WorldCat Identities

Lyon, George Ella 1949-

Overview
Works: 133 works in 392 publications in 3 languages and 36,659 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Picture books  Stories in rhyme  Illustrated works  Poetry  Literature  Biographies  History  War fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Performer, Signer
Classifications: PZ7.L9954, E
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by George Ella Lyon
My friend, the starfinder by George Ella Lyon( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 2,353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A child relates some of the wondrous tales told by an old man who once found a falling star and stood at the end of a rainbow
Borrowed children by George Ella Lyon( Book )

11 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Having been forced to act as mother and housekeeper during Mama's illness, twelve-year-old Amanda has a holiday in Memphis, far removed from the Depression drudgery of her Kentucky mountain family, and finds her world expanding even as she grows to understand and appreciate her own background
The pirate of kindergarten by George Ella Lyon( Book )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 1,644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ginny's eyes play tricks on her, making her see everything double, but when she goes to vision screening at school and discovers that not everyone sees this way, she learns that her double vision can be cured
Come a tide by George Ella Lyon( Book )

6 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 1,643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A girl provides a lighthearted account of the spring floods at her rural home
All the water in the world by George Ella Lyon( Book )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Where does water come from? Where does water go? Find out in this exploration of oceans and waterways that highlights an important reality: Our water supply is limited, and it is up to us to protect it."--Amazon.com
With a hammer for my heart : a novel by George Ella Lyon( )

20 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While selling magazines door-to-door, a Kentucky girl befriends an old man living in a bus. When some boys steal his diary and make it public, police arrest the man, reading into it things that never happened. The novel describes the girl's campaign to clear the man's name
Trucks roll! by George Ella Lyon( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,056 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrations and simple, rhyming text reveal many different--and sometimes silly--items that trucks can haul
Mother to tigers by George Ella Lyon( Book )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 998 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of how Helen Frances Theresa Delaney Martini cared for baby zoo animals, started the first zoo nursery and became the first woman zookeeper at the Bronx Zoo. You are a Bengal tiger cub, one of three -- Dacca, Rajpur, Raniganj -- abandoned by your mother. You are so cold and thin that someone with kind hands puts you on a heating pad and sits by you for hours, moistening your mouth with milk. When you give a weak cry and look up, there is a human face almost crying too. Your new mother is Helen Delaney Martini, who has already raised a lion cub in her New York apartment. Tigers in the bathtub will be no problem for her and her husband, Fred. This remarkable book -- strikingly striped as tigers are, sympathetically spoken as any child could wish -- tells the story of Helen Martini, founder of the Bronx Zoo's animal nursery in 1944 and its first woman zookeeper
Planes fly! by George Ella Lyon( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 968 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrations and easy-to-read rhyming text celebrate different kinds of planes, their instruments, what they carry, and what it is like to go for a flight
Cecil's story by George Ella Lyon( Book )

2 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in English and held by 936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A boy thinks about the possible scenarios that exist for him at home if his father goes off to fight in the Civil War
Dreamplace by George Ella Lyon( Book )

4 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and held by 865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Present-day visitors describe what they see when they visit the pueblos where the Anasazi lived long ago
Counting on the woods : a poem by George Ella Lyon( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses rhyme to enumerate and describe natural objects seen while walking through the woods
Who came down that road? by George Ella Lyon( Book )

7 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mother and child ponder the past in discussing who might have traveled down an old, old road, looking backwards from pioneer settlers all the way to prehistoric animals
Choices : stories for adult new readers by George Ella Lyon( )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These 13 short stories were written specifically for new adult readers. Each story is narrated by a fictional character from Appalachia. The words are relatively simple and the texts are printed in large-print type. The book, produced for Kentucky literacy programs, has "choices" as its theme. Each story deals with an important decision the teller has confronted, often involving marriage, family life, or work. Some of the stories are comical, others are sad. Almost all of them are linked in some way to conditions of rural Appalachian poverty. The author uses some Appalachian dialect, including non-standard grammar, to establish her characters. (TES)
Together by George Ella Lyon( Book )

20 editions published between 1989 and 2000 in English and held by 783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated poem about friendship and togetherness
Weaving the rainbow by George Ella Lyon( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An artist raises sheep, shears them, cards and spins the wool, dyes it, and then weaves a colorful picture of the Kentucky pasture where her lambs were born
What Forest knows by George Ella Lyon( Book )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and French and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the changing seasons in a forest as trees and animals are nourished and are dependent on each other
A regular rolling Noah by George Ella Lyon( Book )

5 editions published between 1986 and 1991 in English and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The adventures of a young boy hired to shepherd a boxcar of farm animals from Kentucky to Canada
Boats float! by George Ella Lyon( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In rhyming text the reader is introduced to all the different kinds of boats floating on rivers, lakes, oceans, and ponds
Mama is a miner by George Ella Lyon( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mother describes her job working as a miner
 
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My friend, the starfinder
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Borrowed childrenThe pirate of kindergartenCome a tideAll the water in the worldWith a hammer for my heart : a novelTrucks roll!Mother to tigersCecil's story
Alternative Names
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Languages
English (165)

German (3)

French (2)