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Betsy Byars (1928–2020)

Autor(a) de The Summer of the Swans

78+ Works 20,406 Membros 245 Críticas 4 Favorited

About the Author

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, mostrar mais 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) mostrar menos


Obras por Betsy Byars

The Summer of the Swans (1970) 4,357 exemplares
Tornado (1996) 1,706 exemplares
The Pinballs (1977) 1,178 exemplares
The Midnight Fox (1968) 1,117 exemplares
The Golly Sisters Go West (1985) 825 exemplares
Trouble River (1969) 718 exemplares
Wanted...Mud Blossom (1990) 612 exemplares
The Eighteenth Emergency (1973) 595 exemplares
The Cybil War (1981) 494 exemplares
The Not-Just-Anybody Family (1986) 489 exemplares
Cracker Jackson (1985) 435 exemplares
Keeper of the Doves (2002) 346 exemplares
The Cartoonist (1979) 301 exemplares
Hooray for the Golly Sisters! (1990) 296 exemplares
The Seven Treasure Hunts (1991) 291 exemplares
The SOS File (2004) 287 exemplares
The TV Kid (1976) 283 exemplares
The Computer Nut (1984) 274 exemplares
The House of Wings (1600) 269 exemplares
The Dark Stairs (1994) 250 exemplares
A Blossom Promise (1989) 247 exemplares
The Night Swimmers (1980) 242 exemplares
My Brother, Ant (1996) 240 exemplares
McMummy (1993) 225 exemplares
The Blossoms Meet the Vulture Lady (1986) 223 exemplares
After the Goat Man (1974) 202 exemplares
The Golly Sisters Ride Again (1994) 202 exemplares
Blossoms and the Green Phantom (1987) 200 exemplares
My Dog, My Hero (2000) 186 exemplares
Dead Letter (1996) 173 exemplares
Two Thousand Pound Goldfish (1982) 168 exemplares
Goodbye, Chicken Little (1979) 165 exemplares
Beans on the Roof (1988) 156 exemplares
The Moon and I (1992) 149 exemplares
Coast to Coast (1992) 139 exemplares
Disappearing Acts (1998) 106 exemplares
Ant Plays Bear (1996) 102 exemplares
Tarot Says Beware (1995) 100 exemplares
Me Tarzan (1821) 100 exemplares
Bingo Brown, Gypsy Lover (1600) 93 exemplares
The Glory Girl (1750) 91 exemplares
Bingo Brown's Guide to Romance (1988) 91 exemplares
The winged colt of Casa Mia (1973) 91 exemplares
Death's Door (1997) 71 exemplares
Little Horse (2002) 69 exemplares
Rama the Gypsy Cat (1966) 61 exemplares
The Black Tower (2006) 53 exemplares
Go and Hush the Baby (1971) 46 exemplares
King of Murder (2006) 42 exemplares
Little Horse on His Own (2004) 34 exemplares
Boo's Dinosaur (2006) 33 exemplares
The Joy Boys (1996) 32 exemplares
The Lace Snail (1975) 20 exemplares
Boo's Surprise (2009) 18 exemplares
Growing Up Stories (1995) — Contribuidor; Editor — 11 exemplares
Top Teen Stories (2004) — Editor; Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
The dancing camel (1965) 4 exemplares
Clementine (1962) 4 exemplares
Bingo! (1989) 3 exemplares
Completely Wild Stories (1998) 3 exemplares
The Groober (1967) 2 exemplares
A Bean Birthday (1996) 2 exemplares
Best of Betsy Byars (1985) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Scary Stories to Read When It's Dark (2000) — Contribuidor — 98 exemplares
Illustrated Treasury of Modern Literature for Children (1985) — Contribuidor — 61 exemplares
Love Stories (1997) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

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Byars, Betsy Cromer
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Local de nascimento
Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
Local de falecimento
Seneca, South Carolina, USA
Locais de residência
Seneca, South Carolina, USA
Morgantown, West Virginia, USA
Furman University
Queens College (BA|English, 1950)
Myers, Laurie (daughter)
Duffey, Betsy (daughter)
Prémios e menções honrosas
Regina Medel (lifetime achievement ∙ 1987)
Newbery Medal 1971

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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 | 20 outras críticas | 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 | 3 outras críticas | 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 | 6 outras críticas | 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.… (mais)
iszevthere | 9 outras críticas | Sep 2, 2023 |



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