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Snowbound With Betsy (Betsy #9)
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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It's a quick comforting read from childhood, that still offers comfort despite spelling errors ie "cooky" for cookie and errors in the narrative ( perhaps children's novels in the 1960s were not scrupulously edited ? ) in any case re-reading it did bring back a good feeling.
I found this in a Goodwill with a very vintage cover and yellowed pages and had to pick it up for our trip to Antarctica. While on the adventure, I read this and it was absolutely adorable and awesome timing to be reading such a story. I will say that it's very different from books that kids request nowadays or any that I have recently purchased for my school libraries but it had a very nice innocence and simplicity to it. I laughed when it suddenly just ended without a twist or action. Cute sto ...more
I have been looking for these books everywhere and I am so glad to have finally found them! While my friends in elementary school were always checking out the more "popular" books in the library, I found myself coming back to this series again and again. I'm pretty sure I read every book in the series at least twice! I'm a little perturbed to discover that they've been re-released with a more modern cover, because I actually prefer the vintage look. Brings back so many memories and should I stum ...more
Dec 17, 2013 carrietracy rated it liked it · review of another edition
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".
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.
Sep 14, 2009 Evelyn Saenz rated it it was amazing · review of another edition
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.
Apr 21, 2014 Selah (abibliophilesstyle) rated it really liked it · review of another edition
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.
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