A Traitor Among the Boys (Paperback)

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    Phyllis Reynolds Naylor knew at a very early age that she wanted to be a writer. She began her career writing short stories for magazines and has since authored more than ninety books for children. Though Mrs. Naylor grew up in Ohio, she sets many of her books in West Virginia. The boys-girls battle series is set in Buckman, West Virginia, a town modeled after Buckhannon, West Virginia, where her husband spent most of his growing-up years. Mrs. Naylor has enjoyed accolades from young readers all across the country, and she has won numerous awards. She was honored with the Newbery Medal for her novelShiloh.

    Born
    January 4 in Anderson, Indiana

    Previous Jobs
    Clinical secretary, teacher, editorial assistant

    Hobbies
    Writing, reading, singing, playing the piano, hiking, swimming, theater, and snorkeling

    Favorites
    ... foodsanything chocolate
    ... clothespants and shirts, or gypsy skirts
    ... colorsjade green and blue
    ... booksbooks by Southern authors and books about ordinary people caught up in extraordinary
    situations

    Inspirations for writing
    Absolutely everything that ever happened to me and anybody else, all mixed up with imaginings!
    The Hatford boys' New Year's resolution is "the girls can stay . . . but only if they play by our rules." Their mother insists that they "treat those girls as though they were your sisters." Okay, but somehow the boys' interpretation owes more to sibling rivalry than to brotherly love. The one weak link is young Peter, who doesn't understand the rivalry, openly likes the girls, and sees nothing wrong with sitting in their kitchen eating homemade cookies and answering questions about his brothers' plans. Readers will find themselves laughing out loud at the pranks, the conversations, and one unforgettably embarrassing moment. The high-flying humor is juxtaposed with the budding affection between Josh and Beth and the way all the children pull together during a blizzard. The fifth entry in Naylor's refreshing series chronicling the feud between the Hatfords and the Malloys.


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    ISBN 9780440413868
    Format Paperback
    Pages 118
    Publisher Date 2001-01-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Yearling Books
    Copyright Year 2001
    Height 7.75 in
    Wdth 5.25 in
    Thickness 0.2 in
    Unit weight 0.2 lb
    Language English
    Series Name Age of Unreason
    Audience Children/juvenile
    Authors Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds
    Dimensions 8.0x6.0x1.0

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