Overview

At the Beginning of this book Betsy or Elizabeth as she is called by the Nervous Aunts that take care of her is a timid girl fearful of the world and her surroundings. This book is the story of how much a change of environment, love and confidence can do for a child. Betsy grows and becomes courageous and strong, learning to enjoy and appreciate the world around her and face her fears confidently. Understood Betsy is a sweetly-told story of a young and orphaned girl finding a family and a place for herself in the...
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Understood Betsy

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Overview

At the Beginning of this book Betsy or Elizabeth as she is called by the Nervous Aunts that take care of her is a timid girl fearful of the world and her surroundings. This book is the story of how much a change of environment, love and confidence can do for a child. Betsy grows and becomes courageous and strong, learning to enjoy and appreciate the world around her and face her fears confidently. Understood Betsy is a sweetly-told story of a young and orphaned girl finding a family and a place for herself in the world and learning to be self reliant. Enjoyable for adults and children of all ages. Illustrated.

I hope you enjoy this book. When I first started reading books on my Nook Library I noticed that there are many free classics available. However the formatting is terrible and some are unreadable because of errors in the text. Therefore, I decided to start publishing quality classics that included chapter breaks, table of contents, linked chapters, and illustrations when available. Keep your eye out for inspirational stories from us, EirenikosPress.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013725140
  • Publisher: EirenikosPress
  • Publication date: 1/6/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 110
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • File size: 8 MB

Meet the Author

Dorothy Canfield Fisher (February 17, 1879 – November 9, 1958) was an educational reformer, social activist, and best-selling American author in the early decades of the twentieth century. She was named by Eleanor Roosevelt as one of the ten most influential women in the United States. Dorothy Canfield worked with Maria Montessori when in Rome in 1911-12, wrote A Montessori Mother (1912) and brought the Montessori method of child-rearing to the United States. Her best-known work today is probably Understood Betsy, a children's book about a little orphaned girl who is sent to live with her cousins in Vermont. Though the book can be read purely for pleasure, it also describes a schoolhouse which is run much in the style of the Montessori method, for which Canfield was one of the first and most vocal advocates.
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  • Posted November 27, 2011

    Ebook conversion is badly done.

    Understood Betsy is a wonderful book for readers of all ages, and comes highly recommended.

    However, this particular ebook version was clearly converted from a PDF, and has irregular line breaks and a few typos. It is free, but it would be a good idea to flick through a few pages before deciding to keep it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 19, 2002

    Beautifully written charmer

    Imagine my surprise when I used Barnes and Noble's "Book Browser" feature online, to select a novel for myself (I'm 46) that incorporated New England in the early 1900's and pioneering spirit and women adjusting to change...and saw Understood Betsy. Yes, a children's book I somehow missed, and I a voracious reader. Elizabeth Ann - Betsy - comes alive on these pages, and the book is so well written and evocative of the simpler, pure Vermont farm life, I didn't want it to end. I immediately bought one for my 10 year old niece for Christmas, and will start exploring Dorothy Canfield Fisher's other (adult!) work. What a treasure! What a jewel!

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