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WANTED . . . MUD BLOSSOM
by Betsy Byars

Paperback | 192 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 | US$ 8.95
ISBN: 9780823421480 | 08-01-2008

Grade: FIFTH | Age: 8 to 12

Themes: Humor, Family & Relationships
Recommendations: A*, C, H*, K*, NYTBR, PW, SLJ*, V

About the Book
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. Meanwhile, Mad Mary is missing, too - although her bag and walking stick were found near the highway. When Mary later wakes up in the hospital, she realizes that the Blossoms might just have provided her with the strength she needs to pull her life back together. It'­s anything but an ordinary weekend with the Blossoms!
Perfect for young dog lovers, this fifth Blossom Family title is a mysterious and touching finale to the best-selling series by Newbery Medal's winning author Betsy Byars.

Winner, Edgar Allan Poe Award
An ALA Notable Book for Children
Horn Book Fanfare Selection

For a discussion guide about the book and an author interview with Betsy Byars, click here.

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Readers' Guide
Betsy Byars / WANTED...MUD BLOSSOM: A Blossom Family Book #5
A Readers' Guide with Discussion Questions, An Interview with Betsy Byars, and Writing Tips from the Author!