Cracker Jackson

Paperback | October 7, 1986

byBetsy Byars

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A backlist gem from a Newbery-winning author!

Cracker Jackson has a problem. A big, serious, adult problem. When he receives an anonymous note in the mail, he finds out that his old babysitter, Alma, is in danger. Cracker''s the only one who can help her. But what can an eleven-year-old do in a situation that most adults couldn''t cope with? Cracker will do anything to protect his beloved Alma. But the situation is already moving beyond his control...

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Winner of the Parents'' Choice Award
An IRA-CBC Children''s Choice

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Betsy Byars brings one of today's most complex issues (spousal abuse) into compassionate focus, while sending readers on a breakneck roller coaster ride. An ALA Notable Book of the Year. Young Adult

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A backlist gem from a Newbery-winning author!Cracker Jackson has a problem. A big, serious, adult problem. When he receives an anonymous note in the mail, he finds out that his old babysitter, Alma, is in danger. Cracker's the only one who can help her. But what can an eleven-year-old do in a situation that most adults couldn't cope with? Cracker will do anything to protect his beloved Alma. ...

Betsy Byars has written over sixty books for young people. Her first published in 1962 and since then she has published regularly. Her books have been translated into nineteen languages and she gets thousands of letters from readers in the United States and from all over the world. She has won many awards. Among them are the Newbery Medal in 1971 for her novel The Summer of the Swans, the American Book Award in ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 7.8 × 5 × 0.4 inPublished:October 7, 1986Publisher:Penguin Young Readers Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:014031881X

ISBN - 13:9780140318814

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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