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Betsy-Tacy
Betsy-Tacy | Maud Hart Lovelace
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Best Friends ForeverThere are lots of children on Hill Street, but no little girls Betsy's age. So when a new family moves into the house across the street, Betsy hopes they will have a little girl she can play with. Sure enough, they doa little girl named Tacy. And from the moment they meet at Betsy's fifth birthday party, Betsy and Tacy becoms such good friends that everyone starts to think of them as one personBetsy-Tacy.Betsy and Tacy have lots of fun together. They make a playhouse from a piano box, have a sand store, and dress up and go calling. And one day, they come home to a wonderful surprisea new friend named Tib.Ever since their first publication in the 1940's, the Betsy-Tacy stories have been loved by each generation of young readers.
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rubyslippersreads
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Another chance to recommend one of my favorite series. Thanks for the tag @CrowCAH 😊

Wanna play, @peanutnine @Centique ?

#AlphabetGame #LetterB

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for playing! 2w
CrowCAH Thanks for joining the fun! 2w
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rubyslippersreads
Betsy-Tacy (-60th Anniversary) | Maud Hart Lovelace
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Happy Birthday, Betsy! Maud Hart Lovelace was born 130 years ago today. At her fifth birthday party, she met her lifelong best friend Bick (aka Tacy), who gave her a little glass pitcher as a gift. #betsytacy

LeahBergen Love this! 🥰🥰 4mo
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rubyslippersreads
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Happy Easter to all who celebrate! 🐣🐰

LeahBergen Aww, I love this pic. Happy Easter! 😘 4mo
Dragon Happy Easter 🐣 4mo
IuliaC Happy Easter! 4mo
Cathythoughts Gorgeous! Happy Easter ♥️ 4mo
Ruthiella Sweet photo! Happy Easter. 🐰 4mo
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ahoffkosik
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Like peanut butter and jelly, cake and ice cream, and milk and cereal, Betsy and Tacy just *go* together! We meet these beloved protagonists when they are just five years old in the book my guest — the fabulous author Laura Hankin — and I discuss on this week‘s episode of my book podcast, which is called Betsy-Tacy. Tune in to our conversation about all things childhood and friendship at the link in my bio! ❤️

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rubyslippersreads
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It‘s in Betsy‘s #nature to turn her #flightsoffancy into #unusual stories. This time, #readyornot, she and Tacy find themselves floating over Deep Valley on a feather.

#WordsOfOctober #FallFinds #QuotsyOct20 #HorrorSeason #multitasking

OriginalCyn620 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
OriginalCyn620 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
Chrissyreadit 🙌💗💗💗🙌 2y
Eggs 💕💕 Betsy-Tacy 💕💕 👏🏻📚🤗 2y
Klou Brilliant!!! 2y
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rubyslippersreads
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Day 1 of #20Series20Days (unfortunately, this is not my personal collection 😢). #Top20Series #BetsyTacy

Andrew65 These look great. 2y
Ruthiella I never read these and I wish I had as a child! I‘m sure I‘d have loved them! 2y
rubyslippersreads @Ruthiella It‘s never too late to start. @LeahBergen aren‘t you an adult “convert”? 😄 2y
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MaureenMc My 8 yo and I have read the first three of this series as read-alouds. We love them. 💕💕 2y
LeahBergen I AM an adult convert, @Ruthiella ! Give them a try (although be forewarned that the writing style matures with the age of the characters so I found their high school and later years more entertaining. The first few are still delightful, though)! 2y
LeahBergen And yes, @rubyslippersreads - I was planning on adding these to my Top 20 series, too. It‘s all your fault. 😆😘😘 2y
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rubyslippersreads
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In spite of how many times I‘ve read this book, I‘ve never tried apple pie with cheese (I prefer it a la mode. 😊) #piday

