A funny introduction to pioneer life, perfect for classrooms and homeschoolers
The Golly Sisters are heading west. They’ve got new dresses and the best show on either side of the Mississippi. But can they keep their act together long enough to get this show on the road? Find out in this hilarious tale of the old west!
The Golly Sisters Go West by Newbery medalist Betsy Byars is a Level Three I Can Read, which means it contains a complex plot and challenging vocabulary—just right for the newly independent reader.
As Carol Hurst's BooksInTheClassroom site comments: "Byars has the ability to construct believable, often loveable characters who face some of life's greatest hurdles. Her humor is visible everywhere as is her empathy with the difficulties faced by many children. She writes for many ages and her easy to read books are wonderful fare."
About the Author
Betsy Byars is the author of many award-winning books for children, including The Summer of the Swans, a Newbery Medal winner. The Pinballs was an ALA Notable Book. She is also the author of Goodbye, Chicken Little; The Two-Thousand-Pound Goldfish; and the popular Golly Sisters trilogy.
Sue Truesdell has illustrated many children's books, including How to Talk to Your Dog by Jean Craighead George and Betsy Byars's I Can Read! series about the adventuresome Golly Sisters. Ms. Truesdell lives in Tenafly, New Jersey.
Table of Contents
|The Golly Sisters Go West||8|
|The Golly Sisters Give a Show||18|
|The Golly Sisters Get Lost||27|
|The Horse Gives a Show||37|
|May-May Loses Her Hat||47|
|The Golly Sisters Are Scared||57|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book is a riot! A great book about singing sisters with a spirit for adventure. 'The Golly Sisters Go West' will crack up kids and adults alike with its funny, good-hearted storyline. Like the other reviewer listed, I remember this story from my childhood, and I remember my mother laughing as much as I did! Very funny!
I learned to read by this book and I remember many nights listening to my mother read to my sister and I. We laughed so much! I am 23 now and laugh every time I think of May-May and Rose. It is wonderful book with a delightful story and hilarious pictures! Highly recommended!