Thursday, May 5, 2011
Betsy and Tacy Go Over the Big Hill by Maud Hard Lovelace
This is the first Betsy-Tacy book with a plot. The ones before were more anecdotal, but this one had a more cohesive storyline. Betsy and her friends all turn 10 and they have a few adventures like "falling in love" with the King of Spain which leads to a feud with their older sisters about an idea for a Queen of Summer. It was very cute and I liked how they resolved it. There was some interesting commentary on treating immigrants nicely even if the language is (understandably) dated. And there is a lesson on being nice to your siblings and getting along.
Hogwarts: 7 in a series