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Wanted...Mud Blossom by Betsy Byars

Wanted...Mud Blossom

by Betsy Byars

Series: Blossoms (5)

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Thrift store discovery. I've read several by Byars, but I never knew about the Blossom family stories. In this installment, my favorite character is Ralphie, a neighbor boy. I'm definitely going to try to go back and read the rest of the series. ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Jun 6, 2016 |
“Wanted . . . Mud Blossom” written by Betsy Byars is a mystery set in rural America. The main character Junior brought home a school hamster and it has gone missing. In addition, Mad Maggie has also gone missing; Maggie Blossom and her boyfriend Ralphie find clues that may indicate Mad Maggie was taken against her will. The book is easy to read, and it revolves around an eccentric family who are trying very hard to behave like a “normal” family. However, there is a positive and a negative to being a Blossom; they may not live out predictable traditional roles, but they live interesting lives full of creativity. Junior gets to invent things such as wings for flying, coyote traps, and UFO’s. Anything goes in this story, and anything can happen in a world where characters are allowed to live outside the social mores.
Ages: 4th- 7th grade ( )
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0440407613, Paperback)

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.

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Convinced that Mud is responsible for the disappearance of the school hamster that was his responsibility for the weekend, Junior Blossom is determined that the dog should be tried for his "crime."

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