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Umbrella Summer

(2009)
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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.

Genre: Children's Fiction

Praise for this book

"Umbrella Summer is a radiant book." - Kirby Larson


Used availability for Lisa Graff's Umbrella Summer

Hardback Editions

January 2011 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Umbrella Summer
Author(s): Lisa Graff
ISBN: 0-06-143188-5 / 978-0-06-143188-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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June 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: Umbrella Summer
Author(s): Lisa Graff
ISBN: 0-06-143187-7 / 978-0-06-143187-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Paperback Editions

March 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: Umbrella Summer
Author(s): Lisa Graff
ISBN: 0-06-143189-3 / 978-0-06-143189-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Umbrella Summer
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ISBN: 0-545-23792-0 / 978-0-545-23792-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scholastic
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Kindle Editions

May 2009 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Umbrella Summer
Author(s): Lisa Graff
Publisher: HarperCollins
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU