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Betsy Byars (August 7, 1928 – February 26, 2020) was an American author of middle grade fiction. Most of her work is centered around children on the 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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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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