Borrowed Children.Material type: TextSeries: JSTOR eBooksPublisher: Lexington : The University Press of Kentucky, 2010Description: 1 online resource (134 p.)ISBN: 9780813127675 (electronic bk.); 081312767X (electronic bk.); 9780813137797 (electronic bk.); 0813137799 (electronic bk.)Subject(s): Depressions -- 1929 -- Fiction | Depressions -- 1929 -- Juvenile fiction | Families -- Fiction | Kentucky -- Fiction | Memphis (Tenn.) -- Fiction | Mountain life -- FictionAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Borrowed ChildrenDDC classification: 813.54 LOC classification: PZ7.L9954Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Cover; BORROWED CHILDREN; Title; Copyright; For My Mother; Chapter 1; Chapter 2; Chapter 3; Chapter 4; Chapter 5; Chapter 6; Chapter 7; Chapter 8; Chapter 9; Chapter 10; Chapter 11; Chapter 12; Chapter 13; Chapter 14; Chapter 15; Chapter 16; Chapter 17; Chapter 18; Chapter 19; Chapter 20; Chapter 21; Chapter 22; Chapter 23; Chapter 24; Chapter 25; Chapter 26; Chapter 27;
" Golden Kite Award winner, 1989 Booklist , Editor's Choice School Library Journal , Best Books of 1988 Publisher's Weekly , Best Books of 1988 Twelve-year-old Amanda Perritt is pitched head-first into adult responsibilities when she has to quit school to care for her newborn brother and invalid mother. She gets an excape, she thinks, when she's offered a trip to stay with her grandmother and her sophisticated Aunt Laura in Memphis. But during the visit, she discovers unexpected parallels between her mother's childhood and her own and comes to understand her own individuality as well as what i.
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School Library Journal ReviewGr 5-9 With eloquence and an econo my of language, Lyon tells a story of dreams, of journeys, of family love and acceptance, set in Kentucky dur ing the Depression. When Mama is forced to stay in bed for six weeks af ter the birth of William, it is 12-year- old Mandy who becomes responsible for the care of her younger siblings and who keeps house for her older brothers and father. Once Mama is able to take over, Mandy is sent to vis it her well-to-do grandparents in Mem phis because she deserves a change but all is not what it seems, Mandy discovers, as she finds unexpected parallels between her mother's child hood and her own. Lyon has an intui tive understanding of the logic and feelings of children. With wit, humor, and insight, she shows Mandy's strain, anger, and fear when she is forced to quit school to take on the tremendous responsibilities thrust upon her. She weaves together a many layered story of near tragedies and funny incidents, family history and bonds, and a girl who comes to understand her family and how much she loves each member of it. Lyon has a natural ear for dia logue, and while the book is complex and offers much to think about, the amount of dialogue keeps it from being difficult reading. Mandy will long re main in readers' memories, but all of the minor characters are as adeptly drawn. Borrowed Children is fresh, different, and totally captivating. Trev Jones, ``School Library Journal'' (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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George Ella Lyon was born on April 25, 1949, in Harlan, Kentucky. She is an author who has published in many genre, including picture books, poetry, juvenile novels and articles. Her books often take place in Appalachia. She earned her B.A. at Centre College in Kentucky in 1971, her M.A. at the University of Arkansas in 1972 and her PhD at Indiana University - Bloomington in 1978.
She first published in 1983, a poetry collection called Mountain. Aside from publishing, she also taught writing at a number of colleges, including the University of Kentucky, Centre College, Transylvania University, and Radford University. She has also acted as an executive committee member for the Women Writers Conference. She has also taught writing through workshops, conferences, and author visits.
Her titles include Father Time and the Day Boxes, Sonny's House of Spies, Holding on to Zoe, All the Water in the World, With a Hammer for My Heart, and Where I'm From: Where Poems Come From. In 2014 her title Voices from the March on Washington made the Hot Civil Rights Titles List.
(Bowker Author Biography)