LeahBergen My Dad always liked a bit of sharp cheddar with apple pie but I‘ve never tried it either. 😄 2y
Lcsmcat It‘s delicious! But the picture is wrong - you melt the cheese on top. 2y
rubyslippersreads @Lcsmcat @LeahBergen If I ever do try it, I‘ll be sure to melt the cheese. 😀 2y
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Lcsmcat @rubyslippersreads Growing up it was a special treat breakfast. It was sweet (which we didn‘t usually get) but had enough protein to get us through church. 😋 2y
curiouserandcurioser @rubyslippersreads i love apple pie with cheese melted-it's actually French apple pie, done that way😋 2y
readordierachel I've also never tried it with cheese. I take it that's a regional choice? 2y
rubyslippersreads @readordierachel It might be French, as @curiouserandcurioser mentioned, or a Minnesota treat, since that‘s where the #BetsyTacy books are set. 😊 2y
OliveReads pie sounds really nice right about now :D 2y
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AvidReader25
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Such a sweet story! I loved reading this one with my daughter. Can‘t wait to raid the rest of the series.

Q84 One I enjoyed and want to finish after I read it with my daughter too. It's on our list. 3y
AvidReader25 @Q84 I never read the series when I was young, but I‘m glad I‘ve discovered it now! 3y
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Chrissyreadit
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#wonderouswednesday is almost over, but since @Gissy tagged me I will play along- @Eggs I really like these questions!
1. Betsy Tacy And Little Women
2. One For The Money
3. Pride of the Peacock
4. Soup
5. @jenniferw88 @hermyknee @LibrarianRyan @cobwebmoth @Bookzombie

LibrarianRyan Ha! @Nessavamusic beat you to it. 😜 3y
cobwebmoth Thank you for tagging me!❤ 3y
hermyknee Awww thanks for the sweet tag! ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️ 3y
Eggs Awwww Betsy, Tacy and Tib❤️❤️❤️ 3y
Bookzombie Thanks for the tag! I love One For The Money too! 3y
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CampbellTaraL
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The weather has been SO nice this week/weekend which kept me busy working on things aside from reading. Audiobook workouts continue though, and the one I'm on now is incredible already (A Woman of No Importance by Sonia Purnell).

Anyway, hope everyone is well and that the upcoming week goes smoothly. 🤗

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Andrea313
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"Betsy was given beautiful presents at that fifth birthday party. But the nicest present she received was not the usual kind of present. It was the present of a #friend." #QuotsyFeb19 #betsytacy #maudhartlovelace

LeahBergen And a little glass jug. ❤️❤️❤️ 4y
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Gezemice
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#goodreadsrecommendations is insisting that my books are extremely similar to Betsy-Tacy. I must say Betsy-Tacy is looking more and more like a very interesting book. Maybe I should add it to my reading list? 🤔
#goodreads

BarbaraJean Macbeth and Betsy-Tacy—a complete natural pairing. 🤣 4y
Gezemice @BarbaraJean That was the first time, and I thought it was a fluke. But Saga, too? 🤔😂 4y
Blaire Totally odd pairing...that said Betsy-Tacy is wonderful! 😍🤣😍 4y
Gezemice @Blaire Sounds like it is! 4y
rubyslippersreads What @Blaire said. 😄 4y
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EliNeedsMoreShelves
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I was rather unsure of how my kids would react to this little gem from my childhood. It is very much a different type of story than we usually read. The verdict? They loved it! I guess a good book is always a good book, no matter how old.

David rating - 4/5
Sophia rating - 5/5
Mommy rating - 4/5

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SarahMillerBooks
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Binge or savor?

