Understood Betsy by Dorothy Canfield Fisher


Betsy, a young orphan, learns she is capable of far more than she thought in this delightful vintage coming-of-age tale. This was one of my childhood favorites!

Paperback, 158 pages.


Elizabeth Ann, a 9-year-old orphan has lived a sheltered life in the city with her doting Aunt Frances, but when illness strikes she’s sent to a farm in Vermont to live with the dreaded Putney’s. Her new rural life will be very different to the city she was used to. Many things that Aunt Frances thought too demanding for a young lady are now expected, like walking to school alone, cooking and having chores. As Betsy faces her fears she learns that she is capable of far more than she ever imagined. Join Betsy as she learns to tend animals, make butter and boil maple syrup. But can her idyllic farm life last when Aunt Frances returns to rescue her?


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