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How Cool is it that there is a Betsy-Tacy Society July 23, 2009

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I find it remarkably cool that there is a society (The Betsy-Tacy Society) that has restored the Maud Hart Lovelace homes ofbetsytacy book characters Betsy and Tacy. I loved those books growing up. Even though they were betsyhousewritten in 1940’s, those girls could have easily been my best friends.  I loved reading about the things they did and my best neighborhood friend, Lori, and I would frequently have their adventures.  Every time they have been re-released, I’ve pounced on them in the bookstore to add to my collection.

The Betsy-Tacy Convention just wrapped up in Mankato, Minnesota. It sounds like fun was had by all and that author Meg Cabot was a huge hit with the audience. You can read the convention highlights over at Book Club Girl’s blog.

Wow-now I can dream of going to Patricia Polacco’s farm in Michigan AND Betsy’s home in Minnesota. Don’t tell my husband I dream of book-themed vacationing!

You can get a sneak peak at the upcoming re-releases here-they look great and very true to the original illustrations. forgetmenots

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3 Responses to “How Cool is it that there is a Betsy-Tacy Society”

  1. Robin Says:

    Book themed vacationing? Oh yes! We went to Prince Edward Island on our honeymoon because Anne says it is the most beautiful place in the world (and she’s right!) I’ve also done a Little House tour — starting in the Big Woods of Wisconsin, wading in Plum Creek near Walnut Grove, MN, and ending in DeSmet, SD, the little town on the prairie. I’m sure there are many more tours we could come up with!! :)

  2. Oh, I loved those books! And I would love to go to that house someday!


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