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Betsy Byars (1928–2020)

Autor/a de The Summer of the Swans

80+ obres 20,645 Membres 245 Ressenyes 4 preferits

Sobre l'autor

Betsy Cromer Byars was born in1928. She graduated from Queens College in Charlotte, North Carolina. While she was in graduate school, she began writing articles for The Saturday Evening Post and Look. Byars writes novels for young people. She is an expert at tapping in to the pain of adolescence, mostra'n més using bits of her own experience to flavor her characters. She is author of more than 60 books and has won numerous awards. Her book about a 14-year-old girl and her mentally retarded brother, The Summer of the Swans (1970), won the Newberry Award as the most distinguished contribution to children's literature that year. Other books include The 18th Emergency (1973), The TV Kid (1976), and After the Goat Man (1995). Betsy Byars died on February 26,2020 at the age of 91. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys


Obres de Betsy Byars

The Summer of the Swans (1970) 4,405 exemplars
Tornado (1996) 1,735 exemplars
The Pinballs (1977) 1,190 exemplars
The Midnight Fox (1968) 1,132 exemplars
The Golly Sisters Go West (1985) 841 exemplars
Trouble River (1969) 726 exemplars
Wanted...Mud Blossom (1990) 619 exemplars
The Eighteenth Emergency (1973) 599 exemplars
The Cybil War (1981) 500 exemplars
The Not-Just-Anybody Family (1986) 497 exemplars
Cracker Jackson (1985) 440 exemplars
Keeper of the Doves (2002) 349 exemplars
The Cartoonist (1979) 303 exemplars
Hooray for the Golly Sisters! (1990) 299 exemplars
The Seven Treasure Hunts (1991) 295 exemplars
The SOS File (2004) 288 exemplars
The TV Kid (1976) 284 exemplars
La Casa de les ales (1600) 278 exemplars
The Computer Nut (1984) 275 exemplars
The Dark Stairs (1994) 252 exemplars
A Blossom Promise (1989) 249 exemplars
My Brother, Ant (1996) 243 exemplars
Els nedadors nocturns (1980) 243 exemplars
McMummy (1993) 226 exemplars
After the Goat Man (1974) 205 exemplars
Blossoms and the Green Phantom (1987) 203 exemplars
The Golly Sisters Ride Again (1994) 202 exemplars
My Dog, My Hero (2000) 194 exemplars
Dead Letter (1996) 174 exemplars
Two Thousand Pound Goldfish (1982) 169 exemplars
Goodbye, Chicken Little (1979) 168 exemplars
Beans on the Roof (1988) 159 exemplars
The Moon and I (1991) 150 exemplars
Coast to Coast (1992) 139 exemplars
Disappearing Acts (1998) 106 exemplars
Ant Plays Bear (1997) 104 exemplars
Tarot Says Beware (1995) 102 exemplars
Me Tarzan (2000) 100 exemplars
Bingo Brown, Gypsy Lover (1600) 93 exemplars
The winged colt of Casa Mia (1973) 91 exemplars
The Glory Girl (1750) 91 exemplars
Bingo Brown's Guide to Romance (1988) 91 exemplars
Death's Door (1997) 72 exemplars
Little Horse (2002) 70 exemplars
Rama the Gypsy Cat (1966) 61 exemplars
The Black Tower (2006) 54 exemplars
Go and Hush the Baby (1971) 46 exemplars
King of Murder (2006) 42 exemplars
Little Horse on His Own (2004) 34 exemplars
Boo's Dinosaur (2006) 33 exemplars
The Joy Boys (1996) 32 exemplars
The Lace Snail (1975) 20 exemplars
Boo's Surprise (2009) 18 exemplars
Growing Up Stories (1995) — Col·laborador; Editor — 10 exemplars
Top Teen Stories (2004) — Editor; Col·laborador — 6 exemplars
The dancing camel (1965) 4 exemplars
Clementine (1962) 4 exemplars
Bingo! (1989) 3 exemplars
Completely Wild Stories (1998) 3 exemplars
The Groober (1967) 2 exemplars
A Bean Birthday (1996) 2 exemplars
Best of Betsy Byars (1985) 1 exemplars
The Dark Stairs 1 exemplars

Obres associades

Scary Stories to Read When It's Dark (2000) — Col·laborador — 99 exemplars
The Illustrated Treasury of Modern Literature for Children (1985) — Col·laborador — 64 exemplars
Love Stories (1997) — Col·laborador — 10 exemplars


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Coneixement comú

Nom oficial
Byars, Betsy Cromer
Data de naixement
Data de defunció
Lloc de naixement
Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
Lloc de defunció
Seneca, South Carolina, USA
Llocs de residència
Seneca, South Carolina, USA
Morgantown, West Virginia, USA
Furman University
Queens College (BA|English, 1950)
Myers, Laurie (daughter)
Duffey, Betsy (daughter)
Premis i honors
Regina Medel (lifetime achievement ∙ 1987)
Newbery Medal 1971
Biografia breu
Married Ed Byars June 24, 1950, had three daughters and a son.




6.5/10, a rather monotonous book that doesn't capture my attention, maybe it's the writing style.
Law_Books600 | Hi ha 20 ressenyes més | Nov 3, 2023 |
Fun read about a dysfunctional family with plenty of plot for an adult to enjoy. I finished it in one sitting by staying up late...for me, that's a compliment.
fuzzi | Hi ha 3 ressenyes més | Oct 31, 2023 |
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? Find out in this hilarious tale of the old west!
PlumfieldCH | Hi ha 6 ressenyes més | Oct 26, 2023 |
I read this as a kid, and was entranced. I wanted to make my own raft and go traveling on it, although I didn't live near a river. I lived in the suburbs. As an adult, I'm rereading books I liked so much as a kid, and I'm realizing: I liked a lot of "traveling in the wilderness" "stuck in the wilderness but there's a happy ending" stories then. As an adult, I dislike them. I have changed a lot as a person. Stories like these now give me anxiety. This one did, while simultaneously just being...really boring. I have zero clue of whether it's historically accurate. The rocking chair is made of magical wood, since it barely ever tips over, the grandma stays in it the whole time, and there's no real difficulty with it. It even survives rapids. The dog doesn't act like dogs I've known. Why is there never any mention of feeding him? I'm glad I at least know now that as an adult, I dislike this book.… (més)
iszevthere | Hi ha 9 ressenyes més | Sep 2, 2023 |



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