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!
One of my favorite books. I don't even know why. The story touched me and I loved Betsy and her formerly unknown relatives that turn out to be.... But no I won't spoil the story for those fortunate enough to read this book for the very first time. Not Lemony Snicket by a long shot -- I LOVED it!
This is a lovely story about a young girl who "finds herself." The descriptions take you into the scenes, and the characters shine with authenticity. It is a "curl up by the fireplace" book, one of my favorite fictional works ever. I'm not re-posting, because to me, it is a "keeper." :)
Good juvenile fiction from a noted author. This is a Dell Yearling Classic - first written in 1917 - this reprint 1987.
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.
Good book! We enjoyed reading it together.
This is a wonderful read-aloud for a wide age span. The characters are deep and vibrant. We laughed and cried through the way Betsy came alive and the way she became part of something really special to others because of her own transformation. Sweet details and underlying message. Gets down to to the basics and beckons the reader back as well.