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Maud Hart Lovelace (1892–1980)

Författare till Betsy-Tacy

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Verk av Maud Hart Lovelace

Betsy-Tacy (1940) 2,405 exemplar
Betsy-Tacy and Tib (1941) 1,322 exemplar
Betsy and Tacy Go Downtown (1943) 1,003 exemplar
Heaven to Betsy (1945) 593 exemplar
Betsy in Spite of Herself (1946) 591 exemplar
Betsy Was a Junior (1947) 517 exemplar
Betsy and the Great World (1952) 511 exemplar
Betsy's Wedding (1955) 510 exemplar
The Betsy-Tacy Treasury (1995) 509 exemplar
Betsy and Joe (1948) 469 exemplar
Emily of Deep Valley (1950) 439 exemplar
Carney's House Party (1949) 266 exemplar
Winona's Pony Cart (1953) 168 exemplar
Early Candlelight (1929) 115 exemplar
The Trees Kneel at Christmas (1951) 81 exemplar
The Valentine Box (1966) 42 exemplar
Gentlemen from England (1993) 30 exemplar
The Tune is in the Tree (1950) — Författare — 22 exemplar
The Black Angels (2009) 14 exemplar
Betsy-Tacy Books 1-6 (1981) 10 exemplar
various Betsy-Tacy 5 exemplar
The Charming Sally 4 exemplar
Petticoat Court 4 exemplar
Betsy-Tacy Set of 9 Books (2000) 3 exemplar
Snow Fun (5-3) 1 exemplar

Associerade verk

The Young Folks' Shelf of Books, Volume 06: Harvest of Holidays (1900) — Bidragsgivare — 140 exemplar
Best in Children's Books 32 (1960) 76 exemplar
It's Terrific to Be Ten (2000) — Bidragsgivare — 48 exemplar


Allmänna fakta

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)
Priser och utmärkelser
Minnesota 150
Kort biografi
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.
njcur | 12 andra recensioner | 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.
blueskygreentrees | 50 andra recensioner | 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!
Leann | 50 andra recensioner | 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 andra recensioner | Apr 11, 2023 |



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