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The Tale of Betsy Butterfly, by Arthur Scott Bailey

This book, The Tale of Betsy Butterfly, by Arthur Scott Bailey, is fictional literature.

Everything About The Tale of Betsy Butterfly

Below, we give a brief overview of the book and links to where you can read it (some are FREE). We’ve also included our findings online for activities, quizzes, and worksheets related to the book and its subject. And don’t forget the links to more information relating to the book. All of the work has been done for you, and it’s all here! *Occasionally, we will update the resources for this book; so, check back in, or sign up for the MiniMize Newsletter.

The Pictures from The Tale of Betsy Butterfly

Before we begin, I would like to point out the pictures in this article.

The Tale of Betsy Butterfly, Book Cover

The book cover with butterflies, on the right, was taken from the Gutenberg version of the book,  found here.

*This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever.  You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.org.

The rest were taken from the Internet Archive version of The Tale of Betsy Butterfly, found here.

Both covers, artwork, and table of contents for these editions of The Tale of Betsy Butterfly were presumably made by the publisherNew York, Grosset and Dunlap.

I’d like to thank Project Gutenberg and the New York Public Library for making this book and its illustrations available online to the public.

To see all of the pictures for this book, go here.

All other pictures were produced by Amazon as links to copies available for purchase.

Subjects Covered in The Tale of Betsy Butterfly

There are three subjects covered by The Tale of Betsy Butterfly.

These are Life Science, Literature and Social Studies/Good Citizenship.

This book explains acceptable and unacceptable behavior in a social context; as well as the physical progression of a butterfly.

Reading Level of The Tale of Betsy Butterfly

The Tale of Betsy Butterfly, by Arthur Scott Bailey is appropriate for young readers and children.

This means that it can be read as soon as fluent reading has been established and into adulthood.

The average reader’s age is approximately 5-12 years old, though some readers may be older or younger.

Placement In the MiniMize Book List

The Tale of Betsy Butterfly is book number 9 in the MiniMize Homeschool book list.

This places it in the Elementary School Level.

The book is the 6th book to be read during Year 1 of school.

Book Content

The adventure follows Betsy Butterfly, and her friends, as they go about gossiping about each other.

Readers will find characters behaving in a variety of ways as the story unfolds.

And the mystery of the portrait of Betsy Butterfly will delight many.

Chapters – The Tale of Betsy Butterfly

The Tale of Betsy Butterfly contains 22 Chapters. The chapter titles, taken from the Gutenberg book (below), are as follows:

I.             Beauty and the Blossoms

The Tale of Betsy Butterfly, table of contents.

II.            Johnnie Green’s Net

III.           A Mishap

IV.          Busybodies

V.            No Joker

VI.          Mrs. Ladybug’s Advice

VII.         Butterfly Bill

VIII.        Do You Like Butter?

IX.           Unexpected News

X.            The Night Watch

XI.           A Sly One

The Tale of Betsy Butterfly, table of contents pg 2.

XII.         A Terrible Blunder

XIII.        The Friendly Stranger

XIV.        A Deep Plot

XV.         Joseph Bumble’s Complaint

XVI.        Nothing but a Fraud

XVII.      Dusty’s Difficulty

XVIII.     Solomon Owl’s Idea

XIX.        A Bit of Luck

XX.         Something Seems Wrong

XXI.        A Strange Change

XXII.       The Skipper

Activities for The Tale of Betsy Butterfly

There are no known existing activities related to this book.

We tried searching Google for “The Tale of Betsy Butterfly Book Test.”

Then, we tried test, quiz, activities, for homeschool, reading guide, study guide, and other combinations of words.

Unfortunately, we only found book lists and links to eBooks.

Alternative Activities

There are, however, a number of activities related to butterflies and the butterfly life cycle.

Try some of the suggestions from Fun-A-Day in their article 21 CATERPILLAR AND BUTTERFLY ACTIVITIES.

