Thimble Summer

Thimble Summer

Book - 1966
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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.
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Co., c1966.
ISBN: 9780805003062
0805003061
Branch Call Number: J FIC Enrig 3701 1
Characteristics: 124 pages : illustrations (chiefly color)

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Vrindavan
Oct 31, 2016

Quick read, inspiring and well written! What a joy to get a picture into American farming life during the 1930's or so. Experiencing the State Fair (descriptions of the animals...) is worth it alone!

Ag geeks-Read This!

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Zoomerofall
Jul 15, 2015

Such a delightful book!

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booklover1984
Apr 03, 2015

This book was a great quick read and I enjoyed reading it and I couldn't put it down. I would recommend this book for a great quick read.

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nancytran
Aug 30, 2013

Low key book about childhood life in Depression-era rural Wisconsin.

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