Heaven to Betsy/Betsy in Spite of Herself by Maud Hart LovelaceHeaven to Betsy/Betsy in Spite of Herself by Maud Hart Lovelace

Heaven to Betsy/Betsy in Spite of Herself

byMaud Hart Lovelace

Paperback | September 29, 2009

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“Some characters become your friends for life. That’s how it was for me with Betsy-Tacy.” —Judy Blume

With a Foreword by Laura Lippman

These two books in Maud Hart Lovelace’s beloved Betsy-Tacy series: Heaven to Betsy and Betsy in Spite of Herself see Betsy and Tacy start high school in Deep Valley, Minnesota. Featuring a foreword by New York Times bestselling author Laura Lippman and the original cover art from Heaven to Betsy.

“I re-read these books every year, marveling at how a world so quaint - Shirtwaists! Pompadours! Merry Widow hats! - can feature a heroine who is undeniably modern.” Laura Lippman

“There are three authors whose body of work I have re-read more than once over my adult life: Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, and Maud Hart Lovelace.” — Anna Quindlen

 “Slipping into a Betsy book is like slipping into a favorite pair of well-worn slippers: It’s always a pleasure to live in Betsy’s world for a little while, to experience her simple joys, but also her (thankfully short-lived) sorrows.”
Meg Cabot

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:Heaven to Betsy/Betsy in Spite of HerselfFormat:PaperbackDimensions:704 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 1.12 inPublished:September 29, 2009Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0061794694

ISBN - 13:9780061794698

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17


Editorial Reviews

“When I was growing up in the Bronx, I had lots of friends. But the girls I most enjoyed spending time with were Betsy, Tacy and Tib....in the series by Maud Hart Lovelace... – three girls full of good ideas, adventures and fun.”