Betsy-Tacy by Maud Hart LovelaceBetsy-Tacy by Maud Hart Lovelace


byMaud Hart LovelaceIllustratorLois Lenski

Paperback | August 14, 2007

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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.

Maud Hart Lovelace (1892-1980) based her Betsy-Tacy series on her own childhood. Her series still boasts legions of fans, many of whom are members of the Betsy-Tacy Society, a national organization based in Mankato, Minnesota.
Title:Betsy-TacyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.36 inPublished:August 14, 2007Publisher:HarperCollins

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0064400964

ISBN - 13:9780064400961

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Betsy-Tacy I recently read this book (and the next three in the series) to my 7 year old daughter - we loved it! It is a well-written book and well-told from the perspective of a little girl. The feel of the books are reminiscent of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Books, not necessarily in terms of writing style, but because the author draws you in to her world so completely. Even now, my daughter and I talk about how much we miss reading the books, and I have some of the later ones in the series on order (although I suspect she won't be as interested in them since Betsy is older in those books). Definitely, a must read. The little girl in your life will love this book!
Date published: 1999-04-27

From Our Editors

Set in turn-of-the-century Deep Valley, Minnesota, this is the first in the well-loved Betsy books first published in the 1940s. Before Tacy moved into the house across the street, there was no one on Hill Street who was Betsy's age. Now that has changed, and a great friendship evolves.

Editorial Reviews

"Betsy and Tacy were two little five-year-olds, such inseparable friends that they were regarded almost as one. This is the story of their friendship in a little Minnesota town years ago." (Booklist)