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Understood Betsy

Understood Betsy (EPUB ebook)

By Fisher, Dorothy Canfield

Nine-year-old Elizabeth Ann doesn't want to live with her country cousins. But in helping with chores around the farm and making new friends she discovers happiness, confidence, and independence.

ISBN 9780486844022
Published 13 September 2019 by Dover Publications Inc.
Available in EPUB format
Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
Language en
Series Dover Children's Evergreen Classics

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ISBN-13 9780486844022
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Dover Publications Inc.
Imprint Dover Publications
Publication Date 13 September 2019
International Publication Date 18 September 2019
Publication Country
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Fisher, Dorothy Canfield
Series Dover Children's Evergreen Classics
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Classic Fiction (Pub. < 1900)
Number of Pages 176
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age Children
Reading Age Children
Dewey Code Not specified
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Description of this Electronic Book

Nine-year-old Elizabeth Ann has been raised in the city by loving but overprotective aunts who speak in disapproving whispers of "those horrid Putney cousins." So imagine the child's shock when she's forced to move in with the dreaded country kin. They keep pets in the house! They eat in the kitchenand expect her to walk to school by herself! But little by little, as she helps with the chores around the farm and makes new friends, sickly, self-centered Elizabeth Ann is transformed into confident, independent Betsy. Generations of readers have delighted in Betsy's adventures since the book's original publication in 1917. Author Dorothy Canfield Fisher introduced Americans to the Montessori Method, an educational approach that's reflected in her tale of childhood freedom and self-sufficiency. The New York Times Book Review praised Understood Betsy for being "as satisfying in its evocation of an earlier, simpler way of life as Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House books, and psychologically more acute."

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Author's Bio

Dorothy Canfield Fisher (1879-1958) wrote more than 20 novels and 18 works of nonfiction. Educated at Ohio State University and the Sorbonne, she worked for the Vermont Children's Aid Society and was the first woman to serve on the state board of education. She was also a trustee of Bennington College and Howard University, and she introduced Americans to the Montessori Method of education.

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