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Umbrella Summer

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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.


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Publisher: HarperCollins
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Kindle Book

  • Release date: June 2, 2009

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9780061912597
  • Release date: June 2, 2009

EPUB ebook

  • ISBN: 9780061912597
  • File size: 293 KB
  • Release date: June 2, 2009


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Kindle Book
OverDrive Read
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subjects

Juvenile Fiction

Languages

English

Levels

ATOS Level:4.6
Lexile® Measure:820
Interest Level:4-8(MG)
Text Difficulty:3-4

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.


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  • Details

    Publisher:
    HarperCollins

    Awards:

    Kindle Book
    Release date: June 2, 2009

    OverDrive Read
    ISBN: 9780061912597
    Release date: June 2, 2009

    EPUB ebook
    ISBN: 9780061912597
    File size: 293 KB
    Release date: June 2, 2009

  • Creators
  • Formats
    Kindle Book
    OverDrive Read
    EPUB ebook
  • Languages
    English
  • Levels
    ATOS Level: 4.6
    Lexile® Measure: 820
    Interest Level: 4-8(MG)
    Text Difficulty: 3-4
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