Heaven to Betsy and Betsy in Spite of Herself

Available
4.9/5.0
21,000+ Reviews
Bookshop.org has the highest-rated customer service of any bookstore in the world
Product Details
Price
$18.99  $17.66
Publisher
William Morrow & Company
Publish Date
Pages
704
Dimensions
5.3 X 8.04 X 1.2 inches | 1.1 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780061794698

Earn by promoting books

Earn money by sharing your favorite books through our Affiliate program.

Become an affiliate
About the Author

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.

Reviews
"The Betsy-Tacy books were among my favorites when I was growing up."--Nora Ephron, Academy Award-nominated director
"I truly consider BETSY AND TACY GO DOWNTOWN to be the finest novel in the English language! I will never love any other books as much as I love the Betsy-Tacy books."--Claudia Mills, children's book author, winner of National Book Award and Golden Kite Award
"I am fairly certain that my independent, high-spirited grandmother must have had a childhood similar to Betsy Ray's...As I read..., I felt that I was having an unexpected and welcome peek into Granny's childhood--a gift to me from Maud Hart Lovelace."--Ann M. Martin, creator/author of The Baby-sitter's Club
"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
"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
"I grew up 30 miles north of Mankato, and trips to town were filled with mystery and magic, because I was walking the same streets that Betsy and Tacy once walked. The Betsy-Tacy books...., more than any other books, fed my dream of becoming a writer one day."--Jill Kalz, 2008 MN Book Awards Readers' Choice Award winner
"There are three authors whose body of work I have reread more than once over my adult life: Charles Dickens, Jane Austen and Maud Hart Lovelace. We fell in love....and wanted to know from year to year what was happening to them. Betsy-Tacy fans never die. They just re-read."--Anna Quindlen
"Some characters become your friends for life. That's how it was for me with Betsy-Tacy."--Judy Blume, bestselling author
"I read every one of these Betsy-Tacy-Tib books twice. I loved them as a child, as a young adult, and now, reading them with my daughter, as a mother. What a wonderful world it was!"--Bette Midler, actor and singer
"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."--Johanna Hurwitz, award-winning author of more than sixty popular books for young readers
"Family loyalty and the devotion of friends to one another, which for me are the defining characteristics of the Betsy-Tacy stories."--Esther Hautzig, Award-winning author, former Director of Children's Book Promotion for Thomas Y. Crowell Co., and former publicist for Betsy's Wedding in 1955