Betsy and the Boys (Betsy (Paperback))

By Carolyn Haywood

Carolyn Haywood's tales approximately her irrepressible personality Betsy have by no means been out of print, and now, because of dynamic new covers, the Betsy books will locate their manner onto the bookshelves of contemporary younger readers--and into the hearts of an entire new iteration. it is a new 12 months, and Betsy has a brand new want: she's going to play soccer at the boys' group. in fact, the lads refuse to play soccer with a lady. that's, till Betsy and Mr. Kilpatrick prepare dinner up a mystery plan to win Betsy a place at the staff. . . .

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And Billy rubbed Surething Flea cleaning soap on Thumpy. 7. Just-for-Instance offers The soccer workforce had a superb time twiddling with Betsy's soccer. Little Eddie grew to become out to be the best avid gamers. Betsy wasn't so first-class, however the boys have been sufferer and inspiring. in any case, it was once her ball. Then at some point she tore a tremendous three-cornered tear in a single of her most sensible tuition clothes and skinned the feet of her new sneakers. whilst she again domestic, mom determined that Betsy had performed adequate soccer. the subsequent evening Father got here domestic with a package deal lower than his arm. Betsy ran to satisfy him. "What's within the package deal, Father? " acknowledged Betsy, choked with interest. "It's a present," acknowledged Father. "For me? " stated Betsy. Father nodded. "A just-for-instance current? " stated Betsy, dancing up and down. "Righto," stated Father. "Oh, Father! " cried Betsy. "I imagine just-for-instance provides are the nicest offers of all, simply because they're the surprisiest surprises. while it is my birthday or Christmas, i do know that i am going to get a gift, so the single shock is what the current is. yet a just-for-instance current is 2 surprises. the current is a shock and getting it's a shock. " mom, who were listening, stated, "Oh, Betsy, i do know simply what you suggest, darling. " And Father threw again his head and laughed. Betsy untied the package deal. She questioned why knots have been regularly tighter on surprises. belongings you did not care approximately constantly fell open. finally the string was once off. Betsy felt the load of the package deal as she got rid of the wrapping paper. whilst she lifted the lid of the field, there, to her satisfaction, was once a couple of glossy ice skates fixed to appealing snow-white boots. "Oh, Father! " cried Betsy. "Skates! Am I going to benefit to skate on the rink? " "That's right," acknowledged Father. "How amazing! " exclaimed Betsy, as she pulled off her oxfords and attempted on her boots. "When might i'm going skating? " "Mother has prepared so you might have a lesson the next day afternoon, at 4 o'clock," stated Father. "Well-l-l-l," stated Betsy, "that's simply the time for our soccer video game with the Screech Owls. The Screech Owls are one other staff in our college. after all, i assume they can positioned somebody in my position. " "No doubt," acknowledged Father. Betsy took off her skates and positioned her oxfords on back. She checked out the clock. "I'll simply have time to run over to Billy's apartment prior to dinner. i need to inform him that I cannot play soccer the next day simply because i'll have a skating lesson. " Betsy opened front door. Then she closed it back. She checked out the soccer that Mr. Kilpatrick had given her. She picked it up and tucked it lower than her arm. Father was once sitting through the hearth, examining his paper. Betsy went to him and he seemed up at her. "Well, boy or girl? " he acknowledged. "I'm going to take Billy a just-for-instance present," acknowledged Betsy. "That's nice! " acknowledged Father. Betsy ran over to Billy's residence. while she arrived, Billy was once engaged on a version plane. "Hi, Betsy! " he acknowledged. "What have you learnt? " Betsy held out the soccer. "It's a present," acknowledged Betsy.

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