Jan Fransen discusses Betsy-Tacy, the beloved set of semi-autobiographical books set in Minnesota by author Maud Hart Lovelace, on this installment of Read This Book! from the University of Minnesota Libraries.
Fransen reads from a copy of the original Betsy-Tacy (1940) that her mother read to her when she was a child. Fransen and host Lisa Von Drasek also discuss The Betsy-Tacy Companion: A Biography of Maud Hart Lovelace (1995), written by Sharla Scannell Whalen.
Fransen and Von Drasek also discuss the dedicated community of Betsy-Tacy readers, such as the Betsy-Tacy Society.
Fransen is the Service Lead for Researcher Information and Discovery Systems with the University of Minnesota Libraries.
Find the reviewed books:
- Betsy-Tacy by Maud Hart Lovelace
- The Betsy-Tacy Companion by Sharla Scannell Whalen
About Lisa Von Drasek and Read This Book!
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