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Back to School with Betsy
     

Back to School with Betsy

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by Carolyn Haywood, Joe Yakovetic (Designed by)
 

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Third grade isn't looking so great to Betsy. Her favorite teacher, Miss Grey, has left, and she won't be coming back. All of the students are heartbroken. But not for too long, because the school year is full of funny, exciting surprises -- a new teacher and new things to learn, a wedding, and a new neighbor in the once-spooky house next door. Betsy and Billy and

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Third grade isn't looking so great to Betsy. Her favorite teacher, Miss Grey, has left, and she won't be coming back. All of the students are heartbroken. But not for too long, because the school year is full of funny, exciting surprises -- a new teacher and new things to learn, a wedding, and a new neighbor in the once-spooky house next door. Betsy and Billy and their friends rescue a trapped dog, go for a wintry sleigh ride with someone special, and find lots of laughs until, at last, they are given one final surprise that Betsy declares the most "wonderfullest thing that ever happened."

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Children's Literature
Betsy is unhappy as she discovers her favorite teacher is soon to be married and will no longer be teaching at her school. She and her other third grade friends, Ellen and Billy, decide to pool their resources and buy their beloved Miss Grey a gift. But they don't have much money! Luckily, the new neighbor next door offers to pay Betsy to make sure the workmen close and lock the door to his new home during the week while he is away. Coincidentally enough, the new neighbor is marrying Miss Grey! Ten chapters are contained within this refreshing blast from yesteryear, detailing the adventures of Betsy and her friends. It is nicely written and uses simple sentence structure. Straightforward illustrations are found throughout. A preview of the next book in the series is located at the end. The author, who lived from 1898-1990, originally wanted to be a children's book illustrator, but, at the urging of an editor, started writing stories about the day to day activities of children, B is for Betsy was the first of these books and the first in this series. Ms. Haywood ultimately wrote more than fifty books for children. This is the third in a series of "Betsy Books." Highly recommended. 2004 (orig. 1943), Harcourt, Ages 6 to 10.
—Cindy L. Carolan
From the Publisher

Praise for Back to School with Betsy:
"Betsy and her friends ring true in every particular."--The New York Times Book Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780152055158
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
03/15/1990
Series:
Betsy Series
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.11(w) x 7.63(h) x 0.43(d)
Lexile:
570L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

Meet the Author


CAROLYN HAYWOOD (1898-1990) was a native of Philadelphia. One of America's most popular authors of children's books, she published her first book, "B" Is for Betsy, in 1939, and wrote more than forty books in all. Many of her own childhood experiences can be found in her novels.

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Back to School with Betsy 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
bethbeautiful More than 1 year ago
This is a great book! I am thrilled that classics are still around, especially in this age of technology with the internet. I am a 52 year old man, and I will always love Betsy and her friends no matter how old I am! I have read the Betsy books over and over again more than any other books I have read, and I really never get tired of them!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago