Today, April 26th, on what would have been her 119th birthday, Maud Hart Lovelace's beloved Betsy-Tacy series, as well as the three sideline Deep Valley books, are finally available to purchase as e-books for the e-reader of your choice! Correction! The high school and beyond books, as well as the Deep Valley books (Heaven to Betsy/Betsy in Spite of Herself; Betsy was a Junior/Betsy and Joe; Betsy and the Great World/Betsy's Wedding; Carney's House Party/Winona's Pony Cart; and Emily of Deep Valley) are available to download immediately today. The first four books in the series (Betsy-Tacy; Betsy, Tacy and Tib; Betsy and Tacy Go Over the Big Hill; and Betsy and Tacy Go Downtown) are available for pre-order and will be delivered to your device on May 17th!
Now readers can fall in love with these books in an all-new format and die-hard fans can stock up their e-readers and have Betsy with them wherever they go!
If you still haven't experienced the joy of this series about a young girl growing up in the early 1900s Minnesota, treat yourself now. Anna Quindlen, Laura Lippman, Meg Cabot, and Judy Blume (to name just a few) can't be wrong!
"There are three authors whose body of work I have reread more than once over in my adult life: Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, and Maud Hart Lovelace."
— Anna Quindlen
"I reread these books every year, marveling at how a world so quaint-shirtwaists! pompadours! Merry Widow hats!-can feature a heroine who is undeniably modern."
— Laura Lippman
"Slipping into a Betsy book is like slipping into a favorite pair of well-worn slippers. It's always a pleasure to live in Betsy's world for a little while, to experience her simple joys as well as her (thankfully short-lived) sorrows."
— Meg Cabot
"Some characters become your friends for life.
That’s how it was for me with Betsy-Tacy."
— Judy Blume