Betsy Byars

Betsy Byars is a Newbery Medal winner and a National Book Award winner. Her first children’s book was published in 1962, after it had been rejected nine times. Since then, her works have appeared on the best books lists of the American Library Association, School Library Journal, and American Bookseller. She is best known for her Blossom Family series and Summer of the Swans.

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Author: Betsy Byars | Narrator: Blain Fairman
Release Date: December 23, 2008
When Junior brings home the classroom hamster, Scooty, he decides to build the best hamster tunnel ever. But when Scooty goes missing, all evidence points to Mud. In the meantime, Mad Mary is missing, too–although Maggie and Ralphie find her bag and cane near the highway.
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Author: Betsy Byars | Narrator: Blain Fairman
Release Date: November 25, 2008
Junior Blossom has finally created the ultimate invention--the Green Phantom. It's big, black, Day-Glo green, and it's beautiful. All it needs is the secret ingredient.



The whole family makes a promise to ensure that Junior's invention will be a success, a Blossom promise that can never be broken.
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Author: Betsy Byars | Narrator: Blain Fairman
Release Date: October 28, 2008
For the Blossom family it's the best day of their lives -- and the worst. Maggie, out west with her mother, is about to become the newest Blossom on the rodeo circuit. And now that the rain has finally stopped,   Junior can at last visit his friend Mad Mary in her cave in the woods.
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Author: Betsy Byars | Narrator: Blain Fairman
Release Date: September 23, 2008
A dangerous coyote is surely no match for Junior Blossom. He sets out to build the best trap ever and win the big reward. However, Junior’s inventions aren’t exactly known for their success. A malfunction sets off a series of events that leaves Junior trapped far from home in a place no one would think to look for him.
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Author: Betsy Byars | Narrator: Blain Fairman
Release Date: August 26, 2008
When Junior Blossom wakes up in the hospital, his  last memory is of crouching on the barn roof with  cloth wings tied to his arms, and of Maggie and  Vern in the yard below, urging him to fly. That had  been just before Junior spotted a police car  approaching the farm in a cloud of  dust.
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Author: Betsy Byars | Narrator: Cassandra Campbell
Release Date: December 13, 2005
For aspiring writer Amen McBee, life at the end of the nineteenth century with her four older sisters (Augusta, Abigail, and the "Bellas," twins Annabella and Arabella) is full of adventure. The only trouble in Amen's life is Mr. Tominski, the strange old man who lives in the woods and keeps a trained flock of doves.
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