The Eighteenth Emergency by Betsy Byars
  

The Eighteenth Emergency

Written by Betsy Byars

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Mouse and his best friend Ezzie have come up with 17 action plans for various types of emergency, such as Attack by an Unfriendly Lion. But nothing has prepared them for the 18th emergency: being on the wrong side of Marv Hammerman, every eighth-grader's worst nightmare.


The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. Timid 'Mouse' has contingency plans for seventeen fantasy emergencies but when the eighteenth comes along - a fullsize bully - he really does have something to face up to. A masterpiece of humorous invention.
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The Eighteenth Emergency by Betsy Byars

Mouse and his best friend Ezzie have come up with 17 action plans for various types of emergency, such as Attack by an Unfriendly Lion. But nothing has prepared them for the 18th emergency: being on the wrong side of Marv Hammerman, every eighth-grader's worst nightmare.

About the Author

Betsy Byars

Byars was born in Charlotte, North Carolina, on August 7, 1928. Unlike many of the characters in her books, Byars grew up in a normal, loving family. Her father was an engineer and worked as a bookkeeper in a cotton mill. He was stern and hardworking and had a strong sense of humor. Her mother was a lively woman who loved acting and music. Byars's sister, Nancy, two years older, was sometimes an inspiration and sometimes an evil nemesis.

Byars's personal experiences and observations, and those of her children, are the sources of much of her fiction. As a child, she lived part of the time in the country and part of the time in the city, so she had a variety of experiences. She has vivid memories of her school years and of teachers, friends, and bullies. Many of them show up in her fiction.


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Paperback

Author

Betsy Byars
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Author's Website

www.betsybyars.com/

Publisher

Random House Children's Books

Publication date

3rd August 2000

ISBN

9780099408673

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