Thimble Summer

Thimble Summer

eBook - 2005?
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Baker & Taylor
A summer full of happiness and good times begins after a little girl finds a silver thimble at the swimming hole.

Macmillan School

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.

A silver thimble and a new friend make a girl's summer magical.

Publisher: New York :, Yearling Book,, [2005?]
ISBN: 9781250102874
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor


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Lovestoread5 Sep 21, 2018

A cute little read. Quick paced, and a neat look inside country life. Back in 1938 children COULD just hitch a ride to town with someone or even ride the bus alone - but I was still so surprised to read that! because in this day and age, it's unheard of! Not much conflict in the story at all, and everything ends all rosy, but still, it's a good children's book to read.

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!

Jul 15, 2015

Such a delightful book!

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.

Aug 30, 2013

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


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