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Ogden Nash (1902–1971)

Author of The Pocket Book of Ogden Nash

103+ Works 5,544 Members 71 Reviews 22 Favorited

About the Author

Includes the names: Odgen Nash, Nash Ogden, Ogfen Nash

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Series

Works by Ogden Nash

Ogden Nash's Zoo (1987) 259 copies
I'm a Stranger Here Myself (1938) 255 copies
The Adventures of Isabel (1963) 230 copies
Good Intentions (1942) 228 copies
The Face is Familiar (1777) 211 copies
Versus (1777) 207 copies
The Private Dining Room (1953) 202 copies
The Old Dog Barks Backwards (1972) 189 copies
Many Long Years Ago (1945) 189 copies
Everyone but thee and me (1962) 164 copies
Custard and Company (1979) 124 copies
Verses from 1929 on (1952) 112 copies
A Penny Saved Is Impossible (1981) 85 copies
Food (1764) 80 copies
Family Reunion (1950) 68 copies
Hard Lines (1931) 36 copies
The Animal Garden (1965) 33 copies
Carnival of the Animals (1991) 33 copies
Ave Ogden!: Nash in Latin (1971) 29 copies
Under Water With Ogden Nash (1997) 28 copies
Beastly poetry (Treasures) (1960) 28 copies
Lineup for Yesterday (2011) 20 copies
The Cruise of the Aardvark (1967) 16 copies
One Touch of Venus (1944) 15 copies
Free Wheeling (1931) 12 copies
The Primrose Path (1935) 11 copies
I Couldn't Help Laughing (1957) 10 copies
Everybody Ought to Know (1961) 7 copies
Happy Days (1933) 6 copies
A Boy and His Room (1963) 5 copies
The Mysterious Ouphe (1967) 4 copies
The Hippopotamus {poem} (1988) 3 copies
girls are silly (1962) 3 copies
Christmas With Ogden Nash (1989) 3 copies
The Octopus 1 copy
Holiday Collection CD (2002) 1 copy
The Dog 1 copy

Associated Works

Eric Carle's Animals Animals (1989) — Contributor — 2,191 copies
The Making of a Poem: A Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms (2000) — Contributor — 1,260 copies
Winter Poems (1994) — Contributor — 1,180 copies
Secret Ingredients: The New Yorker Book of Food and Drink (2007) — Contributor — 535 copies
A Pocket Book of Modern Verse (1954) — Contributor, some editions — 443 copies
The 40s: The Story of a Decade (2014) — Contributor — 276 copies
The Lure of the Limerick (1964) — Contributor — 271 copies
The Literary Cat (1977) — Contributor — 241 copies
This Is My Best (1942) — Contributor — 187 copies
A Decade of Fantasy and Science Fiction (1960) — Contributor — 147 copies
The Saturday Evening Post Treasury (1954) — Contributor — 137 copies
American Wits: An Anthology of Light Verse (2003) — Contributor — 135 copies
Haunted America: Star-Spangled Supernatural Stories (1990) — Contributor — 112 copies
Fun Fare: A Treasury of Reader's Digest Wit and Humor (1948) — Contributor — 106 copies
The Scroobious Pip (1776) — some editions — 101 copies
The Norton Book of Friendship (1991) — Contributor — 96 copies
Nothing But Wodehouse (1932) — Editor — 88 copies
Beastly Verse (2014) — Contributor — 88 copies
Ten Great Musicals of the American Theatre (1973) — Contributor — 82 copies
65 Great Spine Chillers (1988) — Contributor — 80 copies
The Everyman Anthology of Poetry for Children (1994) — Contributor — 72 copies
Laughing Space: An Anthology of Science Fiction Humour (1982) — Contributor — 55 copies
Great Baseball Stories (1979) — Contributor — 47 copies
This Slimming Business (1958) — Contributor — 21 copies
A Treasury of American Humor (1996) — Contributor — 18 copies
Ellery Queen's Poetic Justice (1967) — Contributor, some editions — 18 copies
The Panorama of Modern Literature (1934) — Contributor — 14 copies
The Voice of the Poet: American Wits (2003) — Contributor — 10 copies
Men and Women: The Poetry of Love (1970) — Contributor — 8 copies
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 5, January 1974 (1974) — Contributor — 6 copies
The Fireside Treasury of Modern Humor (1963) — Contributor — 5 copies
Nothing Solemn: An anthology of comic verse (1973) — Contributor — 3 copies
The Bathroom Reader (1946) — Contributor — 3 copies
Bugs and Daffy's Carnival of the Animals [1976 TV movie] (1976) — Original poem — 3 copies
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 8, No. 5, January 1981 (1981) — Contributor — 3 copies
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 8, No. 6, February 1981 (1981) — Contributor — 3 copies
American Humor and Satire (1992) — Contributor; Narrator — 2 copies
Gourmet: The Magazine of Good Living, April 1969 (1969) — Contributor — 1 copy
14 American Masterpieces Vol.1 — Contributor — 1 copy

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This was Sophie's favorite when she was four. She'd go around the house chanting "Isabel, Isabel, self-reliant!" Even though that's not an exact line from the poem, it surely captures its spirit.
 
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LibrarianDest | 4 other reviews | Jan 3, 2024 |
Over 400 poems first published between 1930 and 1972, small drawings by Nash included,
 
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betty_s | 1 other review | Sep 13, 2023 |
Illustration by Maurice Sendak
 
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GHA.Library | Apr 15, 2023 |
One of Ogden Nash's classic light verse poems paired with whimsical illustrations by Lynn Munsinger. This book brings to life the silliness of the original poem as readers become familiar with the unlikely hero that is Custard the cowardly dragon. Custard's bravery is short-lived and Belinda's other pets really think they could have done better in hindsight (but readers know better) the illustrations add details to the already fun to read poem. This is one that kids of all ages are likely to enjoy.… (more)
 
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Amanda_CWU | 10 other reviews | Jul 25, 2022 |

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