Andrea313 Binge them first- you'll savor them the rest of your life. ❤ 4y
LeahBergen Binge (well... I binged the first six and now I‘m going to space them out a little 😄). 4y
rubyslippersreads Chiming in late, but I bet you couldn‘t stop with just one. 😄 4y
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Andrea313
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TFW when you agree to plan and execute the next #BetsyTacyConvention! #Mankato2022, we're coming for you! #betsytacy #maudhartlovelace

Chrissyreadit @LeahBergen here they are.... 4y
LeahBergen @Chrissyreadit Thank you! #BetsyTacyConvention, here we come! 😆😆 4y
Andrea313 @LeahBergen Sorry your introduction to us is with these crazy faces! 😆 But yes, the next Convention will be in 2022, in Mankato! Looking forward to seeing you there! 4y
LeahBergen 😂😂😂 4y
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SarahMillerBooks
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First time! (At age 38 ¾)

Andrea313 Ahh! Enjoy these beauties- they're some of the best. ❤❤❤ 4y
LeahBergen I‘m reading these for the first time, too! I‘ve read the first six now and they‘re delightful. 4y
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Leftcoastzen
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Tacy the floof . Keeping me company as I read. #catsoflitsy

merelybookish Love a fluffy cat! 😻 4y
Leftcoastzen @merelybookish She is a big fluffy love, though she wishes she was an only child. 4y
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rubyslippersreads
Betsy-Tacy | Maud Hart Lovelace
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Happy birthday to Maud Hart Lovelace, author of the #BetsyTacy books. For anyone who's interested, Minnesota Heritage Publishing is having a birthday sale of books by and about Maud. http://mnheritage.homestead.com/~local/~Preview/Books.html

Carissa-Green-Reads I was a total Betsy-Tacy-Tib girl! 💕❤️💕 4y
Ruthiella I wish I had read this as a girl! 4y
rubyslippersreads @Ruthiella It's not too late! 😊 4y
Ruthiella I know! And they would be so quick too😂 4y
LeahBergen ❤️❤️❤️ 4y
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Amandajoy
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1. Couldn‘t think of what to post & then realized these were next to me.
2. I bought the tagged book at the Borders going-out-of-business sale. I should probably read it.
3. Nachos. Cause I‘m being lazy.
4. #humpdaypost and #friyay
5. Cujo by Stephen King & I have no plans to read it.

rubyslippersreads ❤️❤️❤️ #betsytacy! (And I think quite a few other Littens do too! 😊) 4y
Chrissyreadit My absolute favorite! ❤️❤️❤️Betsy Tacy! 4y
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howjessicareads
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I thought for a second she‘d wandered down a different aisle while reading (bc remember - no situational awareness for her!), but then I found her. 😂

Libby1 ❤️❤️❤️ 4y
AceOnRoam Hahaha. Cosy I guess 💙💙💙 4y
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Caroline2 Ahhhh, how adorable! 😍 4y
mabell 😂 Too cute! 4y
JoeStalksBeck 👏👏👏👏👏😂 4y
Meeko93 4y
Rachbb3 Best picture I've seen in a long time!! 4y
Kappadeemom So cute❤️❤️ 4y
niha923 Awww!! ❤📚 4y
laundry_piles This is absolutely the best! 4y
readordierachel Love it! 💕 4y
Bookzombie 💗 4y
Dragon Raising A Reader! 🎉👍 4y
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rubyslippersreads
Betsy-Tacy | Maud Hart Lovelace
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Thanks' @Cathythoughts , for this great #onebookoneword giveaway. The first word that comes to mind for the tagged book is "friendship" (which I would say also applies to Litsy and Littens! ?)

ChrisM Love this series!!! My oldest daughter is named Betsy 4y
Cathythoughts Very good & 🙏🏻. Your in 🎩 4y
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rubyslippersreads
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My favorite little girls (they're my vintage valentines 😊❤️), sitting in their #piano box playhouse. #nooneslittlegirl #vintagevalentine #150PnPCoverParty #heartsandhardcovers #fiercefeb

LeahBergen A piano box playhouse?? 💕💕💕 4y
CrowCAH Never heard of that before, but great interpretation! 4y
rubyslippersreads @LeahBergen @CrowCAH When Betsy's family got a piano, the little girls got the wooden box. 😊 4y
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LeahBergen My friend and I played with a cardboard refrigerator box when I was a kid. It doesn‘t seem to have the same cachet. 🤔 4y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ☺️☺️☺️ 4y
batsy 💕 4y
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Eggs
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Best and life long friends❤️

