Betsy ByarsBetsy Byars (née Cromer; August 7, 1928 – February 26, 2020) was an American author of children's books. Her novel ''Summer of the Swans'' won the 1971 Newbery Medal. She has also received a National Book Award for Young People's Literature for ''The Night Swimmers'' (1980) and an Edgar Award for ''Wanted ... Mud Blossom'' (1991).
Byars has been called "one of the ten best writers for children in the world" by Nancy Chambers, editor of the British literary journal ''Signal'', and in 1987 Byars received the Regina Medal for lifetime achievement from the Catholic Library Association. Due to the popularity of her books with children, she was listed as one of the Educational Paperback Association's top 100 authors. Provided by Wikipedia
A guide for using The summer of the swans in the classroom, based on the novel by Betsy Byars / written by Jane S. Pryne ; illustrated by Agi Palinay.
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