Umbrella Summer

Umbrella Summer

Book - 2009
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Annie Richards knows there are a million things to look out for--bicycle accidents, food poisoning, chicken pox, smallpox, typhoid fever, runaway zoo animals, and poison oak. That's why being careful is so important, even if it does mean giving up some of her favorite things, like bike races with her best friend, Rebecca, and hot dogs on the Fourth of July. Everyone keeps telling Annie not to worry so much, that she's just fine. But they thought her brother, Jared, was just fine too, and Jared died.

It takes a new neighbor, who looks as plain as a box of toothpicks but has some surprising secrets of her own, to make Annie realize that her plans for being careful aren't working out as well as she had hoped. And with a lot of help from those around her--and a book about a pig, too--Annie just may find a way to close her umbrella of sadness and step back into the sunshine.

With winsome humor and a dash of small-town charm, Lisa Graff's third novel is a touching look at rising above grief and the healing power of community.

Publisher: New York : Laura Geringer Books, c2009.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780061431876
0061431877
Branch Call Number: j F GRAFF L
Characteristics: 235 pages ; 22 cm.

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Violet_Horse_189 Jun 07, 2014

I like this book because it touched my heart and it's cool to see how characters will react or how the character is. I bet that anybody who reads it will be sucked right in. If not I'm sorry but I loved it.

AFlora Nov 30, 2010

A heavy subject, but approached with with an innocence and lightheartedness that comes from the narrative perspective of a ten-year-old.

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Jul 03, 2010

This book will simply touch your heart. The plot is very moving and you can even learn something new if you take the effort. In the beginning, it is very slow but please don't try to put the book down. The end becomes better and will teach you something new. Will your umbrella open up?

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Violet_Horse_189 Jun 07, 2014

Violet_Horse_189 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 13

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flowergirl101
Jun 03, 2014

A 10 year old girl named Annie Richards needs to close her umbrella of sadness and worries that a new neighbour tells her about.

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flowergirl101
Jun 03, 2014

I neve thought about an umbrella of sadness until I read this book.

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