The Eighteenth Emergency

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Avon Books, Mar 21, 1980 - Juvenile Fiction - 126 pages
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Mouse Fawley has just done something very, very dumb. No kid in his right mind would go out of his way to enrage Marv Hammerman, the school bully--but when Mouse saw the picture of the Neanderthal man, he just had to write Marv's name under it. Too bad Marv was standing right behind him while he was doing it . Now Mouse has to choose between being on the run and being killed by the school bully.

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Iíve never had someone threaten to beat me up. It, then, was a revelation to read this book. And, isnít Betsy Byars a master? I left the book feeling compassion for both our main character, nicknamed ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
7
Section 2
16
Section 3
32
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About the author (1980)

Betsy Cromer Byars was born in1928. She graduated from Queens College in Charlotte, North Carolina. While she was in graduate school, she began writing articles for The Saturday Evening Post and Look. Byars writes novels for young people. She is an expert at tapping in to the pain of adolescence, using bits of her own experience to flavor her characters. She is author of more than 23 books and has won numerous awards. Her book about a 14-year-old girl and her mentally retarded brother, The Summer of the Swans (1970), won the Newberry Award as the most distinguished contribution to children's literature that year. Other books include The 18th Emergency (1973), The TV Kid (1976), and After the Goat Man (1995).