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Ann McGovern (1930–2015)

Author of Stone Soup

96 Works 23,506 Members 202 Reviews 3 Favorited

About the Author

Ann McGovern was born in New York City on May 25, 1930. She attended the University of New Mexico. At the age of 22, she worked at Little Golden Books, and wrote several books for the company, most of them based on popular children's cartoons and programs. After leaving Little Golden Books, she show more worked as a freelance writer before taking a position with Random House in the editorial department. During her time there, she wrote Why It's a Holiday in 1960. She then worked as an editor at Scholastic for 13 years before becoming a full time author. She wrote 55 books during her lifetime including the If You... series, Stone Soup, The Pilgrims' First Thanksgiving, Little Wolf, Shark Lady: True Adventures of Eugenie Clark, The Secret Soldier: The Story of Deborah Sampson, Runaway Slave: The Story of Harriet Tubman, and Zoo, Where Are You?. She died on August 8, 2015 at the age of 85. (Bowker Author Biography) show less

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Works by Ann McGovern

Stone Soup (1971) 2,724 copies
If You Lived in Colonial Times (1964) 2,642 copies
Aesop's Fables (Apple Classics) (1963) 1,095 copies
If You Lived 100 Years Ago (1999) 908 copies
Too Much Noise (1967) 781 copies
Christopher Columbus (1962) 502 copies
Treasury of Christmas Stories (1960) — Editor — 319 copies
Arrow Book of Poetry (1965) 178 copies
The Lady in the Box (1997) 170 copies
Sharks (1834) 152 copies
Little Whale (1830) 140 copies
The Desert Beneath the Sea (1991) 131 copies
Little humpback whale (1979) 51 copies
Little Wolf (1966) 41 copies
Black Is Beautiful (1969) 38 copies
Happy Silly Birthday to Me (1750) 35 copies
Ghostly Fun (1970) 29 copies
Why It's a Holiday (1960) 28 copies
Barrel of Chuckles (1960) 26 copies
Summer Daze (1961) 24 copies
Rocky and His Friends (1955) 22 copies
Great Gorillas (1980) 22 copies
Zoo, where are you? (1964) 19 copies
Night Dive (1984) 18 copies
Ruff and Reddy (1959) 15 copies
Ghostly Giggles (1972) 14 copies
Scram, Kid! (1974) 10 copies
Mr. Skinner's skinny house (1980) 10 copies
Song about Black (1970) 10 copies
Eggs on Your Nose (1987) 8 copies
Hee Haw (1969) 7 copies
Who has a secret? (2011) 6 copies
Greg's mask (2001) 5 copies
The complete book of cats (1959) 3 copies
I See the Sea (1961) 2 copies
Las fabulas de Esopo (2020) 2 copies
Hee Haws (1969) 1 copy
Submarines 1 copy

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Table of Contents:
Who were the Pilgrims? -- Where does the Pilgrim story begin? -- What kind of ship was the Mayflower? -- How many people sailed on the Mayflower? -- Who sailed on the Mayflower -- Were the people on the ship friends? -- What could the Pilgrims take with them? -- What would you eat and drink on the Mayflower? -- Where would you sleep? -- Would you be able to keep clean? -- Was it a safe voyage? -- Would you have had any fun on the Mayflower? -- Would you get into trouble on the Mayflower? -- When did the Pilgrims first see land? -- How did the Pilgrims feel when they saw land? -- What were the first laws the Pilgrims made -- even before they left the ship? -- What was the first thing the Pilgrims did when they got on shore? -- What did the Pilgrims find on Cape Cod? -- Why didn't the Pilgrims stay on Cape Cod? -- What happened on the last exploring trip? -- Did they land on Plymouth Rock? -- Why did the Pilgrims decide to stay in Plymouth? -- How did the Pilgrims plan to build their town? -- What was the first building in Plymouth? -- Did they work every day? -- How did the Pilgrims spend their first Christmas? -- What was one of the biggest problems in Plymouth? -- Did the Pilgrims have any medicine? -- Who were the Pilgrims' first friends? -- What did the Pilgrims learn from Squanto? -- How did the Pilgrims and the other Indians get along? -- What were the terms of the peace treaty? -- Would you live in a log cabin? -- Where would you sleep? -- What kind of furniture did the Pilgrims have? -- What kind of table manners were the children taught? -- What did the Pilgrims wear? -- Were there special jobs for boys and girls? -- Did children go to school? -- What rules did people have to obey? -- Did people break the rules? -- What happened to the Mayflower? -- Were there special days for fun? -- What did the Pilgrims have to be thankful for? -- What day was the first Thanksgiving in the New World? -- Who took part in the holidays? -- What did they eat for Thanksgiving? -- How did the Pilgrims spend Thanksgiving?… (more)
 
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PlumfieldCH | 14 other reviews | Apr 23, 2024 |
Table of Contents:
Who were the Pilgrims? -- Where does the Pilgrim story begin? -- What kind of ship was the Mayflower? -- How many people sailed on the Mayflower? -- Who sailed on the Mayflower -- Were the people on the ship friends? -- What could the Pilgrims take with them? -- What would you eat and drink on the Mayflower? -- Where would you sleep? -- Would you be able to keep clean? -- Was it a safe voyage? -- Would you have had any fun on the Mayflower? -- Would you get into trouble on the Mayflower? -- When did the Pilgrims first see land? -- How did the Pilgrims feel when they saw land? -- What were the first laws the Pilgrims made -- even before they left the ship? -- What was the first thing the Pilgrims did when they got on shore? -- What did the Pilgrims find on Cape Cod? -- Why didn't the Pilgrims stay on Cape Cod? -- What happened on the last exploring trip? -- Did they land on Plymouth Rock? -- Why did the Pilgrims decide to stay in Plymouth? -- How did the Pilgrims plan to build their town? -- What was the first building in Plymouth? -- Did they work every day? -- How did the Pilgrims spend their first Christmas? -- What was one of the biggest problems in Plymouth? -- Did the Pilgrims have any medicine? -- Who were the Pilgrims' first friends? -- What did the Pilgrims learn from Squanto? -- How did the Pilgrims and the other Indians get along? -- What were the terms of the peace treaty? -- Would you live in a log cabin? -- Where would you sleep? -- What kind of furniture did the Pilgrims have? -- What kind of table manners were the children taught? -- What did the Pilgrims wear? -- Were there special jobs for boys and girls? -- Did children go to school? -- What rules did people have to obey? -- Did people break the rules? -- What happened to the Mayflower? -- Were there special days for fun? -- What did the Pilgrims have to be thankful for? -- What day was the first Thanksgiving in the New World? -- Who took part in the holidays? -- What did they eat for Thanksgiving? -- How did the Pilgrims spend Thanksgiving?… (more)
 
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PlumfieldCH | 14 other reviews | Mar 27, 2024 |
Read many times as a kid, and though I'm not sure how faithful of a retelling this book is, I still appreciate the lessons that it contained - (un)common sense that we all need reminders for every so often.
 
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Myridia | 7 other reviews | Jan 19, 2024 |
EducatingParents.org rating: Approved
 
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Works
96
Members
23,506
Popularity
#892
Rating
3.9
Reviews
202
ISBNs
253
Languages
3
Favorited
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