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Tornado
Betsy Byars
0064420639
January 1997
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
Grade 1-4-Through well-chosen incidents and details, this transitional novel captures the love between a boy and a dog. While waiting for a storm to pass, the family farmhand Pete tells stories of his childhood and his dog. In the first episode, the dog arrives, doghouse and all, during a twister, so Pete names him Tornado. In the next three stories, the animal demonstrates a card trick, inadvertently holds a pet turtle in his mouth for an hour, and feuds nonviolently with a cat. The last two chapters tell how Pete has to return his pet to its original owner, and how Tornado returns to the boy. Short, crisp sentences in large print surrounded by ample white space make this short book accessible to readers new to chapter books. Each chapter features a realistically rendered, full-page, black-and-white...


Pinballs
Betsy Byars
0064401987
September 1992
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
"One summer two boys and a girl went to a foster home to live together"--the Newbery Medal-winning author chronicles their trials and tribulations in witty and poignant fashion. Ages 10-up. Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.

SLJ.
"Three unwanted kids'Pinballs, as wisecracking Carly dubs them'collide in a warm and caring foster home and learn to pin their hopes on each other."

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Betsy Byars
Manufactured by Chelsea House Publications
0791067203
January 2002
Hardcover
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Card catalog description
Describes the personal life and successful writing career of the Newbery Award-winning author, whose memorable characters include Bingo Brown, Herculeah Jones, and the Golly sisters.


Moon and I
Betsy Byars
0688137040
September 1996
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
For Byars, meeting an enormous blacksnake on her front porch becomes a springboard for tracing her lifelong love of animals, and also her likes and dislikes, successes and failures as a writer. The result is an appealingly idiosyncratic narrative that seamlessly weaves together the Newbery winner's life and art. In a personable, highly conversational style studded with wry observations and shot through with humility and perspective, Byars shares her views on the relative significance of various elements of a story; the importance of names in inventing characters ("I never had any trouble creating a terrible character as long as his name was Bubba"); the necessity for "lots and lots of good scraps" from real life; and the impossibility of writing when one is being watched, even by a snake. She uses lists,...


Little Horse on His Own
Betsy Cromer Byars
0805073523
Sept 2004
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Grade 1-3–Byars continues the gentle fantasy begun in Little Horse (Holt, 2002). The diminutive animal has begun to make himself comfortable in his new home among humans, but he still dreams of his old life in the Valley of Little Horses. A frightening thunderstorm wreaks havoc on the farm and frees him from his tiny stable. Finding himself on his own, he narrowly escapes the claws of the cat and makes his way to the stream that he knows will lead him home once again. But first he must escape a forest fire and a predatory bird. As in the first book, Byars masterfully conveys Little Horse's naive perspective. The prose is clear and uncluttered, and the action moves crisply. Readers who've enjoyed the first book will relish the scenes that show how the protagonist's character has grown and find this a...


The Midnight Fox
Betsy Byars
0140314504
January 1981
Paperback
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Card catalog description
Tom dislikes spending the summer on his aunt's farm until he discovers a black fox in the forest and tracks her to her den.


Top Teen Stories
Betsy Cromer Byars
0753457210
May 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Growing up is hard to do, as contributors such as Judy Blume, Robert Cormier, and Paul Zindel know. Full of humor and understanding, the stories and extracts in this collection share the hopes, dreams, and secret fears of both classic and contemporary young adult characters.


The Golly Sisters Go West: (I Can Read Book Series: Level 3)
Betsy Byars
0064441326
September 1989
Paperback
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Book Description
Westward ho!

The Golly Sisters are heading west. They've got new dresses and the best show on either side of the Mississippi. But can they keep their act together long enough to get this show on the road?

Card catalog description
May-May and Rose, the singing, dancing Golly sisters, travel west by covered wagon, entertaining people along the way. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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The Summer of the Swans
Betsy Byars
0140314202
July 1981
Paperback
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Publishers Weekly
A compelling story of the longest day in a fourteen-year-old’s life. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Book Description
This resource is directly related to its literature equivalent and filled with a variety of cross-curricular lessons to do before, during, and after reading the book. This reproducible book presents an exciting approach to teaching well-known literature! It includes sample plans, author information, vocabulary building ideas, cross-curriculum activities, sectional activities and quizzes, unit tests, and many ideas for culminating and extending the novel. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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The Summer of the Swans
Betsy Cromer Byars
0142401145
Apr 2004
Paperback
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Publishers Weekly
A compelling story of the longest day in a fourteen-year-old’s life.

