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The Pinballs (Apple Paperbacks)

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Publisher Comments:

You can't always decide where life will take you--especially when you're a kid.

Carlie knows she's got no say in what happens to her. Stuck in a foster home with two other kids, Harvey and Thomas J, she's just a pinball being bounced from bumper to bumper. As soon as you get settled, somebody puts another coin in the machine and off you go again. But against her will and her better judgment, Carlie and the boys become friends. And all three of them start to see that they can take control of their own Iives.

Carlie knows she's got no say in what happens to her. Stuck in a foster home with two other kids, Harvey and Thomas J, she's just a pinball being bounced from bumper to bumper. As soon as you get settled, somebody puts another coin in the machine and off you go again. But against her will and her beter judgement, Carlie and the boys become friends. And all three of them start to see that they can take control of their own lives.

Notable Children's Book of 1977 (ALA)

1977 Children's Book Award (CSA)

Best Books of 1977 (SLJ)

Notable 1977 Children's Trade Books in Social Studies (NCSS/CBC)

Children's Books of 1977 (Library of Congress)

International Year of the Child Special Hans Christian Andersen Honors List (IBBY)

1980 William Allen White Award (Kansas)

1980 Mark Twain Award (Missouri Library Association)

1980 California Young Readers Award

1982 Golden Archer Award (Wisconsin)

1978-79 Georgia Children's Book Award

1980 Charlie May Simon Children's Books Award (Arkansas)

Synopsis:

Winner of multiple awards, this novel follows three lonely foster children asthey learn to care about themselves and each other.

Synopsis:

You can't always decide where life will take you--especially when you're a kid.

Carlie knows she's got no say in what happens to her. Stuck in a foster home with two other kids, Harvey and Thomas J, she's just a pinball being bounced from bumper to bumper. As soon as you get settled, somebody puts another coin in the machine and off you go again. But against her will and her better judgment, Carlie and the boys become friends. And all three of them start to see that they can take control of their own Iives.

Carlie knows she's got no say in what happens to her. Stuck in a foster home with two other kids, Harvey and Thomas J, she's just a pinball being bounced from bumper to bumper. As soon as you get settled, somebody puts another coin in the machine and off you go again. But against her will and her beter judgement, Carlie and the boys become friends. And all three of them start to see that they can take control of their own lives.

About the Author

Betsy Byars is a widely read and loved author of many award-winning middle-grade books for children, including Summer Of The Swans (Viking), a 1971 Newbery Medal winner. The Pinballs was an ALA Notable Children's Book in 1977 as well as the basis for an ABC Afterschool Special. Other books she has written for HarperCollins are Good-bye, Chicken Little; The Seven Treasure Hunts, illustrated by Jennifer Barrett; and three I Can Read Books, the popular The Golly Sisters Go West, Hooray For The Golly Sisters!, and The Golly Sisters Ride Again, all illustrated by Sue Truesdell. Ms. Byars lives in Clemson, South Carolina, with her husband.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780064401982
Author:
Byars, Betsy Cromer
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Author:
Byars, Betsy
Author:
by Betsy Byars
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Children's fiction
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Social Situations - Friendship
Subject:
Social Situations - Adolescence
Subject:
Foster home care
Subject:
Family - Orphans & Foster Homes
Subject:
Juveniles
Subject:
Friendship -- Fiction.
Subject:
Social Issues - Adolescence
Subject:
Social Issues - Friendship
Subject:
Children s-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Apple Paperback
Series Volume:
99-267
Publication Date:
September 1992
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 7.20 oz
Age Level:
10-14

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"Synopsis" by , Winner of multiple awards, this novel follows three lonely foster children asthey learn to care about themselves and each other.

"Synopsis" by ,

You can't always decide where life will take you--especially when you're a kid.

Carlie knows she's got no say in what happens to her. Stuck in a foster home with two other kids, Harvey and Thomas J, she's just a pinball being bounced from bumper to bumper. As soon as you get settled, somebody puts another coin in the machine and off you go again. But against her will and her better judgment, Carlie and the boys become friends. And all three of them start to see that they can take control of their own Iives.

Carlie knows she's got no say in what happens to her. Stuck in a foster home with two other kids, Harvey and Thomas J, she's just a pinball being bounced from bumper to bumper. As soon as you get settled, somebody puts another coin in the machine and off you go again. But against her will and her beter judgement, Carlie and the boys become friends. And all three of them start to see that they can take control of their own lives.

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