Understood Betsy

Understood Betsy

By

5
(1 Review)
Understood Betsy by Dorothy Canfield Fisher

Published:

1917

Pages:

120

Downloads:

2,556

Share This

Understood Betsy

By

5
(1 Review)
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.

Book Excerpt

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

Readers reviews

5
4
3
2
1
5.0
Average from 1 Review
5
Write Review
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.
A.J. Flowers - Urban Fantasy with a Heavy Dose of Norse Mythology
FEATURED AUTHOR - A.J. Flowers is a USA Today Bestselling fantasy author as well as an automotive engineer who resides in Detroit. She loves her writing, her work, and above all, her faith and family. When not writing, narrating, or designing, you can find her saving the world from annihilation on her favorite video games side-by-side with her Dutch husband and princess Blue Russian kitty named Mina. As our Author of the Day, she tells us all about her book, Valkyrie Landing.  Please give us a short… Read more