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Open the gate to Fairacre, America’s favorite English village.

The end of a school year often brings unmitigated rapture for schoolteachers, and so it should for Miss Read, schoolmistress in the charming English village of Fairacre. But on the very first day of the long summer holiday, she falls and breaks her arm. Just when her summer seems ruined, her old friend, Amy Garfield, comes to her aid with a diverting suggestion. They travel to Crete for two weeks, and the change of ...

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Overview

Open the gate to Fairacre, America’s favorite English village.

The end of a school year often brings unmitigated rapture for schoolteachers, and so it should for Miss Read, schoolmistress in the charming English village of Fairacre. But on the very first day of the long summer holiday, she falls and breaks her arm. Just when her summer seems ruined, her old friend, Amy Garfield, comes to her aid with a diverting suggestion. They travel to Crete for two weeks, and the change of scene provides a welcome break for both of them. When Miss Read returns, refreshed, to her beloved village, she is ready to tackle the problems that await her.

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New York Times Book Review
"All [her] novels are oddly profound because of the rare combination of humor, delicacy and irony with which each is written and by which each character is made memorable and lasting."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780618884360
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 11/7/2007
  • Series: Fairacre Series
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 452,667
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Miss Read (1913-2012) was the pseudonym of Mrs. Dora Saint, a former schoolteacher beloved for her novels of English rural life, especially those set in the fictional villages of Thrush Green and Fairacre. The first of these, Village School , was published in 1955, and Miss Read continued to write until her retirement in 1996. In the 1998, she was awarded an MBE, or Member of the Order of the British Empire, for her services to literature.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2010

    Love the books - but editing a problem

    This is my all-time fovarite series, but I am disappointed that there are some strange incorrect words & it could use some editing. Always a refreshing visit to a country village in spite of the glitches.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2013

    Book realy sucks not enough pictt Book realy sucks not enough pictures


    Picture were to small hard to stay in the lines with my large crayons

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