I have such good memories about reading this book many times when I was a little girl. I especially like how Tacy's hair is described as being like "fat sausages" and the last chapter is my favorite!
This is one of those classic books that I somehow missed as a kid and which I'm sure I would have loved. It's extremely episodic, with each chapter more or less standing on its own, and would work great as a readaloud for young kids for that reason. Not that much actually happens, but there's just a sort of cozy old-fashioned feel to it that I know many readers will likely appreciate (I certainly did), even if the book itself is thin on plot. Calling something "sweet" sounds condescending and unenthusiastic, which isn't how I mean it in this case -- it's just the perfect adjective to describe this book.
Great book for young readers. I didn't find the characters mischievous enough. A very quick read.
The first books are simple, but as the series develops and the characters age, the language gets more complex. It ends with "Betsy's Wedding" -- you really need to read the whole series to appreciate it!
I don't know why these are such classics. I think the writing is pretty bland and just one thing happens and then another without much plot development. Maybe 4-5 yr olds would like it read to them because it sounds a lot like someone just recorded them playing house.
It's about 5-year-old Betsy and her shy friend, Tacy. Together they have many adventours such as running away from school, making (and selling) bottles of colored sand, and many more. This is a wonderful book, and all of it's (almost) true! (It's based on Maud's (Betsy's) own childhood adventours with her friend Bick (Tacy).
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