Needle and Thread

Needle and Thread

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Needle and Thread by Ann M. Martin, Dan Andreasen

It's autumn in Camden Falls, and Flora and Ruby are just starting to settle into the town. Flora is worried about spending the first Thanksgiving without their parents. Ruby is worried about getting a part in her school musical. And their new friends, Olivia and Nikki, are facing problems of their own. But the friendship that ties them together will also give them the strength to work thing out - one stitch at a time.

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ISBN-13: 9780545036603
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 01/01/2007
Pages: 205

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Needle and Thread 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
I read my first MAIN STREET title in the fall of last year and was delighted with it. I have since recommended it to many of my students. I just finished NEEDLE AND THREAD, the second of the series, and fell in love with it all over again.

Flora and Ruby are two sisters who have come to live with their grandmother after their parents died in a car accident. Grandmother owns a sewing shop, which Flora loves. This story picks up a few days after the first one ends.

The four girls: Flora, Ruby, Olivia (Flora's best friend who lives next door), and Nikki (the girl from the wrong side of the tracks), head off for school. They love their teachers and Ruby becomes very involved with Camden Falls by joining the community kids chorus, taking dance lessons, and getting the lead in the school play. Flora doesn't feel as connected, as she seems to miss her old life a little more than her sister.

I loved the way the Grandmother would swear by using phrases that I have used such as "All my stars!" The story also includes many serious subjects that children of today have to face. The chapters about Nikki's family made me sad but also glad that they weren't written with a heavy hand.

I so like these books that I intend to have all of them for my 5th-grade classroom and encourage all the girls to read them. Thank you, Ms. Martin, for creating a series which speaks to the children of today.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book and I think alot of other people will too!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have definatly had my head in all of Ann M Martians books but Main Street is the best so far. Flora and ruby's parents died and they have to live with there grandma in Camden Falls.Ruby ''9'' is trying out for a role in a play, and flora has some investagating to do on her mother and Oliva's mother. Find out what happens to theese to Heart broken sisters
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book for people that like to sew or do arts ands crafts. Its best fits the age group of 8 - 12
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A must read book i love its sooo great ive read so much and i love it already!!!!!! you HAVE to read this fantastic book!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is like the bestbookever and the main street books are like the best books in the world!! I love the series and i am definitally a main street fan and want to ead the rest of the series and cant wait for the eigth book!!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book tells you every thing about Floras and Rubys new life!