The Moon and I

by Betsy Byars

An author of popular fiction for children tells her own story through the device... read more

An author of popular fiction for children tells her own story through the device of personal flashbacks occasioned by her discovery of a blacksnake that took up residence in or near the building where her writing studio is located. Byars' writes compellingly about her childhood and some of her adult experiences as a writer within the context of her encounters with "Moon" the snake. Byars' books published between 1962 and 1991 are listed at the end of an unusual approach to autobiography. (Ages 8-14)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1992

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