Wanted... Mud Blossom

Wanted... Mud Blossom

by Betsy Byars

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The Blossom family has an especially eventful weekend during which Junior Blossom loses the school hamster and Pap's dog Mud is put on trial for the hamster's murder!

"Byars captures the conflict and tension of courtroom drama, the ups and downs of personal relationships, and the rewards of lasting friendships."--School Library Journal, starred review.

An ALA Notable Children's Book, A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, Edgar Allan Poe Mystery Writers Award, A Child Study Children's Book Committee: Children's Book of the Year, A Junior Literary Guild Selection.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780606029674
Publisher: Tandem Library Books
Publication date: 01/28/1991
Series: Blossom Family Series
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About 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 has written and illustrated picture books and easy readers as well as designed paper goods and stationery. Booklist praised her "large, sweet, colorful" illustrations for Reading to Peanut by Leda Schubert. She lives in Ohio.

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Wanted... Mud Blossom 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
ElenaEstrada on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
¿Wanted . . . Mud Blossom¿ written by Betsy Byars is a mystery set in rural America. The main character Junior brought home a school hamster and it has gone missing. In addition, Mad Maggie has also gone missing; Maggie Blossom and her boyfriend Ralphie find clues that may indicate Mad Maggie was taken against her will. The book is easy to read, and it revolves around an eccentric family who are trying very hard to behave like a ¿normal¿ family. However, there is a positive and a negative to being a Blossom; they may not live out predictable traditional roles, but they live interesting lives full of creativity. Junior gets to invent things such as wings for flying, coyote traps, and UFO¿s. Anything goes in this story, and anything can happen in a world where characters are allowed to live outside the social mores. Ages: 4th- 7th grade
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best books ever.I was at the edge of my seat.My favorite part was the trial.I thought they would never find Mad Mary.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought the book was great! It had a lot of detail and it made you want to keep on reading and it made you want to turn the pages to see what happens next!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I liked this book becose I love dogs and that is what made me get this book from the bookstore.I hope who reads this book likes it to!!!