The Blossoms And The Green Phantom

by Betsy Byars
Illustrator Amanda Haley

Holiday House Inc | September 15, 2008 | Trade Paperback

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The strength of family love triumphs in this adventurous third title of the best-selling Blossom Family series by Newbery Medal-winning author Betsy Byars. Junior Blossom has created the most spectacular invention of all time: a homemade UFO. The Green Phantom took all of the garbage bags and Day-Glo paint Junior could find, but now it requires one more very special ingredient. Although Junior needs help, his family seems too busy to care about him. Then when Pap and his dog, Mud, don''t come home from town, the Blossoms are pulled apart even farther. Are Pap and Mud in serious trouble? Can a Blossom promise bring everyone back together again?

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 176 pages, 3.25 × 2.17 × 0.2 in

Published: September 15, 2008

Publisher: Holiday House Inc

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0823421465

ISBN - 13: 9780823421466

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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The Blossoms And The Green Phantom

by Betsy Byars
Illustrator Amanda Haley

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 176 pages, 3.25 × 2.17 × 0.2 in

Published: September 15, 2008

Publisher: Holiday House Inc

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0823421465

ISBN - 13: 9780823421466

About the Book

In the latest adventure of the happy and chaotic Blossom family--an ALA Notable Book for Children--Junior creates the ultimate invention with the help, as usual, of the entire family. Only one problem crops up--Pap disappears.

From the Publisher

The strength of family love triumphs in this adventurous third title of the best-selling Blossom Family series by Newbery Medal-winning author Betsy Byars. Junior Blossom has created the most spectacular invention of all time: a homemade UFO. The Green Phantom took all of the garbage bags and Day-Glo paint Junior could find, but now it requires one more very special ingredient. Although Junior needs help, his family seems too busy to care about him. Then when Pap and his dog, Mud, don''t come home from town, the Blossoms are pulled apart even farther. Are Pap and Mud in serious trouble? Can a Blossom promise bring everyone back together again?

From the Jacket

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.


Family and friends gather to launch the Green Phantom, but where are Pap and his dog, Mud? They wouldn''t break a Blossom promise unless they were in serious trouble....

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 is a contributor for Holiday House titles including: "The Blossoms and the Green Phantom".

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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