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The S.O.S Files

by Betsy Byars, Betsy Duffey and  Laurie Myers

Betsy Byars
Children's Author, Newbery Award Winner


The Plot

The students in Mr. Magro’s room write an emergency that happened to them and put it in the SOS file. .

cover Betsy Says

Once again I wrote this book with my daughters, Laurie Myers and Betsy Duffey.

We wrote the introduction together.  “Have you ever needed to call 911, but you didn’t have a phone?  Have you ever needed to run but your legs were like spaghetti?, Have you ever needed to yell, “Help”, but your throat was dry with fear?  For fun and extra credit, write your story and put it in this file.”

After that, we made up our own emergencies,   And they’re all different.  That was the good part.  The other good part is that when we work together, we laugh a lot.  I hope you’ll laugh at one or two of the stories as well. 

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Betsy Byars
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