Understood Betsy

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Kessinger Publishing, Apr 1, 2004 - Juvenile Fiction - 220 pages
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1916. A Thrushwood Book. This engaging classic tells the tale of a thin, pale 9-year-old orphan named Elizabeth Ann who is whisked away from her city home and relocated to a Vermont farm where her cousins, the dreaded Putneys, live. The Putneys are not as bad as her doting, high-strung Aunt Frances warns, however, and Elizabeth, who had been nurtured by her aunt like an overwatered sapling positively blooms under their breezy, earthy care.

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And this great writing allows Betsy to shine. - Goodreads
But it's not just nostalgia--it's good writing. - Goodreads
I did not like the ending at all. - Goodreads

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User Review  - JenneB - LibraryThing

This is like totally some kind of Montessori school propaganda, those bastards!! But it's also really sweet, it's kind of like Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm or Anne of Green Gables or something, but it's ... Read full review

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User Review  - amandamay83 - LibraryThing

Absolutely loved this book. I only didn't give it a 5-star review because I feel those should be saved for mind-blowingly good books, like "To Kill a Mockingbird." "Understood Betsy" is just one of ... Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Author Dorothy Canfield Fisher was born in Lawrence, Kansas on February 17, 1879. She received a Ph.D. in romance languages from Columbia University in 1904. She wrote novels, short stories, children's books, educational works, and memoirs. In 1912, she met Maria Montessori in Italy and was so impressed by the educator's theories that she wrote A Montessori Mother, The Montessori Manual, and Mothers and Children. She worked for many environmental, children's and education causes in the 1940s and 1950s. She died in Arlington, Vermont on November 9, 1958.

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