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rubyslippersreads
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Betsy and Tacy are best friends and #neighbors. And this is definitely a book I turn to when I #needasmile. 😊❤️ #150PnPCoverParty #happinessisresistance #betsytacy

Reviewsbylola Love this series! 5y
Blaire Yes - this series is wonderful. 5y
CrowCAH Best friend neighbors; adorbs! 5y
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LeahBergen Lovely! 💕 5y
catebutler I adore this series! And you‘re right, these are perfect for a feel good read. 5y
rustoryhuf I love these books! 5y
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rubyslippersreads
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ReadingSusan Yesss. My favorite books ever 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍 5y
LeahBergen And are YOU a member? 😄 5y
rubyslippersreads @LeahBergen Of course! I've even made the pilgrimage to Betsy and Tacy's real houses. 😊 5y
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Cinfhen I love EVERYTHING about this post 💙💙💙💙💙 5y
LeahBergen 💕💕💕 5y
tammysue Love this! 5y
CrowCAH Woohoo 🦅 Birds! 5y
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rubyslippersreads
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Not in the database yet, and Nicky is hiding the title, My Betsy-Tacy Miracle. I heard the author talk about her adventures meeting some of the real-life #BetsyTacy characters and can't wait to read it in book form. 😊 #bookmail #catsoflitsy

Laura317 Puddy paw! 😻😻 5y
AmyG That little paw. Nice photo. 5y
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RealBooks4ever Kitty paw! 😻🐾 5y
Bette Oh my gosh! I love ❤️ this picture. Godzilla cat! 🐱❤️📸👍 5y
rubyslippersreads @Bette Thanks! Nicky loves thinking of himself as Godzilla! 😸 5y
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Andrea313
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This face is supremely called for, ya'll. Kathy Baxter is a treasure and I cannot wait to dive into this. #currentlyreading #betsytacy #maudhartlovelace

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rubyslippersreads
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You didn't say they had to be alive! 😄 Left to right: Maud Hart Lovelace, Margaret Mitchell, Jane Austen, L. M. Montgomery. #authorsyouwouldliketomeet #booksacrossoceans

merelybookish 👍👍👍 5y
Daisey This is a fantastic group! 5y
Laura317 Yes, yes, yes, and yes!! 5y
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rubyslippersreads
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Look, that book I'm always telling you all to read is a #kindledeal. 😄 #betsytacy

Graciouswarriorprincess I love this series. I have the big book of the stories. 5y
ChrisM Love these!! Named my oldest daughter Betsy 😊 5y
[DELETED] 3803335244 I bought the paperback recently, now I'm super excited to read this with my daughter!!! 5y
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rubyslippersreads
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Cheating and using an old photo about my favorite #besties. #sizzlinsummerbooks

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ReadingSusan
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Another #favoritechildrensbook is Betsy-Tacy! They are such good books! I like how they start out very simple and the writing grows with the characters. I really love the illustrations too!

Chrissyreadit My absolute favorite children's series. 6y
Desha Love this series...collected all of them through her eventual marriage!! 💖💖 5y
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rubyslippersreads
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I couldn't fit all my favorites into one picture. 😊 Among those not shown are the Little House books, Light a Penny Candle, A Little Princess, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, and more. #mostreread #feistyfeb

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Beautiful picture!! 6y
LeahBergen So many favourites! 💗💗 6y
Blaire Yes!! Love a little princess and Betsy-tacy. 6y
CrowCAH That is a gorgeous P&P copy; and one I don't have in the 120 different cover art collection! 😄 6y
Dragon Lovely photo 👍 6y
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emilyesears
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What is Goodreads smoking? In no way does a grisly murder mystery about a psychopath who cuts his victims' limbs off in any way go with what looks like a sweet children's book. Unless Betsy turns out to have a predilection for body parts....

