School can be kind of scary for someone who is just starting, but Betsy is trying very hard to be brave. It turns out that school is not what she thought it would be—school can be fun! She makes lots of new friends, her teacher is really nice and the classroom is bright and sunny. She learns something new all the time and throughout the school year there are many surprising adventures waiting for her. Author Carolyn Haywood has penned more than 40 books, including this American classic, in which children have found familiar characters and predicaments.