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Thimble Summer
Thimble Summer | Elizabeth Enright
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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 summerher thimble summer.
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Eggs
Thimble Summer | Elizabeth Enright
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Garnet's carefully tended pig, Timmy, wins a blue ribbon at the fair. Sweet book 💗 🐖🥇

#fair #savvysettings @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

marleed Oh I loved this book. I still have my hard copy - and now, grandchildren! 6mo
Eggs @marleed 😍💗👍🏼 6mo
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youngreadrshelf
Thimble Summer | Elizabeth Enright
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Garnet finds a silver thimble while swimming in the creek near her house while a drought slowly ruins all the farms in the area. She decides it's lucky and going to make this the best summer ever. And it does seem to bring good luck. Soon there's rain and more.

Garnet is like the spiritual granddaughter of Half Pint from Little House on the Prairie. #NewberyChallenge

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youngreadrshelf
Thimble Summer | Elizabeth Enright
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“Garnet loved the library; it smelled deliciously of old books and was full of stories that she had never read” #NewberyChallenge

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MerryRead
Thimble Summer | Elizabeth Enright
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This book had been in my huge pile of TBR for years and it became one of the books that told me to stop buying new books (or at least buy less), read and discover gem in what you already had (but shamelessly neglected). It is a beautiful book. The one that makes you feel good when you finish it at night and wake up feeling wonderful the next morning.

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