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Byars, Betsy Cromer

Overview
Works: 358 works in 2,106 publications in 17 languages and 119,881 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Biography  Anecdotes  Children's films  Interviews  Biographical films  Children's audiobooks  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Subject Headings: Novelists, American  Authors, American 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PZ7.B9836, FIC
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Publications about Betsy Cromer Byars
Publications by Betsy Cromer Byars
Most widely held works by Betsy Cromer Byars
The summer of the swans by Betsy Cromer Byars( Book )
147 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in 15 languages and held by 7,318 libraries worldwide
A teen-age girl gains new insight into herself and her family when her mentally retarded brother gets lost
The pinballs by Betsy Cromer Byars( Book )
86 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 3,747 libraries worldwide
Three lonely foster children learn to care about themselves and each other
Wanted-- Mud Blossom by Betsy Cromer Byars( Book )
20 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 3,087 libraries worldwide
Convinced that Mud is responsible for the disappearance of the school hamster that was his responsibility for the weekend, Junior Blossom is determined that the dog should be tried for his "crime."
The midnight fox by Betsy Cromer Byars( Book )
57 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,919 libraries worldwide
Tony dislikes spending the summer on his aunt's farm until he discovers a black fox in the forest and tracks her to her den
The not-just-anybody family by Betsy Cromer Byars( Book )
44 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,773 libraries worldwide
With a young brother in the hospital, a grandfather in jail, and their mother traveling with a rodeo, Maggie and Vern try to settle family problems
Cracker Jackson by Betsy Cromer Byars( Book )
29 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,772 libraries worldwide
"There was only one sentence. He read it and stopped breathing. Keep away, Cracker, or he'll hurt you. Jackson knows exactly who wrote these words. Nobody but Alma, his favourite ex-babysitter, ever called him Cracker. Jackson is convinced that she's in terrible trouble - and with a violent husband like Billy Ray, he suspects the worst. His rather unsympathetic mother and long-distance father (who can never be serious) can't help, so Jackson and his fearless friend Goat determine to rescue Alma on their own. A powerful and moving story, both harrowing and very funny."--Back cover
The SOS file by Betsy Cromer Byars( Book )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 2,729 libraries worldwide
The students in Mr. Magro's class submit stories for the SOS file about their biggest emergencies, and then they read them aloud for extra credit. Throughout the year, Mr. Magro's students have written about their biggest emergencies and tucked them into the SOS File. Now it's time to read the stories out loud and try to guess who hasn't earned extra credit. Sit back and enjoy twelve humorously illustrated stories that are sure to keep your heart thumping. Have you ever needed to call 9-1-1, but you couldn't get to a phone? Have you ever needed to run, but your legs were like spaghetti? Have you ever needed to yell "help!" but your throat was dry with fear? Laugh, cry, and panic with Mr. Magro's class as they listen to twelve exciting SOS tales Throughout the year, twelve of Mr. Magro's students have written about their biggest emergencies and tucked them into the SOS file. Now it's time to read the stories out loud and try to guess whose contribution has not earned extra credit. Sit back and enjoy twelve humorously illustrated stories that are sure to keep your heart thumping
The burning questions of Bingo Brown by Betsy Cromer Byars( Book )
46 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,669 libraries worldwide
A boy is puzzled by the comic and confusing questions of youth and worried by disturbing insights into adult conflicts
The 18th emergency by Betsy Cromer Byars( Book )
63 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,571 libraries worldwide
When the toughest boy in school swears to kill him, twelve-year-old Mouse finds little help from friends and must prepare for this emergency alone
Tornado by Betsy Cromer Byars( Book )
14 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 2,523 libraries worldwide
