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Thimble Summer

Written & illustrated by Elizabeth Enright
Published by Square Fish
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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.

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Who Wrote Thimble Summer

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Elizabeth Enright

<b>Elizabeth Enright</b> (1907-1968) 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 New York City. After creating her first book in 1935, 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, including <i>The Saturdays</i>, published in 1941. Enright also wrote short stories for adults, and her work was published in <i>The New Yorker</i>, <i>The Ladies Home Journal</i>, <i>Cosmopolitan</i>, <i>The Yale Review</i>, <i>Harper’s</i>, and <i>The Saturday Evening Post</i>. 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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Book Details

ISBN:
9780312380021
Publication Date:
April 29, 2008
ASIN/ISBN 10:
031238002X

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