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Lyons, Mary E.

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Works: 43 works in 107 publications in 1 language and 13,975 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Biography  Folklore  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources 
Classifications: PZ7.L99556, B
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Publications about Mary E Lyons
Publications by Mary E Lyons
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Most widely held works by Mary E Lyons
Letters from a slave girl : the story of Harriet Jacobs by Mary E Lyons( Book )
24 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 2,300 libraries worldwide
A fictionalized version of the life of Harriet Jacobs, told in the form of letters that she might have written during her slavery in North Carolina and as she prepared for escape to the North in 1842
Sorrow's kitchen : the life and folklore of Zora Neale Hurston by Mary E Lyons( Book )
12 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 1,516 libraries worldwide
Describes the life and work of the prolific black author who wrote stories, plays, essays, and articles, recorded black folklore, and was involved in the Harlem Renaissance
Dear Ellen Bee : a Civil War scrapbook of two Union spies by Mary E Lyons( Book )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 1,052 libraries worldwide
A scrapbook kept by a young black girl details her experiences and those of the older white woman, "Miss Bet," who had freed her and her family, sent her north from Richmond to get an education, and then worked to bring an end to slavery. Based on the life of Elizabeth Van Lew
Raw head, bloody bones : African-American tales of the supernatural ( Book )
4 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in English and held by 998 libraries worldwide
Fifteen black and African-American tales of the supernatural from various states and several Caribbean countries. Includes commentary on black folklore in the New World
Roy makes a car by Mary E Lyons( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 836 libraries worldwide
Roy Tyle, the best mechanic in the state of Florida, can clean spark plugs just by looking at them, and he takes a two dollar bet that he can make an accident-proof car
Feed the children first : Irish memories of the Great Hunger ( Book )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 788 libraries worldwide
The great Irish potato famine -- the Great Hunger -- was one of the worst disasters of the nineteenth century. Within seven years of the onset of a fungus that wiped out Ireland's staple potato crop, more than a quarter of the country's eight million people had either starved to death, died of disease, or emigrated to other lands. In Feed the Children First, Mary E. Lyons combines first-person accounts of those who remembered the Great Hunger with artwork that evokes the times and places and voices themselves. From the mouths of those who suffered a devastating tragedy comes a vivid account of how real people struggled during the Irish potato famines of 1845 through 1852
Stitching stars : the story quilts of Harriet Powers by Mary E Lyons( Book )
5 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in English and held by 782 libraries worldwide
An illustrated biography of the African American quilter who made quilts of her favorite Bible stories and folk tales
Catching the fire : Philip Simmons, blacksmith by Mary E Lyons( Book )
2 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 736 libraries worldwide
For eighty years Philip Simmons has molded lumps of metal into beautiful ornamental gates, fences, and railings. In the only book for young readers about this amazing African-American craftsman, Mary E. Lyons crafts a vivid portrait of a remarkable man and his art. Researching the book with intricate care, Lyons visited frequently with Simmons and his coworkers. Using the artist's own words, she has pulled together not only a vision of the man and his work but the story of his remarkable lifetime, from his beginning as the great-grandson of slaves to his achievements as a nationally renowned artist. Philip Simmons is truly a working person's hero and role model. Catching the Fire presents the landscape of his life. This is the story of a man who loves his work and who creates art with passion
Letters from a slave boy : the story of Joseph Jacobs by Mary E Lyons( Book )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 697 libraries worldwide
A fictionalized look at the life of Joseph Jacobs, son of a slave, told in the form of letters that he might have written during his life in pre-Civil War North Carolina, on a whaling expedition, in New York, New England, and finally in California during the Gold Rush
Starting home : the story of Horace Pippin, painter by Mary E Lyons( Book )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 629 libraries worldwide
Discusses the life and work of the African-American folk artist Horace Pippin
Master of mahogany : Tom Day, free Black cabinetmaker by Mary E Lyons( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 596 libraries worldwide
The story of Thomas Day, a free black artisan, who fashioned and carved elegant furniture for the forty years prior to his death in 1861
Talking with Tebé : Clementine Hunter, memory artist by Clementine Hunter( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 576 libraries worldwide
Born in northwest Louisiana in 1886. Called Tebe; by her family, Hunter lived and worked on Melrose Plantation for more than 75 years. In colors as bright as the Louisiana sky, she shows the backbreaking work required to pick cotton, gather figs, cut sugar cane, and harvest pecans. Tebe;'s art portrays the good times, too. Scenes of baptisms, weddings, and church socials celebrate a rich community life that helped the workers survive. Hunter's work holds a special place in art history. She was the first self-taught artist to receive a fellowship from the Rosenwald Fund, in 1945, and the first self-taught African-American woman artist to receive national media attention. Between 1945 and 1987, over fifty museums and galleries showed her works. Some writers have called Clementine Hunter a creative genius. To others she was not a real artist but a "plantation Negro." Many were surprised that an older woman with no training could produce art at all. Now considered one of the finest folk artists
The poison place : a novel by Mary E Lyons( Book )
3 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 433 libraries worldwide
A former slave named Moses reminisces about his famous owner, Charles Willson Peale, and the intrigue surrounding Peale's son's suspicious death
Keeping secrets : the girlhood diaries of seven women writers by Mary E Lyons( Book )
3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 429 libraries worldwide
Louisa May Alcott -- Charlotte Forten -- Sarah Jane Foster -- Kate Chopin -- Alice Dunbar-Nelson -- Ida B. Wells -- Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Painting dreams : Minnie Evans, visionary artist by Mary E Lyons( Book )
2 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 426 libraries worldwide
A biography of the North Carolina painter whose art had its origins in her religious visions and the African traditions of her slave ancestors
Deep blues : Bill Traylor, self-taught artist by Mary E Lyons( Book )
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 341 libraries worldwide
Bill Traylor was born a slave on an Alabama farm in 1856. At the age of eighty, he moved to Montgomery, Alabama where homeless and impoverished, he spent his time downtown painting
The ancient American world by William Leonard Fash( Book )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 299 libraries worldwide
The authors use a wide range of primary sources including sculptures, hieroglyphs, pottery, and ancient tombs to trace the captivating history of ancient America. Go with archaeologists as they unearth fantastic artifacts and spectacular buildings and decode ancient manuscripts to unlock the secrets of these cultures
Knockabeg : a famine tale by Mary E Lyons( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 264 libraries worldwide
The faeries of Knockabeg become involved in the Irish potato famine as they wage war on each other
The butter tree : tales of Bruh Rabbit by Mary E Lyons( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 218 libraries worldwide
A collection of six Bruh Rabbit stories from South Carolina
The Blue Ridge Tunnel : a remarkable engineering feat in antebellum Virginia by Mary E Lyons( Book )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
 
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Lyons, Mary
Lyons, Mary (Mary E.)
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