Book Description
Sara’s life has always flowed smoothly, like the gliding swans on the lake, until her little brother Charlie disappears. Then Sara is forced to see her life in a whole new way.

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The SOS File
Betsy Byars
0805068880
May 2004
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Grade 3-5–Mr. Magro asks his students to write about a big emergency, for "fun and extra credit," and the 12 stories that follow are the result of that assignment. (All but one receives extra credit.) The situations described are as varied as the personalities that emerge as the children read their stories aloud. Some tales are poignant, others are humorous; all are as credible as the characters sketched. Some youngsters are determined; with the help of her mom, Joy Frazure tracks down the man who saved her as an infant, just to thank him. Others demonstrate quick thinking or the ability to rethink opinions: Abe Lincoln's words save Augustus T. Bruewhiler III from a bear during a camping trip while a goat helps Robbie Robinson change his mind about mean Mrs. Meany. The final story–the one that...


The Golly Sisters Go West
Betsy Cromer Byars
0060208848
Oct 1986
Hardcover
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Book Description
‘Byars applies her distinctive brand of quirky humor to two adventuresome women determined to dare the frontier with minimum experience. The dialogue and antics are convincingly like those of rivalrous young siblings anywhere on the block. The story lines are clever, and the old-West setting adds flair.’ —C. Children's Books of 1986 (LIbrary of Congress)

Card catalog description
May-May and Rose, the singing, dancing Golly sisters, travel west by covered wagon, entertaining people along the way. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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The Pinballs
Betsy Cromer Byars
0060209186
Mar 1977
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
"One summer two boys and a girl went to a foster home to live together"--the Newbery Medal-winning author chronicles their trials and tribulations in witty and poignant fashion. Ages 10-up. Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

SLJ.
"Three unwanted kids'Pinballs, as wisecracking Carly dubs them'collide in a warm and caring foster home and learn to pin their hopes on each other." --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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My Brother, Ant
Betsy Byars
014038345X
December 1997
Paperback
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Book Review
Ages 5 & up. This book for beginning readers is a perfect match between a Newbery award-winning author and a Caldecott award-winning illustrator. Told in the first person, the four short chapters depict a warm, funny relationship between a boy and his sweet but sometimes pesky younger brother. Readers will enjoy the dry humor of the narrative, the likeable characters and the expressive and fanciful illustrations. In a starred review, Booklist wrote, "The pictures are achingly affectionate... the economy of line and language will grab new readers." --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

From Publishers Weekly
It may not earn Byars (Summer of the Swans) another Newbery Medal or Simont (A Tree Is Nice) another Caldecott, but this volume is tailor-made for kids just...


The Golly Sisters Ride Again
Betsy Cromer Byars
006021564X
May 1994
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Grade 1-3-This third book about the famous sisters is just as funny and original as the other two. The Gollys, a singing, dancing team, travel all over the West in their covered wagon, entertaining the residents of different towns. Truesdell's bright watercolors depict the silly duo as they try to rid themselves of a bad-luck goat in the audience, journey to see a magic talking rock, and have other adventures. The easy-to-read stories are great fun and will involve children, but there is also a warmth and feeling of love between these siblings that permeates the book. When May-May and Rose hide together under their bed, sing so they won't hear the thunder, and close their eyes so they can't see the lightning, readers get a glimpse into their special, close relationship.Jan Shepherd Ross, Dixie Elementary...


The Summer of The Swans
Betsy Byars
0142404411
April 2005
Paperback
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Publishers Weekly
A compelling story of the longest day in a fourteen-year-old’s life. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Book Description
This resource is directly related to its literature equivalent and filled with a variety of cross-curricular lessons to do before, during, and after reading the book. This reproducible book presents an exciting approach to teaching well-known literature! It includes sample plans, author information, vocabulary building ideas, cross-curriculum activities, sectional activities and quizzes, unit tests, and many ideas for culminating and extending the novel. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

See all Editorial Reviews

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