Wanted-- Mud Blossom / Betsy Byars ; illustrated by Jacqueline Rogers.

Convinced that Mud is responsible for the disappearance of the school hamster that was his responsibility for the weekend, Junior Blossom is determined that the dog should be tried for his "crime."

Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Byars, Betsy Cromer.
Other Authors: Rogers, Jacqueline, (Illustrator)
Format: Book
Published: New York, N.Y. : Delacorte Press, 1991.
Review by Publisher's Weekly Review

Fans of the irrepressible Blossom clan will be delighted to learn that their exuberance has spilled over into this fifth volume. With her distinctive blend of compassion and quirky humor, Byars expands the Blossom saga with a story of friendship, responsibility and--maybe--love. Two mysterious disappearances catapult the entire family into a weekend of turmoil: Scooty, the class hamster entrusted to Junior's care, has vanished and all the evidence points to Pap's dog, Mud. Also missing is Mad Mary, the eccentric ``vulture lady,'' and Vern seems to know more than he's telling. Meanwhile, Maggie and Ralph can't decide whether to love or to hate each other. A trial to determine Mud's fate provides the novel's comic high point; its outcome gently reinforces the message of trust and respect as important components of friendship. While perhaps not as richly textured as previous books in the series, readers will enjoy watching the endearing Blossoms grow up. Illustrations not seen by PW. Ages 8-12. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

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