Betsy and Tacy Go Over the Big Hill (Betsy-Tacy #3)
Betsy, Tacy, and Tib can't wait to be ten. After all, getting two numbers in your age is the beginning of growing up�exciting things are bound to happen. And they do! The girls fall in love with the King of Spain, perform in the School Entertainment, and for the first time, go all the way over the Big Hill to Little Syria by themselves. There Betsy, Tacy, and Tib make new...more
12/2009 This story finds Betsy, Tacy and Tib at ten years old. Their world is getting wider, and they are learning new things. This is the first time that the Lebanese settlement of L...more
Maud Hart Lovelace is a talented storyteller and she has a vivid recol...more
For whatever reason, I didn't remember this one as well as I did the first two. I didn't remember all the business with the King of Spain (although it was totally something I would have done at that age), and I didn't remem...more
I feel it may be her best story. Rather then being a series of vignettes, as most of her books are, it tells a lovely concise story about the Syrian refugee camp that the girls visit. And what they find there is what one finds at any Minnesota refugee camp: pure good hearted Christians who take Betsy, Tacy and Tib into their c...more
As a child I only read the first three.
As of Saturday I now own all of them.
If you suspect my stony disposition is showing signs of happiness over this fact as well as the anticipation of FIRST READS of books starring these beloved characters, you are quite right.
I definitely recommend purchasing (or library-ing) the new editions to anyone who enjoyed these as a kid. The forewards are wonder...more
The girls turn 10 and plan how they will change their lives now that they are grown up...changing their hair, saying "prefer", falling in love with the king of Spain, the beginning of their annual "cat" performance, and going over the big hill where they meet the Syrians. I find it fascinating that in 1943 Maude H. L. gives young girls the message that foreign people shou...more
There really was a Little Syria in turn of the century Mankato! Oh, Minnesota's strange and wonderful acceptance of refugee/immigrant groups you have a long history!
I enjoyed this book muchly of course, but I must say, I find it...more
It's interesting to compare Maud Hart Lovelace's handling of patriotism to that of Laura Ingalls Wilder. W...more
This book was just as childish (in a good way) as the first, but with more complex and mature struggles, ideas, and resolutions than the first books. I thought that Betsy, Tacy, and Tib really grew up in this story, they now had a desire for power, love, importance, and beauty. Their quarrel over whether Julia or Tib could be queen wa...more
Our Mother/Daughter book group meets Tuesday for our third meeting – and our book choice was the 3rd of the Betsy Tacy series – Betsy and Tacy Go Over the Big Hill.
I loved this one more than the other two. The first two in the series were essentially nothing more than a series of vignettes linked together. Over the Big Hill wa...more
I really do love the way these books grow with the characters (and the readers).
It was a quick and light read that left you feeling good inside once you finished reading it! It allowed for me settle in and relax and reminisce of sweet childhood memories gone by!
Maud Hart Lovelace is a very talented writer. This is the second book written by her that I have read and am anticipating reading more!
I am really enjoying how the series is growing up with the girls. The age range for the book seems to fit with the age of the characters. I especially like that because one of my own ideas for a girls' se...more
Maud’s birthplace was a small house on a hilly residential street several blocks above Mankat...more