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Maud Hart Lovelace

Betsy and Tacy – Still Friends

“It was difficult, later, to think of a time when Betsy and Tacy had not been friends.”

So begins the delightful tales of friends growing up on Hill Street in the Betsy-Tacy series by Maud Hart Lovelace. The books were published in the 1940’s and are now having a resurgence thanks to the Betsy-Tacy Society. In 1992, only four of the ten books were still in print. So the organization, based in Lovelace’s home state of Minnesota, began a letter writing campaign to Harper Collins publishing house to get them all reprinted.

They are now back in print, recalling happy memories for moms like me and Bette Midler who said, “I read every one of these Betsy-Tacy-Tib books twice. I loved them as a child, as a young adult, and now, reading them with my daughter, as a mother. What a wonderful world it was!”