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Includes the names: John Wallner, John C. Wallner

Works by John Wallner

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A Picture Book of George Washington (1989) — Illustrator — 1,456 copies, 41 reviews
A Picture Book of Abraham Lincoln (1989) — Illustrator — 1,409 copies, 26 reviews
Hailstones and Halibut Bones (1961) — Illustrator, some editions — 1,235 copies, 27 reviews
City Mouse - Country Mouse (And Two More Mouse Tales From Aesop) (An Easy-To-Read Folktale) (1970) — Illustrator, some editions — 1,185 copies, 10 reviews
A Picture Book of Christopher Columbus (1991) — Illustrator — 906 copies, 37 reviews
A Picture Book of Benjamin Franklin (1990) — Illustrator — 830 copies, 24 reviews
A Picture Book of Helen Keller (1840) — Illustrator — 711 copies, 35 reviews
Little Fox Goes to the End of the World (1976) — Illustrator, some editions — 625 copies, 6 reviews
A Picture Book of Thomas Jefferson (1900) — Illustrator — 588 copies, 16 reviews
A Picture Book of Davy Crockett (1996) — Illustrator — 461 copies, 13 reviews
A Picture Book of Florence Nightingale (1992) — Illustrator — 441 copies, 16 reviews
The Terrible Thing That Happened at Our House (1975) — Illustrator — 398 copies, 7 reviews
A Picture Book of Thomas Alva Edison (1996) — Illustrator — 344 copies, 22 reviews
A Picture Book of Paul Revere (1995) — Illustrator — 277 copies, 5 reviews
A Picture Book of Louis Braille (1997) — Illustrator — 212 copies, 19 reviews
Aldo Applesauce (1979) — Illustrator — 206 copies
A Picture Book of Robert E. Lee (1994) — Illustrator — 138 copies, 10 reviews
A Picture Book of Patrick Henry (1995) — Illustrator — 110 copies, 9 reviews
Goodnight to Annie: An Alphabet Lullaby (1980) — Illustrator, some editions — 65 copies
When the Dark Comes Dancing: A Bedtime Poetry Book (1983) — Illustrator, some editions — 52 copies, 1 review
Easter Poems (1985) — Illustrator — 25 copies
Mrs. Claus's Crazy Christmas (1985) — Illustrator — 13 copies
Boy Who Ate the Moon (1988) — Illustrator — 10 copies, 1 review
Tickle-Toe Rhymes (1989) — Illustrator — 10 copies
The Macmillan Picture Wordbook (1982) — Illustrator — 8 copies
What Is Orange? (1993) — Illustrator — 2 copies
The Birthday Party (1997) — Illustrator — 2 copies
Follow me cried Bee (1976) — Illustrator — 1 copy


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Good King Wenceslas, illustrated by John Wallner.

The classic Christmas carol, penned by English hymnist John M. Neale in the nineteenth century, and inspired by Wenceslaus I, a tenth-century king, and the patron saint of the Czech Republic, is presented here as a picture-book, with artwork by John Wallner. The simple narrative (the carol has four verses, which make up the text here) follows Wenceslas as he spies an impoverished peasant gathering firewood, calls for food and fuel, and, together with his page, sets out through the bitter cold of a St. Stephen's Day night, to bring them to his subject's humble home.

A brief dust-jacket blurb mentions that Wallner was inspired here by the works of the German Renaissance, and by Flemish master, Pieter Bruegel, which I found quite interesting, although I don't know that I was that impressed with the end result. This may have suffered, from being read so soon after the Tim Ladwig version, or even the one illustrated by Jamichael Henterly, but I found that I just wasn't as pleased, visually speaking, with this Good King Wenceslas. The color scheme just felt a little too pastel for me (especially the king's robe!), and even the wintry scenes - normally a favorite - weren't that thrilling. Still, I wouldn't say that I disliked this one, and think that those who love the carol, and are looking for illustrated editions, might want to take a look at it.
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AbigailAdams26 | 1 other review | Apr 17, 2013 |
This book is a science picture book dealing with the different seasons. The illustrations in this book are unbelievable well drawn. It shows the different animals that come out during the different seasons. It would be great to help students with fluency, and also to show the pictures in the book to go along with many different kinds of lessons. The author's website is This website has valuable to teacher because it has a section for kids where it gives a question and answer section. It would be great for a scavenger hunt. Also it has a section for teachers that shares some ideas for lessons.… (more)
raspringrose | Mar 6, 2010 |
I enjoyed this book even as an adult. I grew up hearing this song, never truly understanding the meaning of the words. This book revealed to all of us the meaning of the song, and we love it. My kids asked me to read/sing it again and again
patsila | 1 other review | Dec 29, 2008 |



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