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Lynn Hall

Born: 1937 in Lombard, Illinois
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Lynn was born in Lombard, Illinois.

Biography: Lynn Hall is especially known for her sensitive writing of character development of young adults. She is the author of numerous books for young people including: 'Kids and Dog Shows' and 'Careers for Dog Lovers.'Her two favorite topics to write about are dogs and horses. She has been active in a number of breeds and is deeply involve in dog club activities and educational initiatives for the sport. Many of her books have been published abroad, and many have been given the American Library Associationís Best Books designation. One of her dog stories, ''Barry, The Bravest St. Bernard'', has been in print continuously for more than thirty years and was recently re-released by Random House. It was also a Disney made-for-TV movie.Miss Hall lives in the beautiful hill country of northeast Iowa, in a stone cottage she built herself, with her family of dogs. She is retired from writing now, but enjoys helping other writers get started.


Awards:
  • Book of the Year selections from the Child Study Association of America include

Primary Audience(s): Children; Children; Young adult readers

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Selected Titles

  A horse called Dragon
ISBN: 0889962960 OCLC: 22809730

Globe Modern/Curriculum Press, Toronto : 1991, c1975.

Barry the bravest Saint Bernard
ISBN: 0375844392 OCLC: 76901999

Random House, New York : [2007]

Relates the feats of Barry, the Saint Bernard dog, whose name, to this day, bears the best dog honor at the Saint Bernard Monastery of Switzerland.

Bob, watchdog of the river.
ISBN: 0811648532 OCLC: 695725

Garrard Pub. Co. Champaign, Ill., [1974]

A dog spends his life at the London docks rescuing people from drowning.

Captain, Canada's flying pony
ISBN: 0811648575 OCLC: 1255079

Garrard Pub. Co., Champaign, Ill. : ©1976.

Through the help of a girl, Captain changes from being a great disappointment to his owner into an international champion jumping pony.

  Careers for dog lovers.
ISBN: 0695408771 OCLC: 3799343

Follett, Chicago : ©1978.

Show biz occupations, breeders, services, trainers, and other dog related occupations are explained for the dog lover.

Cries of the spirit :
ISBN: 0807068128 OCLC: 21902068

A sourcebook of poetry and prose which celebrates the many forms of women's spirituality.

Dagmar Schultz and the angel Edna /
ISBN: 0684190974 OCLC: 18961744

Scribner's, New York : ©1989.

Boy-crazy thirteen-year-old Dagmar finally locates potential romance in her quiet Iowa community, only to find herself the special project of a guardian angel with very old-fashioned morals.

Dagmar Schultz and the green-eyed monster
ISBN: 0684192543 OCLC: 22206946

Scribner ; New York : ©1991.

Jealous of a pretty and popular new student, thirteen-year-old Dagmar decides to get even with humorous results.

Dagmar Schultz and the powers of darkness
ISBN: 0689715471 OCLC: 24173497

Aladdin Books ; New York : 1992.

Dagmar makes a deal with Edgar, the only warlock in New Berlin, Iowa: she will convince Aunt Gretchen to go out with him if he will use his powers to make James Mann fall in love with her.

Danger dog
ISBN: 0684186802 OCLC: 13792518

Scribner, New York : ©1986.

Having failed once in the past to show responsibility as a pet owner, thirteen-year-old David is determined to save a dangerous Doberman pinscher by deprogramming him from his attack training.

Danza!
ISBN: 0689712898 OCLC: 18746977

Aladdin Books ; New York : 1989, ©1981.

While in the United States with one of his grandfather's Paso Fino stallions, a Puerto Rican teenager discovers his true feelings about horses.

  Dog of the Bondi Castle
ISBN: 0695812556 OCLC: 4494159

Follett Pub. Co., Chicago : ©1979.

A courageous dog in 14th-century France proves his loyalty to his master in an unusal and heart-rending way.

Dog showing for beginners
ISBN: 0876054084 OCLC: 29844311

Howell Book House, New York : ©1994.

Provides an overview of the dog show world, offers advice on selecting a dog, joining a club, understanding the point system, entering and preparing for a show, and evaluating a dog.

  Dog stories.
ISBN: 0695803212 OCLC: 540910

Follett Chicago, [1972]

Six true stories about dogs the author has known and loved.