Gezemice Lol! I found that Goodreads recommendations suck big time. I had a category in my reading challenge to read one this year, and it took me three tries - the third time I went for a graphic novel, I figured it would at least be short, lol, but it turned out quite good, too. 6y
LauraBeth 😂 6y
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Bradleygirl O_o much fail, Goodreads 6y
emilyesears @Gezemice are you doing Around the Year in 52 books? That one has a GR recommendation prompt and I still haven't done that prompt. I think I'm going to end with 8 undone prompts though so not totally the fault of the recommendations. 6y
Gezemice @emilyesears Yes! We are both in that group. I just finished my challenge yesterday! I think if you finish 44 that's still a lot. So kudos! 6y
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rubyslippersreads
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"Betsy's brown braids went with Tacy‘s curls, Betsy‘s plump legs with Tacy‘s spindly ones, to school and from school, up hill and down, on errands and in play." #tweedledumandtweedledee #tweedledeeandtweedledum #novemberland

ReadingSusan My favorite books 😍😍😍 6y
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rubyslippersreads
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Pinkmeghan 💜💜💜💜 Betsy-Tacy forever!! 6y
KVanRead V. good line! 6y
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Soscha
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Another childhood classic revisited. You can't really come to this series expecting high drama but rather the lovely reminiscences of the author's girlhood in turn of the century Mankato, Minnesota.

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misswendyd
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It's BFF day, which is a good excuse to share Betsy-Tacy books! These are dear, old-fashioned stories of scrapes and friendships set in the late 1800s/early 1900s, and we might do a series readalong on GoodReads at some point. (BATGW photo because I always liked the books where she's older better.)

Imagineannie Yes!!!!! 6y
brendanmleonard I want to read these! 6y
ChrisM Love these!!! My oldest daughter, Betsy is named for these books!!! 6y
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Caryl I recently read #4 and loved it. Want to read them all. 6y
AlisonCanRead Love these! I read them as an adult when I moved to MN and became obsessed. I loved her high school years books best 6y
LeahBergen I've been meaning to check these out for several years now. Thanks for the reminder! 6y
Shannonbee I've always meant to read these and I would love to participate in a readalong! What fun. :) 6y
Mystic.Archives.Of.Dantalian Love the collection📚 6y
misswendyd @Imagineannie A fellow fan, I take it? :) 6y
misswendyd @brendanmleonard You should! The younger books are so gentle and lovely, but then the series takes on war and feminine independence as the protagonists grow older. 6y
misswendyd @ChrisM Ohhh that's so lovely! Has she read the books yet? A good heroine to be named for. 6y
misswendyd @AlisonCanRead I have a similar experience; I read them as a kid but only vaguely remembered the Chrirtmas gift that Betsy and Joe exchanged that one year. I then read them as an adult right out of college, and I def enjoy the older books more as well! 6y
misswendyd @Mystic.Archives.Of.Dantalian Oh, thank you! I wish they'd reissue these in pretty hardbacks, I'd love to have sturdier editions. 6y
misswendyd @LeahBergen @Shannonbee Oh, please do check them out sometime! They're one of the few children's series that follows a character from early childhood all the way to adulthood, which is hard to pull off but so rewarding. If you like, I'd be happy to tag you if we set a date for the readalong, too. 6y
LeahBergen Sure! Tag me, please! 6y
Mystic.Archives.Of.Dantalian Ahh! the innocence of youth! This is a really cute set of books about two little girls who become best friends. It takes place at the turn of the century which makes it especially charming. It's written in a very simple way which makes it perfect for younger children to enjoy.🌼 6y
misswendyd @LeahBergen Will do, happily! 6y
Shannonbee Yes, please do tag me! I'd love to read along. :) 6y
misswendyd @Shannonbee I will do that! :) 6y
Desha Me too! I have the whole set just like yours and I like the ones where she's older the best! ❤️📚❤️ 6y
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