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Wanted... Mud Blossom

Wanted... Mud Blossom

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by Betsy Byars
     
 

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Perfect for young dog lovers, this fifth Blossom Family title is a mysterious and touching finale to the best-selling series by Newbery Medal-winning author Betsy Byars.

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

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Perfect for young dog lovers, this fifth Blossom Family title is a mysterious and touching finale to the best-selling series by Newbery Medal-winning author Betsy Byars.

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 her bag and walking stick were found near the hgihway. When Mary later wakes up in the hospital, she realizes that the Blossom family might just have provided her with the strength she needs to pull her life back togeether. It's anything but an ordinary weekend with the Blossoms!

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Mud, the Blossoms' rambunctious dog who ``had never turned down a walk in his life,'' takes center stage in Byars's event-filled fifth installment about this irrepressible clan. Ages 8-12. (Mar.)
Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
The Blossom family is always involved in some crazy adventure, and the fourth in this series is no different. Junior can't find the class hamster. It looks like Mud the dog is the culprit, but Vern and George are acting mighty strange. The only thing to do is to put Mud on trial for the crime. Subplots abound with neighbor Mad Mary missing, Vicki Blossom's new boy friend, and Ralphie's romance with Maggie Blossom running hot and cold. Edgar Allan Poe Award winner and an ALA Notable Book for Children.
Children's Literature - Mary Quattlebaum
Middle-grade readers wait with great anticipation for a new book in Byars' series about the Blossoms, which chronicles the adventures (and misadventures!) of a loving, quirky family. In the fifth and latest book, the family dog is accused of devouring the hamster, Scooty, and must stand trial before a jury of his peers (the kids and other dogs). Mud's rescue from a certain 'guilty' verdict and the surprise ending will delight readers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780823421480
Publisher:
Holiday House, Inc.
Publication date:
10/28/2008
Series:
Blossom Family Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
524,031
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

Meet the Author

Betsy Byars has written more than sixty books for young readers. Her books have been translated into nine languages and have appeared on national television. She writes based on real-life experiences; and many friends, enemies, and interesting people she has met often show up in her fiction. In 1971 her "Summer of the Swans" was awarded the Newbery Medal. She lives in Seneca, South Carolina.

Amanda Haley illustrations for Reading to Peanut by Leda Schubert were noted as being "colorful" and "energetic" by Kirkus Reviews. Amanda has written and illustrated picture books and easy readers as well as designed paper goods and stationery. She lives in Milford, Ohio.

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