Paperback / softback
September 23, 1999
9780813109725
English
136
8.50 Inches (US)
5.50 Inches (US)
.4 Pounds (US)
$14.95 USD
v2.1 Reference
Electronic book text
September 23, 1999
9780813137797
9780813109725
English
136
8.50 Inches (US)
5.50 Inches (US)
$14.95 USD, £6.00 GBP
v2.1 Reference
Electronic book text
September 12, 2010
9780813127675
9780813109725
English
136
8.50 Inches (US)
5.50 Inches (US)
$14.95 USD
v2.1 Reference

Borrowed Children

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 escape, 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 it means to be part of a family.

Reviews

"A choice coming-of-age story, whose telling is subtle and whose writing is vivid."—Booklist (starred review)

"A new large paperback edition of what should be a classic and on the must read list for young adults."—Bourbon Times

"The beauty of the book is the simple reading and the powerful story that Lyon presents."—Floyd County Times

"Lyon never uses her first-person narrator to talk down to young readers. Instead, she provides a singular voice to tell an equally singular story."—New York Times Book Review

"Lyon's simple yet penetrating observations on families and love convey truths as pertinent to adults as to youthful readers."—Publishers Weekly

"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."—School Library Journal (starred review)

"Teens will admire Amanda's resilience."—Southern Living

9780813109725 : borrowed-children-lyon
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136 Pages
$14.95 USD
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136 Pages
$14.95 USD
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136 Pages
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Other Titles by George Ella Lyon

Which Side Are You On?

George Ella Lyon, illustrated by Christopher Cardinale
Feb 2025 - Fireside Industries, an imprint of University Press of Kentucky
$24.95 USD - Electronic book text
$24.95 USD - Hardback

Back to the Light

George Ella Lyon
Apr 2021 - University Press of Kentucky
$19.95 USD - Paperback / softback
$19.95 USD - Electronic book text
$19.95 USD - Electronic book text

Talking Appalachian

edited by Amy D. Clark, Nancy M. Hayward, with contributions byMichael Ellis, Kirk Hazen, Jaime Wagner Flesher, Erin Simmons, Anita Puckett, Jeffrey Reaser, Walt Wolfram, George Ella Lyon, Silas House, Lee Smith, Jane Hicks, Rita Quille...
Aug 2014 - University Press of Kentucky
$60.00 USD - Hardback
$30.00 USD - Electronic book text
$60.00 USD - Electronic book text