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Family Business: A for Better or for Worse Collection

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Publisher Comments:

For fans who have read For Better or For Worse, the Patterson family is like their own family. Full of love and humor, the Canadian clan embodies the ups and downs of everyday family life: John and Elly facing the reality of being middle-aged; daughter Elizabeth becoming more independent on her own at college; son Michael secretly marrying his longtime love, Deanna; and daughter April learning how to deal with a bully. The strip expresses life at its most heartwarming and humorous. In Family Business, the Pattersons gather forces to buy and reorganize a toy store where Elly has worked for years. Through their efforts to clean out the basement, put a miniature train display in the front window, and add hobby supplies, the Pattersons learn even more about their relationships with each other. As Grandpa Jim tells April, "What, with the new business, John's model trains, Mike's love life, Elizabeth, and you, there's never a dull moment!"

Over the years, Lynn Johnston has been lauded for her realistic portrayal of family life and for approaching serious subjects with honesty and compassion. Farley, the family dog, for example, died after heroically rescuing April in 1995. Elly's father, Jim, moved in with the family after his wife died, and finally started dating again. For Better or For Worse resonates with families everywhere.

Synopsis:

Gleaned from the "For Better or For Worse" syndicated strip, this collection embodies the ups and downs of everyday family life.

About the Author

Lynn Johnston was born in Collingwood, Ontario, and grew up in British Columbia. Today, she lives in Corbeil, Ontario. In 1985 Lynn was the first woman to receive a Reuben Award for Cartoonist of the Year from the National Cartoonists Society. She has also received the Order of Canada and claims a star on Canada's Walk of Fame.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780740726699
Subtitle:
A For Better or For Worse Collection
Author:
Johnston, Lynn
Publisher:
Andrews McMeel Publishing
Location:
Kansas City, Mo.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Form - Cartoons & Comics
Subject:
Comic books, strips, etc.
Subject:
American wit and humor, pictorial
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Cartoons
Subject:
For better or for worse
Subject:
General Humor
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
no. 02-03
Publication Date:
August 2002
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
9 x 8.5 in 10.325 oz

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Children's » Comics and Graphic Novels » Comics

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"Synopsis" by , Gleaned from the "For Better or For Worse" syndicated strip, this collection embodies the ups and downs of everyday family life.
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