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George Ella Lyon (1949-) Biography - Personal, Career, Sidelights - Addresses, Member, Honors Awards, Writings, Adaptations, Work in Progress

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Modern Language Association of America, Virginia Woolf Society, Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, Appalachian Writers Association, War Resisters League, Central Kentucky Council for Peace and Justice, Phi Beta Kappa.


Lamont Hall Award, Andrew Mountain Press, 1983, for Mountain; Golden Kite Award, Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, for Borrowed Children; Kentucky Bluegrass Award, for Basket and One Lucky Girl; Jesse Stuart Media Award, Kentucky School Media Association, for body of work; Appalachian Studies Association Book of the Year, for Catalpa.



PICTURE BOOKS


Father Time and the Day Boxes, illustrated by Robert Andrew Parker, Bradbury (Scarsdale, NY), 1985.

A Regular Rolling Noah, illustrated by Stephen Gammell Bradbury (Scarsdale, NY), 1986.

ABCedar: An Alphabet of Trees, Orchard Books (New York, NY), 1989.

Together, illustrated by Vera Rosenberry, Orchard Books (New York, NY), 1989.

Come a Tide, Orchard Books (New York, NY), 1990.

Basket, illustrated by Mary Szilagyi, Orchard Books (New York, NY), 1990.

Cecil's Story, illustrated by Peter Catalanotto, Orchard Books (New York, NY), 1991.

The Outside Inn, illustrated by Vera Rosenberry, Orchard Books (New York, NY), 1991.

Who Came Down that Road?, illustrated by Peter Catalanotto, Orchard Books (New York, NY), 1992.

Dreamplace, illustrated by Peter Catalanotto, Orchard Books (New York, NY), 1993.

Mama is a Miner, illustrated by Peter Catalanotto, Orchard Books (New York, NY), 1994.

Five Live Bongos, illustrated by Jacqueline Rogers, Scholastic (New York, NY), 1994.

A Day at Damp Camp, illustrated by Peter Catalanotto, Orchard Books (New York, NY), 1996.

Ada's Pal, illustrated by Marguerite Casparian, Orchard Books (New York, NY), 1996.

A Wordful Child, photographs by Ann W. Olson, Richard C. Owen (Katonah, NY), 1996.

A Sign, illustrated by Chris K. Soentpiet, Orchard Books (New York, NY), 1998.

Counting on the Woods: A Poem, photographs by Ann W. Olson, DK Publishing (New York, NY), 1998.

A Traveling Cat, illustrated by Paul Brett Johnson, Orchard Books (New York, NY), 1998.

BOOK, illustrated by Peter Catalanotto, DK Ink (New York, NY), 1999.

One Lucky Girl, illustrated by Irene Trivas, DK Publishing (New York, NY), 2000.

Mother to Tigers (biography), illustrated by Peter Catalanotto, Atheneum Books for Young Readers (New York, NY), 2002.

Weaving the Rainbow, illustrated by Stephanie Anderson, Atheneum Books for Young Readers (New York, NY), 2004.


YOUNG ADULT NOVELS


Borrowed Children, Orchard Books (New York, NY), 1988.

Red Rover, Red Rover, Orchard Books (New York, NY), 1989, reprinted as The Stranger I Left Behind, Troll (New York, NY), 1997.

Here and Then, Orchard Books (New York, NY), 1994.

Gina.Jamie.Father.Bear, Atheneum Books for Young Readers (New York, NY), 2002.


Sonny's House of Spies, Atheneum Books for Young Readers (New York, NY), 2004.


POETRY; FOR ADULTS


Mountain (chapbook), Andrew Mountain Press (Hartford, CT), 1983.

Growing Light, Mill Springs Press, 1987.

Catalpa, Wind Publications (Lexington, KY), 1993.


OTHER


Braids (two-act play), first produced in Lexington, KY, at Transylvania University, April, 1985.

Choices: Stories for Adult New Readers, University Press of Kentucky (Lexington, KY), 1989.

(Editor, with Jim Wayne Miller and Gurney Norman) A Gathering at the Forks: Fifteen Years of the Hindman Settlement School Appalachian Writers Workshop, Vision Books (Wise, VA), 1993.

(Editor, with Bob Henry Baber and Gurney Norman, and author of introduction) Old Wounds, New Words: Poems from the Appalachian Poetry Project, preface by Jim Wayne Miller, Jesse Stuart Foundation (Ashland, KY), 1994.


With a Hammer for My Heart (novel), DK Ink (New York, NY), 1997.

Where I'm From: Where Poems Come From, photographs by Robert Hoskins, Absey & Co. (Spring, TX), 1999.

(Editor, with Leatha Kendrick) Crossing Troublesome: Twenty-five Years of the Appalachian Writers Workshop, Wind Publications (Lexington, KY), 2002.

(Editor) A Kentucky Christmas, University Press of Kentucky (Lexington, KY), 2003.

Also author of play Looking Back for Words. Contributor to books, including Virginia Woolf: Centennial Essays, Whitston Press, 1984; Strings: A Gathering of Family Poems, edited by Paul Janeczko, Bradbury, 1984; A Gift of Tongues: Critical Challenges in American Poetry, University of Georgia Press, 1987; Looking for Your Name, edited by Janeczko, Orchard Books, 1993; and The United States of Poetry, Abrams, 1996. Contributor to periodicals, including Indiana Writes, American Voice, Appalachian Journal, California Quarterly, Prairie Schooner, and Kentucky Review.


Lyon's work was featured in the PBS television series The United States of Poetry, 1996; With a Hammer for My Heart was adapted as a play by Ed Smith and produced at Georgetown College, 1998.


Don't You Remember?, a novel for adults.


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