Thimble Summer

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A few hours after nine-year-old Garnet linden finds a silver thimble in the dried-up riverbed, the rains come and end the long drought on the farm. The rains bring safety for the crops and the livestock and money for Garnet's father. The summer proves to be interesting and exciting in so many different ways. Every day brings ...
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Overview

Read by Joan Allen
Approx. 4 hours
3 cassettes

A few hours after nine-year-old Garnet linden finds a silver thimble in the dried-up riverbed, the rains come and end the long drought on the farm. The rains bring safety for the crops and the livestock and money for Garnet's father. The summer proves to be interesting and exciting in so many different ways. Every day brings adventure of some kind to Garnet and her best friend, Citronella. As far as Garnet is concerned, the thimble is responsible for each good thing that happens during this magic summer—her thimble summer.

Joan Allen has been nominated for an Academy Award three times for her roles in Nixon, The Crucible and most recently The Contender. She has also appeared in a number of other films such as The Ice Storm, Face-Off, and Searching for Bobby Fischer.

A summer full of happiness and good times begins after a little girl finds a silver thimble at the swimming hole.

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Editorial Reviews

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“This story of a Wisconsin farm sings with the happiness and contentment of a small girl whose roots are sinking deep into the soil of a loved place.”—School Library Journal, Starred Review

“This is a story of the sort for which there is a constant demand. . . . There is the flavor of real life . . . expressed with charm and humor.”—The New York Times Book Review

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807205549
  • Publisher: Random House Audio Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 12/28/2001
  • Format: Cassette
  • Edition description: Unabridged, 3 cassettes, 4 hrs.
  • Age range: 7 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 4.45 (w) x 7.07 (h) x 1.21 (d)

Meet the Author

Elizabeth Enright (1909-1968) was born in Oak Park, Illinois, but spent most of her life in or near New York City. Her mother was a magazine illustrator, while her father was a political cartoonist. Illustration was Enright's original career choice and she studied art in Greenwich, Connecticut; Paris, France; and the Parson's School of Design in New York City. After creating her first book in 1937, she developed a taste, and quickly demonstrated a talent, for writing.

 

Throughout her life, she won many awards, including the 1939 John Newbery Medal for Thimble Summer and a 1958 Newbery Honor for Gone-Away Lake. Among her other beloved titles are her books about the Melendy family, starting with The Saturdays, published in 1941. Enright also wrote short stories for adults, and her work was published in The New Yorker, The Ladies Home Journal, Cosmopolitan, The Yale Review, Harper’s, and The Saturday Evening Post. She taught creative writing at Barnard College. Translated into many languages throughout the world, Elizabeth Enright's stories are for both the young and the young at heart.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2006

    A good book for your library

    Thimble Summer is a story about a girl who loves everything about her home life. She lives on a farm. Many interesting things happen in the story. I enjoyed reading Thimble Summer and can relate to her loving her family, pets, friends and her surroundings.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2006

    Awesome Book

    I loved this book because every chapter is different and exciting in its own way.I am 10 years old and recommend this book to people 8-to any age.I hope you will enjoy it just as much as I did.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2004

    I love this book

    I read this book in the 4th grade and now I'm in the 10th. It was fantastic. It took my imagination to places I never thought possible. I would love to read it again!

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