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Understood Betsy based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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.
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!