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Schwartz, Alvin 1927-1992

Overview
Works: 97 works in 639 publications in 4 languages and 46,310 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Ghost stories  Fiction  Horror fiction  Folk tales  Short stories  Readers (Publications)  Tongue twisters  Humorous fiction  Folk literature 
Roles: Author, Compiler, Editor
Classifications: PZ8.1.S399, 398.25
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Alvin Schwartz
Publications by Alvin Schwartz
Publications by Alvin Schwartz, published posthumously.
Most widely held works about Alvin Schwartz
 
Most widely held works by Alvin Schwartz
Scary stories to tell in the dark by Alvin Schwartz( Book )
62 editions published between 1981 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 5,400 libraries worldwide
Stories of ghosts and witches, "jump" stories, scary songs, and modern-day scary stories
More scary stories to tell in the dark by Alvin Schwartz( Book )
48 editions published between 1981 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,500 libraries worldwide
More traditional and modern-day stories of ghosts, witches, vampires, "jump" stories, and scary songs
Scary stories 3 : more tales to chill your bones by Alvin Schwartz( Book )
36 editions published between 1984 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 3,696 libraries worldwide
More traditional and modern-day stories of ghosts, haunts, superstitions, monsters, and horrible scary things
In a dark, dark room : and other scary stories by Alvin Schwartz( Book )
50 editions published between 1984 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 3,580 libraries worldwide
Seven scary stories to tell at night in front of a fire or in the dark, based on traditional stories and folktales from various countries
Ghosts! : ghostly tales from folklore by Alvin Schwartz( Book )
16 editions published between 1941 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 1,849 libraries worldwide
Presents seven, easy-to-read ghost stories based on traditional folk tales and legends from various countries
And the green grass grew all around : folk poetry from everyone by Alvin Schwartz( Book )
10 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,705 libraries worldwide
A compilation of rhymes, chants, riddles, and games organized by topic and/or form with supporting material (introductions, explanatory notes, and sources)
There is a carrot in my ear, and other noodle tales by Alvin Schwartz( Book )
20 editions published between 1982 and 2002 in English and held by 1,593 libraries worldwide
"A collection of six stories about a family of silly people, based on noodle folklore from America, Europe, and Asia Minor."--Title page verso
A twister of twists, a tangler of tongues; tongue twisters by Alvin Schwartz( Book )
33 editions published between 1972 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,335 libraries worldwide
A collection of tongue twisters, both traditional and new, in prose and verse
Busy buzzing bumblebees and other tongue twisters by Alvin Schwartz( Book )
10 editions published between 1982 and 1992 in English and held by 1,327 libraries worldwide
A collection of forty-six tongue twisters
Whoppers : tall tales and other lies by Alvin Schwartz( Book )
10 editions published between 1975 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,309 libraries worldwide
A collection of tall tales involving animals, the weather, narrow escapes, and many other topics
I saw you in the bathtub, and other folk rhymes by Alvin Schwartz( Book )
7 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 1,233 libraries worldwide
Presents an illustrated collection of traditional folk rhymes, some composed by children
Cross your fingers, spit in your hat; superstitions and other beliefs by Alvin Schwartz( Book )
11 editions published between 1974 and 1994 in English and held by 1,046 libraries worldwide
Superstitions about such topics as love and marriage, money, ailments, travel, the weather, and death. Grades 3-6
All of our noses are here, and other noodle tales by Alvin Schwartz( Book )
5 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,012 libraries worldwide
A collection of five stories about a family of silly people based on noodle folklore from America & other countries
The cat's elbow and other secret languages by Alvin Schwartz( Book )
12 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in English and held by 1,006 libraries worldwide
Presents instructions for speaking thirteen secret languages, including Pig Latin, one of the best known and easiest codes to learn, and Boontling, developed by people in a California town. Thirteen different secret languages and codes are described and explained. Literature of Delight. The famous punster, prankster, and riddle-regaler goes global for a look at the "ecret-say" "anguages-lay" of the world's children. It's the ripest kind of fun, with material ready for readers to bite into. More passive souls can just sit around and laugh with Schwartz's There's a Carrot in My Ear, Tales of Trickery, and more. Several secret languages are explained
Unriddling : all sorts of riddles to puzzle your guessery by Alvin Schwartz( Book )
7 editions published between 1983 and 1994 in English and held by 974 libraries worldwide
A collection of riddles of various traditional types including queer-word, hidden-answer, neck, leg, rebus, and tricky-question riddles
Tomfoolery: trickery and foolery with words by Alvin Schwartz( Book )
10 editions published between 1973 and 1994 in English and held by 945 libraries worldwide
Entertain friends with these riddles, wisecracks, and practical jokes
Gold & silver, silver & gold : tales of hidden treasure by Alvin Schwartz( Book )
6 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in English and held by 859 libraries worldwide
Presents legends, true stories, and tall tales about the hunting, finding, and losing of treasure, including pirate treasure and treasure not yet uncovered
Witcracks: jokes and jests from American folklore by Alvin Schwartz( Book )
11 editions published between 1973 and 1993 in English and held by 841 libraries worldwide
Traces the history and gives examples of puns, shaggy-dog stories, and other jokes from American humor of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries
Kickle snifters and other fearsome critters by Alvin Schwartz( Book )
6 editions published between 1976 and 1994 in English and held by 744 libraries worldwide
Brief text and illustrations introduce such strange creatures from American folklore as the snawfus, billdad, lufferlang, and tripodero
Ten copycats in a boat, and other riddles by Alvin Schwartz( Book )
10 editions published between 1980 and 1989 in English and held by 733 libraries worldwide
A collection of riddles selected from folklore around the world
 
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Alternative Names
Alvin Schwartz American writer
Alvin Schwartz écrivain américain
Alvin Schwartz escritor estadounidense
Švarcs, Elvins 1927-
Languages
English (357)
Spanish (12)
German (2)
French (2)
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