by Elizabeth Enright
Garnet Linden finds a thimble one summer and amazing things start happening. Is the thimble magic? The drought is ended, new friends arrive in the area, and many other amazing simple things happen.
I enjoyed this small chapter book. It reflects the careless free feeling in summer and the kids go on some fun adventures. One of the themes was a little more mature; probably would be good for a 9 or 10 year old rather than a 7 or 8 year old. One of the friends of the family has a mean guardian who often gets drunk and mistreats the boy. Nothing is described but it is not the most innocent of books.
Recommended for 9 and up.