When Garnet finds a silver thimble in the sand by the river, she is sure it's magical. But is it magical enough to help her pig, Timmy, win a blue ribbon on Fair Day?
Paperback, 144 pages
Published July 1st 1987 by Yearling
(first published 1938)
At the beginning of the year, I signed up for the Newbery Reading challenge hosted by Julie at Smiling Shelves.
Children's literature has always held a special place in my heart -- just this past December, the week between Christmas and New Year's, I read Charlotte's Web with 2 of my grandchildren. I love to see their reactions when reading-- and I've always wanted to read all of the Newbery Award Books.
I don't know if I'll get all of them done this year, but I do plan on reading at least one a month.
I started out with one that has been on my shelf for quite a while, Thimble Summer, first published in 1938.
While it didn't quite live up to "Little House on the Prairie" in my mind, it was still a cute, fun read about a young girl on a Wisconsin farm in the 1930's.
The thimble did not play a big a part as I thought it might tho.
I have read other's by Enright and enjoyed them more (Gone Away Lake was a favorite of mine), but the writing was good, simple enough for kids to really read and understand. Sparks the imagination by transferring you to a different time. I would give it 3 stars.
It would be a good read-aloud also.
And that is #1 in my 2016 Newbery Countdown.
I have almost 100 years to chose from!