House of Wings by Betsy Byars
  

House of Wings

Betsy Byars

Synopsis

House of Wings by Betsy Byars

When Sammy must spend weeks alone with his grandfather, he learns that the old man isn't quite as boring as he thought . . .When his parents leave for Detroit, Sammy is left alone with his out-of-touch grandfather in a dull, creaky house. All Sammy wants to do is run away to rejoin his folks. But Grandpa's world holds a few surprises, including a majestic crane found in the woods with a broken wing. Sammy finds himself seeing his grandfather's world through new, wild eyes.This ebook features an illustrated biography of Betsy Byars including rare images from the author's personal collection.

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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eBook

Author

Betsy Byars
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Author's Website

www.betsybyars.com/

Publisher

Open Road Media Teen & Tween Open Road Media Teen & Tween

Publication date

12th February 2013

ISBN

9781453294246



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