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The Burning Questions of Bingo Brown

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The Burning Questions of Bingo Brown

Bingo Brown Series, Book 1
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Question one: How is it possible to fall in love with three girls in one day in a single English class? Bingo Brown is an average sixth grader with an unusually serious approach to the business of being twelve. He's got some burning questions—why does he get such wild crushes on girls? How can he avoid the school bully? Why is his favorite teacher acting so strangely?—and he's determined to figure them out. This first entry in Byars's acclaimed Bingo Brown series smartly captures all the highs and lows of adolescence. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Betsy Byars including rare images from the author's personal collection.

Question one: How is it possible to fall in love with three girls in one day in a single English class? Bingo Brown is an average sixth grader with an unusually serious approach to the business of being twelve. He's got some burning questions—why does he get such wild crushes on girls? How can he avoid the school bully? Why is his favorite teacher acting so strangely?—and he's determined to figure them out. This first entry in Byars's acclaimed Bingo Brown series smartly captures all the highs and lows of adolescence. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Betsy Byars including rare images from the author's personal collection.

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  • Betsy Byars (b. 1928) is an award-winning American author of more than fifty childrens and young adult titles, including The Summer of the Swans (1970), which earned her the Newbery Medal. She has also received a National Book Award for The Night Swimmers (1980) and an Edgar Award for Wanted . . . Mud Blossom (1991). Byars began writing in college and submitted stories to magazines while raising four children. Her first novel, Clementine, was published in 1962, and in the decades since, she became one of Americas best-loved authors for young readers, with popular series including Bingo Brown and the Blossom Family stories. Byars and her husband, Ed, are both licensed aircraft pilots and live above their own private hangar on an airstrip in Seneca, South Carolina.

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  • Publisher's Weekly

    April 25, 1988
    Bingo Brown is one of Byars's most ingenuous and likable male characters since Junior Blossom. He is a fairly ordinary sixth grader, with a number of extraordinary questions, which he faithfully copies down in his journal. Three girls have won his heart, simultaneously, and so he is shuffling around, trying to understand the next phase of affection. But Bingo has other, more serious concerns: his favorite teacher has started to speak of a woman he loves in class, inviting opinions from the children, and asking, indirectly, for help that most of them are too young to give. Without resorting to the knee-slapping antics of her last few books, Byars relays Bingo's questions and his answers, in a way that is so believable that readers may wonder if there isn't a Bingo in their classrooms. Ages 8-12.

  • School Library Journal

    "[Byars] has created another memorable and immensely likable hero . . ."

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