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Betsy-TacyUntless times and every time I ve read it as an adult I marvel at Lovelace s skill Told Pure Grit from the perspective of aive year old girl it rings true on every possible level Read Apple-Picking Day! from the perspective of aorty ive year old woman it s poignant and heartbreaking and nostalgic and delightful This is my irst re read since I made the journey back to Mankato the real life Deep Valley and it s pretty wonderful to read about the houses in which I have stood tears in my eyes houses in which I have stood tears in my eyes cannot recommend this book and the books which Ajax is All About Attack follow it enough We loved this story Two youngriends meet just as they are about to start school Apart America the Philosophical from the absence of cars and theact that however rural your home might be The Betsy Tacy series may be the most influential set of books I ever read I reread them over and over because they never lose their beauty Betsy Tacy is the irst "Book In The Delightful Series "in the delightful series Maud Hart Lovelace Five year old Betsy longs or a best riend and inds one when Tacy moves in across the street Together they have many adventures including going on picnics selling sand playing with paper dolls going calling on neighbors climbing The Big Hill and going to school The Northman's Bride for theirst time The Betsy Tacy books were highly autobiographical and Lovelace perfectly captures the innocence and magic of childhood Betsy s imaginative stories such as riding a eather are delightful Even though they are children Betsy and Tacy s lives are as in real life not always happy The death of Tacy s baby sister left tears in my eyes yet joy at the innocence of youth as Betsy and Tacy leave an Easter Egg in a tree with the belief that a bird will carry it up to Heaven and give it to Tacy s sister If you read this book and love it please read the series It will be books that you will never orget as long as you live I also recommend the Betsy Tacy Companion which is an amazing book that disects each book and compares it to it s real life counterparts including pictures of the real Betsy Tacy Tib and all the gang I had the pleasure of visiting Deep Valley aka Mankato Minnesota Cherry Bomb for a Betsy Tacy convention back in 1996 It was incredible to step back in time and enter Betsy s world We toured the city and I was actually able to stepoot in Tacy s bedroom and sit on the amous bench at the top of the big hill It was truly a life altering experience I have to thank my sister Julie or introducting these books to me and changing my life It s obvious how much these books mean to me My irst born child was named Tacy Kelly Maloy Please read and enjoy They are a treasure Thank you to Goodreads riends Ginny Constance I saw Betsy Tacy among your The Single Girl's Guide to Marrying a Man, His Kids, and His Ex-Wife: Becoming a Stepmother with Humor and Grace favorites listed on your profile pages and borrowed this bookrom the library even by chance got the original 1940 edition which was pretty coolHow did I miss this series of Betsy Tacy books when I was a child I would have really enjoyed them The titles Heaven to Betsy and Betsy in Spite of Herself do sound When Red Cried Wolf familiar so maybe I did read those I do. Amed Tacy Androm the moment they meet at Betsy's ifth birthday party Betsy and Tacy becoms such good riends that everyone starts to think of them as one person Betsy TacyBetsy and Tacy have lots of The World in the Curl: An Unconventional History of Surfing fun together They make a playhouserom a pian. ,
So sweet There were a ew books I skipped reading in my local library and this was one Most of the books I skipped were boys sports or monster books but also I tended to skip anything illustrated by Lois Lenski Illustrations were too integral to the story or me and if I didn t LIKE THE COVER ART OR THE FRONTISPIECE I OFTEN the cover art or the A Constellation of Vital Phenomena frontispiece I often t read a book until talked into it Yep I missed some good books that way I still haven t read the Limberlost books which I remember taking down looking at and hating the drawings so much back it would go on the shelvesBetsy Tacy was another that went back on the shelves probably because in theirst one the characters are not uite ive While I didn t mind reading about kids younger than me that was too young they couldn t possibly have the adventures I cravedI wish someone had given me those books at six or so because I would have loved them Though I would have sobbed my heart out when Baby Bee dies as I did when Ginger died in Black Beauty and I worried myself sick over the Five Little Peppers when sickness struck But old me can appreciate the imagination of this gentle book the vivid details the kindness the aithful depiction of childhood logic when the kid isn t warped by PTSD I loved stories about normal kids when I was young they were so alien so comforting though I d soon crave adventure again Or correct agencyThe Baby Bee chapter is so simply written but in its way almost as lovely as Piper at the Gates of Dawn in Wind in the WillowsNow I have to read the others and skim my eye past the illos which I still don t like but at least I know why the Sextasy: Master the Timeless Techniques of Tantra, Tao, and the Kama Sutra to Take Lovemaking to New Heights figures are out of proportion like paper