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Baby In a Basket

4.18  ·  Rating Details  ·  28 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
On a wintry night in 1917, Betty, her mother, and her baby sister boarded a giant horse-drawn sleigh in Alaska. From her cozy nest of furs, Betty passed the time singing and watching the graceful animals that ran by. Then there was an accident, but thanks to the kindness of strangers, everyone was safe and sound. This exciting tale, beautifully illustrated in detailed wate ...more
Paperback, 32 pages
Published October 1st 1999 by Puffin (first published 1997)
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Shanna Gonzalez
Oct 26, 2010 Shanna Gonzalez rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Oct 30, 2008 Carolynne rated it really liked it
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This picture book is based on a real event which occurred in 1917, when Marie Boyer, a kindergarten teacher, left
Alaska with her two children, three-year-old Betty and baby Ann. In a freak accident on a bridge all the passengers are thrown from the sleigh and Betty is thrown into the river. Blue with cold, she is rescued, but Ann is nowhere to be found. In order to save the remaining passengers, the party departs for a lodge despite Marie's frantic attempts to keep searching. Miraculously, Ann
Bonnie Brown
Jun 07, 2012 Bonnie Brown rated it really liked it
Rand, G. (Author) & Rand, T. (Illustrator). (1997). Baby in a basket. Dutton, New York: Cobblehill Books. Unp. Ages 4 and up.

Based on a true story. Marie and her two daughters, three-year-old Betty, and four-month-old Ann are leaving Alaska for the winter. They travel through the winter bundled up in a horse pulled sleigh. One fateful night, they run into winter trouble and Marie fears that all is lost. A heart-wrenching, fast paced story of hardship and survival is accompanied by full-colo
Lovely illustrations. Real story about a mother traveling with her 2 daughters in Alaska. Set in the early 1900's. Great illustrations about how difficult travel was at that time. Enough suspense and trouble that is resolved quickly in the book.
Nov 05, 2007 Kate rated it liked it
Recommends it for: the adventure-minded
Shelves: childrensbooks
Suspenseful tale of a mother and two young daughters travelling across Alaska by sleigh during a dreadful 1917 storm. Aside from the abrupt and clunky ending, a worthwhile, exciting read. Gr. K-2.
Sep 17, 2008 Cindi rated it really liked it
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This was pretty suspenseful for a children's book, but I liked that it was a true story and that it had a happy ending!
Ellie Revert
A sweet true story, and I know the baby---I played duplicate bridge with her when she was in her 80's! (Betty Peth)
Oct 09, 2007 Nancy rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: everyone who likes picture books
Beautifully incredible adventure based on a true story...
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