!!> PDF / Epub ✈ The Night Swimmers ⚣ Author Betsy Byars – Anguillais.us

The Night Swimmers Retta, Johnny And Roy Are The Night Swimmers Three Children Whose Father Leaves Them Alone While He Performs As A Singer Byars Has The Uncanny Ability To Know The Secret Livesthe Outward Postures, And The Exact Words Her Characters Would Surely Use The New York Times Book Review A Boston Globe Horn Book Honor Book, An American Book Award, Parents Choice Award, A Child Study Children S Book Committee Children S Book Of The Year, An IRA CBC Children S Choice, A School Library Journal Best Book Of The Year.

!!> PDF / Epub ✈ The Night Swimmers  ⚣ Author Betsy Byars – Anguillais.us
  • Paperback
  • 144 pages
  • The Night Swimmers
  • Betsy Byars
  • English
  • 02 March 2017
  • 0440458579

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  1. says:

    Let me start by saying that I loved this book It reminded me why I constantly have my kids read the old Newberry and National Book Award winners Written in 1980, it brings to life summers when kids disappeared for days at a time, when there were no planned activities, and each day held its own possibilities After finishing this book, I took a look at some of the other reviews on Goodreads, to gauge the general opinion I was struck most by the repeated mention of how sad this book was, and ab Let me start by saying that I loved this book It reminded me why I constantly have my kids read the old Newberry and National Book Award winners Written in 1980, it brings to life summers when kids disappeared for days at a time, when there were no planned activities, and each day held its own possibilities After finishing this book, I took a look at some of the other reviews on Goodreads, to gauge the general opinion I was struck most by the repeated mention of how sad this book was, and about all of the fighting Maybe because I live with a 9 and 11 year old, I did not find the gentle bickering contained in this book to be a theme I found it to be hopeful, and at times, moving and funny None of the characters took themselves too seriously from Roy in his chubby jeans, to Shorty, in his pink velour cowboy suit Admittedly, this is a group of people who have been through a lot their mother died, and 12 year old Retta, the olde...


  2. says:

    This story was better than I even expected, and I always retain high hopes for each new Betsy Byars book that I read Her very easy going style appeals to me, and this book had that in spades As usual, her kids are very independent and able t...


  3. says:

    It has been years since I read this book as a children s librarian It is the story of three children living with their widowed father He works at night leaving them alone to their own devices My written notes indicate that I thought this Byars book was not up to her...


  4. says:

    The Night Swimmers by Betsy Byars was the 1981 National Book Award winner for children s fiction Retta s mother is dead, and her father, a country singer, works nights performing his music, so Retta is left home to tend to her two younger brothers, Johnny and Roy Wanting them to have an exciting taste of theaffluent lifestyle she believes they deserve, she takes the boys swimming each night at a pool in another neighborhood The kids are not supposed to use the pool, which belongs to the The Night Swimmers by Betsy Byars was the 1981 National Book Award winner for children s fiction Retta s mother is dead, and her father, a country singer, works nights performing his music, so Retta is left home to tend to her two younger brothers, Johnny and Roy Wanting them to have an exciting taste of theaffluent lifestyle she believes they deserve, she takes the boys swimming each night at a pool in another neighborhood The kids are not supposed to use the pool, which belongs to the Captain, but Retta still feels somehow entitled to use it, as though it makes up for some mi...


  5. says:

    The Night Swimmers by Betsy Byars tells the story of three children who have essentially lost both their parents the night their mother died These children struggle to experience life and friendship because they have no one at home to support them or push them to do better than they are One night Retta takes the boys to swim in a neighbor s pool It is something they ve never experienced before and it seems like this might be the one taste of a happy life a free life they ll ever get Bu The Night Swimmers by Betsy Byars tells the story of three children who have essentially lost both their parents the night their mother died These children struggle to experience life and friendship because they have no one at home to support them or push them to do better than they are One night Retta takes the boys to swim in a neighbor s pool It is something they ve never experienced before...