dolls theaces suashed Lenski was better with her Still Life with Chickens folksy houses and settings Unexpectedly delightful is a phrase that keeps popping into my head as I sit here considering how best to describe Maud Hart Lovelace s Betsy Tacy theirst in a long series of books about two eventually three young girls growing up in Minnesota in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries Begun at an unfortunate time when a dreadful head cold and a eeling of being out of charity with the world made the author s somewhat expository style rather irksome or me the story won me over by degrees made the author s somewhat expository style rather irksome Paradox Bound for me the story won me over by degrees unfolding its tale of two young girls whoace the joys and sorrows of being ive year olds togetherWhen a new amily move into the house across the street Betsy Ray hopes that they will have a girl her age and after an initial misunderstanding she STFU, Parents: The Jaw-Dropping, Self-Indulgent, and Occasionally Rage-Inducing World of Parent Overshare finds a bestriend in Tacy Anastacia Kelly The two are soon inseparable they climb the Hill together picnic together go to school together and play with paper dolls toge My all time avorite series as a child I read every book in the Betsy Tacy and Tib series multiple times and ervently wished I lived on Hill St with th 92012 This book gets better every time I read it 122009 I have loved this book so long I can t remember when Syncopated: An Anthology of Nonfiction Picto-Essays first I read it I certainly didn t have two numbers in my age I ve re read it co. Best Friends ForeverThere are lots of children on Hill Street but no little girls Betsy's age So when a newamily moves into the house across the street Betsy hopes they will have a little girl she can play with Sure enough they do a little girl N t rememberThis Betsy Tacy book is so well WRITTEN AND THE ILLUSTRATIONS ARE WONDERFUL TOO IT CERTAINLY and the illustrations are wonderful too It certainly a innocent time no worries about child kidnapping here and it shows a mostly idyllic childhood or these two girls although the story does not shy away What a Lass Wants from life s difficult parts either I loved the depiction of theriendship Captured so well how imaginative young children can make such good use in play of such items as old appliance in their case piano boxes I grew up well after these girls and in a city but I recognized the rhythms and the specifics of these girls play so well rom my own childhood Adored Betsy s storytellingNote or modern kids Reading it Mexican Hooker for theirst time in my The League for the Suppression of Celery fifties and in 2007 I did notice the sexist language but it would be obvious to young readers that this story took place a long time ago and I m sure that many of myavorite books rom my childhood have the same issue And I d happily still recommend all of them Has it really been seventeen years since my irst and hitherto only reading of this book This time around I liked it better than I did back then Back in 2000 I was eager #To Start A Series #start a series many of my book Suspicion at Seven: A Lois Meade Mystery friends loved but I was impatient toind myself reading a book about 5 year olds and was a little underwhelmed Rereading it now after reading some of the later books in the series multiple times I appreciate how beautifully layered the series is with each successive book showing a broadening perspective as the girls grow up And so being ready now to appreciate this one on its own terms and perhaps being older and wiser I ound it just lovely I wish I had an innate love or the Betsy Tacy books as so many of my The Day Fidel Died friends do I honestly do not remember encountering them in my childhood so either we did not read them or they didn t stick even then so I have none of the childhood warmuzzies that I do or some other series of yesteryear Reading the irst book now as an adult I did like it and appreciate it but it didn t resonate with me the way many other books of similar style have done It just elt a bit sparse and characters just weren t vivid enough or me I Gulp!: The Seven-Day Crash Course to Master Fear and Break Through Any Challenge found the parents especially vague and as I think back many of the otheramily type stories I have connected with have motherfather or other adult The Outlaw and the Upstart King figures that really do make an impression That said it is also rather beautiful in its simplicity and so much of it is wonderful I love the way theriendship developed and how we learn that irst impressions are no always correct I love that Tacy is always a little bit shy or reserved and that it s not a big deal or something wrong with her I love Betsy s imagination and her stories Their play takes me back to my girlhood when I would love to play paper dolls or dress up like the grown ups that sort of thing It s also a very gentle book good or those children who do not want peril and the like The chapter about the Easter eggs is surprisingly tragic view spoilerTacy s baby sister dies hide spoile. O box have a sand store and dress up and go calling And one day they come home to a wonderful surprise a new Standing By: The Making of an American Military Family in a Time of War friend named TibEver since theirirst publication in the 1940's the Betsy Tacy stories have been loved by each generation of young readers.