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Johnston, Lynn Franks 1947-

Overview
Works: 142 works in 288 publications in 2 languages and 10,004 library holdings
Genres: Comic books, strips, etc  Fiction  Juvenile works  Caricatures and cartoons  Life skills guides  Self-instruction  Humor 
Roles: Author, Performer, Illustrator, Scenarist, Editor
Classifications: PN6728.F6, 741.5971
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Lynn Franks Johnston
If this is a lecture, how long will it be? : a For Better or for worse collection by Lynn Franks Johnston( Book )
52 editions published between 1981 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 3,252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lynn Johnston brings her particular talent and hilarious insights to parents' No. 1 domestic problem--having a teenager! Every parent (and every teenager) will identify with the chaosthat adolescent Michael's hormone attacks bring to the Patterson household
The lives behind the lines : 20 years of For better or worse by Lynn Franks Johnston( Book )
16 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 1,827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A celebration of the twentieth anniversary of "For Better or for Worse". A look back, in scrapbook format, over some of the Patterson family's most memorable moments, with individual chapters for Elly, John, Michael, Elizabeth, and April. Creator Johnston's commentary adds a behind-the-scenes element, as she describes some of her thoughts about the strip over the years
Farley follows his nose by Lynn Franks Johnston( Book )
8 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Farley the dog follows his nose from one good smell to another all over town
Farley and the lost bone by Lynn Franks Johnston( )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Spring has finally arrived and Farley can't remember where he buried his bone last fall, so he digs under Elly's flower beds, John's model train set, and in Lizzie's sandbox until he remembers the special place where he left it
Laugh'n learn Spanish : featuring North America's most popular comic strip "For better or for worse" by Lynn Franks Johnston( Book )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pictures and humor from 100 syndicated Spanish-language versions of the comic strip "For Better or For Worse" help readers build their Spanish language skills. Each strip is graded by difficulty and accompanied by glosses, usage notes, and a summarizing activity
Starting from scratch by Lynn Franks Johnston( Book )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Better or Worse collection
Remembering Farley : a tribute to the life of our favorite cartoon dog by Lynn Franks Johnston( Book )
4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cartoons follow the ups and downs of the Patterson family and celebrate the life of their beloved 14-year-old sheep dog, Farley
Suddenly silver : celebrating 25 years of For better or for worse by Lynn Franks Johnston( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a selection of cartoons from the strip's entire run, accompanied by the author's commentary on her own life and how it became reflected in the world of her cartoon family, the Pattersons
It's the thought that counts-- : For better or for worse fifteenth anniversary collection by Lynn Franks Johnston( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Seasons by Stan Sakai( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Leaving home : survival of the hippest by Lynn Franks Johnston( Book )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Never preachy, always informative, and full of laughs, Leaving Home is packed with tried and true nuggets, from tips on finding an apartment to tips on getting your eviction notice reversed, from someone with a sense of humor who's "been there, done that." The reader is walked through essentials such as building a home-grown vacation, "Too Broke to Break?" handling depression, "It Can Get You and You Can Fight Back," and dealing with school and job jitters. Eleven sections are crammed with advice on furnishing apartments, mastering the ancient art of bartering, living with "the boss without a heart, the prof without a clue," and more. It includes such gems as: The Yard Sale -- Your "Vintage Kitchenware Store"; Rules for Roommates: Rent Is Not A Voluntary Contribution; Your Mother Is No Longer the Alarm Clock; The Mail Is Always For You! Leaving Home not only relays how to avoid common pitfalls, but also how to get out after you've landed in them face first! Pearls of wisdom and insightful cartoons make this a must-read for anyone starting life on their own
In the beginning, there was chaos For better or for worse 2nd treasury by Lynn Franks Johnston( )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The strips in this treasury include almost everything published between the spring of 1981 and the fall of 1983"--P. [2]
She's turning into one of them! : a For better or for worse collection by Lynn Franks Johnston( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Patterson family undergoes more humorous changes as their youngest daughter, April, becomes a teenager
Just a simple wedding : a for better or for worse collection by Lynn Franks Johnston( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This is the last of the For Better or Worse collection books. Grandparents Elly and John adapt to a smaller home, while son Michael and his family spread out in the old Patterson house. Elizabeth and Anthony's romance is rekindled, bringing things full circle."--P. [4] of cover
Making ends meet for better or for worse, 3rd treasury by Lynn Franks Johnston( )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As creator Lynn Johnston illustrates inside this special treasury of America's most popular family comic strip, For Better or For Worse, life moves quickly in the Patterson household. From car pools and coffee klatches to life lessons for all, Johnston combines strips from her fifth, sixth, and seventh cartoon collections--The Last Straw, Keep the Home Fries Burning, and It's All Downhill From Here--inside this specially annotated edition. Reflecting Johnston's longstanding tradition of portraying family life with warmth, humor, and honesty, this treasury features Johnston's original commentary, which offers firsthand insight into the development and inspiration behind her strips. Candid personal photos and newspaper clippings from the early days are also included and provide a behind-the-scenes glimpse for fans of For Better or For Worse. Join the Patterson family as they find humor in life's everyday challenges and triumphs; and discover why this endearing foursome is North America's favorite funny-page family inside this reflective retrospective
It's one thing after another! : for better or for worse 4th treasury by Lynn Franks Johnston( )
3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Since its debut in 1979, For Better or For Worse has touched comic strip readers as few cartoons ever do. Lynn Johnston's eye for detail and her uncanny sense of what real parents and children struggle with daily are a big part of her success. The comic strip now appears in 1,550 papers in the U.S. and Canada. Read by people of all ages, the award-winning For Better or For Worse deals honestly with both the light-hearted and the serious, and to many readers, the Pattersons feel like family!
David, we're pregnant! : 101 cartoons for expecting parents by Lynn Franks Johnston( Book )
14 editions published between 1975 and 1992 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Something old, something new : For better or for worse 1st treasury by Lynn Franks Johnston( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a selection of cartoons from the strip's earliest collections, as well as entirely new cartoons, accompanied by the author's commentary and photographs from her own life
Hi mom! Hi dad! : 101 cartoons for new parents by Lynn Franks Johnston( Book )
9 editions published between 1977 and 1992 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Do they ever grow up? : 101 cartoons about the terrible twos and beyond by Lynn Franks Johnston( Book )
6 editions published between 1978 and 1993 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Languages
English (157)
Danish (1)
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