Thimble Summer

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Overview

Garnet Linden’s summer wasn’t looking too good until she found a shiny thimble in the creek. It was hot as blazes and it hadn’t rained in ages. The crops were just about drying up and Father was worried about bills. But once she found that thimble, things started looking up.

That very night it rained, and Garnet’s thimble summer began. She and her friend Citronella accidentally got locked in the library—what an adventure! Later, after a fight with her brother, Jay, Garnet ran ...

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Overview

Garnet Linden’s summer wasn’t looking too good until she found a shiny thimble in the creek. It was hot as blazes and it hadn’t rained in ages. The crops were just about drying up and Father was worried about bills. But once she found that thimble, things started looking up.

That very night it rained, and Garnet’s thimble summer began. She and her friend Citronella accidentally got locked in the library—what an adventure! Later, after a fight with her brother, Jay, Garnet ran away and hitchhiked to the big town—that was quite an escapade. Finally, her pig, Timmy, won first prize at the county fair and Garnet’s fantastic summer ends with a blue-ribbon day!

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

From the Publisher

“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: 9781435119529
  • Publisher: Sterling
  • Publication date: 9/1/2009
  • Series: Newbery Library Series
  • Pages: 146
  • Sales rank: 307,677
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Elizabeth Enright (1909–1968) was originally an illustrator for children’s books but then decided she’d also like to write them. The second book that she both wrote and illustrated was Thimble Summer, which won the Newbery Medal in 1939. She also wrote a series known as the “Melendy Family” books, as well as a 1958 Newbery Honor novel, Gone-Away Lake.

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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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