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!
Lisa Von Drasek is the Curator of the Children’s Literature Research Collections at the University of Minnesota Libraries.
Read This Book! is a video podcast produced by the University of Minnesota Libraries. It is available on YouTube and iTunes.
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