Understood Betsy by Dorothy Canfield Fisher

May 15, 2012

If I were going to write a book (which I have no intention of doing, by the way), this is the kind of book I'd like to write: a children's book where the narrator addresses the reader often (to teach a lesson, share an inside joke, make an observation, etc.). I think this type of writing is absolutely charming. Written in 1917, it is full of good morals and values. I thought the transformation from Elizabeth Ann to Betsy was masterfully and realistically done. This is a wonderful book for little girls.

This review was written before the birth of this blog.

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