writing. He began to consider himself a writer about the time he show more graduated from college. After college he became a dancer in a modern dance company and worked at numerous low-paying jobs as a laborer or counselor. He wrote poems and short stories for adults, earning next to nothing despite being published in many literary magazines. For some 20 years before he penned his first children's book, London was writing poetry and short stories for adults. In the early 1970s, he was reading his poems in San Francisco jazz clubs, and those experiences found their way into his witty children's book Hip Cat, which has been featured on the PBS children's television show Reading Rainbow. After writing down the tale The Owl Who Became the Moon in 1989, London began to wonder if other people might want to read it. He picked up his kids' copy of Winnie-the-Pooh and saw that the book was published by Dutton, so he casually decided to send his story to them. Surprisingly enough, they wanted to publish him. Working with different illustrators, and occasionally with co-authors, London has produced literally dozens of books. Most have appeared under his name, but some have come out under a pseudonym, which still remains a secret.He has published over forty books and has earned recognitions from organizations like the National Science Teachers Association. (Bowker Author Biography) show less

Series

Works by Jonathan London

Froggy Goes to School (1948) 3,024 copies
Froggy Gets Dressed (1994) 2,590 copies
Froggy Learns to Swim (1995) 1,946 copies
Froggy Bakes a Cake (2000) 1,716 copies
Froggy Goes to the Doctor (2002) 1,609 copies
Froggy Goes to Bed (2000) 1,557 copies
Froggy's First Kiss (1948) 1,498 copies
Froggy's Baby Sister (2003) 1,477 copies
Froggy Plays Soccer (1948) 1,465 copies
Froggy Eats Out (2001) 1,447 copies
Froggy's Sleepover (2005) 1,331 copies
Let's Go, Froggy! (1994) 1,295 copies
Froggy's Day with Dad (2004) 1,291 copies
Froggy Plays in the Band (2002) 1,232 copies
Froggy's Best Christmas (2000) 1,208 copies
Froggy Plays T-ball (2007) 1,140 copies
Froggy's Halloween (1999) 1,084 copies
Thirteen Moons on Turtle's Back (1992) — Author — 901 copies
Froggy Rides a Bike (2006) 863 copies
Froggy Goes to Camp (2008) 799 copies
Froggy Builds a Tree House (2011) 687 copies
Froggy Gets a Doggy (2014) 542 copies
Froggy Loves Books (2007) 523 copies
Puddles (1997) 478 copies
Froggy's Best Babysitter (2009) 419 copies
Froggy Goes to Hawaii (2011) 412 copies
What Do You Love? (2000) 389 copies
Froggy's Worst Playdate (2013) 369 copies
The Eyes of Gray Wolf (1993) 339 copies
Baby Whale's Journey (1998) 263 copies
Sleep Train (2018) 255 copies
Red Wolf Country (1996) 226 copies
Honey Paw and Lightfoot (1995) 207 copies
Wiggle Waggle (1838) 180 copies
Hurricane! (1998) 178 copies
Ice Bear and Little Fox (1998) 173 copies
Liplap's Wish (1994) 166 copies
Froggy Picks a Pumpkin (2019) 165 copies
Dream Weaver (1998) 157 copies
Giving Thanks (1683) 153 copies
Whacky Jack (1998) 145 copies
The Lion Who Had Asthma (1992) 144 copies
Camper Kim (1998) 143 copies
Hip Cat (1993) 143 copies
Hippos are Huge! (2015) 130 copies
Zack at the Dentist (2003) 114 copies
The Owl Who Became the Moon (1993) 107 copies
I'm a Truck Driver (2010) 95 copies
Like Butter on Pancakes (1995) 93 copies
Snuggle Wuggle (2000) 92 copies
Condor's Egg (1994) 89 copies
Froggy Goes to the Library (2016) 89 copies
The Sugaring-Off Party (1995) 84 copies
Ali, Child of the Desert (1997) 82 copies
Crunch Munch (2001) 77 copies
Jackrabbit (1773) 74 copies
Who Bop? (2000) 71 copies
Froggy Builds a Snowman (2020) 69 copies
A Truck Goes Rattley-Bumpa (2005) 66 copies
Otters Love to Play (2016) 63 copies
Mustang Canyon (2000) 62 copies
Froggy's Birthday Wish (2016) 53 copies
Loon Lake (1658) 45 copies
A Train Goes Clickety-Clack (2007) 44 copies
Froggy Goes to Grandma's (2017) 39 copies
Little Fox in the Snow (2018) 39 copies
Sun Dance, Water Dance (2001) 39 copies
A Plane Goes Ka-Zoom! (2010) 37 copies
Gray Fox (1993) 36 copies
Here Comes Doctor Hippo (2012) 34 copies
My Big Rig (2007) 34 copies
Gone Again Ptarmigan (2001) 33 copies
Eat, Cried Little Pig (2003) 31 copies
Let the Lynx Come In (1996) 30 copies
Voices of the Wild (1883) 30 copies
Froggy is the Best (2015) 29 copies
Little Swan (2009) 28 copies
Froggy's Lemonade Stand (2018) 28 copies
At the Edge of the Forest (1998) 28 copies
When the Fireflies Come (2003) 28 copies
Duck and Hippo Give Thanks (2018) 26 copies
Flamingo Sunset (2008) 25 copies
Pup the Sea Otter (2017) 23 copies
The Village Basket Weaver (1996) 23 copies
Where the Big Fish Are (2001) 22 copies
The Waterfall (1999) 21 copies
The Candystore Man (1998) 21 copies
Tell Me a Story (1998) 20 copies
Make a Cake, Froggy (2011) 20 copies
Get to Bed, Froggy! (2011) 19 copies
Sled Dogs Run (2005) 19 copies
Little Lost Tiger (2012) 18 copies
Little Red Monkey (1997) 15 copies
White Water (2001) 14 copies
Old Salt, Young Salt (1996) 12 copies
No Hands, Froggy (2011) 12 copies
Swim, Froggy, Swim (2011) 12 copies
Moshi Moshi (1998) 12 copies
Batter Up, Froggy (2011) 12 copies
Time to Sleep, Froggy (2011) 11 copies
Hop to School, Froggy (2011) 11 copies
Ride a Bike, Froggy (1600) 11 copies
The Seasons of Little Wolf (2014) 11 copies
Froggy for President! (2020) 10 copies
A Huge Day for Froggy (2011) 10 copies
If I Had a Horse (1997) 10 copies
Oh No, Froggy! (2011) 9 copies
Where's Home? (1995) 9 copies
Zack at School (2002) 8 copies
Ollie's First Year (2014) 5 copies
Grizzly Peak (2017) 5 copies
Bella Bella (2016) 4 copies
Desolation Canyon (2015) 4 copies

Associated Works

Am I Blue? Coming Out from the Silence (1994) — Contributor — 805 copies
You Read to Me! I'll Read to You! (2002) — Illustrator, some editions — 171 copies

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If the Imagination Library had not sent us this book, we would not have purchased it for ourselves. The rhyme is fun (repetitive), and trains are always exciting to read about. But the illustrations are...creepy.
 
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Works
165
Also by
2
Members
40,630
Popularity
#433
Rating
½ 3.7
Reviews
594
ISBNs
969
Languages
6
Favorited
1

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