Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Baby In a Basket” as Want to Read:
Baby In a Basket
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Baby In a Basket

4.21  ·  Rating details ·  38 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
Thanks to the kindness of strangers, Betty and her family are safe after they are involved in a horse-drawn sleigh accident. Color illustrations throughout.
Paperback, 32 pages
Published October 1st 1999 by Puffin (first published 1997)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
Rating details
Sort: Default
Feb 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books, 2017
A harrowing story based on a woman's experience 100 years ago.
She was travelling in Alaska with her two small children when an accident struck.
Pretty scary story...
Shanna Gonzalez
Oct 26, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children-04-08
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Oct 30, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
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 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 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
Pretty awesome. And intense. Also, I thought it was funny that in the back of the book, which we got from the library, is a little spot to share your thoughts on the book and someone had written, "My mom was in tears for like a year." hahaha
Sep 17, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
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!
Nov 05, 2007 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.
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 04, 2007 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: everyone who likes picture books
Beautifully incredible adventure based on a true story...
Lauren Milam
rated it really liked it
Aug 01, 2016
Emma Roberts
rated it it was amazing
Feb 13, 2015
rated it it was amazing
Dec 31, 2016
rated it it was amazing
May 11, 2013
Jean Getraer
rated it it was amazing
Dec 09, 2013
rated it it was amazing
Jun 27, 2010
rated it really liked it
Mar 24, 2015
rated it really liked it
Jan 29, 2016
rated it it was amazing
Feb 23, 2015
rated it really liked it
Sep 25, 2012
rated it it was amazing
Dec 09, 2013
rated it it was amazing
Mar 11, 2017
Katie Olleman
rated it it was amazing
Dec 28, 2014
Hannah Groeschen
Oct 30, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved the illustrations in the book. They were so detailed and breathtaking! They really helped add to the story!
rated it it was amazing
Mar 25, 2015
kate lepp
rated it it was amazing
Jul 13, 2017
Carrie Matlak
rated it liked it
Nov 15, 2012
Joanna Weaver mason
rated it really liked it
Dec 15, 2016
rated it it was amazing
Feb 07, 2018
rated it really liked it
Apr 23, 2015
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Nonfiction Deals

  • Astoria: John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson's Lost Pacific Empire: A Story of Wealth, Ambition, and Survival
    $8.24 $1.99
  • A Secret Sisterhood: The Literary Friendships of Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, George Eliot, and Virginia Woolf
    $27.00 $2.99
  • Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing
    $9.99 $2.99
  • The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less
    $10.74 $1.99
  • Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom
    $8.99 $1.99
  • A Room of One's Own
    $9.99 $2.99
  • Ashley's War: The Untold Story of a Team of Women Soldiers on the Special Ops Battlefield
    $8.24 $1.99
  • Life in a Medieval City
    $8.24 $1.99
  • Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church
    $12.99 $1.99
  • The Only Thing Worth Dying For: How Eleven Green Berets Forged a New Afghanistan
    $8.99 $1.99
  • Too Close to Me: The Middle-Aged Consequences of Revealing A Child Called "It"
    $9.99 $1.99
  • The Creation of Anne Boleyn: A New Look at England's Most Notorious Queen
    $9.99 $2.99
  • Inside the Criminal Mind: Revised and Updated Edition
    $11.99 $1.99
  • Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error
    $9.24 $1.99
  • Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison
    $13.99 $2.99
  • How Dare the Sun Rise: Memoirs of a War Child
    $8.99 $1.99
  • Social: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Connect
    $11.99 $1.99
  • Love, Loss, and What We Ate: A Memoir
    $11.49 $1.99
  • Countdown to Zero Day: Stuxnet and the Launch of the World's First Digital Weapon
    $11.99 $1.99
  • Evangelii Gaudium: The Joy of the Gospel
    $9.99 $1.99
  • The Heart of Christianity
    $9.74 $1.99
  • Hidden Figures
    $4.09 $1.99
  • Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui
    $9.99 $1.99
  • Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man
    $7.24 $1.99
  • Priceless: How I Went Undercover to Rescue the World's Stolen Treasures
    $11.99 $1.99
  • Decoded
    $9.99 $1.99
  • A Man Called Intrepid: The Incredible True Story of the Master Spy Who Helped Win World War II
    $14.99 $1.99
  • K2: Life and Death on the World's Most Dangerous Mountain
    $11.99 $1.99
  • Proud Highway: Saga of a Desperate Southern Gentleman, 1955-1967
    $12.99 $1.99
  • Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God
    $15.99 $2.99
  • Twilight of the Elites: America After Meritocracy
    $11.99 $1.99
  • The Art of Living: The Classical Mannual on Virtue, Happiness, and Effectiveness
    $10.49 $1.99
  • Beautiful Bodies
    $5.99 $1.99
  • Come to the Edge
    $6.99 $1.99
  • The Art of Communicating
    $9.49 $2.99
  • American Jezebel
    $8.24 $1.99