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Emily's Runaway Imagination

Emily's Runaway Imagination

by Beverly Cleary Illustrated by Joe Krush, Beth Krush

Set in the 1920s, in small-town America, this joyful story will tickle the imagination of middle-grade readers.

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 get the farm pigs drunk on rotten apples. But can she use her lively mind to help bring a library to Pitchfork?

"Written with Cleary's customary warmth and humor...The time of the story, about 1920, is delightfully brought to life." — Booklist

 

Ages
8, 9, 10
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 5
Grade Level Equivalent
4.8
Lexile Measure
910L
DRA
38
Guided Reading
P
Publisher
HarperCollins Publishers
Number of Pages
224
Genre
Comedy and Humor

About the Author and Illustrators

Beverly Cleary Children's author Beverly Cleary is the creator of the infamous Ramona Quimby. She wrote her first book, Henry Huggins , in her early thirties.
Joe Krush
Beth Krush

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