Betsy-Tacy Convert Week
Y’all know I’d do just about anything to introduce new readers to the most wonderful wonderful, out of all hooping Betsy-Tacy books by Maud Hart Lovelace.
And I think I’ve mentioned how excited I am that the six high-school-and-beyond Betsy books are coming back into print in September.
(Remember how I wept when they began going out of print?)
Well, it’s almost September! And I am giddy with glee. Here they come!
I’ll be participating in the Betsy-Tacy book blog tour, an event that promises to be enormous amounts of fun. All through September, bloggers will be writing about particular Betsy books—my girls and I have been asked to talk about books 3 and 4, and Betsy and Tacy Go Over the Big Hill and Betsy and Tacy Go Downtown, which will be a pleasure. Betsy’s encounter with the folks in Little Syria has always been a favorite episode of mine. Bonny Glen’s tour date is September 23, always a festive day around here. (Bruce Springsteen’s birthday, of course!)
Also, today is the last day to sign up for Betsy-Tacy Convert Week. If you’re a B-T devotee, and you know someone who isn’t—yet—hop over to Book Club Girl’s blog and find out how you can get a copy of the about-to-be-released reissue of Heaven to Betsy/Betsy in Spite of Herself (two books in one) to give to your lucky convert. Laurie of Seaglass Hearts, I’ve got my eye on you!
Thanks…We are there!!
Anna read Besty-Tacy two years ago and stopped when Besty-Tacy began to get older. Now at 11 Anna is ready to continue with the story. Anna is growing up too.
She just finshed the first two Boston Jane Books and is loving Calpurnia. These girls are wonderful to live with, learn from and experience.
You are a jewel!
On August 28, 2009 at 9:24 am
Mrs. Mordecai says:
Oh, my goodness! I didn’t realize they’re coming out again. Thanks for giving me the heads up. I’m glad I didn’t buy them used at exorbitant prices when I looked for them about a year ago. I’ll be getting them now.
On August 28, 2009 at 9:44 am
I couldn’t get my daughter to read them…..EVERYONE read them in my school back in the day! Sounds like a fun blog tour!
On August 28, 2009 at 11:30 am
I just finished reading the first four books (plus Winona’s Pony Cart) to my 5 1/2 year old daughter, with 7 1/2 year old son listening too. My son was very disappointed that I didn’t keep going – he knew (because my 14 yo was re-reading them while we read the earlier ones) there were 6 more Betsy books, and didn’t understand why I didn’t immediately go on to the next book after we finished “Betsy and Tacy Go Downtown.”
On August 28, 2009 at 6:22 pm
My daughter has read some of Besty-Tacy from our library.
I noticed your February book list has Murder on the Orient Express. My daughter has just become a big Agatha Christie fan.
I’m curious about Bravewriter…will check that out.
On August 28, 2009 at 7:08 pm