A Blossom Promise

by Betsy Byars
Illustrator Amanda Haley

Holiday House Inc | November 15, 2008 | Trade Paperback

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The Blossom spirit endures as the family confronts the frailty of human life in Newbery Award-winning author Betsy Byars''s fourth Blossom Family book. It''s a time of ups and downs for the Blossoms. Maggie is thrilled to be the youngest member of the rodeo circuit...until she witnesses Mom kissing a handsome bull rider. Back at home, the family has weathered the worst flood in the state''s history. Now Vern and his friend Michael can''t wait to test their homemade raft down at Snake Creek, but they don''t count on the creek''s raging current. Hearing their screams, Pap lassos his old rodeo rope and runs to the rescue when suddenly a heart attack strikes. As Pap clings to life, the Blossoms must rely on the strength of their family and pull together as never before.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 192 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.5 in

Published: November 15, 2008

Publisher: Holiday House Inc

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0823421473

ISBN - 13: 9780823421473

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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A Blossom Promise

by Betsy Byars
Illustrator Amanda Haley

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 192 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.5 in

Published: November 15, 2008

Publisher: Holiday House Inc

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0823421473

ISBN - 13: 9780823421473

About the Book

In the aftermath of a big flood in Alderson County, the Blossom family continues coping in their rare family style. Remarkable--the plot takes flight, ending hopefully and joyfully.--"Publishers Weekly."

From the Publisher

The Blossom spirit endures as the family confronts the frailty of human life in Newbery Award-winning author Betsy Byars''s fourth Blossom Family book. It''s a time of ups and downs for the Blossoms. Maggie is thrilled to be the youngest member of the rodeo circuit...until she witnesses Mom kissing a handsome bull rider. Back at home, the family has weathered the worst flood in the state''s history. Now Vern and his friend Michael can''t wait to test their homemade raft down at Snake Creek, but they don''t count on the creek''s raging current. Hearing their screams, Pap lassos his old rodeo rope and runs to the rescue when suddenly a heart attack strikes. As Pap clings to life, the Blossoms must rely on the strength of their family and pull together as never before.

About the Author

Amanda Haley is a contributor for Holiday House titles including: "A Blossom Promise" amd "The Blossoms and the Green Phantom." She resides in Cinncinati, OH.

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.

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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