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Book Title: Thimble Summer|
The author of the book: Elizabeth Enright
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Reader ratings: 5.2
Date of issue: July 1st 1987
ISBN 13: 9780440486817
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Ten year old Garnet lives on a farm in the the 1930s. We loved the start of this book, instantly both wanting to live there in Garnet's house and go swimming in water that was too warm! That never happens in England! We enjoyed the characters and the tale of the coral bracelet and the library incident, the story felt like an autobiography. The descriptions of cooking lime in a lime kiln for cement were very interesting and the harvest descriptions were evocative and for all the other differences of ways of life this was exactly the same as harvest time here. The descriptions of Garnet going to the city and looking in shop windows were an interesting snapshot of the 1930s.
This was almost 5 stars, the story did feel unconnected at times, Eric joins the family in one chapter but is not really mentioned again, neither is an old lady who tells the tale of the coral bracelet. We were also waiting for the thimble to have some importance to the story, but this was still a very interesting and enjoyable read and both left us wanting to time travel back to a hot dusty summer on a farm in Wisconsin.
We love the blue and orange cover of our 1960s edition and there are many beautiful, very 1930s line drawings inside that we were very impressed to discover were by the author.
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Read information about the authorElizabeth Enright (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 children's titles are her books about the Melendy family, including The Saturdays, published in 1941. Enright also wrote short stories for adults, and her work was published in The New Yorker, The Ladies Home Journal, Cosmopolitan, The Yale Review, Harper's, and The Saturday Evening Post. 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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