Thimble Summer
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Thimble Summer  -     By: Elizabeth Enright

Thimble Summer

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When Garnet Linden finds a silver thimble in a dried-up riverbed, she seemingly sets off a string of good-luck incidents: the rains end the drought, an orphan becomes a new member of their family, her pig wings a blue ribbon. Nearly every day brings some new joy, creating her "thimble summer" of happiness. 136 pages, paperback. Newbery winner.

Written by the award-winning author of the Melendy Quartet series of books, Elizabeth Enright.

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Title: Thimble Summer
By: Elizabeth Enright
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 144
Vendor: Square Fish
Dimensions: 7.63 X 5.19 (inches)
Weight: 5 ounces
ISBN: 031238002X
ISBN-13: 9780312380021
Ages: 8-12
Stock No: WW380020

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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. Garnet can't help feeling that the thimble is a magic talisman, for the summer proves to be interesting and exciting in so many different ways.
There is the arrival of Eric, an orphan who becomes a member of the Linden family; the building of a new barn; and the county fair at which Garnet's carefully tended pig, Timmy, wins a blue ribbon. 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.

Author Bio

Elizabeth Enright (1907-1968) was a talented writer whose many awards include 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, beginning with The Saturdays (1941). Enright also wrote short stories for adults, and her work was published in The New Yorker, Cosmopolitan, Harper’s, and The Saturday Evening Post.

Editorial Reviews

“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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