Understood Betsy by Fisher tells the tale of the small, timid Elizabeth Ann, who grows up in the home of two older aunts. When one of her aunts becomes ill, Elizabeth Ann finds herself sent to the dreaded Putney cousins on their farm in Vermont. Betsy soon discovers that helping around the farm isn't nearly as dreadful as her aunt made it sound, and her confidence grows along with her abilities and her love of her new home.
A delightful tale for girls in the 8-12 range, I would place the reading level somewhere around the 3rd grade. It would also make an excellent read aloud for a slightly younger group.