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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Betsy Byars Narrator: Blain Fairman Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Blossom Family Books Release Date: August 2008 ISBN: 9780739373903
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When Junior Blossom wakes up in the hospital, his  last memory is of crouching on the barn roof with  cloth wings tied to his arms, and of Maggie and  Vern in the yard below, urging him to fly. That had  been just before Junior spotted a police car  approaching the farm in a cloud of  dust.



Meanwhile Pap, the children's grandfather, sits in  disgrace in the city jail. He was arrested for  disturbing the peace after his pickup truck  accidentally dumped 2,147 beer and soda cans (worth  $107.35) on Spring Street.



With their  mother away on the rodeo circuit, it's up to Maggie  and Vern to find a way to rescue Pap and Junior.  How will they solve their family problems?


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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katy Noyes | 12/5/2012

    " Lovely family drama/adventure. Really enjoyed this one. Short but great family dynamics, novel written children (and dog!). Good short chapters, timeless story that wouldn't date, simple enough language and you root for the family to get back together. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liz Gibbs | 5/23/2012

    " This was a great adventure and very entertaining. However, I didn't like it being mentioned that the kids' grandfather made beer in the basement. This is a children's book and that was totally irrelevant to the plot. It really took away from my sympathy toward the grandfather too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kim | 1/1/2010

    " This is the first in the Blossom family books. Their grandfather is in jail and their mother is on the rodeo circuit - that leaves three siblings to handle things on their own. This book is entertaining and will leave you wanting to know more about the Blossoms. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Daphne | 6/14/2009

    " Cute story. I think it would definitely appeal to kids in grades 3-5. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Elizabeth | 1/13/2009

    " Mostly weird, but there were some random ok points in the book. "

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About the Author
Author Betsy ByarsWhen she was a young girl living in Charlotte, North Carolina, Betsy Byars thought being a writer was a boring career, and never imagined she'd become an author one day. But years later, while her husband attended graduate school, Byars started writing articles for The Saturday Evening Post, Look, and other magazines. And as her family grew and her children began to read, Betsy Byars began to write books for young readers. She learned that her childhood preconceptions about writing were incorrect and that there was more to being a writer than just sitting in front of a typewriter all day. In fact, she discovered firsthand that it was exciting and stimulating to create her own stories and characters.
About the Narrator

Blain Fairman is a published author and a narrator of children’s books. Some of his narrated works include A Blossom Promise, Blossoms Meet the Vulture Lady, The Notjustanybody Family, and Tarot Says Beware: A Herculeah Jones Mystery.