The Great Mom Swap

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A Bantam Skylark Book, May 1, 1986 - Family life - 160 pages
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Lorna Markham and Scotti Wheeler are next-door neighbors and best friends.And they each share the same problem:their mothers.Lorna's mother nags her about her schoolwork, wondering why she can't be more like Scotti.And Scotti's mother nags her about her eating habits, telling her to follow Lorna's healthy example.The girls begin to think that, somewhere along the line, they ended up with the wrong mothers.And that gives them a terrific idea.They'll swap mothers!What could be more perfect?Both mothers agree, and soon Laura and Scotti are on a great new adventure with each other's families.Until a surprising thing happens--they each begin to suspect they've made a big mistake.

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User Review  - Sarah - Goodreads

Sometimes we think the grass is greener on the other side, or in this case at your friend's house! However, after Lorna and Scotti switch houses during the summer they begin to realize they like their ... Read full review

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User Review  - Gwen - Goodreads

This book was great.If only I updated it when I finished it in November. Read full review

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Betsy Haynes graduated from Southern Illinois University with a Journalism degree and was named Journalism Alumnus of the Year in 1975. She is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, the Authors Guild and Mystery Writers of America. She was named a Member of the Year of SCBWI in 1988. She is a five-time member of the selection committee for the juvenile division of the Edgar Allan Poe Award given annually by MWA and a three-time member of the selection committee for the annual SCBWI award. Haynes has also received a number of honors and awards for her books, beginning with COWSLIP, which was named to the national list of Books for Brotherhood in1973. Deadly Deception, was named an ALA Quick Pick, the New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age and was on the Texas Lone Star Reading List shortly after its publication in 1994. Betsy's humorous novel, The Great Mom Swap, became an ABC Saturday Night Movie staring Sid Caesar, Valerie Harper and Shelley Fabares in 1995. Haynes has published 74 juvenile and young adult books. She has written historical novels, mysteries, supernatural and ghost stories and humor. Haynes has written four series, including The Bone Chillers series, which became an ABC Saturday Morning television series in 1996.

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