Thursday, October 18, 2007

~Betsy-Tacy Book Review~


I recently finished reading all the Betsy-Tacy books. The books were fun to read, and a peek into the past.

If I had a daughter, I would let her read these books, but we would discuss a few things afterwards. For instance, the girls start going out with boys at the young age of 14. There is party after party, with school work often suffering. One Christmas, Betsy gets a Ouija Board, from her Baptist parents, no less. Now, the first time I read the book, I had no clue what a "oo-ja" board was, and gave it little thought. LOL So anyhow, there are a few things like that, that would be discussed.

Oftentimes, when I go into antique stores, I am able to figure out what different objects are, because I have read older literature. This book depicts the early 1900's way of life for readers, and is a fun way to learn about the past.

5 comments:

C.Jay said...

I have only read one of the Betsy-tacy books and I really enjoyed it! Next time I go to the library I will have to check another one out.
-C.Jay

Mandy said...

I read the first four Betsy-Tacy books years ago and enjoyed them a lot. Now I'll have to finish the series!

A Note From Theresa said...

Never heard of Betsy-Tacy,,, I'll have to look into this. Thanks for the book tip.

Julieann said...

I have never heard of these--I will have to keep an eye out for them.

Julieann

Writing and Living said...

My 8-year-old daughter just finished Betsy-Tacy Go Over the Big Hill the other day. She's been asking for more ever since.