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The Resource The pinballs, Betsy Byars

The pinballs, Betsy Byars

Label
The pinballs
Title
The pinballs
Statement of responsibility
Betsy Byars
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
You can't always decide where life will take you, especially when you're a kid. Carlie knows she's got no say in what happens to her. Stuck in a foster home with two other kids, Harvey and Thomas J, she's just a pinball being bounced from bumper to bumper. As soon as you get settled, somebody puts another coin in the machine and off you go again. But against her will and her better judgment, Carlie and the boys become friends. And all three of them start to see that they can take control of their own lives
Summary
Three lonely foster children learn to care about themselves and each other
Theme
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • California Young Reader Medal, Middle School, 1980.
  • Georgia Children's Book Award, 1979.
  • Mark Twain Award (Missouri), 1980.
  • Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award (Minnesota), 1981.
  • Surrey Book of the Year Award (British Columbia), 1981.
  • William Allen White Children's Book Award (Kansas), 1980.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
086962
Cataloging source
SALS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Byars, Betsy Cromer
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Ages 8-12
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 6
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Foster home care
  • Friendship
  • Foster home care
  • Friendship
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
The pinballs, Betsy Byars
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published in 1977
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000065442395
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Revised paperback edition.
Extent
138 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780062881786
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1055682567
Label
The pinballs, Betsy Byars
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published in 1977
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000065442395
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Revised paperback edition.
Extent
138 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780062881786
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1055682567

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