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Preview — Umbrella Summer by Lisa Graff
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 t...more
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"Don't call me Moonbeam anymore," I told him.
"What?" he said.
"Don't call me that anymore unless you mean it."
Mom came down the las ...more
Let's start with the positive. This book is wonderful: it's sad, heartwarming, has a moral, and I would definitely read it again. It's filled with this beautiful wisdom that doesn't sound like wisdom until you finish the book (does that make sense? well, it should once you read it).
Okay, as a confirmation, it's definitely heartwarming. It ...more
Although the intended audience is most likely the upper elementary and middle scho ...more
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Actual rating: 3.5 stars
This is a really cute book about moving on. Annie's a bit annoying at times, but then again, she is only nine/ten. I really liked Mrs. Finch, the new neighbor who really helps Annie patch things up. She's so nice. :)
I especially liked the ending, because everything, and I mean ev ...more
Annie is so adorable and Mrs Finch was such a sweet, kind hearted person.
I'll definitely be reading more of Lisa Graff's books.
It takes a hamster's funeral, a car wash gone wrong, and the kindness of an elderly neighbor to help Annie close her "umbrella of sadness" ...more