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Growing Up Stories

by Betsy Cromer Byars (Editor)

Other authors: Lynne Reid Banks (Contributor), Nina Bawden (Contributor), Judy Blume (Contributor), Betsy Byars (Contributor), Ann Cameron (Contributor)23 more, Robert Cormier (Contributor), Roald Dahl (Contributor), Mrs. Ewing (Contributor), Jane Gardam (Contributor), Graham Greene (Contributor), Laurence Lasky (Contributor), Jean Little (Contributor), Kevin Major (Contributor), Katherine Mansfield (Contributor), L.M. Montgomery (Contributor), Richard Parker (Contributor), Philippa Pearce (Contributor), V.S. Pritchett (Contributor), Cynthia Rylant (Contributor), William Saroyan (Contributor), Marjorie Sharmat (Contributor), John Steinbeck (Contributor), Sue Townsend (Contributor), Ethel Turner (Contributor), Jean Webster (Contributor), Jessamyn West (Contributor), Elizabeth Winthrop (Contributor), Paul Zindel (Contributor)

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A compilation of short stories and extracts from novels about turning points in life, by twenty-eight authors including Judy Blume, William Saroyan, L.M. Montgomery, and Roald Dahl.

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Byars, Betsy CromerEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Banks, Lynne ReidContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bawden, NinaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Blume, JudyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Byars, BetsyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cameron, AnnContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cormier, RobertContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Dahl, RoaldContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ewing, Mrs.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gardam, JaneContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Greene, GrahamContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lasky, LaurenceContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Little, JeanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Major, KevinContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Mansfield, KatherineContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Montgomery, L.M.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Parker, RichardContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Pearce, PhilippaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Pritchett, V.S.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Rylant, CynthiaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Saroyan, WilliamContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Sharmat, MarjorieContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Steinbeck, JohnContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Townsend, SueContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Turner, EthelContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Webster, JeanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
West, JessamynContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Winthrop, ElizabethContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Zindel, PaulContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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A compilation of short stories and extracts from novels about turning points in life, by twenty-eight authors including Judy Blume, William Saroyan, L.M. Montgomery, and Roald Dahl.

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Short stories of young people who face many challenges of both rivalry and affection inspired by brothers and sisters, the problems created by too strict or too liberal parents and what happens when the time comes to take on personal responsiblity

  • Who's Afraid? / Philippa Pearce
  • The TV Star / Judy Blume (from Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing)
  • An extract from Bilgewater / Jane Gardam
  • The Day It Rained Cockroaches / Paul Zindel (from The Pigman and Me)
  • The Doll's House / Katherine Mansfield
  • An extract from The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, aged 13¾ / Sue Townsend
  • An extract from Little by Little / Jean Little
  • Sam's Storm / Betsy Byars
  • Anne's History / L.M. Montgomery (from Anne of Green Gables)
  • May I Have Your Autograph? / Marjorie Sharmat
  • An extract from Dear Bruce Springsteen / Kevin Major
  • Reverdy / Jessamyn West
  • The Cement Truck / Laurence Lasky
  • The Evacuees / Nina Bawden (from Carrie's War)
  • Catalogue Cats / Ann Cameron
  • Stray / Cynthia Rylant
  • The Stolen Bicycle / William Saroyan
  • The General Sees Active Service / Ethel Turner (from Seven Little Australians)
  • I Spy / Graham Greene
  • A Terrible Announcement / Lynne Reid Banks (from One More River)
  • An extract from The Red Pony / John Steinbeck
  • Our Field / Mrs Ewing
  • Lion by Moonlight / Richard Parker (from Lion at Large)
  • An extract from Daddy-Long-Legs / Jean Webster
  • President Cleveland, Where Are You? / Robert Cormier
  • The Golden Darters / Elizabeth Winthrop
  • Goat's Tobacco / Roald Dahl (from Boy: Tales of Childhood)
  • The Ladder / V.S. Pritchett
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