Thursday, May 5, 2011

Betsy and Tacy Go Over the Big Hill by Maud Hard Lovelace

 Betsy, Tacy and Tib are 10 years old and decided that they must act more grown-up.  But they cannot resist a good birthday party and an election for the Queen of Summer.

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.

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