The Cybil War

Paperback | April 1, 1990

byBetsy Byars

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Young love, told by the Newbery Medal-winning author of Summer of the Swans

Simon is in fifth grade, and every time he sees Cybil Ackerman, his heart pounds. Falling in love with her was easy, but winning her is not. Simon's best friend, Tony, is also swooning over Cybil, and he'll stop at nothing to ruin Simon's chances of impressing her. When Simon realizes what Tony is up to, the war is on... but only Cybil can decide the outcome. Who will be the lucky winner of Cybil's heart?

"Young love, fifth-grade variety, portrayed with warmth and humor and that extra, penetrating touch one expects of Byars."—Kirkus Reviews

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As soon as Cybil grins and crosses her eyes at Simon, he's in love. But the road to Cybil's heart is bumpy--mainly because of Simon's best friend, Tony, whose outrageous lies keep Cybil and Simon apart. "Young love, fifth-grade variety, portrayed with warmth and humor and that extra, penetrating touch one expects of Byars".--Kirkus Rev...

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Young love, told by the Newbery Medal-winning author of Summer of the SwansSimon is in fifth grade, and every time he sees Cybil Ackerman, his heart pounds. Falling in love with her was easy, but winning her is not. Simon's best friend, Tony, is also swooning over Cybil, and he'll stop at nothing to ruin Simon's chances of impressing h...

Betsy Byars began her writing career rather late in life. "In all of my school years, . . . not one single teacher ever said to me, 'Perhaps you should consider becoming a writer,'" Byars recalls. "Anyway, I didn't want to be a writer. Writing seemed boring. You sat in a room all day by yourself and typed. If I was going to be a writer...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 7.85 × 5 × 0.4 inPublished:April 1, 1990Publisher:Penguin Young Readers Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0140343563

ISBN - 13:9780140343564

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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As soon as Cybil grins and crosses her eyes at Simon, he's in love. But the road to Cybil's heart is bumpy--mainly because of Simon's best friend, Tony, whose outrageous lies keep Cybil and Simon apart. "Young love, fifth-grade variety, portrayed with warmth and humor and that extra, penetrating touch one expects of Byars".--Kirkus Reviews. 10 illustrations