  Dragon defiant
ISBN: 0813661188 OCLC: 14449827

Modern Curriculum Press, Cleveland : 1984, ©1975.

  Dragon's delight
ISBN: 0813661196 OCLC: 14449856

Modern Curriculum Press, Cleveland : 1984, ©1975.

  Fair maiden
ISBN: 0684192136 OCLC: 21149479

Scribner, New York : ©1990.

Working at the Renaissance Fair, Jennifer finds her first love and an escape from family problems at home.

  Flash :
ISBN: 0811648516 OCLC: 618418

Garrard, Champaign, Ill. : ©1973.

The pharaoh's son tries hard to prove the pup whose life he saved is the best of the royal dogs, not knowing that to succeed means losing the dog forever.

  Flowers of anger
ISBN: 0380018829 OCLC: 4162721

Avon, New York : 1978, ©1976.

Annie's pony is killed by a neighbor the night before her first horse show and as she seeks revenge, Annie almost destroys her friendship with Carey.

  Flyaway
ISBN: 0684188880 OCLC: 15792165

Scribner, New York : ©1987.

Ariel, a high school senior in Wisconsin, dreams of running away from her domineering father who selfishly controls her life and those of her mother and sister.

Flying changes
ISBN: 0152287914 OCLC: 28306702

Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, San Diego : ©1991.

Life has become terribly complicated for Denny since her daddy brought home his new roping partner ... Denny is also trying to ease her family's financial straits by training a star roping horse for a wealthy buyer. The sale depends on the tricky flying lead change, which is as hard to master as the sudden flying changes in Denny's own life--Page 4 of cover.

Flying changes /
ISBN: 0152287906 OCLC: 22347434

Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, San Diego : ©1991.

Seventeen-year-old Denny and her family face hard times when her father is injured on the rodeo circuit.

  Gently touch the milkweed.
ISBN: 038000982X OCLC: 10254280

Avon, New York : 1977.

Ghost of the Great River Inn
ISBN: 0695414658 OCLC: 6487416

Follett Pub. Co., Chicago : ©1981.

After seeing the ghost of a paymaster murdered during the Civil War, two fourth grade friends in Iowa make a startling discovery.

Here comes Zelda Claus, and other holiday disasters
ISBN: 0152337903 OCLC: 18949169

Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, San Diego : ©1989.

Relates the amusing holiday misadventures of Zelda Hammersmith, whose good intentions only lead to trouble.

  If winter comes.
ISBN: 0140323929 OCLC: 19265773

Puffin, 1989.

In trouble again, Zelda Hammersmith?
ISBN: 0380706121 OCLC: 19580721

Avon, New York : 1989, ©1987.

Five episodes in the zany life of fourth-grader Zelda Hammersmith, in which she deals with a bad report card, a boy who doesn't want to be her boyfriend, the loss of her best friend, and other tribulations.

Kids and dog shows /
ISBN: 0695404822 OCLC: 1311373

Follett Pub. Co., Chicago : [1975]

A guide to entering the dog show world with advice such as how to choose a show-quality dog, what equipment to buy, how a dog show works, and how to condition your dog.

  Letting go
ISBN: 0684187817 OCLC: 15018490

Scribner, New York : ©1987.

Sixteen-year-old Casey feels ambivalent about accompanying her mom to dog shows every weekend--she loves the competition but wants to break away from her possessive mother.

Love's return /
ISBN: 0803491670 OCLC: 34310005

Avalon Books, New York : ©1996.

Megan's mare
ISBN: 0684178745 OCLC: 9198015

Scribner, New York : 1983.

Eleven-year-old Megan, daughter of a Yorkshire horse trainer, finding she has a special bond with the beautiful problem mare Berry, determines to help her overcome her fear of wooden bridges.

Mrs. Portree's pony
ISBN: 0684185768 OCLC: 12974282

C. Scribner's Sons, New York : ©1986.

Addie, a foster child who feels unloved, seeks comfort in the company of a beautiful pony and begins an enriching relationship with his owner, a proud woman who has alienated and lost her own daughter.

Murder at the spaniel show
ISBN: 0684189615 OCLC: 18069384

Scribner, New York : ©1988.

