Search Results: "George Ella Lyon"


BOOK REVIEW

HOLDING ON TO ZOE by George Ella Lyon
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 17, 2012

"Still, an intriguing window into the life of a damaged teen. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
After an operation for an ectopic pregnancy, an emotionally distraught 16-year-old girl struggles to care for her imaginary baby over the objections of her caring best friend and angry, joyless mother. Read full book review >

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SONNY’S HOUSE OF SPIES by George Ella Lyon
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2004

"You'll know Sonny when you're finished reading his story—and you'll be glad you do. (Fiction 12-14)"
Life changed for Sonny and his family when his father walked out the door. Read full book review >

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GINA.JAMIE.FATHER.BEAR. by George Ella Lyon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Rich, subtle storytelling. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Lyon (One Lucky Girl, 2000, etc.) twines parallel tales around two young people whose fathers, both single parents, keep disappearing on mysterious errands. Read full book review >

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HERE AND THEN by George Ella Lyon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Lyrical and beautifully crafted. (Fiction. 10-14)"
An oblique look at war as seen by a seventh-grader who, unlike her Civil War-buff parents, comes to understand that its evils are real. Read full book review >

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YOU AND ME AND HOME SWEET HOME by George Ella Lyon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 20, 2009

"A heartfelt, welcome addition to any collection and a happy fictive complement to David Rubel's If I Had a Hammer (2009), which celebrates Habitat for Humanity. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Owning a home is arguably the American Dream, and children share in it. Read full book review >

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MY FRIEND, THE STARFINDER by George Ella Lyon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 5, 2008

"Lovely. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Lyon's sensitive tale, spun from a childhood memory, is doubly ruminative: Its female narrator relates two boyhood reminiscences told her by an elderly neighbor. Read full book review >

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WEAVING THE RAINBOW by George Ella Lyon
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2004

"The beauty of the pictures and the rhythm of the language will entrance children even if they have never thought about sheep, or weaving at all, and they will come away with a bit of knowledge wrapped around a weft of joy. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Lyon can make lyrical prose out of anything at all: here she recounts the birth, growth, and shearing of a flock of sheep; then the cleaning, spinning, dyeing, and weaving of a tapestry. Read full book review >

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ADA'S PAL by George Ella Lyon
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Young readers who have loved and lost dogs may be more interested in the original thought, particularly in early readings. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Lyon (A Day at Damp Camp, 1996, etc.) piles detail upon detail about friendship, first between the first-person narrator, a girl, and Ada, ``a black mop-without-a-handle'' dog; then between Ada and Troublesome, a big, yellow ``knock-the-mail-carrier-down'' dog; and finally between Ada and Pal, the ``golden pup'' from the shelter. Read full book review >

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DREAMPLACE by George Ella Lyon
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1993

"The best yet from a uniquely gifted team. (Picture book. 4- 8)"
In the manner of Lyon and Catalanotto's other visions of the past as immanent in the present (Who Came Down That Road?, 1992): a glimpse of the Anasazi as vividly imagined by a child visiting the ruins at Colorado's Mesa Verde. Read full book review >

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WHAT FOREST KNOWS by George Ella Lyon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 18, 2014

"Lyon's ability to see the connections among things and her affection for the natural world, amply demonstrated in earlier works, shine through this latest offering. (Picture book. 3-7)"
An extended poetic appreciation for what goes on in a forest through the seasons. Read full book review >

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A DAY AT DAMP CAMP by George Ella Lyon
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1996

"What drives the book is the design alone; it may not be enough to keep and hold readers. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A book of pictures and rhymes about life in a girls' camp, highly original in style, but sadly undistinguished in substance, from veteran collaborators (Dreamplace, 1993, etc.). Read full book review >