Thimble Summer
Thimble Summer

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Series: Yearling Newbery   

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Annotation: The story of young Garnet's best summer on a Midwestern farm.
Catalog Number: #297251
Format: Perma-Bound Edition
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Publisher: Square Fish
Copyright Date: 1966
Edition Date: 2008
Pages: 136 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: Publisher: 0-312-38002-X Perma-Bound: 0-8479-8148-7
ISBN 13: Publisher: 978-0-312-38002-1 Perma-Bound: 978-0-8479-8148-9
Dewey: Fic
LCCN: 38027586
Dimensions: 20 cm.
Language: English
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Word Count: 34,242
Reading Level: 5.7
Interest Level: 5-9
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 5.7 / points: 5.0 / quiz: 88 / grade: Middle Grades
Reading Counts!: reading level:4.9 / points:7.0 / quiz:Q11414
Lexile: 810L
Guided Reading Level: U
Fountas & Pinnell: U

Read by Joan Allen Approx. 4 hours 3 cassettes 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. The summer proves to be interesting and exciting in so many different ways. 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. Joan Allenhas been nominated for an Academy Award three times for her roles inNixon, The Crucibleand most recentlyThe Contender. She has also appeared in a number of other films such asThe Ice Storm, Face-Off,andSearching for Bobby Fischer.

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