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Emily's Runaway Imagination [Paperback]

By Beverly Cleary & Tracy Dockray (Illustrator)
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Pages   288
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 5.25" Height: 7.5"
Weight:   0.3 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   May 3, 2000
Publisher   HarperTrophy
Age  8-12
ISBN  0380709236  
EAN  9780380709236  
UPC  046594005953  

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The misadventures of a girl on an Oregon farm during the 1920's and how she helped get a library for her town

Publishers Description

Can imaginative Emily make her biggest dream come true?

Spunky Emily 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 humor...The time of the story, about 1920, 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 humor...The time of the story, about 1920, is delightfully brought to life."-Booklist

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More About Beverly Cleary & Tracy Dockray

Beverly Cleary Beverly Cleary is one of America's most popular authors. Born in McMinnville, Oregon, she lived on a farm in Yamhill until she was six and then moved to Portland. After college, as the children's librarian in Yakima, Washington, she was challenged to find stories for non-readers. She wrote her first book, Henry Huggins, inresponse to a boy's question, "Where are the books about kids like us?"

Mrs. Cleary's books have earned her many prestigious awards, including the Amercan Library Association's Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, presented in recognition of her lasting contribution to children's literature.

Her Dear Mr. Henshaw was awarded the 1984 John Newbery Medal, and both Ramona Quimby, Age 8 and Ramona and Her Father have been named Newbery Honor Books. In addition, her books have won more than thirty-five statewide awards based on the votes of her young readers. Her characters, including Henry Huggins, Ellen Tebbits, Otis Spofford, and Beezus and Ramona Quimby, as well as Ribsy, Socks, and Ralph S. Mouse, have delighted children for generations. Mrs. Cleary lives in coastal California.

Beverly Cleary currently resides in Carmel, in the state of California. Beverly Cleary was born in 1916.

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Pretty Good.......but needs improvement  Nov 14, 2005
Emily's Runaway Imagination is about Emily wanting to have a library in her community, so she could read Black Beauty. Her mother decides to write a letter to the mayor so he could get a library for her community. The mayor said yes to the question as a situation. The library starts, People donated books, no Black Beauty. People donate money, still no Black Beauty. During a hard times party, Emily wins second prize, so she gets one dollar. Adding the amount her grandpa gave her for sitting on the chair still she bought a mixer for her mother and also.........Black Beauty!
I gave it a minus star because Beverly Cleary used too many characters. It is a very confusing that way.
I gave her four stars because :
1. She explained things pretty much well.
2. She used lots of onimonipia.
3. She described things well.
4. She wrote it in a child friendly way.
Emily's Runaway Imagination  Mar 26, 2003
Emily's Runaway Imagination by Bevery Cleary is a good story. Emily is a girl who lives on a farm. She had some wild ideas. She wanted her father's horse to turn into a snow-white steed so, she tried to bleach it with Clorox. One of her good ideas was to set up a library in her town. I liked this story because it made me laugh. It's fun to read about crazy things kids do. The author wrote a realistic fiction to show us how to have crazy ideas. She also wanted us to see that we should not always do the crazy things that pop into our head!
A lively book, about a spunky girl!  Feb 11, 2003
Emily Bartlett just wants a library. So, her mother writes in for one, and guess what! Pitchfork is going to have a library! While waiting for the books to arrive from Salem, Emily feeds the hogs a treat, bleeches a horse, and scares her cousin half to death. Mama doesn't really know how Emily can get into so much trouble, she just says "Emily, don't let your imagination run away with you!" Emily does try, but hey, if you live in the west, during a time when cars are new, airplanes are hardley ever seen, and no one has dreamed up the TV yet, what are you supposed to do?
Very charming, lovely and nostalgic  Nov 11, 2002
I just reread this book as a teacher/adult. I read it as a child almost twenty years ago, I liked it back then too. Very sweet and humorous. It is a great picture of Americana with Grandpa's automobile, Sunday after-church picnics, and party-line telephones! And then the pigs with the rotton apples during Mama's elegant party. Terrific!! I can see the characters in my grandparents.

Great way to remind children to get outside and play or read instead of sitting in front of the television. How did we survive with out video games? The computer? Wonderful to read aloud for quality time.

Beverly Cleary was my favorite author as a child. Now as a teacher and parent, I get to share her books with a new generation.

charming  Jun 18, 2002
Unlike most of Beverly Cleary's books, this one is based on the author's early childhood on a farm in Yamhill in the early twentieth century. It is a wonderful glimpse into the life of a little girl who licked the stamp on the envelope that led to the first town library. (The author's real-life childhood was not nearly so idyllic, but her love for the farm and the old country and town people shines through.) This book is unique and wonderful.

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