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Joan M. Lexau

 

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Lexau, Joan M. (1964). Benjie. (Illustrated by Don Bolognese). New York: Dial Press. PRIM-FIC L6793BE

When his grandmother loses an earring, Benjie hunts for it, turning from bashful to friendly.

Lexau, Joan M. (1970). Benjie on his own. (Illustrated by Don Bolognese). New York: Dial Press. PRIM-FIC L6793bg

When his grandmother becomes quite ill, young Benjie discovers that the people in his big city neighborhood can be friendly and helpful after all.

Lexau, Joan M. (1969). Crocodile and hen. (Pictures by Joan Sandin). New York: Harper & Row. 398.2 L6794c

Hen so confuses Crocodile by calling him "brother" every time he is ready to eat her that disconcerted, hungry Crocodile goes searching for an explanation of how such a relationship can be.

Lexau, Joan M. (1972). Emily and the klunky baby and the next-door dog. (Pictures by Martha Alexander). New York: Dial Press. PRIM-FIC L6793em

Emily's bad day gets worse when, angry with her divorced mother, she runs away with the baby to live with Daddy.

Lexau, Joan M. (1964). Maria. (Illustrated by Ernest Crichlow). New York: Dial Press. PRIM-FIC L6793ma

A doll which is a beautiful, old, and valuable family heirloom provides Maria with a birthday she never expected.

Lexau, Joan M. (1971). Me day. (Pictures by Robert Weaver). New York: Dial Press. PRIM-FIC L6793me

A young boy's day goes from good to bad as he begins to conclude that his divorced father forgot his birthday.

Lexau, Joan M. (1968). The rooftop mystery. (Pictures by Syd Hoff). New York: Harper & Row. PRIM-FIC L6793ro

When Sam is asked to carry his sister's big doll to their new home on moving day, his errand results in embarrassment and mystery.

Lexau, Joan M. (1963). That's good, that's bad. (Illustrated by Aliki). New York: Dial Press. PRIM-FIC L6793th

The tale of the Boy, the Tiger, and the Rhino is woven into a children's story word game, as the Boy meets Tiger (That's bad.) after escaping Rhino (That's good!) with a surprise ending.

Lexau, Joan M. (1962). The trouble with Terry. (Illustrated by Irene Murray). New York: Dial Press. INTR-FIC L6793tr

Fifth grader Terry blamed her family for her own failures until she did some straight thinking about the advantages of being a girl instead of a tomboy.

 

Author Information

 

Joan M. Lexau. (2002). In Something about the author, Vol. 130, pp. 132-134. Detroit: Gale. Online Something about the Author database and REF PN451 .S6 v. 130.

Joan M. Lexau. (1984). In Something about the author, Vol. 36, pp. 129-134. Detroit: Gale. Online Something about the Author database and REF PN451 .S6 v. 36.

Joan M. Lexau. (1971). In Something about the author, Vol. 1, pp. 144-145. Detroit: Gale. Online Something about the Author database and REF PN451 .S6 v. 1.

 

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