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ISBN: 1604595213 / ISBN-13: 9781604595215

Understood Betsy

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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 (SMK Books) – Trade paperback (2008)
    by Dorothy Canfield Fisher

    Understood Betsy

    Trade paperback, SMK Books
    2008
    English
    107 pages

    ISBN: 1604595213
    ISBN-13: 9781604595215

    Elizabeth Ann, a nine-year-old girl, is timid and small for her age, she is also an orphan. At first she lives with her father's aunt, Harriet, who expects her to lead a very sheltered life. When she is sent to live with her mother's family, on a farm in Vermont, she is then expected to do many of the chores that Harriet had thought too demanding of a little girl. Elizabeth Ann, nicknamed Betsy, discovers her own abilities and gains a new perception of the world around her.

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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.

mommyschooler

Wonderful Book!

by mommyschooler on Jan 8, 2008

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

melody

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.

VoraciousReader

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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