Provides prereading activities, writing ideas, and critical thinking questions for the book by Betsy Byars.
Abandoned by a mother who is hiding from the FBI, Warren escapes into horror movie fantasies while he waits for her return.
Disasters befall the Blossom family as Pap falls into a dumpster and cannot get out, Junior tries desperately to make a success of his secret invention, and Vern dreads letting a new friend meet his unusual family.
With a young brother in the hospital, a grandfather in jail, and their mother traveling with a rodeo, Maggie and Vern try to settle family problems.
When Junior accidentally gets caught in his own coyote trap deep in the woods, he is rescued by the reclusive woman known as Mad Mary and begins an unforgettable adventure.
In the aftermath of a big flood in Alderson County, the Blossom family continues coping in their rare family style.