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Betsy's Busy Summer by Carolyn Haywood
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Mar 28, 2007

really liked it
bookshelves: 2007reads, childrens, classics, realistic, friendship
Read in March, 2007

I adored the Betsy books when I was a kid, and I recently re-read the three listed here. I smiled the whole way through (which probably made fellow ferry passengers think I was insane). There's just something so comforting about these books for me--the wholesome 1940s values, the neighborhood really being like one big family, the general goodwill and lack of anything bad every happening. I still adore the Betsy books, but they're never going to be popular again--kids today aren't going to have the slightest clue what they're about. I mean, finding a woman and two kids stranded on a highway in a blizzard is one thing--but taking them home to live with your family for a week until help can arrive? The childless family that puts in a pool, and invites all the neighborhood kids over to swim in it? The 1940s must have been such a pleasant time to be a kid...
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message 1: by Jordana (new)

Jordana Wer My daughter actually LOVED these books when she was six. It took her only a couple of hours to finish them, and she would get another of the series out the next day. This was in 2010.

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