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Betsy Byars (1928–2020)

Auteur de The Summer of the Swans

80+ oeuvres 20,658 utilisateurs 245 critiques 4 Favoris

A propos de l'auteur

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, afficher plus 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) afficher moins


Œuvres de Betsy Byars

The Summer of the Swans (1970) 4,410 exemplaires
Tornado (1996) 1,735 exemplaires
Balles De Flipper (1977) 1,191 exemplaires
Ma renarde de minuit (1968) 1,135 exemplaires
The Golly Sisters Go West (1985) 841 exemplaires
LA RIVIERE DE L'ANGOISSE (1969) 726 exemplaires
Wanted...Mud Blossom (1990) 620 exemplaires
The Eighteenth Emergency (1973) 599 exemplaires
The Cybil War (1981) 500 exemplaires
The Not-Just-Anybody Family (1986) 497 exemplaires
Cracker Jackson (1985) 440 exemplaires
The Burning Questions of Bingo Brown (1988) 402 exemplaires
Keeper of the Doves (2002) 349 exemplaires
The Cartoonist (1979) 303 exemplaires
Hooray for the Golly Sisters! (1990) 299 exemplaires
The Seven Treasure Hunts (1991) 295 exemplaires
The SOS File (2004) 288 exemplaires
The TV Kid (1976) 285 exemplaires
The House of Wings (1600) 278 exemplaires
The Computer Nut (1984) 275 exemplaires
The Dark Stairs (1994) 253 exemplaires
A Blossom Promise (1989) 249 exemplaires
My Brother, Ant (1996) 243 exemplaires
The Night Swimmers (1980) 243 exemplaires
McMummy (1993) 226 exemplaires
The Blossoms Meet the Vulture Lady (1986) 223 exemplaires
After the Goat Man (1974) 205 exemplaires
Blossoms and the Green Phantom (1987) 203 exemplaires
The Golly Sisters Ride Again (1994) 202 exemplaires
My Dog, My Hero (2000) 194 exemplaires
Bingo Brown and the Language of Love (1989) 174 exemplaires
Dead Letter (1996) 174 exemplaires
Two Thousand Pound Goldfish (1982) 170 exemplaires
Goodbye, Chicken Little (1979) 168 exemplaires
Beans on the Roof (1988) 159 exemplaires
The Moon and I (1991) 150 exemplaires
Cap sur l'Ouest (1992) 139 exemplaires
Disappearing Acts (1998) 106 exemplaires
Ant Plays Bear (1997) 104 exemplaires
Tarot Says Beware (1995) 102 exemplaires
Me Tarzan (2000) 100 exemplaires
Bingo Brown, Gypsy Lover (1600) 93 exemplaires
The winged colt of Casa Mia (1973) 91 exemplaires
The Glory Girl (1750) 91 exemplaires
Bingo Brown's Guide to Romance (1988) 91 exemplaires
Death's Door (1997) 72 exemplaires
Little Horse (2002) 70 exemplaires
Rama the Gypsy Cat (1966) 61 exemplaires
The Black Tower (2006) 54 exemplaires
Go and Hush the Baby (1971) 46 exemplaires
King of Murder (2006) 42 exemplaires
Little Horse on His Own (2004) 34 exemplaires
Boo's Dinosaur (2006) 33 exemplaires
The Joy Boys (1996) 32 exemplaires
The Lace Snail (1975) 20 exemplaires
Boo's Surprise (2009) 18 exemplaires
Trouble river and related readings (1998) 14 exemplaires
Growing Up Stories (1995) — Contributeur; Directeur de publication — 10 exemplaires
Top Teen Stories (2004) — Directeur de publication; Contributeur — 6 exemplaires
The dancing camel (1965) 4 exemplaires
Clementine (1962) 4 exemplaires
Bingo! (1989) 3 exemplaires
Completely Wild Stories (1998) 3 exemplaires
The Groober (1967) 2 exemplaires
A Bean Birthday (1996) 2 exemplaires
Best of Betsy Byars (1985) 1 exemplaire
The Dark Stairs 1 exemplaire

Oeuvres associées

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


Partage des connaissances

Nom légal
Byars, Betsy Cromer
Date de naissance
Date de décès
Lieu de naissance
Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
Lieu du décès
Seneca, South Carolina, USA
Lieux de résidence
Seneca, South Carolina, USA
Morgantown, West Virginia, USA
Furman University
Queens College (BA|English, 1950)
Myers, Laurie (daughter)
Duffey, Betsy (daughter)
Prix et distinctions
Regina Medel (lifetime achievement ∙ 1987)
Newbery Medal 1971
Courte biographie
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 autres critiques | 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 autres critiques | 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 autres critiques | 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.… (plus d'informations)
iszevthere | 9 autres critiques | Sep 2, 2023 |


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