Week Two of my #SummerofVintageKidLit – Betsy and Tacy Go Over the Big Hill!
Last week we read The Four-Story Mistake, and you can read my quick recap in the comments of this post 🙂
The book we’re reading this week is Betsy and Tacy Go Over the Big Hill by Maud Hart Lovelace. It’s the third book in the beloved Betsy-Tacy series, and it’s definitely a fun one to revisit. I believe I was seven years old the first time I read it, and I was utterly enchanted by Betsy, Tacy, and Tib’s preparations for their “Queen of Summer” extravaganza. I hope you will enjoy it as well!
Here’s a summary about this book from Goodreads:
Betsy, Tacy, and Tib can’t wait to be ten. After all, getting two numbers in your age is the beginning of growing up–exciting things are bound to happen. And they do! The girls fall in love with the King of Spain, perform in the School Entertainment, and for the first time, go all the way over the Big Hill to Little Syria by themselves. There Betsy, Tacy, and Tib make new friends and learn a thing or two. They learn that new Americans are sometimes the best Americans. And they learn that they themselves wouldn’t want to be anything else.
Recently Read: A Name for Herself: Selected Writings: 1891-1917 by L.M. Montgomery, Winter Cottage by Carol Ryrie Brink, Time at the Top by Edward Ormondroyd
Currently Reading: The Secret of Crossbone Hill by Wilson Gage, Cobblers’ Knob by Eleanore M. Jewett