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Maud Hart Lovelace (1892–1980)

Teoksen Betsy-Tacy tekijä

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Tekijän teokset

Betsy-Tacy (1940) 2,406 kappaletta
Betsy-Tacy and Tib (1941) 1,321 kappaletta
Betsy and Tacy Go Over the Big Hill (1942) 1,311 kappaletta
Betsy and Tacy Go Downtown (1943) 1,000 kappaletta
Heaven to Betsy (1945) 593 kappaletta
Betsy in Spite of Herself (1946) 592 kappaletta
Betsy Was a Junior (1947) 514 kappaletta
Betsy and the Great World (1952) 511 kappaletta
Betsy's Wedding (1955) 508 kappaletta
The Betsy-Tacy Treasury (1995) 507 kappaletta
Betsy and Joe (1948) 472 kappaletta
Emily of Deep Valley (1950) 436 kappaletta
Betsy Was a Junior / Betsy and Joe (2009) 269 kappaletta
Carney's House Party (1949) 264 kappaletta
Winona's Pony Cart (1953) 168 kappaletta
Early Candlelight (1929) 115 kappaletta
The Trees Kneel at Christmas (1951) 81 kappaletta
The Valentine Box (1966) 42 kappaletta
Gentlemen from England (1993) 30 kappaletta
The Tune is in the Tree (1950) — Tekijä — 22 kappaletta
The Black Angels (2009) 14 kappaletta
Betsy-Tacy Books 1-6 (1981) 10 kappaletta
various Betsy-Tacy 5 kappaletta
The Charming Sally 4 kappaletta
Petticoat Court 4 kappaletta
Betsy-Tacy Set of 9 Books (2000) 3 kappaletta
Snow Fun (5-3) 1 kappale

Associated Works

Best in Children's Books 32 (1960) 76 kappaletta
It's Terrific to Be Ten (2000) — Avustaja — 48 kappaletta

Merkitty avainsanalla


Glenwood Cemetery, Mankato, Minnesota, USA
Mankato, Minnesota, USA
Claremont, California, USA
Mankato, Minnesota, USA
New York, New York, USA
Claremont, California, USA
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Yonkers, New York, USA
Mount Vernon, New York, USA
University of Minnesota
children's book author
short story writer
historical novelist
Lovelace, Delos Wheeler (husband)
Palkinnot ja kunnianosoitukset
Minnesota 150
Lyhyt elämäkerta
Maud Hart Lovelace was born in Mankato, Minnesota. Her parents were Tom Hart, a shoestore owner, and his wife, Stella. She began writing at a very early age, reportedly as soon as she could hold a pencil. Around age 10, she adopted her mother's maiden name and called herself Maud Palmer Hart. Her father privately published a collection of her poetry around this time. After graduating from Mankato High School, she attended the University of Minnesota but took a leave of absence to go to California to recover from an operation. There she sold her first short story, "Number Eight," to the Los Angeles Times Sunday Magazine in 1911. She returned to Minnesota and worked for the Minnesota Daily. In 1917, at age 25, she married Delos Lovelace, a military officer in training, with whom she would have two children. He served in World War I, and afterwards they moved to New York, living in the city as well as in Yonkers and Mount Vernon, writing journalism and books. She published her first book, The Black Angels, an historical novel set in Minnesota, in 1926. Her next book, Early Candlelight, published in 1929, was her biggest success in this genre. However, she's best known today for her books for children. The enduringly popular Betsy-Tacy series was inspired by stories about her childhood that she told her own daughter. The first Betsy-Tacy book appeared in 1940, and the last book, Betsy's Wedding, was published in 1955.



What a lovely book! My Kindle edition had wonderful information about the people who were the inspiration for this tale. My book group also loved this title. One of Lovelace's best! You will see I was inspired to read How to Live On 24 Hours a Day, which is mentioned here. We found lots of what Emily was going through resonated with us. As I consider retirement, I am heartened by her attitude and look forward to using some of her ideas.
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njcur | 12 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Aug 31, 2023 |
Not my cup of tea. The photos at the end, which were the inspiration for the drawings throughout, were fun to see and my favorite part.
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blueskygreentrees | 50 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jul 30, 2023 |
These books bring back such sweet memories for me... times I spent with my grandmother playing and dressing up and cutting paper dolls... I love this series!
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Leann | 50 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 27, 2023 |
First sentence: It was difficult, later, to think of a time when Betsy and Tacy had not been friends.

Premise/plot: Betsy meets Tacy, her new neighbor, at her fifth birthday party. The two girls become instant best friends, near sisters. These two are inseparable. They want to do everything together--always together. This book focuses on their time together--at home, at school, etc. The book concludes with the two meeting another little girl near their own age, Tb.

My thoughts: I have no memory of reading Betsy-Tacy growing up. I'd heard of the book series certainly. But if I'm honest, I thought it was literally about ONE girl named Betsy-Tacy. These books are set around the turn of the twentieth century. Yes, it was published originally in 1940...but Betsy and company would have been born in the 1890s.

The book is interesting in that it feels TIMELESS and time-specific. The two things shouldn't both be true. The book feels timeless because it captures childhood realistically--family life, friendship, thoughts and feelings about school. Some things never change. It feels time-specific because of the descriptions and illustrations. It feels delightfully historic. I like that about it.
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blbooks | 50 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 11, 2023 |



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