192 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.5 in
October 15, 2008
Holiday House Inc
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0823421481
ISBN - 13: 9780823421480
About the Book
Mud, the loyal family dog, is the prime suspect in a weekend mishap, in this fifth rollicking adventure featuring Byars' beloved Blossom family. Winner of the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Juvenile Mystery of 1992 and "School Library Journal" Best Book of the Year.
From the Publisher
Perfect for young dog lovers, this fifth Blossom Family title is a mysterious and touching finale to the best-selling series by Newbery Medal-winning author Betsy Byars.
When Junior brings home the classroom hamster, Scooty, he decides to build the best hamster tunnel ever. But when Scooty goes missing, all evidence points to Mud. In the meantime, Mad Mary is missing, too--although her bag and walking stick were found near the hgihway. When Mary later wakes up in the hospital, she realizes that the Blossom family might just have provided her with the strength she needs to pull her life back togeether. It's anything but an ordinary weekend with the Blossoms!
From the Jacket
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!
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.
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 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.
& quot; Byars captures the conflict and tension of courtroom drama, the ups and downs of personal relationships, and the rewards of lasting friendships.& quot; -- School Library Journal, starred review.