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September 28, 2009


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Dawn - She is Too Fond of Books

I signed up! I want to get the "companion" book, too. And I saw that CARNEY'S HOUSE PARTY is coming back in 2010?!?

Angie Alden

One of my knitting buddies was charmed by my description of the July 2009 Betsy-Tacy Convention in Mankato, MN, and she checked a few of the childhood books out from the library. I gave her the reissue of Heaven to Betsy and Betsy in Spite of Herself, and she was thrilled! My first adult convert ever.

Theresa in New Rochelle, NY

I grew up loving the Betsy high school books; I lived in Golden Valley, Minnesota (which I always secretly thought of as the real Deep Valley) and treasured the hardcover editions I found in dusty book stores. Now I live in New Rochelle, NY, a suburb of New York City, and I was thrilled to get my copy of Heaven to Betsy/Betsy in Spite of Herself: I spent a lot of time mulling over which of my New York girlfriends would make the best "convert". But when I told my 17-year-old daughter about the challenge her face fell. "Why can't I be your convert?" she asked. Why indeed. She had resisted previous attempts to delve into Deep Valley, so how could I deny her the opportunity (at last) to make friends with Betsy and The Crowd? So I am passing this new edition to her and looking forward to hearing what she thinks!


I have started my 8 year old niece Brooke. I have given her the first 3 books in the series and she knows more are coming.

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