Betsy and the Great World

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First edition
(publ. Thomas Y. Crowell Co.)

Betsy and the Great World (1952) is the ninth volume in the Betsy-Tacy series of children's fiction by Maud Hart Lovelace. The novel is set in 1914 and focuses on the newly adult Betsy Ray's adventures while spending a year traveling through Europe in place of attending college. The novel is based on the journals of the author's own trip to Europe during 1914. The novel discusses the buildup of troops in Germany prior to World War I, and also includes an account of England's declaration of war.

Places visited by Betsy Ray in the novel[edit]