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Lyon, George Ella 1949-

Overview
Works: 110 works in 289 publications in 3 languages and 38,221 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Picture books  Biography  Poetry  History  War fiction  Stories in rhyme  Pictorial works  Big books 
Roles: Author, Performer, Editor, 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 )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 2,436 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
Come a tide by George Ella Lyon( Book )

3 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 1,792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A girl provides a lighthearted account of the spring floods at her rural home
The pirate of kindergarten by George Ella Lyon( Book )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Japanese and held by 1,593 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
All the water in the world by George Ella Lyon( Book )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces young children to the water cycle with simple text and illustrations
Borrowed children by George Ella Lyon( Book )

9 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,379 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 background
Trucks roll! by George Ella Lyon( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,100 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 )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,080 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
Cecil's story by George Ella Lyon( Book )

2 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in English and held by 1,043 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 )

2 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and held by 991 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Present-day visitors describe what they see when they visit the pueblos where the Anasazi lived long ago
Planes fly! by George Ella Lyon( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 933 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
Who came down that road? by George Ella Lyon( Book )

6 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 931 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
Counting on the woods : a poem by George Ella Lyon( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 926 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses rhyme to enumerate and describe natural objects seen while walking through the woods
Together by George Ella Lyon( Book )

16 editions published between 1989 and 2000 in English and held by 867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 806 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
A regular rolling Noah by George Ella Lyon( Book )

4 editions published between 1986 and 1991 in English and held by 769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The adventures of a young boy hired to shepherd a boxcar of farm animals from Kentucky to Canada
Mama is a miner by George Ella Lyon( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mother describes her job working as a miner
With a hammer for my heart : a novel by George Ella Lyon( Book )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 503 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
Choices : stories for adult new readers by George Ella Lyon( Book )

5 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and held by 229 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)
A Kentucky Christmas( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

She let herself go : poems by George Ella Lyon( Book )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From George Ella Lyon comes a dynamic and humorous collection examining the transformations of one woman's life as she tries on, takes on, and peels off identities learned from family stories, gender, fairy tales, and myths. She Let Herself Go spirals through girlhood, wifehood, motherhood, and writerhood, through the poet's evolution, casting a discerning-and often irreverent-eye on the cultural expectations that have shaped her. Claiming Virginia Wolf as word-mother, these poems converse with powerful feminist poets, including Muriel Rukeyser, Ruth Stone, and Grace Paley
 
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My friend, the starfinder
Alternative Names
George Ella Lyon Amerikaans romanschrijfster

George Ella Lyon écrivaine américaine

George Ella Lyon escritora estadounidense

جورج الا لیون نویسنده آمریکایی

リヨン, ジョージ・エラ

Languages
English (132)

German (4)

Japanese (2)

Covers
Come a tideThe pirate of kindergartenAll the water in the worldBorrowed childrenTrucks roll!Mother to tigersCecil's storyDreamplace