The Burning Questions Of Bingo Brown (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

Byars, Betsy

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Synopsis: FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Bingo Brown reflects on the unanswerable questions of life--the confusing problems of youth, romance, growing up, and insights into adult conflicts--in a journal he must keep for English class.

From School Library Journal: Grade 4-7 In the tradition of Cracker Jackson (Viking, 1985), Byars has created another humorous and poignant novel in which the main character is on the cusp. About to leave the comfort and security of childhood behind, sixth-grade Bingo Brown realizes that the coming years will be full of doubts and uncertainties. These he records as ``Burning Questions'' in his school journal. Bingo's concerns are far-ranging: how he fell in love three times during English class; how long it will be before the class Rambo, of whom he is terrified, discovers that he is moving next door to Bingo; and foremost, what exactly is wrong with his favorite teacher? Mr. Markham gives strange writing assignments, and the latest, to convince someone not to commit suicide, is disturbing. When Mr. Markham is involved in a motorcycle accident without his helmet, Bingo suspects a suicide attempt; the love of his parents and teachers help him to realize that Mr. Markham betrayed his students' trust and that Bingo's class, no matter how unconvincing their letters, is not responsible for his accident. Byars' accurate characterizations, developed through believable dialogue and fresh language, give this tremendous child appeal and read-aloud potential. Although Mr. Markham is somewhat of a mystery and therefore may command too much of readers' attention, and Byars' light handling of a serious subject may disturb some adults, there is no doubt that she has created another memorable and immensely likable hero who is learning how to appreciate and help himself when life threatens to be a ``personalized tornado.'' Ellen Fader, Westport Public Library, Conn.
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Title: The Burning Questions Of Bingo Brown (...
Publisher: Turtleback
Binding: School & Library Binding
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