In it a girl swung on a swing set so hard she went over the top bar. As a result she was permanently upside down or gravity was up for her instead of down. To counteract the effect she and her friends had to get a frog and/or tadpoles and some jars filled with some sort of liquid and perform some sort of ritual.

I read this book in the late 70's or early 80's in Midwestern United States.

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    When were you a teen (i.e. whenabouts did you read the book)? What language was it written in? Was it a novel or short story? Any details can be helpful :-) – Rand al'Thor Sep 17 '15 at 22:47
  • Good points. It was in the late 70's or early 80's in Midwestern United States. – David A. Sep 18 '15 at 0:14
  • Huh. Seems like a good fit for Toots Underground by Carol Hughes, but that was published in 2001. – Nate Eldredge Sep 18 '15 at 6:30
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    What a silly premise. Everybody knows that if you go over the top bar of the swing, you turn inside-out! – ImaginaryEvents Sep 19 '15 at 13:41
  • I was hoping someone else was going to mention Inside-Out Boy. youtube.com/watch?v=oa46mnTDiVQ – VBartilucci Aug 6 '18 at 13:38

Witch In The House by Ruth Chew

Laura and Jane have a new friend...a friend who eats glass and can sit on the ceiling!

Laura stared hard at her. "You're a witch!" "Now, now. Don't start using bad names," the old woman said. "We were just getting to be friends." "But you are a witch, aren't you?" Laura persisted.

From the book:

Sally smiled. "I just remembered something," she said.
"What is it?" Jane asked.
"How I turned upside down."
"How?" Laura wanted to know.
"I swung over the top bar of the swing set. Don't ever do it." ....

  • Just to comment, David, but if you ever come back, you can accept your own answer. – FuzzyBoots Aug 6 '18 at 3:40

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