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Understood Betsy by Dorothy Canfield Fisher
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Sep 27, 2011

it was amazing

I inherited the Anne books and Understood Betsy from my mom. And like my mom, I read and re-read and still to this day re-read this book. This book, the Anne books and the Earth Children's series are the books I never get tired of reading and have become an intimate part of my life, like a tattoo, like family. I love this book for the simple life lessons, the sweetness and simplicity of the time and the locale and the unexpected pluckiness and inner strength of our young heroine Elizabeth Ann, who becomes a grounded and wise beyond her years Betsy by story's end. Note: Mom's book may have actually been Grandma Vera's book first; all I know is the cover was plain and the publishing date was before 1941 but I inherited and first read the book in 1968.
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Reading Progress

January 1, 1968 – Started Reading
December 31, 1968 – Finished Reading
September 27, 2011 – Shelved

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