  6. says:

    SPOILER ALERT This story follows three kids Retta, Johnny and Roy and they are basically like orphans They lost both of their parents Their mum died and their father is to busy to support them They go out swimming in a neighbour s pool The kids can t really make friends and I feel like Retta feels like she has to be like her brother s mum because of her dad isn t rarely there Since Retta is trying to hard Johnny rebels a bit Retta also is to busy looking after the boys so she can t make SPOILER ALERT This story follows three kids Retta, Johnny and Roy and they are basically like orphans They lost both of their parents Their mum died and their father is to busy to support them They go out swimming in a neighbour s pool The kids can t really make friends and I feel like Retta feels like she has to be like her brother s mum because of her dad isn t rarely there Since Retta is trying to hard Johnny rebels a bit Retta also is to busy looking after the boys so she can t make friends so once Arthur a boy who befriends Johnny Retta is jealous Roy on the other hand is like a back ground character like he rarely does anything he only is apart of the story at the end when he almost drowns because Retta chases after Johnny cause he snuck out and so Roy ...


  7. says:

    This review refers to the 2013 release of The Night Swimmers by Open Road for Young Readers I d like to thank NetGalley and the publisher for the advanced review copy of this title.Betsy Byars originally released this story in 1980 and it won the National Book Award in 1981 It is a story of three siblings trying to deal with the death of their mother and the absence of their father He is a country music singer looking to hit the big time He is gone every night and is oblivious to what his ki This review refers to the 2013 release of The Night Swimmers by Open Road for Young Readers I d like to thank NetGalley and the publisher for the advanced review copy of this title.Betsy Byars originally released this story in 1980 and it won the National Book Award in 1981 It is a story of three siblings trying to deal with the death of their mother and the absence of their father He is a country music singer looking to hit the big time He is gone every night and is oblivious to what his kids are doing while he s gone.Night Swimmers is primarily a story about the siblings facing reality no one is co...


  8. says:

    This was a difficult read, mainly because Betsy Byars characters are so lifelike they pop off the pages Who hasn t had some form of sibling rivalry in their childhoods Here the relationships between the 3 Anderson kids is claustrophobic as Johnny attempts to break the ranks by seeking a new friend, controlling Retta is threatened and bratty Rory lives in fear of being left out Through Byars vivid realistic writing, you understand the underlying motivations for why these miserable kids act This was a difficult read, mainly because Betsy Byars characters are so lifelike they pop off the pages Who hasn t had some form of sibling rivalry in their childhoods Here the relationships between the 3 Anderson kids is claustrophobic as Johnny attempts to break the ranks by seeking a new friend, controlling Retta is threatened and bratty Rory lives in fear of being left out Through Byars vivid realistic writing, you understand the underlying motivations for why these miserable kids act the way they do death of a Mother and and absent Father leaving Retta to become a surrogate mother figure for her brothers.Things come to a head during a crisis towards the end, much the same way as in one of Byars other books The Animal, the Vegetable, and John D Jones , yet the resolution is a bit clumsy Both Retta and her father are depicted as seeing their family through new, illuminated eyes, yet Retta s attempted reconciliation with her brothers, or Dad s reconciliation with Retta, doesn t feel eno...


  9. says:

    This is the story of Rhetta who left childhood behind when her mother died Caring for her two younger brothers is a full time job Trying to learn to cook, to supervise, to judge right from wrong are tasks that should be handled by her country western singing father But, alas, he leaves the house each night, dressed in his garish costumes as Rhetta holds down the fort.One summer night while exploring, she found a large swimming pool Creating an adventure for her brothers, they became the nigh This is the story of Rhetta who left childhood behind when her mother died Caring for her two younger brothers is a full time job Trying to learn to cook, to supervise, to judge right from wrong are tasks that should be handled by her country western singing father But, alas, he leaves the house each night, dressed in his garish costumes as Rhetta holds down the fort.One summer night while exploring, she found a large swimming pool Creating an adventure for her brothers, they became the night swimmers As the brothers fight with each other and with Rhetta, she longs ...


  10. says:

    I often was sad to see adults come to the rescue of kids that had been doing fine on their own This book didn t give me that feeling The three children were never okay They didn t work together and their love for each other never showed As an adult, I was horrified at their meals and at their father s lack of attention I did see myself in the older girl s desire to run the show and be in charge I also related to the younger boy s desire to be in on everything I was sorry for the lack of c I often was sad to see adults come to the rescue of kids that had been doing fine on their own This book didn t give me that feeling The three children were never oka...

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