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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Joan Sweeney  

Pen Name: None

Genre:

Audience: Children; Children;

Born: Toledo, Ohio


-- Joan Sweeney on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=joan+sweeney


Illinois Connection

Sweeney currently resides in Evanston, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Sweeney grew up in Toledo, Ohio. She used to spend Saturday mornings taking free art classes at the Toledo Museum of Art. Now she lives in Evanston, Illinois.


Published Works

  • Once Upon a Lily Pad, Froggy Love in Monet`s Garden, Chronicle Books, 1995
  • Me on The Map, Knopf Books for Young Readers, 1996
  • Bijou, Bonbon and Beau, The Kittens Who Danced for Degas, Chronicle Books, 1998
  • Me and My Place in Space, Dragonfly Books, 1999
  • Me and My Amazing Body, Random House Children`s Books, 2000
  • Me Counting Time, From Seconds to Centuries, Random House Children`s Books, 2000
  • Me and My Family Tree, Dragonfly Books, 2000
  • Suzette and the Puppy: A Story About Mary Cassatt, R R Barrons Educational Series, 2001
  • Me and the Measure of Things, Dragonfly Books, 2002
  • Me and My Senses, Crown Books for Young Readers, 2003


Selected Titles At Your Library

Once upon a lily pad :
ISBN: 0811808688. OCLC Number:

Chronicle Books,. San Francisco :. c1995.

Hector and Henriette, the most famous frogs in France, befriend an old painter in a battered straw hat named Monet.

Me on the map /
ISBN: 0517700964. OCLC Number:

Crown,. New York :. ©1996.

A child describes how her room, her house, her town, her state, and her country become part of a map of her world.

Bijou, Bonbon & Beau :
ISBN: 0811834867. OCLC Number:

Chronicle Books,. San Francisco :. 2002.

Three little kittens create a sensation when they join dancers onstage of a Parisian theater known for its ballet and for the artist who paints there.

Me and my place in space /
ISBN: 0517885905. OCLC Number:

Crown Publishers,. New York :. ©1998.

A child describes how the earth, sun, and planets are part of our solar system, which is just one small part of the universe.

Me and my amazing body /
ISBN: 0375806237. OCLC Number:

Crown Publishers,. New York :. ©1999.

A girl describes how her skin, bones, muscles, brain, blood, heart, lungs, and stomach receive energy and function as parts of her body.

Me counting time :
ISBN: 0440417511. OCLC Number:

Crown Publishers,. New York :. 2000.

Describes the relationship between a second, minute, hour, day, week, month, year, decade, century and millennium as measurements of time.

Me and my family tree /
ISBN: 0517885972. OCLC Number:

Crown Publishers,. New York :. 2000, ©1999.

Using a family tree, a child explains how her brother, parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins are related to her.

Suzette and the puppy :
ISBN: 0764152947. OCLC Number:

Barron's,. Hauppage, NY :. 2000.

Having met a tall lady and her captivating little dog in a park in Paris, Suzette is later delighted when the lady comes to paint her portrait and brings the dog with her.

Me and the measure of things /
ISBN: 0440417562. OCLC Number:

Crown Publishers,. New York :. 2001.

Simple text and illustrations introduce units of measure, from wet and dry measurements to weight, size, and length.

Me and my senses /
ISBN: 0375811028. OCLC Number:

Crown Publishers,. New York :. 2003.

Introduces the five senses using experiences from everyday life.


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