Understood Betsy

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Published: 1917
Language: English
Wordcount: 47,547 / 137 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 76.5
LoC Category: PZ
Audiobook: www.archive.org
Downloads: 1,406
Added to site: 2005.08.15
mnybks.net#: 10729
Origin: gutenberg.org

The story of a little orphaned girl who is sent to live with her cousins in Vermont. Though the book can be read purely for pleasure, it also describes a schoolhouse which is run in the style of the Montessori method, for which Canfield was one of the first and most vocal advocates.

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es really did send for the doctor, who came briskly in, just as Elizabeth Ann had always seen him, with his little square black bag smelling of leather, his sharp eyes, and the air of bored impatience which he always wore in that house. Elizabeth Ann was terribly afraid to see him, for she felt in her bones he would say she had galloping consumption and would die before the leaves cast a shadow. This was a phrase she had picked up from Grace, whose conversation, perhaps on account of her asthma, was full of references to early graves and quick declines.

And yet--did you ever hear of such a case before?--although Elizabeth Ann when she first stood up before the doctor had been quaking with fear lest he discover some deadly disease in her, she was very much hurt indeed when, after thumping her and looking at her lower eyelid inside out, and listening to her breathing, he pushed her away with a little jerk and said: "There's nothing in the world the matter with that child. She's as sound as a nut! What sh

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Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****
2011.12.05
Christina
*****

This is a delightful book. Every little girl should read this story. Betsy starts out shy and reserved but as the story unfolds she becomes quite a charming girl with a lot to offer the world.


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