Emily's Runaway Imagination Epub ñ Emily's Runaway

Emily's Runaway Imagination Epub ñ Emily's Runaway

Emily's Runaway Imagination ❮PDF❯ ✪ Emily's Runaway Imagination Author Beverly Cleary – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk Can imaginative Emily make her biggest dream come trueSpunky Emily Bartlett lives in an old farmhouse in Pitchfork Oregon'at a time when automobiles are brand new inventions and libraries are a luxury Can imaginative Emily make her biggest dream come trueSpunky Emily Emily's Runaway MOBI :Ú Bartlett lives in an old farmhouse in Pitchfork Oregon'at a time when automobiles are brand new inventions and libraries are a luxury few small towns can afford Her runaway imagination leads her to bleach a horse hold a very scary sleepover and feed the hogs an unusual treat But can she use her lively mind to help bring a library to Pitchfork Adventure is pretty scarce in Pitchfork Oregon So why shouldn't Emily bleach Dad's old plow horse or try some of her other ideas Written with Cleary's customary warmth and humorThe time of the story about is delightfully brought to life BooklistAdventure is pretty scarce in Pitchfork Oregon So why shouldn't Emily bleach Dad's old plow horse or try some of her other ideas Written with Cleary's customary warmth and humorThe time of the story about is delightfully brought to life Booklist.


10 thoughts on “Emily's Runaway Imagination

  1. Melody Melody says:

    I loved this book so much I have no idea why I was so resistant to reading it I had to be dragged kicking and screaming to Ramona as well I suspect because the first Cleary I ever read was one of those dreadful teenage romance things and I read it at my most cynical disaffected and obnoxious So my default response to Cleary is Oh I hate her but in reality I mostly love all the books she wrote Except the teenage romances I thinkAnyway Emily Oh how I loved Emily She's hilarious and delightful and awkward and so very real Everyone should read this book Even people who think they hate Beverly Cleary Especially people who think they hate Beverly Cleary


  2. Judy Judy says:

    THE SUNDAY FAMILY READI was in a bad mood when I started reading this book about a girl who is always being told that she lets her imagination run away with her It instantly made me feel happyEmily is nine going on ten She is the only child of a farming family outside Pitchfork a very small town in Oregon Her mother came from somewhere east possibly Chicago where she had been a teacher Her father is descended from pioneers who came to Oregon generations ago They all work hard and Emily's mom gets involved in starting the town's first libraryThough a specific date is never mentioned times are hard and Emily's grandfather gets one of the town's first automobiles so it must be the 1920s Beverly Cleary later wrote a two volume autobiography I haven't read those yet but from what I have gathered I would say Emily's Runaway Imagination is somewhat autobiographical In any case the book is another example of her smooth and entertaining writing style with children as fully realized charactersMy favorite chapter was the one where Emily decides to bleach their horse an old plow horse whose white coat mane and tail are mud stained and yellowed Emily's cousin who has lately read Black Beauty three times in a row and thinks it the most wonderful book ever is coming for a visit from Portland where she lives with her well off parentsWhen Emily tells her mom she wants to bleach the horse Mom just tells her to follow carefully the directions on the bottle She works hard all day in the hot summer weather and gets a good result but worries that the animal is still clearly a plow horse But the cousin is enchanted and even learns to ride it without a saddleOne of the important rules on the farm is never waste food The first step is always clean your plate because think of the starving Armenians I was still told that growing up in the 1950s It cracked me up because I've never seen that phrase in a book beforeSince the book is set in the past compared to most of Cleary's books which were contemporary for the times I felt I was reading a combination of Lois Lenski and Beverly Cleary I wonder if Lenski was an influence of Cleary's If I were still teaching or tutoring I would use the books of both these authors to bring history alive for my students


  3. Susann Susann says:

    The Light Flaky Pie Crust chapter is probably my favorite but The Hard Times Party is a close tie I made my own version of Emily's valentine once and the entire plot centers on opening and sustaining a public library What could a Beverly Cleary devotee ask for?I have this original hard cover edition now but growing up I had the Dell Yearling cover with Emily Cloroxing a horse I'm pretty sure it was one of the two books I was allowed to choose for my annual cross country flight to my California grandparents


  4. Gina Gina says:

    Although at times it strays away from the main plot in ways that don't feed back into it this is really uite a lovely story Well written colorful characters and if you're familiar with the time period an excellent snapshot of the 20s I also love the main idea a small town gaining a library due to the idea of one girl I'm just dying to know about Pete Ginty He helps and teases in spite of his grumpy exterior what is his story? Ah well The rest is a good read


  5. Jennie Louwes Jennie Louwes says:

    A solid 3 star read Old fashioned not of this day and age yet life lessons that may still be gleaned Wholesome and good I liked it while my 10 year old daughter liked it best of all Antiuated but endearing nonethelessSome of the life lessons? It begins with a dream; small steps lead to wonderful adventures and dreams that come trueGood things don't happen all at once; sometimes said things reuire steadfast perseverance Don't take for granted those who are always there and yet overlooked Someday you will have wished you showered them with of your time and affectionsWhen living out a trade when creating with your hands become known for the time uality and genius you are Craft well and become knownTake pride in your loved ones delight in them; be neighborly and live a life of charity; live a life of love Immerse yourself in simple pleasures because that's often where true beauty and fun are hidden Right in plain sightMay your imagination run away with you and may you accomplish amazing feats otherwise impossible to completeA runaway imagination empowers greatness


  6. Hilary Hill Hilary Hill says:

    Read aloud to my kids They enjoyed Emily's sweet and childlike antics


  7. Coral Murray Coral Murray says:

    I love reading about farmsand this one is so far the best


  8. Emily B. Emily B. says:

    This might be one of my new favorite kids books I like the way the story was structured each chapter was its own episode but there was an arc throughout the whole book Emily's goal is to get a town library which is kind of hard in the middle of nowhere Oregon So she and her family keep thinking of different ways to raise money such as a hard times party where everyone dresses up like hobos and donates some cashChapters like that are what made the book so uniue Of course my favorite chapter would have to be the one where Emily tries to bleach her horse in order to make it a snow white steed The horse is just fine but Emily's plans don't go very well The hilarious part is if I had grown up on a farm and had access to bleach I might have done something similar as a kid I guess this Emily is like a kindred spirit to me Our imaginations sometimes get the better of us


  9. Phoebe Phoebe says:

    This book has aged well since I read it as a child Emily's small Oregon town of Pitchfork is a good place to live but it is sadly lacking in one regard it needs a library Emily hears of the riches of the Portland library from her city cousin and longs to read Black Beauty and other wonderful sounding books Her mother decides that Emily is right and sends away to the State Library for help Sort of a Henry Huggins story with a female protagonist readers should enjoy this gently humorous book about small town life in the 1920s Emily is a memorable and likable character who gets into believable funny scrapes Endearingly familiar pictures from the illustrators of All of a Kind Family the Enright books and the Borrowers 4th grade and up


  10. Sharon Falduto Sharon Falduto says:

    Piper and I have been reading this book forever it seems like I ordered it because I remember my 2nd grade teacher reading it to us; most memorable to me was the part where she wanted to impress her cousin from the big city Portland Oregon so she bleached her horseIt's the story of a young girl in Pitchfork Oregon in the early part of the 20th century She works with her mother to write to the state library to get a library built in Pitchfork She also lets her imagination run away with herThere's also a Chinese man named Fong uock who calls her dog Prince Plince which Emily unintentionally copies and then spends the rest of the book being embarrassed about I feel like the book is very kind to Fong uock but stillsomething about it just didn't sit right


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