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Understood Betsy
Understood Betsy
Author: Dorothy Canfield Fisher
For all of her nine years, fragile Elizabeth Ann has heard her Aunt Frances refer in whispers to her "horrid Putney cousins." But when her aunt can no longer care for her, Elizabeth Ann must leave her sheltered life to live in the wilds of Vermont with those distant relatives. — In the beginning, Elizabeth Ann is shocked by country living--pets a...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780590480055
ISBN-10: 0590480057
Publication Date: 6/1994
Edition: Reprint
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
  • Currently 4.6/5 Stars.

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Publisher: Scholastic
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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This is a precious book about a very sheltered, timid girl who comes to find the courage and resourcefulness she is really made of. Even though the main character is a girl, I read this aloud to my boys who would always beg for more. Don't miss this one!
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Every parent and child should read this classic. The characters are so well developed you would recognize any of them instantly if you met them on the street, and the underlying theme, that children learn by doing, by being given real responsibility and work, is one sorely needed today.

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