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ISBN: 1448698677 / ISBN-13: 9781448698677

Understood Betsy


Sheltered, nine-year-old Elizabeth Ann is terrified when she is sent from her loving Aunt Frances to live with "those horrid Putney Vermont cousins". ... Show synopsis

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  • Understood Betsy (Createspace) – Trade paperback (2009)
    by Dorothy Canfield Fisher

    Understood Betsy

    Trade paperback, Createspace
    94 pages

    ISBN: 1448698677
    ISBN-13: 9781448698677

    Understood Betsy is a 1916 novel for children by Dorothy Canfield Fisher. Understood Betsy tells of Elizabeth Ann, a 9-year-old orphan who goes from a sheltered existence with relatives in the city, to living on a Vermont farm, the Putneys, whose child-rearing practices had always seemed suspect to Harriet and her daughter. In her new rural life, Elizabeth Ann is nicknamed "Betsy," and finds that many activities that Frances had always thought too demanding for a little girl are considered, by the Putney family, ordinary ... Show more

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Reviews of Understood Betsy

Overall customer rating: 4.750
Ann H

Understood Betsy

by Ann H on Feb 24, 2011

I read this book as a child and wanted to read it again to refresh my memory. It was every bit as delightful as it was then.


Wonderful Book!

by mommyschooler on Jan 8, 2008

This is a wonderful read aloud with your children. A very heartwarming look at the past.


Understood Betsy

by melody on May 17, 2007

This is a great book for read-aloud at school, and is a wonderful picture of the past.


Classic Children's Literature

by VoraciousReader on Apr 5, 2007

Understood Betsey is a delightful story about a timid girl, dependent on her aunts, who is transformed into someone of character, strength, and ability. Betsey learns solid moral lessons, often through humorous mishaps, that readers of any age would do well to remember. She learns that doing something good only for the praise you get, is not the best motivation. She also learns to think and care about others. The author's attachment to the Montessori style of education is quite apparent in her portrayal of Betsey's schooling. She promotes learning at one's own pace and points out that learning to live is more important than learning how to pass a paper examination. In summary, this is a good, wholesome book with warm characters. The author weaves a tale which will both amuse her readers and cause them to stop and think.

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