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Betsy and Tacy Go Downtown
Betsy and Tacy Go Downtown | Maud Hart Lovelace
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Betsy, Tacy, and Tib are twelveold enough to do lots of things...even go downtown on their own. There they see their first horseless carriage, discover the joys of the public library, and see a real play at the Opera House. They even find themselves acting in one! Best of all, they help a lonely new friend feel at home in Deep Valleythe most wonderful place in the world to grow up. Ever since their first publication in the 1940s, the Betsy-Tacy stories have been loved by each generation of young readers.
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rubyslippersreads
Betsy and Tacy Go Downtown | Maud Hart Lovelace
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Mrs. Poppy invites Betsy to visit her at her home, the Melborn Hotel. Much grander than the Deep Valley House. 😊 #grandhotel #wanderingjune

Cinfhen @LeahBergen you must own this book??? (edited) 2mo
LeahBergen @Cinfhen I most certainly do and it‘s all due to the influence of @rubyslippersreads 😆😆 2mo
rubyslippersreads @LeahBergen @Cinfhen I take full responsibility. 😂🤣 2mo
Cinfhen Well done @rubyslippersreads ❤️❤️❤️ @LeahBergen is a soft target 🎯 😉 2mo
Chrissyreadit ❤️❤️❤️🥰🥰🥰🥰oh I am so happy to see this😍😍😍😍 2mo
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crhealey
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Andrea313 Swoon! 😍😍😍 4mo
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rubyslippersreads
Betsy and Tacy Go Downtown | Maud Hart Lovelace
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I had to show both my first and second posts. #litsymemories My #firstpost was a little over 3 years ago. Sadly, this is not my personal #betsytacy collection. ☹️

@LeahBergen I think you were among my first likes for Emily. 😊

LeahBergen That seems fitting! 😆😆 5mo
Blaire Awww. Love Betsy-Tacy. How are you finding your first post? Is there a quick way to do it or do you have to scroll all the way back? 5mo
rubyslippersreads @Blaire I scrolled all the way back. It took forever. 😏 5mo
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Andrea313
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"She thought of the library, so shining white and new; the rows and rows of unread books; the bliss of unhurried sojourns there." #BetsyTacyConvention #betsytacy #maudhartlovelace

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rubyslippersreads
Betsy and Tacy Go Downtown | Maud Hart Lovelace
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In a #belovedchildrensbook, #childprotagonist Betsy visits the library for the first time, where she will #travelwithbooks to far-off lands, including the "Isle of Delos." #booksaboutbooks Happy #mapMonday! ? #aprilbookishmadness #readingresolutions #hopintospring #aprilinbooks18 #happinessisresistance

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Way to go!!! 🙌🏻👏🏻☺️📚 1y
Lcsmcat Brava! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1y
vkois88 ❤❤❤ 1y
LeahBergen Nicely done! 1y
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Eggs
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They discover a library, hotel, and opera house; and meet new friends

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rubyslippersreads
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In a book #setinwinter that always makes me #wanttosmile and is #onyourshelfallyear forever, Betsy eats more than one #cookie. Being the voracious reader she is, I'm sure she often enjoys a #bookandtreat. And she vows to always be a #believer in Santa Claus. #survivingdecember #seasonsreadings2017 #quotsydec17 #decktheshelves #decdays #jingleshelves #multitasking

Cinfhen Yum, sugar cookies 🙌🏻😋❣️ 2y
Kalalalatja Way to go with the multiple challenges in one post 👏👏👏 2y
SilversReviews Great photo!! 2y
Cathythoughts 👏👏👏well done ✅ 2y
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rubyslippersreads
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Every Christmas, Betsy, Tacy, and Tib (and this time, Winona) #spentadayholidayshopping to choose a special ornament and #view all the wonders in the Deep Valley shops, because #tistheseason. #setinwinter. #seasonsreadings2017 #survivingdecember #jingleshelves #reindeerreads #multitasking

slategreyskies Ohhh, I haven‘t thought about these books in years! The details are blurry, but I remember those character names! 🎄❤️ 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 😊⛄️❄️🎄 2y
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rubyslippersreads
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This might be a little #🌽-y, but the name of this painting Betsy sees on her first trip to the #library is a sly reference to the author's real-life husband, Delos Lovelace. No doubt they were #overcome by ❤️. #marriage #quotsynov17 #emojinov #noteworthynovember #tuneintonovember