You can also watch a video about the life of a butterfly. Try this one from Kids Education Online.

A MiniMize Worksheet

There is also a worksheet currently being made.

The MiniMize Life is creating a fill in the blank worksheet for The Tale of Betsy Butterfly, by Arthur Scott Bailey.

This worksheet will contain 2 pages with 22 days of activities and a total of 22 questions in all.

An Answer Key will also be attached at the end of the worksheet.

How the Worksheet Works

This worksheet will guide a student through reading the book and prompt them to complete a simple activity.

The student will begin each day by reading the day’s first question and the corresponding chapter.

Next, they will find the sentence in the chapter and fill in the missing words.

Student Instructions

Instructions on the MiniMize Worksheet for The Tale of Betsy Butterfly, by Arthur Scott Bailey, state the following.

Number 1, below, is a sentence from Chapter 1, number 2 from Chapter 2, etc. Read the entire chapter, then find the sentence, below, in the Chapter. In the blanks, write the missing words.

Where Can I Get the MiniMize Worksheet?

The MiniMize Worksheet described above is currently in production.

The Worksheet has been developed and is awaiting editing and copyright processes.

When these have been completed, The MiniMize Life will release the worksheet and make it available here.

Be in the Know

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Read The Tale of Betsy Butterfly, by Arthur Scott Bailey

If you just can’t wait to read The Tale of Betsy Butterfly, The MiniMize Life has found it in multiple formats for you!

Below, you will find links to e-books, audiobooks, and other formats for free and for purchase.

Free E-Books

We all LOVE free stuff!

Below, are the MiniMize recommended e-books for The Tale of Betsy Butterfly, by Arthur Scott Bailey. Although free isn’t always better, we want to make sure you are able to homeschool regardless of your financial situation.

Each section explains a little about the version and gives you a link to the FREE BOOK.

Gutenberg

You must know, Gutenberg.org is all about free, open-source, and public domain.

This version of The Tale of Betsy Butterfly works perfectly for many eReaders and devices.

The FREE e-book from gutenberg.org can be found here.

A word of caution: the audio readings offered by Gutenberg sound a bit robotic. This is by design so that anyone can read the text no matter which operating system they are using.

*This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever.  You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.org.

Internet Archive

The most beautiful collection of e-Books, Internet Archive, specializes in scanned versions of actual books.

Bee on the lookout for missing pages, however. no matter how much we tried to avoid this issue, sometimes it is unavoidable with these old books

You can read a FREE scanned copy of The Tale of Betsy Butterfly at Internet Archive, here.

Audio Books

Want an audio version of the book?

They’re especially helpful on long car rides!

Check out the following sources.

LibriVox

If you prefer to listen to books, LibriVox offers a FREE version of The Tale of Betsy Butterfly.

Be aware, however, that LibriVox relies on volunteers to record their audiobooks.

The recordings are not usually narrated by professionals, and many books have more than one narrator.

They are real voices, though; so that’s a plus!

You can listen, here.

YouTube

Go to YouTube to find another great FREE resource for The Tale of Betsy Butterfly.

This is not an actual “video,” and only shows a still depiction of the book.

It is, however, a useful way to hear the audio of the LibriVox recording, above.

The FREE audio/video version from LibriVox Audiobooks is available, below.

Bound Books 

Sometimes, you just want to touch and smell a real book, right?

That’s what Amazon’s for!

If printing and binding the book yourself from one of the choices above doesn’t sound appealing, here’s the alternative.

If you prefer to buy The Tale of Betsy Butterfly already bound and printed, you can purchase a copy on Amazon, here.

Kindle Book

Kindle makes reading easy.

Point, click, buy, read. That’s It. Amazon will organize your Kindle Library for you.

If you want it all on Kindle, like us, you can find it here.

The Tale of Betsy Butterfly, by Arthur Scott Bailey

That’s everything so far.

Remember, though, we will be updating this information from time to time.

Come back, soon!

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