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Byars, Betsy
New York : Dell, 1983.
IL 3-6 RL 5.3 .

ISBN 0440458579  

Retta is the oldest of three kids, all of whom were named after country music stars -- Loretta Lynn was Retta's namesake. Responsible for Johnny and Ray at night while Daddy sings his big hit "My Angel Went to Heaven in a DC13", Retta takes the kids to the Colonel's pool at night after the rich folks have gone to bed for the night. Johnny grows up a lot that summer and when he rebels against Retta's rules and orders, the whole family organization collapses. Find out how Retta copes, read Betsy Byars "The Night Swimmers".

SUBJECTS:     Single-parent family -- Fiction
                        Brothers and sisters -- Fiction


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