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Betsy-Tacy by Maud Hart Lovelace

Betsy-Tacy (1940)

by Maud Hart Lovelace

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After many, many, many tries, I finally convinced my kids that listening to a chapter book over a series of nights was actually fun. I had never read this series before, but it was recommended as a good, gentle read, and it is. There is one sad part, but nothing scary or alarming, just a nice, everyday tale of two five-year-olds navigating a friendship and their town. If your kid likes explosions and superheroes, this might be too gentle, but it was perfect for my sensitive kindergartner and her preschool brother. ( )
  CherieDooryard | Jan 20, 2015 |
Re-read of a beloved favorite! ( )
  devafagan | Jan 2, 2015 |
cute, surprising to have the death of a baby included. I think it was handled well for this young age group. Enjoyed reading this with the Vintage Book Circle. ( )
  njcur | Dec 6, 2014 |
The touchstone book of my life. I was first introduced to this series by our school librarian when I was in the third or fourth grade. These books are set at the turn of the century but the subject matter is as relevant today as it was back then. There is a timelessness to these books and if you can sell them to your students, they are in for the treat of a lifetime. ( )
  PunahouGirl | Sep 4, 2014 |
Although Betsy-Tacy is considered a classic by most, I was not familiar with it. Author Meg Cabot recommended it on her website years ago, so I became interested. Never got around to reading it, until it made the 100 spot on NPR's best YA novels (although this book would be considered Children's...much like the first Harry Potter book I'm guessing?)

So, having finally read it, I gotta say it's a very sweet and charming book. To me, it captures the magic and innocence of childhood perfectly. It's simply about a little girl and her day-to-day life: meeting her best friend, going to school for the first time, playing pretend, dealing with death, and sibling rivalry. Based on this one, I'm planning to continue the series. Overall, I'd recommend it to fans of Anne of Green Gables and Laura Ingalls. ( )
  vonze | Feb 6, 2014 |
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Maud Hart Lovelaceprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lenski, LoisIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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It was difficult, later, to think of a time when Betsy and Tacy had not been friends.
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Best Friends Forever

There 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 do—a 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 person—Betsy-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 surprise—a 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.

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:31:41 -0400)

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After Tacy Kelly moves into the house across the street from Betsy Ray, the five-year-olds become inseparable friends.

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