Praise for Betsy and the Boys:
"A natural, convincing story, told with humor and with understanding of children."
--The New York Times Book Review
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It's a new year, and Betsy has a new wish: She is going to play football on the boys' team. Of
Carolyn Haywood's stories about her irrepressible character Betsy have never been out of print, and now, thanks to dynamic new covers, the Betsy books will find their way onto the bookshelves of modern young readers--and into the hearts of a whole new generation.
It's a new year, and Betsy has a new wish: She is going to play football on the boys' team. Of course, the boys refuse to play football with a girl. That is, until Betsy and Mr. Kilpatrick cook up a secret plan to win Betsy a spot on the team. . . .
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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Haywood's stories still ring true for today's kids. They are fun to read to children or grandchildren who find the anachronisms amusing. More of them should be re-issued.