Betsey Biggalow is Here!
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The illustration on our cover this month is by GeorgeUnderwood. It is from Geoffrey Trease's latest book, Fire in the Wind, published by Pan Macmillan, to whom we are grateful for help in using this illustration. Details of the book are given in our Authorgraph.
Four stories set in the Caribbean relating to the everyday experiences of a spirited young miss. Elizabeth Ruby Biggalow. Betsey, as she's usually called, is the youngest of three children and there's a warm portrayal of family life in the stories with Betsey emerging a little wiser from each of the episodes. Gentle humour and a real feeling of place pervade the stories which are highly recommended for sharing with under-8s or for solo reading.