The Betsy-Tacy books are a series of semi-autobiographical novels by American novelist and short-story writer Maud Hart Lovelace (1892-1980). They follow the adventures of heroine Betsy Ray, who is based closely on the author, and her friends and family.
Books in the Betsy-Tacy series:
Betsy - Tacy (1940)
Five year old Betsy is delighted when red-headed Tacy moves in across the street and soon the two girls are inseparable.
Betsy-Tacy and Tib (1941)
Betsy and Tacy gain a new friend when Tib moves to Deep Valley.
Betsy and Tacy are joined by Tib in these adventures.
Betsy and Tacy are joined by Tib in this series of adventures. Later editions are titled Betsy and Tacy Go Over the Big Hill.
Betsy and Tacy Go Downtown (1943)
Betsy and Tacy are growing up and explore their town of Deep Valley.
In this fourth volume of the Betsy-Tacy series, the girls get enthusiastic about the drama and have many adventures. Betsy discovers the new Carnegie library. The first printing was slightly larger format than later printings of the first edition.
Heaven to Betsy (1945)
Betsy and Tacy start high school at Deep Valley High.
Betsy in Spite of Herself (1946)
Betsy and her friends are sophomores at Deep Valley High.
Betsy was a Junior (1947)
Betsy and her crowd are now juniors at Deep Valley High.
Betsy and Joe (1948)
The events of Betsy Ray’s senior year (1909-1910) at Deep Valley High School in Deep Valley, Minnesota.
Betsy and the Great World (1952)
Betsy spends a year in Europe and has to decide whether a handsome Italian is the one for her.
Winona’s Pony Cart (1953)
Winona is hoping for a pony for her birthday.
Betsy’s Wedding (1955)
Betsy returns from Europe and Joe is waiting on the dock for her.
The Betsy-Tacy Treasury (1995)
Betsy spends a year in Europe and Joe is waiting for her on the dock when she returns.
Betsy’s junior and senior years at Deep Valley High.
Betsy and Tacy’s first two years of high school.