Grades 3 - 5
Grade level Equivalent: 4.8
Lexile Measure®: 910
Guided Reading: P
- Comedy and Humor
- Creativity and Imagination
- Country Life
- Social Studies through Literature
About This Book
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