Originally published in 1917, this early children s novel is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. It follows the adventure of Elizabeth Ann, an orphan who leaves a privileged urban lifestyle with her cousin to live with the Putney s on a Vermont farm. It is a fascinating novel of the period and still an interesting read for adults ...
Originally published in 1917, this early children s novel is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. It follows the adventure of Elizabeth Ann, an orphan who leaves a privileged urban lifestyle with her cousin to live with the Putney s on a Vermont farm. It is a fascinating novel of the period and still an interesting read for adults and children today. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork."
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.
Jan 8, 2008
This is a wonderful read aloud with your children. A very heartwarming look at the past.
May 17, 2007
This is a great book for read-aloud at school, and is a wonderful picture of the past.
Apr 5, 2007
Classic Children's Literature
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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