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In the Beginning, There Was Chaos : For Better or for Worse 2nd Treasury
by Lynn Johnston


Overview - Return to where the Patterson family began inside this second treasury of For Better or For Worse. The first treasury, Something Old, Something New, (December 2010), has already shipped more than 17,000 copies.As its title suggests, First, There Was Chaos follows John and Elly Patterson as they tackle the everyday joys and sorrowsa and surprises and frustrations and challengesa that arise when raising a young family.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Return to where the Patterson family began inside this second treasury of For Better or For Worse. The first treasury, Something Old, Something New, (December 2010), has already shipped more than 17,000 copies.As its title suggests, First, There Was Chaos follows John and Elly Patterson as they tackle the everyday joys and sorrowsa and surprises and frustrations and challengesa that arise when raising a young family. In her second For Better or For Worse treasury, Lynn Johnston takes readers back to the 1980s, when Elly leaves her ho for a job at the library. As Elly chases her professional goals, she struggles with spending less time at home. Meanwhile, John provides consistent comic relief, as he plays Mr. Mom, breaks his foot with a 25-pound turkey, and gets arrested for trying to steal a potty. Of course, the kids are always in towa Michael learning that with age comes responsibility and Elizabeth discovering the thrills of kindergarten. Combining strips from Johnstona s fourth, fifth, and sixth cartoon collectionsa Just One More Hug, The Last Straw, and Keep the Home Fries Burninga First, There Was Chaos reflects Johnstona s longstanding tradition of portraying family life with charm, humor, and honesty. Devoted fans will love reliving the Pattersonsa younger years, and first-time readers will discover why this endearing foursome is North Americaa s favorite funny page family.It takes a keen eye to recognize lifea s shared experiences and an even keener intellect to assemble those moments in a humorous and heartfelt way. With For Better or For Worse, Johnston elevates everyday aspects of life into brilliant observations on personal career goals, parenting choices, and coffee klatch friendships. In 2008, Johnston made an unprecedented move within the cartooning community by deciding to use former plotlines as starting points for new ones. For Better or For Worse has been syndicated since 1979 and was named Best Syndicated Comic Strip in 1992. For Better or For Worse appears in more than 1,600 newspapers in 23 countries, and is translated into 8 languages for a devoted readership of more than 220 million. The strip boasts a lively Web presence at www.fborfw.com.
As its title implies, "In the Beginning There Was Chaos" follows John and Elly Patterson as they tackle the everyday joys and sorrows--and surprises and frustrations and challenges--that arise when raising a young family. In her second "For Better or For Worse" treasury, Lynn Johnston takes readers back to the 1980s, when Elly leaves her column for a job at the library. As Elly chases her professional goals, she struggles with spending less time at home. Meanwhile, John provides consistent comic relief, as he plays Mr. Mom, breaks his foot with a 25-pound turkey, and gets arrested for trying to steal a potty. Of course, the kids are always in tow--Michael learning that with age comes responsibility and Elizabeth discovering the thrills of kindergarten.
Combining strips from Johnston's fourth, fifth, and sixth cartoon collections--"Just One More Hug," "The Last Straw," and "Keep the Home Fries Burning"--"In the Beginning There Was Chaos" reflects Johnston's longstanding tradition of portraying family life with charm, humor, and honesty. Devoted fans will love reliving the Pattersons' younger years, and first-time readers will discover why this endearing foursome is North America's favorite funny page family.
"In the Beginning There Was Chaos" includes Johnston's commentary on the inspiration behind strips, as well as photos and newspaper clippings from the early days, providing a behind-the-scenes glimpse for fans of "For Better or For Worse." Join the Patterson family as they find humor in everyday life's challenges.
Lynn Johnston was born in Collingwood, Ontario, and grew up in British Columbia. Today, she lives in Corbeil, Ontario. Johnston is the first woman to receive a Reuben Award for Cartoonist of the Year by the National Cartoonists Society in 1985. She has also received the Order of Canada and claims a star on Canada's Walk of Fame.
"For Better or For Worse" has been syndicated since 1979 and was named Best Syndicated Comic Strip in 1992. "For Better or For Worse" appears in more than 2,000 newspapers in 23 countries, and is translated into 8 languages for a devoted readership of more than 220 million. The strip boasts a lively Web presence at www.fborfw.com."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781449409548
  • ISBN-10: 1449409547
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Publish Date: October 2011
  • Page Count: 408
  • Reading Level: Ages 14-17

Series: For Better or for Worse Treasury

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