Cinfhen Well played 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
ReadingSusan Love!! 2y
merelybookish Perfect! 2y
UwannaPublishme 😊🙌🏻 2y
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Andrea313
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I love the last few lines of Betsy and Tacy Go Downtown, which takes place when they are #twelve and Betsy is thinking of "herself and Tacy and Tib going into their 'teens." So sweet, and sets up so much fun to come in the high school books! #novemberbythenumbers #12 #betsytacy #maudhartlovelace

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Leftcoastzen
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#internationalcatday My elusive Tacy , I adopted her , an adult kitty, a few summers ago when my humane society put out the word they had soooo many cats. I think she belonged to a little old lady ,cuz she acts like a little old lady! I always wonder what happened to Betsy.

RealBooks4ever 😻😻😻 2y
elkeo_TheBookDragon That's a floofy gal! I love your comment about Betsey 😂 2y
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rubyslippersreads
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#Multitasking for #drive and #wegotogether, because Betsy and Tacy always go together. 😄 #90sInJuly #JubilantJuly #betsytacy

Mdargusch Nice book choice. I might need to reread this too. 2y
RealBooks4ever Excellent! 💜💜💜 2y
CindyMyLifeIsLit Goodreads constantly recommends this book to me! No matter what I read--"Because you read The Shining", "Because you read The Great Gatsby", "Because you read Lady Chatterly's Lover, you would enjoy Betsy and Tacey Go to Town." Seriously?? ? 2y
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rubyslippersreads
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Betsy's father opens #awholenewworld to her when he tells her she's old enough to go to the #library by herself. #JubilantJuly #sizzlinsummerbooks #multitasking

Also, I first discovered the #BetsyTacy books in a library and checked them out many times thereafter. 😊

meichner87 Ahhh, I love Betsy-Tacy! 2y
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Kristelh
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#sizzlinsummerbooks here's a couple of old #besties from back in the days of my youth.

Mtroiano I used to love Betsy and Tacy! (edited) 2y
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rubyslippersreads
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This is not #mylocallibrary, but I have made a pilgrimage there. 😀 (Image from the #BetsyTacy Encyclopedia) #riotgrams

christineandbooks I live Betsy and Tacy! 3y
merelybookish Love this series! 3y
Desha Ahhhh Betsy Tacy and later Tib! ❤️❤️❤️ 3y
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rubyslippersreads
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#myveryfirstlitsypost, 7 months ago, wherein I borrowed a photo from the Internet and just typed in my quote. This was before I discovered all the great photo apps and how much more fun it is when I add a #kittenlitten to my pictures. 😺#booktober #firstlitsypost

Suzze My kitty loves being a big internet sensation! Well, a Litten Kitten is a star in a small way. 3y
HipsterKiki My mom got me into Betsy and Tacy when I was little. She loved those books when she was a kid! 3y
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rubyslippersreads
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Betsy returned to her chair, took off her coat and hat, opened her book and forgot the world again.

ReadingSusan Best books ever! 3y
Jennicanknit I grew up down the street from the Betsy/Tacy houses. My friend lived in Tib's house!💛 3y
rubyslippersreads @Jennicanknit How fun to grow up in Deep Valley! 3y
Jennicanknit It was actually Mankato, MN but Deep Valley sounds much better. 3y
Caryl @Jennicanknit - That's so neat! I finally visited Betsy, Tacy, and Tib's houses this spring! (I live in St. Paul, so a short road trip.) I ❤️ Maud. 3y
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