Betsy-Tacy and Tib (Betsy-Tacy #2)
Betsy and Tacy are best friends. Then Tib moves into the neighborhood and the three of them start to play together. The grown-ups think they will quarrel, but they don't. Sometimes they quarrel with Betsy's and Tacy's bossy big sisters, but they never quarrel among themselves.
They are not as good as they might be. They cook up awful messes in the kitchen, th ...more
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I particularly enjoyed the story of the three haircuts. The Everything Pudding story was fun as well.
For adults who have missed this book, even if you grew up many years after Maud Hart Lovelace’s time, you’ll feel a sense of nostalgi ...more
Another great collection of adventures in Deep Valley. I loved the addition of realistic, practice Tib. The only odd bit was a chapter about the girls trying to be good Christians, as they had some awkward beliefs about God that I had to explain away to my kid, but it actually turned out quite hilarious to see their plans of piety backfire. We love these girls and their lovely little world!
12/2007 Re-reading this book hardly counts as reading, since I know it like the back of my hand. The entire series is so well-written and just plain fun that revisiting it is a treat. Lovelace's essential voice is unchanged throughout the series, yet she writes in a tone designed to engage readers of the characters' ages especially. My favorite part of this book is where Tib's family's "hired girl" Matilda catches them at mischief:
'"The dining room looks all right now," Betsy added. " ...more
This book was my introduction to the Betsy-Tacy series and I will always be grateful to my sister for introducing it to me. I especially like this one because the girls are so naughty in it. I never made Everything Pudding, but I did play Mirror Palace.
Update: It's always fun to discuss this one with the VSC, because we always laugh so much. It's impossible for me to to choose my favorite of The Tomes, but I agree with ou ...more
It quickly becomes apparent that Tib is more adventurous and free-spirited which gets Betsy and Tacy into heaps of trouble but what young girl didn't get into tr ...more
Cozy, entertaining reading. I'd like to read the rest of the series.
The real Tib, in later life, lived in Chicago and my Aunt was a friend of hers and that is how I fell in love with the books.
Tib, a new friend, joins Betsy and Tacy in more adventures. There is a simplicity and innocence to this series of books.
I was reminded to read this series when I re-watched You’ve Got Mail and Meg Ryan mentioned the Betsy Tacy books.
For some of the things they did, like the flying (Chapter 2 and 3), I thought that it seemed a bit odd that eight-year-olds wouldn’t know that you can’t fly. But perhaps the ...more
The "flavor" of these books is a lot like the old Bobbsey Twins, Happy Hollisters or Original Nancy Drew's. Meaning Americana, that feels like it could have just happened, then has something occur that almost causes culture shock for being so foreign. Like when one of the girls get's sick and her entire family is in quarantine in their house or when one of the girls' fathers says she could...more
In the beginning, the author acknowledges that many grown-ups think, "Two little girls often do play nicely, but just let a third one come around... then the trouble begins!" Yet, Betsy, Tacy, and Tib never quarrel, and it's not exactly clear why not, except that they must be the three most good-natured girls ever to live in the same neighborhood!
Two years have passed since the girls first met, and they are now 8 years old. Isabelle w ...more
Maud’s birthplace was a small house on a hilly residential street several blocks above Mankat ...more