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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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Betsy and Tacy Go Downtown (Betsy and Tacy Books)

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Betsy, Tacy, and Tib are twelve—old enough to do lots of things...even go downtown on their own. There they see their first horseless carriage, discover the joys of the public library, and see a real play at the Opera House. They even find themselves acting in one! Best of all, they help a lonely new friend feel at home in Deep Valley—the most wonderful place in the world to grow up. Ever since their first publication in the 1940s, the Betsy-Tacy stories have been loved by each generation of young readers.

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The further adventures of 12-year-old Betsy, Tacy, and Tib as they explore the world beyond their neighborhood and discover the public library, see a real play, and make friends with the owners of the downtown hotel.

About the Author

Maud Hart Lovelace was born in Mankato, Minnesota, and based the Betsy-Tacy books on her own childhood. She once wrote, "I lived the happiest childhood a child could possibly know," and it is this joy that comes through in her books.

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Melody Murray, January 18, 2011 (view all comments by Melody Murray)
This is my favorite of the pre-high-school Betsy-Tacy books. Among the BT cognoscenti, whole weeks have been devoted to debating which books in the series are the best. This does sometimes devolve into name-calling and braid-tugging, but generally Down Town ranks near the top.

The girls are 12 and they don't quite fit anywhere- not with Julia and Katie who are being walked home from school by boys, and not with Margaret and Freddie who are rioting through the streets shouting. They want to be one or the other but they can't quite decide which. Their parents are becoming more interesting, with backstories of their own- but at the same time less central to the lives of the girls. Betsy is developing some of that tender empathy which will both help her and break her heart in future books. Tacy is settling into her role as champion and cheerleader and Tib... is just like Tib, forever and ever, amen.

The lost uncle plotline makes me weep as hard as the Ladies Home Journal story in teeny-tiny writing makes me laugh.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780064400985
Foreword:
Lenski, Lois
Author:
Hurwitz, Johanna
Illustrator:
Lenski, Lois
Author:
by Maud Hart Lovelace and Lois Lenski
Author:
Lovelace, Maud Hart
Author:
Lenski, Lois
Author:
Hurwitz, Johanna
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Children's fiction
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
City and town life
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Social Situations - Friendship
Subject:
Juveniles
Subject:
Historical - United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Juvenile
Subject:
City and town life -- Fiction.
Subject:
Minnesota Fiction.
Subject:
Social Issues - Friendship
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Children s-Historical Fiction-U.S. 20th Century
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Betsy-Tacy Books
Publication Date:
20000405
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 2 to 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
7.68x5.18x.53 in. .35 lbs.
Age Level:
07-10

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