Some characters become your friends for life. That's how it was for me with Betsy-Tacy. --Judy Blume I am fairly certain that my independent, high-spirited grandmother must have had a childhood similar to Betsy Ray's....As I read...I felt that I was having an unexpected and welcome peek into Granny's childhood. --Ann M. Martin, author of The Baby-sitter's ClubTwo of Maud Hart Lovelace's beloved Deep Valley books join the Harper Perennial Modern Classics library, next to other enduring favorites like A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, To Kill a Mockingbird and Lovelace's Betsy-Tacy books. This beautiful combination edition of Carney's House Party and Wina's Pony Cart features a foreword by author Melissa Wiley and a never-before-published biography of Lovelace illustrator Vera Neville.