WorldCat Identities

Johnston, Lynn Franks 1947-

Overview
Works: 154 works in 333 publications in 3 languages and 9,827 library holdings
Genres: Comic books, strips, etc  Comics (Graphic works)  Fiction  Caricatures and cartoons  Juvenile works  Life skills guides  Exhibition catalogs  Humorous comics  Biography  Humor 
Roles: Author, 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 )

54 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in English and held by 2,900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of comics from Lynn Johnston's daily strip "For Better or For Worse", which chronicles the daily ups and downs of family life
The lives behind the lines : 20 years of For better or worse by Lynn Franks Johnston( Book )

21 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 1,728 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 )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Farley the dog follows his nose from one good smell to another all over town
Laugh'n learn Spanish : featuring North America's most popular comic strip "For better or for worse" by Lynn Franks Johnston( Book )

6 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
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 214 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 )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks back at many high points through Lynn Johnston's handpicked selection of color Sundays: the birth of baby April in 1991; the daring revelation that teenage friend Lawrence is gay; the fear that comes with aging parents; and much more. Also included is an amusing and informative narrative of Johnston's comments about some of her favorite strips, plus the annual collection of daily cartoons. -- Adapted from Page [4] cover
Starting from scratch by Lynn Franks Johnston( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 188 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 )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 172 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
Farley and the lost bone by Lynn Franks Johnston( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 156 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
Seasons by Stan Sakai( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 138 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 134 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."--Page 4 of cover
David, we're pregnant! : 101 cartoons for expecting parents by Lynn Franks Johnston( Book )

11 editions published between 1975 and 1992 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the only book that tells you what to really expect when you're expecting. It helps you visualize all the inevitable moments of anxiety, discomfort, embarrassment, and joy you'll experience during pregnancy and childbirth. And it'll make you laugh!" -- Page [4] cover
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 97 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
Do they ever grow up? : 101 cartoons about the terrible twos and beyond by Lynn Franks Johnston( Book )

9 editions published between 1978 and 1993 in English and Danish and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leaving home : survival of the hippest by Lynn Franks Johnston( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 76 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
It's one thing after another! : for better or for worse 4th treasury by Lynn Franks Johnston( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of comic strips that follows the lives of the Patterson family
In the beginning, there was chaos : For better or for worse 2nd treasury by Lynn Franks Johnston( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The strips in this treasury include almost everything published between the spring of 1981 and the fall of 1983"--Page [2]
Hi mom! Hi dad! : 101 cartoons for new parents by Lynn Franks Johnston( Book )

10 editions published between 1977 and 1992 in English and Danish and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Making ends meet : For better or for worse 3rd treasury by Lynn Franks Johnston( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects Johnston's fifth, sixth, and seventh individual collections: "The Last Straw, Keep the Home Fries Burning," and "It's all Downhill From Here," along with Lynn's thoughts and observations along the way
 
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Farley follows his nose
Alternative Names
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Languages
English (174)

Danish (2)

French (2)

Covers
The lives behind the lines : 20 years of For better or worseFarley follows his noseLaugh'n learn Spanish : featuring North America's most popular comic strip "For better or for worse"Suddenly silver : celebrating 25 years of For better or for worseIt's the thought that counts-- : For better or for worse fifteenth anniversary collectionStarting from scratchRemembering Farley : a tribute to the life of our favorite cartoon dogFarley and the lost bone