Dorothy Canfield Fisher (1879-1958) was a pioneer in children's literature. In addition to writing more than fifty books for children, she was a member of the Book-of-the-Month Club and a key reviewer for the New York Times. While Ms. Fisher lived most of her life in New York City, she retained an enormous affection for the hills of Vermont, where she was raised.
Understood Betsy is a 1916 novel for children by Dorothy Canfield Fisher. The story tells of Elizabeth Ann, a 9-year-old orphan who goes from a sheltered existence with her father's aunt Harriet and cousin Frances in the city, to living on a Vermont farm ...[SEE MORE]