I had the pleasure of sharing Maud Hart Lovelace and her Betsy-Tacy books at a “Betsy-Tacy Tea” children’s summer reading program at the Blue Earth County Library in Mankato this week. A wonderful group of girls ages five and up attended the “Betsy Meets Tacy” program. We talked about Maud and Bick (Betsy and Tacy) and the adventures they had growing up on Hill Street. At the end of the program we had “tea” and cookies, just like Betsy and Tacy did when they went calling on Mrs. Benson.


“Betsy” reads “Calling on Mrs. Benson” (chapter 10 from Betsy-Tacy)


“Betsy” was joined by her little sister, “Margaret”.


We talked about calling cards and everyone made their own calling cards to take home.