WorldCat Identities

Lifton, Betty Jean

Overview
Works: 54 works in 203 publications in 5 languages and 10,626 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Biography  History  Case studies  Legends  Fairy tales 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PZ8.L5, FIC
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Betty Jean Lifton
 
Most widely held works by Betty Jean Lifton
Lost and found : the adoption experience by Betty Jean Lifton( Book )

24 editions published between 1979 and 2009 in English and German and held by 1,423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the psychological problems faced by adoptees and discusses the right of the adopted to know their true origins
The king of children : a biography of Janusz Korczak by Betty Jean Lifton( Book )

22 editions published between 1987 and 1997 in English and held by 938 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografie van de Pools-Joodse schrijver en opvoedkundige Janusz Korczak (pseud. van Henryk Goldszmit ; 1878-1942), die in 1942 tezamen met 200 weeskinderen naar het concentratiekamp Treblinka werd afgevoerd
Return to Hiroshima by Betty Jean Lifton( Book )

3 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 904 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study of individuals, describes the people of Hiroshima before and after the destruction of their city by the atom bomb
Journey of the adopted self : a quest for wholeness by Betty Jean Lifton( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filled with moving life stories of adopted men and women, the book examines how separation from the birth mother and secrecy in the adoption system have affected adoptees' sense of identity as well as their attachment to their adoptive parents. Lifton introduces the concept of "cumulative adoption trauma" to help explain many troubling questions: Why do adopted people feel alienated? Why do they feel unreal, invisible to themselves and others? Why do they feel unborn?
Children of Vietnam by Betty Jean Lifton( Book )

7 editions published between 1972 and 1975 in English and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces several Vietnamese children with varying backgrounds: orphans, hippies, city and rural dwellers--all victims of war
The one-legged ghost by Betty Jean Lifton( Book )

4 editions published between 1968 and 1971 in English and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One day a Japanese boy sees a strange one-legged creature fly over the mountain. All the villagers gather around it but no one knows what it is
I'm still me by Betty Jean Lifton( Book )

4 editions published between 1981 and 1986 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history assignment to explore her roots propels a high school junior into a search for her biological parents
The cock and the ghost cat by Betty Jean Lifton( Book )

6 editions published between 1965 and 1967 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on Japanese folk tales, this is the story of a brave cock who saves an old man from a ghost
The dwarf pine tree by Betty Jean Lifton( Book )

4 editions published between 1963 and 1966 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A little pine tree endures great suffering to save the life of a princess he has grown to love
Tell me a real adoption story by Betty Jean Lifton( Book )

2 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A parent tells an adopted child about coming to the family
Contemporary children's theater by Betty Jean Lifton( Book )

3 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joji and the dragon by Betty Jean Lifton( Book )

4 editions published between 1957 and 1989 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the help of his friends, a kind straw scarecrow is able to prove he is scarier than Toho the Terrible
Good night, orange monster by Betty Jean Lifton( Book )

2 editions published between 1972 and 1974 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A little boy becomes friends with the little monster living in his closet
The rice-cake rabbit by Betty Jean Lifton( )

1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Japan everyone knows there is a rabbit in the moon making rice cakes, but no one knows why. The rabbit is too far away to tell, but if he could, perhaps this would be his story
The mud snail son by Betty Jean Lifton( Book )

2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The old couple were surprised to receive only a mud snail for a son, and everyone thought the beautiful girl mad for marrying him, but since he was the gift of the water god perhaps anything was possible
The many lives of Chio and Goro by Betty Jean Lifton( Book )

3 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A senior man is reincarnated as a fox when he dies, but his wife is reincarnated as a chicken
Joji and the Amanojaku by Betty Jean Lifton( Book )

1 edition published in 1965 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joji, the most famous scarecrow in Japan, and his crow friends try to protect the rice fields from the thorn bush planting amanojaku or goblin
The secret seller by Betty Jean Lifton( Book )

3 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and German and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A little boy is unhappy because everyone seems to have a special secret except him until he meets a strange little man in the park
Der König der Kinder : das Leben von Janusz Korczak by Betty Jean Lifton( Book )

22 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tragic story of Janusz Korczak, who chose to perish in Treblinka rather than abandon the Jewish orphans in his care, was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year in 1988. The paperback edition includes a passionate introduction by Elie Wiesel that sets the tone for the inspiring saga of a man who introduced progressive orphanages in his native Poland, defended children's rights in court, and wrote classic works of children's literature and child psychology. Korczak lives as a moral exemplar in this fine biography
Jaguar, my twin by Betty Jean Lifton( Book )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A descendant of the Mayas, Shun becomes ill when his twin soul, a young jaguar, is released from the supernatural corral
 
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Journey of the adopted self : a quest for wholeness
Alternative Names
Jean Lifton, Betty

Kirschner, Betty Jean

Liefudun, Beidi.

Lifton, Betti Džin.

Lifton, Betty Džin

Lifton, Betty J.

Lifton, Betty Jean Kirschner 1926-2010

Rosenblatt, Blanche

Лифтон, Бетти Джин

リフトン, ベティ J.

リフトン, ベティ・ジーン

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