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Betsy, Tacy & Friends Paper Doll Book: Hill Street Collection

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A collection of paper dolls inspired by the classic Betsy-Tacy books by beloved author, Maud Hart Lovelace. Inside this book you’ll find 8 paper dolls, Betsy and her family, Mr. and Mrs. Ray (Papa and Mama), Julia and Margaret. You’ll also find Betsy’s childhood friends, Tacy, Tib and Winona. Their wardrobes reflect the descriptions in the Betsy-Tacy books. This beautiful full color, 32 page paper doll book was researched and created by Julie Schrader and illustrated by artist Eileen Rudisill Miller.

Cost: $18

Signed: Yes


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About the Artist

Julie Schrader grew up on a farm in Southern Minnesota and lives in North Mankato. Her interest in history, genealogy, research, and writing led to her first book, The History of the Red Jacket Valley, published in 2001, the same year she established Minnesota Heritage Publishing. Local historical research led to a fascination with author Maud Hart Lovelace and her works resulting in two books, Maud Hart Lovelace’s Deep Valley and Discover Deep Valley. She edited two volumes of Collected Stories of Maud Hart Lovelace and Delos Lovelace and has republished three out of print books by Lovelace: The Black Angels, One Stayed at Welcome and The Tune is in the Tree. Betsy, Tacy & Friends Paper Doll Book: The Hill Street Collection, illustrated by Eileen Rudisill Miller will be released this fall. She co-authored the Boy in Blue with Bryce Stenzel on the history and re-creation of Mankato's Civil War memorial.