Heaven to Betsy and Betsy in Spite of Herself, Betsy was a Junior and Betsy and Joe, and Betsy and the Great World and Betsy's Wedding are on sale! The have forewords by New York Times bestselling authors Laura Lippman, Meg Cabot and Laura Lippman and feature original cover art illustrations by the amazing illustrator Vera Neville, who brings Betsy into young adulthood from Lois Lenski's endearing childhood illustrations. In addition, they feature back matter excerpted from Sharla Scannell Whalen's amazing Betsy-Tacy Companion, with wonderful background material on Maud Hart Lovelace and the friends and family she wrote about in her beloved series.
Betsy-Tacy Convert Week! More than 200 people have signed up (via this blog and Facebook) to use this time to find and convert a new reader to the world of Betsy-Tacy -- and to make things interesting, they've been divided into two teams, Zetamathians and Philomathians -- the two rival societies at Deep Valley High School. Converters will post their stories here in the comments (as well as on Facebook, Twitter, and everywhere else). At the end of these two weeks I will tally up how many Zets and how many Philos made converts (based on comments posted here) and the winning team will win a paver stone in their name outside of Maud Hart Lovelace's childhood home!
I can't wait to see the comments pile up! There are also Betsy-Tacy parties planned in various locations, and there may be one near you, see below! There have also been so many online and print features, just in the last week alone, that demonstrate how much people love Betsy-Tacy, once they've been introduced! Check it all out below!
9/30 Aliso Viejo, CA, at the Aliso Viejo Library
10/3 Mankato, MN, at the Betsy Tacy Houses
10/3 Mesquite, TX, at Borders
10/23 Bainbridge Island, WA, at the Library
10/29 Waltham, MA at More Than Words**NEW!
11/7 Highland Village, TX, at Barnes and Noble
11/8 St. Paul, MN, at the Red Balloon Bookshop
2/16/10 Wellesley, MA at the Wellesley Booksmith
4/17/10 Dallas, TX, at the Dallas Heritage Village
Blog and Newspaper Features, just in the last week!
Six Boxes of Books -- Depraved Deep Valley - Top Ten Ways Deep Valley High is Like Gossip Girls!
Here in the Bonny Glen -- Betsy and Tacy Go Over the Big Hill
Booking Mama (and Booking Daughter) -- Betsy and Tacy Books #3 and #4!
Mankato Free Press -- Betsy-Tacy's Back!
Book Chatter and Other Stuff -- Betsy-Tacy Review
Joelle Anthony -- In Celebration of Betsy-Tacy
My Books. My Life -- Betsy, Tacy and Tib Review
Lauren Mechling -- Betsy-Tacy Giveaway!
Now bring on the comments:
Zet, Zet, Zetamathian! Philo, Philo, Philomathian!