I find it remarkably cool that there is a society (The Betsy-Tacy Society) that has restored the Maud Hart Lovelace homes of book characters Betsy and Tacy. I loved those books growing up. Even though they were written 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.