A Quest

>> Monday, May 19, 2008

Once upon a time, when I was around fourteen and literally gobbled up stories about little girls who lived happily ever after, I came across one such book in the school library. It was about this ten year old city girl called Elizabeth who shifts to the country after the aunt who looked after her, gets a job someplace else. The book is mostly about how she deals with the country life. She lives there with her two aunts and uncles who insist on calling her Betty, and I also remember a scene where her uncle asks her to describe how roads are laid. Subplots include adventure in a fair with a little girl on her (Betty's) birthday, making butter, and incidents in school. At the end, of course, she decides to live in the country rather than move with her aunt to the big city.

What I am looking for is the book's name. As a 14 year old, I remember crying copious tears over it. Its purely meant for little girls who have nothing better to do than read stories about happily ever afters and ruin their concept of real life. But right now, that is exactly the sort of literature I need. Any help would be much appreciated.

15 scaly flippers:

onnesha 6:41 pm, May 19, 2008  

oh wow!this is VERRY regular blogging,i mussay!
i dont think i have read this story,but i bet i have read a lot like this one,uncannily bordering on similar lines.did all girly stories have such plots?
:O

WHAT'S IN A NAME ? 10:49 pm, May 19, 2008  

emmaa!!! abar copious tears chaai naaki ?????

cheer up!

Poojo C. 10:53 pm, May 19, 2008  

Sadly, this is one book that I have probably not read. When you get the name, announce it in your blog too. Happily-ever-after stories about little girls are very good for the souls of bored-with-life not-so-little girls.

Bubbles of FireWhiskey 10:42 am, May 20, 2008  

i've read a lot of books that have a theme like this one, but i dont remember the one you're talking about. will undertake research amongst the few scholarly people that i know...

megha 5:35 pm, May 20, 2008  

ritika! i have no idea which book you mean--sorry for being entirely unhelpful and irrelevant--but how've you been? your blog is great! such fun to read. i just read a bunch of random posts (and you should know that i have a final exam in two days.) make JG proud.

iriz 5:48 pm, May 20, 2008  

i dunno either but i hope you'll find it by all means...

nice page here! ;0)

dreamy 9:23 pm, May 20, 2008  

same here. Have read lots of books with similar story-lines ...but not this one.

Gaurav 2:05 pm, May 21, 2008  

you will never find the book. its more likely a figment of your imagination. bwahahahahaha

The Ancient Mariner 5:58 pm, May 21, 2008  

dear ad,

this is not the time to waste your time in some stupid book. Go and study economics!! :X i am disappointed in you!!

Doubletake, Doublethink. 5:19 pm, May 22, 2008  

pori ni :(

Macadamia The Nut 8:43 pm, May 23, 2008  

LOL! Omg! You must be the only other person I know who's read this.

Ok baby... you owe me one for this.
BIG time.
;)

This here is most likely the book you're looking for.
It's called Understood Betsy

I've always remembered it coz of the way I wept into the book. :D

I'll even go one step further and give you this:
http://digital.library.upenn.edu/women/canfield/understood/understood.html

;)

Bubbles of FireWhiskey 10:20 am, May 26, 2008  

no one knows...

~Moo-lah Buz!nezzz~ 3:36 pm, May 27, 2008  

hey,sorry to be late.
But Im guessing today's meet is cancelled.
Can we make it tomorrow,same time,same place???
Check dreamy's blogmeet post comments.

inihos 4:01 pm, May 30, 2008  

why is moo talking about cancellations rather than names of books...
sorry, never read those books at the right age...
for similar literature, try Shopaholic series

Ibanov, Sir Rekaf 12:21 am, June 07, 2008  

I dunno. Should I end with a :'( or a :/? Guess a :| will have to do.

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