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Lyons, Mary E.

Overview
Works: 46 works in 111 publications in 2 languages and 12,419 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Biography  History  Folklore  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3515.U789, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Mary E Lyons
 
Most widely held works by Mary E Lyons
Letters from a slave girl : the story of Harriet Jacobs by Mary E Lyons( Book )

21 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 2,201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fictionalized version of the life of Harriet Jacobs, told in the form of letters that she might have written during her slavery in North Carolina and as she prepared for escape to the North in 1842
Sorrow's kitchen : the life and folklore of Zora Neale Hurston by Mary E Lyons( Book )

12 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 1,439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the life and work of the prolific black author who wrote stories, plays, essays, and articles, recorded black folklore, and was involved in the Harlem Renaissance
Dear Ellen Bee : a Civil War scrapbook of two Union spies by Mary E Lyons( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 975 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A scrapbook kept by a young black girl details her experiences and those of the older white woman, "Miss Bet," who had freed her and her family, sent her north from Richmond to get an education, and then worked to bring an end to slavery. Based on the life of Elizabeth Van Lew
Raw head, bloody bones : African-American tales of the supernatural( Book )

4 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in English and held by 942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifteen black and African-American tales of the supernatural from various states and several Caribbean countries. Includes commentary on black folklore in the New World
Roy makes a car by Mary E Lyons( Book )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roy Tyle, the best mechanic in the state of Florida, can clean spark plugs just by looking at them. He takes a two-dollar bet that he can make an accident-proof car
Feed the children first : Irish memories of the Great Hunger( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great Irish potato famine -- the Great Hunger -- was one of the worst disasters of the nineteenth century. Within seven years of the onset of a fungus that wiped out Ireland's staple potato crop, more than a quarter of the country's eight million people had either starved to death, died of disease, or emigrated to other lands. In Feed the Children First, Mary E. Lyons combines first-person accounts of those who remembered the Great Hunger with artwork that evokes the times and places and voices themselves. From the mouths of those who suffered a devastating tragedy comes a vivid account of how real people struggled during the Irish potato famines of 1845 through 1852
Stitching stars : the story quilts of Harriet Powers by Mary E Lyons( Book )

5 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in English and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated biography of the African American quilter who made quilts of her favorite Bible stories and folk tales
Catching the fire : Philip Simmons, blacksmith by Mary E Lyons( Book )

2 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of this African American artist, the great-grandson of slaves, who has achieved fame and admiration for his ornamental wrought-iron creations
Letters from a slave boy : the story of Joseph Jacobs by Mary E Lyons( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fictionalized look at the life of Joseph Jacobs, son of a slave, told in the form of letters that he might have written during his life in pre-Civil War North Carolina, on a whaling expedition, in New York, New England, and finally in California during the Gold Rush
Master of mahogany : Tom Day, free Black cabinetmaker by Mary E Lyons( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Thomas Day, a free black artisan, who fashioned and carved elegant furniture for the forty years prior to his death in 1861
Talking with Tebé : Clementine Hunter, memory artist by Clementine Hunter( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born in northwest Louisiana in 1886. Called Tebe; by her family, Hunter lived and worked on Melrose Plantation for more than 75 years. In colors as bright as the Louisiana sky, she shows the backbreaking work required to pick cotton, gather figs, cut sugar cane, and harvest pecans. Tebe;'s art portrays the good times, too. Scenes of baptisms, weddings, and church socials celebrate a rich community life that helped the workers survive. Hunter's work holds a special place in art history. She was the first self-taught artist to receive a fellowship from the Rosenwald Fund, in 1945, and the first self-taught African-American woman artist to receive national media attention. Between 1945 and 1987, over fifty museums and galleries showed her works. Some writers have called Clementine Hunter a creative genius. To others she was not a real artist but a "plantation Negro." Many were surprised that an older woman with no training could produce art at all. Now considered one of the finest folk artists
Painting dreams : Minnie Evans, visionary artist by Mary E Lyons( Book )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the North Carolina painter whose art had its origins in her religious visions and the African traditions of her slave ancestors
Keeping secrets : the girlhood diaries of seven women writers by Mary E Lyons( Book )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louisa May Alcott -- Charlotte Forten -- Sarah Jane Foster -- Kate Chopin -- Alice Dunbar-Nelson -- Ida B. Wells -- Charlotte Perkins Gilman
The poison place : a novel by Mary E Lyons( Book )

3 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A former slave named Moses reminisces about his famous owner, Charles Willson Peale, and the intrigue surrounding Peale's son's suspicious death
Deep blues : Bill Traylor, self-taught artist by Mary E Lyons( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bill Traylor was born a slave on an Alabama farm in 1856. At the age of eighty, he moved to Montgomery, Alabama where homeless and impoverished, he spent his time downtown painting
Knockabeg : a famine tale by Mary E Lyons( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The faeries of Knockabeg become involved in the Irish potato famine as they wage war on each other
The butter tree : tales of Bruh Rabbit by Mary E Lyons( Book )

2 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of six Bruh Rabbit stories from South Carolina
The Blue Ridge Tunnel : a remarkable engineering feat in antebellum Virginia by Mary E Lyons( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In one of the greatest engineering feats of his time, Cladius Crozet led the completion of Virginia's Blue Ridge Tunnel in 1858. Two centuries later, the National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark still proudly stands, but the stories and lives of those who built it are the true lasting triumph. Irish immigrants fleeing the Great Hunger poured into America resolute for something to call their own. They would persevere through life in overcrowded shanties and years of blasting through rock to see the tunnel to completion. Prolific author Mary E. Lyons follows three Irish families in their struggle to build Crozet's famed tunnel and their American dream
The Virginia Blue Ridge Railroad by Mary E Lyons( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1849, Virginia began a bold railroad expansion toward the Ohio River and its lucrative trade connections. The project's plan covered 423 miles and called for piercing two mountain chains with three railroads. The Blue Ridge Railroad was the shortest of these but crossed the most mountainous terrain. At times, hired slaves, who prepared the tracks, and Irish immigrants, who blasted the tunnels, faced challenges that seemed almost insurmountable. Many were killed by explosions and falling rock. Those deaths often resulted in labor strikes. The unrest slowed progress and haunted chief engineer Claudius Crozet for seven years. In this first full-length history of the Blue Ridge Railroad, award-winning author Mary E. Lyons uses a wealth of historical documents to describe construction on what Crozet called "dangerous ground."
Harriet : die Geschichte der Harriet Jacobs by Mary E Lyons( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in German and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Letters from a slave girl : the story of Harriet Jacobs
Alternative Names
Lyons, Mary

Lyons, Mary (Mary E.)

Languages
English (85)

German (2)

Covers
Sorrow's kitchen : the life and folklore of Zora Neale HurstonDear Ellen Bee : a Civil War scrapbook of two Union spiesRaw head, bloody bones : African-American tales of the supernaturalRoy makes a carFeed the children first : Irish memories of the Great HungerStitching stars : the story quilts of Harriet PowersCatching the fire : Philip Simmons, blacksmithLetters from a slave boy : the story of Joseph Jacobs