Umbrella Summer

Umbrella Summer

By Lisa Graff

27 ratings 28 reviews 51 followers
Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 3 - 5n/a4.639474

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: HarperCollins
ISBN-13: 9780061431876
ISBN-10: 0061431877
Published on 6/2/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Number of pages: 240

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I just finished this book and it was very good though I can't say I LOVED it I would give it about 3 and a half stars out of five. It was sad but definitely not a tear jerker.

This book is he that I like and I think that most will like too. I also think that if you like books that have adventure and fun you will love Umbrella Summer!

i love tis book it was so great it was sad heart warming and sweet best book ever i also love 11 birthdays that was a great book as well

This book is awsome and should be shared with everybody around you. Wonderful because it is about caring, grief and love.

I only recomend this book to people who like feeling all the emotions

I am reading this book right now. It is so nice so far! I really recommend it!

It is an ICCA book. My principal recommended it to my class and everyone kept on saying that it was a great book.

its about a girl that her birthday is repeating and repeating.