Sixteen-year-old Tabby wonders what connection lies between her boss, a blind dog breeder, and the sinister death threats to his twin brother who has arrived to judge an important national show.

  Murder in a pig's eye
ISBN: 0152562699 OCLC: 26718323

Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, San Diego : [1992], ©1990.

Convinced that the owner of a neighboring farm has killed his sharp-tongued wife, sixteen-year-old Bodie searches for her body, until his detective work reaches a chaotic and humorous climax.

Murder in a pig's eye /
ISBN: 0152562680 OCLC: 20131799

Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, San Diego : ©1990.

Convinced that the owner of a neighboring farm has killed his sharp-tongued wife, sixteen-year-old Bodie searches for her body, until his detective work reaches a chaotic and humorous climax.

  New day for Dragon
ISBN: 081366117X OCLC: 14449878

Modern Curriculum Press, Cleveland : 1984, ©1975.

Nobody's dog
ISBN: 0590338935 OCLC: 670085053

Scholalstic Chicago, Ill. ©1973.

  Owney, the traveling dog
ISBN: 0811648605 OCLC: 2508449

Garrard Pub. Co., Champaign, Ill. : ©1977.

The adventures of Owney, the traveling dog, include a trip around the world in 132 days.

  Ride a dark horse
ISBN: 0380753707 OCLC: 18614708

Avon, New York : 1988, ©1987.

Seventeen-year-old Gusty finds herself in increasing danger as she tries to prove her suspicions about dishonest breeding practices at the horse farm where she works.

  Secret of stonehouse.
ISBN: 0448171244 OCLC: 948684512

Ace Books, [Place of publication not identified] : 1980.

  Shadows
ISBN: 0679832556 OCLC: 25282627

Bullseye Books : New York : 1992.

Several days following her mother's death Audrey is attracted to a rare blue merle collie and drawn into the mystery of his background.

  Sticks and stones
ISBN: 0440982669 OCLC: 13445136

Dell, New York : 1977 printing, ©1972.

Tazo and me /
ISBN: 0684183056 OCLC: 12108156

Scribner, New York : ©1985.

Relates how the author chose and trained her beloved Paso Fino horse, discovering that pleasure riding is more enjoyable for her than formal showing and competing with other horses.

The famous battle of Bravery Creek.
ISBN: 0811642534 OCLC: 315467

Garrard Pub. Co. Champaign, Ill., [1972]

Three people tell three true versions of how Bravery Creek got its name.

The giver
ISBN: 0020432909 OCLC: 14188764

Collier Books ; New York : 1987, ©1985.

A growing attachment between fifteen-year-old Mary McNeal and her homeroom teacher tests her character and proves her maturity.

The haunting of the green bird
ISBN: 0695414666 OCLC: 6487334

Follett Pub. Co., Chicago : ©1981.

A lonely young girl must defy her father in order to save the Indian mound she has discovered on her family's farm and the odd friendship she has formed with the ghost of an Indian girl.

  The horse trader
ISBN: 0448135787 OCLC: 9772361

Tempo Books, New York : 1983, ©1981.

A fatherless teenage girl's special friendship with a local horse trader and con artist begins to change after she buys one of his horses.

The leaving
ISBN: 0020433107 OCLC: 16580569

Collier Books ; New York : 1988, ©1980.

Roxanne's decision to leave her parents' farm for a life in the city triggers other major changes in her family.

The mysterious Moortown bridge
ISBN: 0695414682 OCLC: 6487555

Follett Pub. Co., Chicago, Ill. : ©1981.

While on a camping trip with their families, Curtis and Pat discover a ghost town in a heavily wooded ravine.

The mystery of Pony Hollow
ISBN: 0679930523 OCLC: 24247391

Random House, New York : ©1992.

While exploring her family's new farm on her pony, Sarah stumbles upon a skeleton and a supernatural mystery involving the ponies who lived there forty years ago.

The mystery of Pony Hollow Panda
ISBN: 0811664163 OCLC: 7575352

Garrard, Champaign, Ill. : ©1983.

When her pony disappears from the pet parade, Sarah follows the clues and tries to unravel the mystery.

