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Beans on the Roof

by Betsy Byars

Betsy Byars
Children's Author, Newbery Award Winner

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The Plot

As each of the five members of the Bean family tries to write a "roof" poem, they come to realize just how great it is to be a Bean.

cover Betsy Says

It was very easy to get out on the roof of our Morgantown home, and there were always kids on our roof. So it just seemed natural for the Bean family to be up on their roof a lot. Anna, the older daughter, has to be up there because she's writing a roof peom for school, and Jenny's has to be up there to write one too. Jenny's poem is so good I can hardly believe I wrote it.

I love the roof.

And that's the troof.

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