As they wait out a tornado in their storm cellar, a family listens to their farmhand tell stories about the dog that was blown into his life by another tornado when he was a boy
The Cybil war by Betsy Cromer Byars( Book )
26 editions published between 1981 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 2,515 libraries worldwide
Simon learns some hard lessons about good and bad friendships when his good friend Tony's stories involve him in some very troublesome and complicated situations
The Golly Sisters go West by Betsy Cromer Byars( Book )
26 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and French and held by 2,336 libraries worldwide
May-May and Rose, the singing, dancing Golly sisters, travel west by covered wagon, entertaining people along the way
The night swimmers by Betsy Cromer Byars( Book )
40 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,300 libraries worldwide
With their mother dead and their father working nights, Retta tries to be mother to her two younger brothers but somehow things just don't seem to be working right
Bingo Brown and the language of love by Betsy Cromer Byars( Book )
31 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,262 libraries worldwide
Bingo must produce 36 dinners to pay for the phone bills he received from calling long distance to his girlfriend. Also use: Bingo Brown's Guide to Romance (1992). Bingo Brown's girlfriend has moved out of town but other problems beset him and his family in this sequel to The Burning Questions of Bingo Brown (1988) Bingo, that incomparable optimist, returns with even bigger issues to challenge him and charm readers. Melissa, the love of his life, has moved away, and Bingo is hit first with an enormous long-distance telephone bill and then with the empty feeling that his is a fickle soul. Bingo, with his wry, self-mocking tone, is just enough of a stumblebum to bring laughs, and enough of a thoughtful, considerate person that he defies all expectations readers may have about boys in books. He's a wonderful romantic, and a heartbreaker to boot
Trouble River by Betsy Cromer Byars( Book )
33 editions published between 1969 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 2,250 libraries worldwide
When he builds his raft, a twelve-year-old boy never dreams that it will serve as the sole means of escape for himself and his grandmother when hostile Indians threaten their prairie cabin
The Blossoms and the Green Phantom by Betsy Cromer Byars( Book )
25 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and Finnish and held by 2,243 libraries worldwide
Disasters befall the Blossom family as Pap falls into a dumpster and cannot get out, Junior tries desperately to make a success of his secret invention, and Vern dreads letting a new friend meet his unusual family
My brother, Ant by Betsy Cromer Byars( Book )
20 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,191 libraries worldwide
In four separate stories, Ant's older brother gets rid of the monster under Ant's bed, forgives Ant for drawing on his homeowrk, tries to read a story, and helps ant write a letter to Santa
The Blossoms meet the vulture lady by Betsy Cromer Byars( Book )
34 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and Swedish and held by 2,160 libraries worldwide
When Junior accidentally gets caught in his own coyote trap deep in the woods, he is rescued by the reclusive woman known as Mad Mary and begins an unforgettable adventure
The TV kid by Betsy Cromer Byars( Book )
58 editions published between 1974 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 2,146 libraries worldwide
To escape failure, boredom, and loneliness, a young boy plunges with all his imagination into the world of television
A Blossom promise by Betsy Cromer Byars( Book )
34 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and Finnish and held by 2,041 libraries worldwide
In the aftermath of a big flood in Alderson County, the Blossom family continues coping in their rare family style
 
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Alternative Names
Betsy Byars Amerikaans schrijfster
Betsy Byars amerikansk författare
Betsy Byars amerikansk skribent
Betsy Byars auteur de romans pour enfants
Byars, Betsy
Byars, Betsy 1928-
Byars, Betsy (Betsy Cromer)
Byars, Betsy Cromer
Cromer, Betsy 1928-
Cromer Byars, Betsy 1928-
באירס, בטסי
바이어스, 배치 1928-
바이어스, 베치 1928-
バイアーズ, B
バイアーズ, ベッシー
バイアーズ, ベッツィ
バイヤース, ベッツィ
ベッツイ・バイアーズ
拜阿爾斯
Languages
English (692)
Spanish (50)
French (38)
German (20)
Swedish (17)
Finnish (12)
Chinese (11)
Dutch (10)
Afrikaans (7)
Catalan (4)
Hebrew (4)
Italian (3)
Korean (2)
Danish (2)
Russian (1)
Slovak (1)
Arabic (1)
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