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Snowbound With Betsy
Carolyn Haywood
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Snowbound With Betsy (Betsy)

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The week before Christmas, a terrific snowstorm hits, and Betsy, Star, and their parents are snowbound, much to the girls' delight. There are snowmen to be built, Christmas presents to be made, and a tree to be decorated.
Paperback, 192 pages
Published November 1st 1989 by Bantam Doubleday Dell Books for Young Readers (first published 1963)
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Best read with ginger cookies. No popcorn, please.

Last read: 06-09-2005
This was my favorite of Haywood's "Betsy" books.
I first heard about this book in 1996. My friend Lisa Silverman had the same appreciation for and recall of phrase from childhood favorites (we would often salivate over descriptions of "warm and mealy" fries from the Whopperburger.) While I was out of town a huge snowstorm hit and she was housebound and lonely. She convinced her nice boyfriend Tom to brave the icy streets and pick up another friend of ours. Lisa called it her "Snowbound with Betsy" moment, based on the book she had reread durin ...more
A sweet, old-fashioned book. A blizzard brings two families together and four children become quick friends. They find ways to entertain themselves by making homemade Christmas presents, playing out in the snow and visiting friends and neighbors. On the other hand, there was not much meat to the story, no deep plots or conflicts. Just a light, simple cheerful read.
Caleb Mckenzie
I Liked snowbound with betsy there was A Blizzard
While not strictly a Christmas book, Snowbound with Betsy takes place in the days leading up to Christmas as Betsy, her family and some strangers her father has collected along the highway all hunker down amidst the snowdrifts. Quaint and old-fashioned to the extreme, it's what most people mean when they talk about the "good old days".
Evelyn Saenz
I love all of Carolyn Haywood's books for young children. They are wonderful read alouds but this one is especially nice because it shows what children can do when given time and space to use their own imaginations to make up games and entertain themselves in creative, hands-on ways.

I read this book a hundred times while in 3rd grade and I loved it. For some reason I lost this book and I have always thought about looks like a re-edition was printed so I am hoping to own this once again!
My absolute favorite Betsy book! I remember my mom reading it to me when I was little, and now I've read it to my children several times. Our favorite part is the popcorn incident.
I don't remember the book, but boy do I remember the cover.
Lori McGath Brake
One of my favorite childhood books.
Laura Quilter
Snowbound with Betsy by Carolyn Haywood (1962)
Love reading this series with Annie!!
One of my Favorite books as a kid..
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