Thursday, October 28, 2010

All Things Maud

With only a few days left in the Maud Hart Lovelace Reading Challenge I thought now would be a good time to share some of the links and tidbits of information I've discovered over the last year. Some of these may be new to you, others may not. Either way I hope you'll take a moment to check them out. Enjoy! (Oh, and if you know of a related link that I missed please feel free to leave a comment with the link.)

The Betsy-Tacy Society: "Celebrating the spirit of the Betsy-Tacy books, and the writings, books, and life of Maud Hart Lovelace. The Betsy-Tacy Society was established in 1990 as a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the Betsy-Tacy books written by Maud Hart Lovelace." More about The Betsy-Tacy Society Mission.

The Maud Hart Lovelace Society was established to "promote and preserve the works of Maud Hart Lovelace, author of the Betsy-Tacy series and other children's and adult novels."

Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award - Celebrating 30 years!
Sponsored by the Minnesota Youth Reading Awards
The Friends of Deep Valley Libraries was founded in 1977 to raise money for the mural in the Maud Hart Lovelace Wing at the Blue Earth County Library (located in Mankato). This group supports libraries in Blue Earth County and North Mankato Taylor Library.

The "Sibley" Sleeping Porch
(Marion Willard's home, present day. Photo courtesy of Melissa Wiley)

Maud Hart Lovelace Books Reviewed - A Library is a Hospital for the Mind

And just for a little Betsy-Tacy fun, here's a recording of The Merry Widow Waltz:


Sherry said...

Thanks for the link.

I can only listen to a bit of the Merry WIdow because it's associated in my mind, not wth Betsy and Tacy and all things beautifully Deep Valley, but rather with the Alfred Hitchcock movie, Shadow of a Doubt. Very creepy.

Carrie said...

Hadn't heard the Merry Widow Waltz so that was fun to give a listen to. Thanks for posting! I love how much information you share as part of this challenge.

Margaret in Minnesota said...

Thank you for the link! It was so much fun seeing the stomping grounds of Betsy & Tacy (and Tibb...and Emily...and Winona...and...)

I can't wait to go back after I've (ahem) actually read the books.

Annette W. said...

Thank you for putting this post together! It's fabulous!

That is a fun waltz!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this extensive list and for hosting the challenge! The month sure went by fast.