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“Some characters become your friends for life. That’s how it was for me with Betsy-Tacy.”
“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!”
-Bette Midler, actor and singer
“Betsy-Tacy fans never die. They just reread.”
“Betsy was a high-school junior when automobiles were new...but her problems were much the same as her modern high-school sisters.”
“Family loyalty and the devotion of friends to one another, which for me are the defining characteristics of the Betsy-Tacy stories.”
-Esther Hautzig, award-winning author, former Director of Children's Book Promotion for Thomas Y. Crowell Co., and former publicist for Betsy's Wedding in 1955
“I am fairly certain that my independent, high-spirited grandmother must have had a childhood similar to Betsy Ray’s…As I read..., I felt that I was having an unexpected and welcome peek into Granny’s childhood—a gift to me from Maud Hart Lovelace.”
-Ann M. Martin, creator/author of The Baby-sitter's Club
“I now realize that one of the reasons I believed I could someday become a writer was because of Betsy’s own infallible confidence that she would be a writer.
-Mary Kay Andews, New York Times Bestselling Author
“When I was growing up in the Bronx, I had lots of friends. But the girls I most enjoyed spending time with were Betsy, Tacy and Tib . . . three girls full of good ideas, adventures and fun.”
-Johanna Hurwitz, award-winning author of more than sixty popular books for young readers