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Byars, Betsy
New York : Delecorte, 1991
IL 5-8  RL 4.8

ISBN 0440407613  

The Blossoms will never be considered a normal family no matter how hard they try. Even their dog is not quite normal. In this book their mom has made them promise to act normal because her new boyfriend is coming to visit for the weekend. Junior is mortified because he dug a tunnel for the class hamster he was allowed to take home for the weekend and the hamster has disappeared. Much, their Pap's dog, is suspected of murdering poor little Scooty. Maggie is arguing with the boy who loves her and their friend, Mad Mary, is missing. Normal is hardly possible for the Blossoms. (Adele Mangipano

SUBJECTS:     Family life -- Fiction
                        Dogs -- Fiction


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