Animal, the Vegetable, and John D Jones by Betsy Byars

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Clara and Deanie are on vacation to see their dad—so why do they have to spend time with his new girlfriend and her annoying son?

After their parents’ divorce, sisters Clara and Deanie are more than happy to have some time alone with their father during a beach vacation. After all, nobody dotes on them as much as their father. But it turns out dad has different plans for their trip. He’s brought along his girlfriend and her son: the snotty, completely un-fun John D. Jones. But when disaster strikes, this group of distrustful semi-relations must come together quickly to avoid a major tragedy. This absorbing story of mixed-up families shows how emotional bonds stay strong even when parents move apart. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Betsy Byars including rare images from the author’s personal collection.

About Betsy Byars

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When she was a young girl living in Charlotte, North Carolina, Betsy Byars thought being a writer was a boring career, and never imagined she'd become an author one day. But years later, while her husband attended graduate school, Byars started writing articles for The Saturday Evening Post, Look, and other magazines. And as her family grew and her children began to read, Betsy Byars began to write books for young readers. She learned that her childhood preconceptions about writing were incorrect and that there was more to being a writer than just sitting in front of a typewriter all day. In fact, she discovered firsthand that it was exciting and stimulating to create her own stories and characters.Betsy Byars's first children's book was published in 1962, after it had been rejected nine times. Since
Published February 12, 2013 by Open Road Media Teen & Tween. 114 pages
Genres: Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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