Synopses & Reviews
Betsy loves the prairie, but it is a lonely place. When a family moves nearby, Betsy can't wait to make friends with the new girl, Emmeline. But Emmeline misses the city. Can Betsy help her learn to love her new home?
Ages 2 – 4
“Children will empathize with Betsys longing for a friend, and enjoy this glimpse of pioneer life.” School Library Journal
“A good choice for beginning readers who need a little challenge.” ALA Booklist
Homesteads on the wide Nebraska prairie are few and far between, and Betsy wishes she had a friend to play with. When a girl named Emmaline moves nearby, Betsy can't wait to go berry-picking and play with the new girl. Full color.
About the Author
Nancy Smiler Levinson has written many popular books for young readers, including Magellan and the First Voyange Around the World
and the I Can Read Books Clara and the Bookwagon,
illustrated by Carolyn Croll, and Snowshoe Thompson,
illustrated by Joan Sandin. She lives in Beverly Hills, California.
Stacey Schuett's artwork graces numerous picture books, including the I Can Read Book Forest by Laura Godwin and her own Somewhere in theWorld Right Now, a Reading Rainbow Book. Ms. Schuett lives in Sebastopol, California.