  The mystery of the lost and found hound
ISBN: 0811664082 OCLC: 4515263

Garrard, Champaign, Ill. : ©1979.

A girl's and her brother's efforts at tracing the owner of a lost beagle leads them to involvement with dog thieves.

The mystery of the Phantom pony
ISBN: 0679843353 OCLC: 27811129

Random House, New York : ©1993.

Searching the amusement park for a pony only Susan has seen, Susan and Kent track it to the Tunnel of Terror. As they realize the pony is trapped inside, the train begins its test run.

The mystery of the schoolhouse dog
ISBN: 0811664066 OCLC: 4211126

Garrard, Champaign, Ill. : ©1979.

During the renovation of an old one-room schoolhouse, a lonely little boy discovers a mysterious dog that helps him cope with his loneliness.

The mystery of the stubborn old man
ISBN: 0811664139 OCLC: 5831598

Garrard Pub. Co., Champaign, Ill. : ©1980.

Charlie and his dog encounter a strange old man--is he a ghost or not?--who cares for them in a mysterious way.

  The secret life of Dagmar Schultz
ISBN: 0689714467 OCLC: 22767296

Aladdin Books ; New York : 1991.

Trapped in a dead Iowa community with no decent boys her age, twelve-year-old Dagmar invents a fantasy boyfriend, who gets her in terrible trouble when he argues with her and makes her talk back to him in front of family and friends.

The shy ones
ISBN: 0380017237 OCLC: 11198654

Avon Books, New York : [1977], ©1967.

  The solitary.
ISBN: 0140326421 OCLC: 59154026

Penguin, 1990.

The something-special horse
ISBN: 0684183439 OCLC: 11467750

Scribner, New York : ©1985.

Chris hates the fact that his father buys horses to sell for meat, and when the new purchase is a beautiful mare with some unusual characteristics, Chris is determined to rescue the horse from death.

The soul of the silver dog
ISBN: 0679870512 OCLC: 30559530

Random House, New York : 1994.

Feeling rejected by her own family after her younger sister's death, fourteen-year-old Cory adopts a blind show dog and devotes herself to bringing back some of his championship glory by training him for agility competition.

The tormentors
ISBN: 0152894713 OCLC: 28827259

Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, San Diego : ©1990.

When his beloved German Shepherd vanishes, Sox sets out to find the thief and becomes involved with a ring of dangerous dog trainers who kidnap animals for their own illegal profit.

The whispered horse
ISBN: 0695412639 OCLC: 5336917

A young Scottish girl is convinced that her father has unusual powers over her beloved horse and will use him to avenge her mother's untimely death. She tries to find a way to avert tragedy and protect her family and her horse.

  The winged colt of Casa Mia
ISBN: 038040303X OCLC: 9049196

Avon, New York : 1978, ©1969.

A former movie stunt man and his bookish nephew, spending the summer together, seem to have little in common until a winged colt enters their lives.

  Tin Can Tucker
ISBN: 044181283X OCLC: 10530581

Tempo Books, New York : 1984, ©1982.

A sixteen-year old girl runs away from her foster home in Missouri, planning to make a name for herself on the rodeo circuit.

To catch a Tartar.
ISBN: 0695803700 OCLC: 636376

Follett Chicago, [1973]

After months of wandering a huge, ugly, stray dog is finally befriended by an unhappy misfit of a boy to the benefit of both.

Where have all the tigers gone?
ISBN: 0684190036 OCLC: 18558590

Scribner, New York : ©1989.

Enroute to a high school reunion, a fifty-year-old woman, now a successful novelist, reminisces about the personalities and relationships in her class and about her own feeling during her school days of never fitting in.

Windsong /
ISBN: 0684194392 OCLC: 25050058

Charles Scribner's Sons, New York : ©1992.

Growing up in a small Missouri town and feeling unloved at home, thirteen-year-old Marty is determined to find a way to keep a special greyhound puppy from the kennel where she works.

Zelda strikes again!
ISBN: 0152999663 OCLC: 17550362

Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, San Diego : ©1988.

Five more episodes in the zany life of Zelda Hammersmith, in which she crashes a stranger's funeral, sneaks on board an airplane, causes her substitute teacher to collapse, and gets in all kinds of trouble.

 

 

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