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Betsy Byars (August 7, 1928 February 26, 2020) was an American author of [[MiddleGradeLiterature middle grade]] fiction. Most of her work is centered around children on the [[ComingOfAge cusp of adolescence]] as they deal with some of life's more difficult problems; including abandonment, disability, death, or abuse. She had written over sixty children's books, including the 1971 Newbery Medal winning ''Summer of the Swans''.


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Betsy Byars (August 7, 1928 February 26, 2020) was an American author of [[MiddleGradeLiterature middle grade]] fiction. Most of her work is centered around children on the [[ComingOfAge cusp of adolescence]] as they deal with some of life's more difficult problems; including abandonment, disability, death, or abuse. She had written over sixty children's books, including the 1971 Newbery Medal UsefulNotes/NewberyMedal winning ''Summer of the Swans''.






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\n\n* ''Cracker Jackson'' (1985)


Betsy Byars (August 7, 1928 February 26, 2020) was an American author of [[MiddleGradeLiterature middle grade]] fiction. Most of her work is centered around children on the [[ComingOfAge cusp of adolescence]] as they deal with some of life's more difficult problems; including abandonment, disability, death, or abuse. She had written over sixty children's books, including the winner of the 1971 Newberry Metal for ''Summer of the Swans''.


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Betsy Byars (August 7, 1928 February 26, 2020) was an American author of [[MiddleGradeLiterature middle grade]] fiction. Most of her work is centered around children on the [[ComingOfAge cusp of adolescence]] as they deal with some of life's more difficult problems; including abandonment, disability, death, or abuse. She had written over sixty children's books, including the winner of the 1971 Newberry Metal for Newbery Medal winning ''Summer of the Swans''.



* PromotionToParent: A number of her more serious works, including ''The Night Swimmers'', involve an older sibling suddenly being thrust into the parental role when their real parent is either dead, emotionally absent, or has outright abandoned them.

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* PromotionToParent: A number of her more serious works, including ''The Night Swimmers'', involve an older sibling suddenly being thrust into the parental role when their real parent is either dead, emotionally absent, or has outright abandoned them.them.
* SafeZoneHopeSpot: ''Trouble River'' features young Dewey Martin and his grandmother, who flee their cabin after encountering a hostile Native American scout. Knowing that he will come back with the rest of his war party, Dewey and his grandmother construct a raft and flee down the river. They spend several chapters fleeing downriver toward the refuge of their friends, the Dargans. Upon arriving, they discover that the Dargan homestead was burned to the ground in a surprise attack before they left their own home. This forces Jeremy and his grandmother to raft a great deal further, through dangerous rapids, to reach a town that the war party avoided.

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* ''Trouble/River'' (1969)

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* TheFilmOfTheBook: A couple of her novels have been turned into movies, primarily for television; including ''The Pinballs'', and ''Summer of the Swans''.

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* TheFilmOfTheBook: A couple of her novels have been turned into movies, [[MadeForTVMovie primarily for television; television]]; including ''The Pinballs'', and ''Summer of the Swans''.Swans''.
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* ParentalAbandonment: This had occurred with such frequently in Byar's work that she herself had commented on it.
* PromotionToParent: A number of her more serious works, including ''The Night Swimmers'', involve an older sibling suddenly being thrust into the parental role when their real parent is either dead, emotionally absent, or has outright abandoned them.


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*TheFilmOfTheBook: A couple of her novels have been turned into movies, primarily for television; including ''The Pinballs'', and ''Summer of the Swans''.

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Betsy Byars (August 7, 1928 February 26, 2020) was an American author of [[MiddleGradeLiterature middle grade]] fiction. Most of her work is centered around children on the [[ComingOfAge cusp of adolescence]] as they deal with some of life's more difficult problems; including abandonment, disability, death, or abuse. She had written over sixty children's books, including the winner of the 1971 Newberry Metal for ''Summer of the Swans''.


!!Works by Betsy Byars with their own trope pages include:

* ''Literature/ThePinballs'' (1977)

!!Other works by Betsy Byars include:

* ''The Cartoonist'' (1978)
* ''The Eighteenth Emergency'' (1973)
* ''The Night Swimmers'' (1980)
* ''Summer of the Swans'' (1970)
* ''The Two-Thousand-Pound Goldfish'' (1982)



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