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Childhood books are lifelong friends Article by: KIM ODE, Star Tribune Beloved books we read as kids can stay with us all our lives. Series such as the Betsy-Tacy books, the focus of an upcoming convention, are literary security blankets.

Books and Beyond: Literary Dream Tour, Part 6: Betsy-Tacy in Minneapolis

Books and Beyond: Literary Dream Tour, Part 5 (BetsyTacy Land)

Achieving Fame in New York

Maud Hart Lovelace is Achieving Fame in New York City (Mankato Free Press, December 10, 1923)

Betsy Ray and Joe Willard. “She thought about him in quiet adoration. She loved him. She’d loved him for years. He was the finest person she’d ever known—he was bound up with almost her whole past life, and she didn’t want to live the rest of her life without him.” — Betsy and the Great World, Maud Hart Lovelace

Betsy-Tacy Bliss "I am home after four days of a literary pilgrimage to Minnesota with my sister and some 150 other fervent fans of the Betsy-Tacy books by Maud Hart Lovelace."

The front and back parlor of Betsy’s House (Maud Hart Lovelace’s childhood home), December 2013. One can almost hear the old familiar carols...