Thimble Summer

byElizabeth EnrightIllustratorElizabeth Enright

April 29, 2008|
Thimble Summer by Elizabeth Enright
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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.

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 w...
Title:Thimble SummerFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:144 pages, 7.71 X 5.29 X 0.41 inShipping dimensions:144 pages, 7.71 X 5.29 X 0.41 inPublished:April 29, 2008Publisher:Square FishLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:031238002X

ISBN - 13:9780312380021

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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