Carolyn Haywood's Betsy series has become a timeless classic. She cleverly depicts amusing situations in which children develop lasting relationships including the fourth-grade adventures of Betsy and Billy. The boys decide to form a football team, but they have a big problem: no football! And, they have no money to buy one. They don't want any girls on the team, but Betsy has a plan for changing their minds. The team is pretty desperate, but Betsy saves the game. Through it all, Betsy and Billy remain the best of friends.