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Growing Up Stories (1995) [Anthology]
by Lynne Reid Banks Nina Bawden Judy Blume Betsy Byars Ann Cameron Robert Cormier Roald Dahl Mrs. Ewing Jane Gardam Graham Greene Laurence Lasky Jean Little Kevin Major Katherine Mansfield L.M. Montgomery Richard Parker Philippa Pearce V. S. Pritchett Cynthia Rylant William Saroyan Marjorie Weinman Sharmat John Steinbeck Sue Townsend Ethel Turner Jean Webster Jessamyn West Elizabeth Winthrop Paul Zindel Rating: Weighted - 7.2 / Average - 7.0 of 10 (1 votes) (Rate!)
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Series: Story Library

Summary (From the publisher):

With honesty, humor, and empathy, these stories forthrightly capture the unique joys and concerns of growing up.


  • Who's Afraid? by Philippa Pearce
  • The TV Star by Judy Blume (from Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing)
  • Bilgewater (an extract) by Jane Gardam
  • The Day It Rained Cockroaches by Paul Zindel (from The Pigman and Me)
  • The Doll's House by Katherine Mansfield
  • The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 3/4 (an extract) by Sue Townsend
  • Little By Little (an extract) by Jean Little
  • Sam's Storm by Betsy Byars
  • Anne's History by L.M. Montgomery (from Anne of Green Gables)
  • May I Have Your Autograph? by Marjorie Sharmat
  • Dear Bruce Springsteen by Kevin Major
  • Reverdy by Jessamyn West
  • The Cement Truck by Laurence Lasky
  • The Evacuees by Nina Bawden (from Carrie's War)
  • Catalog Cats by Ann Cameron
  • Stray by Cynthia Rylant
  • The Stolen Bicycle by William Saroyan
  • The General Sees Active Service by Ethel Turner (from Seven Little Australians)
  • I Spy by Graham Greene
  • A Terrible Announcement by Lynne Reid Banks (from One More River)
  • The Red Pony (an extract) by John Steinbeck
  • Our Field by Mrs. Ewing
  • Lion By Moonlight by Richard Parker (from Lion at Large)
  • Daddy-Long-Legs (an extract) by Jean Webster
  • President Cleveland, Where Are You? by Robert Cormier
  • The Golden Darters by Elizabeth Winthrop
  • Goat's Tobacco by Roald Dahl (from Boy: Tales of Childhood)
  • The Ladder by V.S. Pritchett
  • Acknowledgments

Original title: Growing Up Stories
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionChildren & Young AdultComing of Age

The following works are contained within this one:
     Dollís House, the (1922) [Short Story]
      Author: Katherine Mansfield
This work contains excerpts from the following works :
     Anne of Green Gables (1908) [Novel]
      Author: L.M. Montgomery
     Daddy-Long-Legs (1912) [Novel]
      Author: Jean Webster
     Red Pony, the (1937) [Novel]
      Author: John Steinbeck
     Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing (1972) [Novel]
      Author: Judy Blume
     Carrie's War (1973) [Novel]
      Author: Nina Bawden
     Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 and 3/4, the (1982) [Novel]
      Author: Sue Townsend

Edition #1: Growing Up Stories

Growing Up Stories (1995)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edited by: Betsy Byars
Illustrated by: Robert Geary
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Growing Up Stories (1995)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Larousse Kingfisher Chambers
ISBN: 1856975436
Dimensions: 5.2 x 8 x 0.8
Pages: 255

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