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Me Tarzan

by Betsy Byars

Betsy Byars
Children's Author, Newbery Award Winner

 The Plot

When Dorothy gets the part of Tarzan in the class play, her tremendous yell gets the attention of bigger and bigger animals.

cover Betsy Says

I used to love the Tarzan movies, and I didn’t want to be Jane. I wanted to be Tarzan. I wanted to swing through the jungle on vines and wrestle crocodiles and pal around with apes. Writing this book gave me the chance – through Dorothy – to give that fabulous yell. That’s one of the fun things about writing books. You get to be the characters. And the yell gets bigger and bigger. At first it attracts the neighborhood dogs and cats, but then when the circus is in town – well, you can imagine what it attracts then. If not, read the book!

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