Emily's Runaway Imagination

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  • Title: Emily's Runaway Imagination
  • Author: Beverly Cleary Tracy Dockray
  • ISBN: 9780688212674
  • Page: 210
  • Format: Hardcover

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  1. I loved this book so much, I have no idea why I was so resistant to reading it I had to be dragged kicking and screaming to Ramona as well, I suspect because the first Cleary I ever read was one of those dreadful teenage romance things, and I read it at my most cynical, disaffected and obnoxious So my default response to Cleary is Oh, I hate her but in reality, I mostly love all the books she wrote Except the teenage romances I think.Anyway, Emily Oh, how I loved Emily She s hilarious and deligh [...]

  2. THE SUNDAY FAMILY READI was in a bad mood when I started reading this book, about a girl who is always being told that she lets her imagination run away with her It instantly made me feel happy.Emily is nine going on ten She is the only child of a farming family outside Pitchfork, a very small town in Oregon Her mother came from somewhere east, possibly Chicago, where she had been a teacher Her father is descended from pioneers who came to Oregon generations ago They all work hard and Emily s mo [...]

  3. Although at times it strays away from the main plot in ways that don t feed back into it, this is really quite a lovely story Well written, colorful characters, and, if you re familiar with the time period, an excellent snapshot of the 20s I also love the main idea, a small town gaining a library due to the idea of one girl I m just dying to know about Pete Ginty He helps and teases in spite of his grumpy exterior what is his story Ah, well The rest is a good read.

  4. The Light Flaky Pie Crust chapter is probably my favorite, but The Hard Times Party is a close tie I made my own version of Emily s valentine once, and the entire plot centers on opening and sustaining a public library What could a Beverly Cleary devotee ask for I have this original hard cover edition now, but growing up I had the Dell Yearling cover with Emily Cloroxing a horse I m pretty sure it was one of the two books I was allowed to choose for my annual cross country flight to my Californ [...]

  5. This might be one of my new favorite kids books I like the way the story was structured each chapter was its own episode, but there was an arc throughout the whole book Emily s goal is to get a town library, which is kind of hard in the middle of nowhere, Oregon So she and her family keep thinking of different ways to raise money, such as a hard times party where everyone dresses up like hobos and donates some cash.Chapters like that are what made the book so unique Of course, my favorite chapte [...]

  6. This book has aged well since I read it as a child Emily s small Oregon town of Pitchfork is a good place to live, but it is sadly lacking in one regard it needs a library Emily hears of the riches of the Portland library from her city cousin, and longs to read Black Beauty, and other wonderful sounding books Her mother decides that Emily is right, and sends away to the State Library for help Sort of a Henry Huggins story with a female protagonist, readers should enjoy this gently humorous book [...]

  7. I would give it 3 4 stars but the kids voted 5 this morning on the drive.It was so funny, I just finished reading an article about Why British tell better Children s Stories compared to Americans, and it came down to we use moral realism in the US and the Brits use fantasy I agree and this book is the epitome of moral realism A slice of life story about a girl in the rural west in the early 1900s Kids said their favorite parts were the horse, hard times party and scary story night.After starting [...]

  8. I have such memories of re reading this over and over as a child I think I was fascinated with the era Emily lived in I desperately wished that I wore bloomers, lived in a small town, and attended Hard Times Parties Actually, I did have an unofficial Hard Time party once with my brothers The only thing I remember about, though, is that I wore my old, somewhat ragged nightgown that my grandmother made for me years before sigh Those were the days.

  9. Trying to read this book aloud, we could understand our daughter s frustration We love Beverly Cleary and were excited to introduce her to a new author This was a poor choice Although we stopped reading with our daughter, we kept reading until the end There are some sweet moments, but the story does not fit with the title or the description on the back cover.To read our full review, go to The Reading Tub.

  10. This book takes place in a time when most modern conveniences had not been invented yet It is kind of like the Little House on the Prairie books in that regard Because of this, I think the audience is limited There are kids that will like this book, but in a world were technology plays such an important roll in our everyday lives, I m not sure some kids would even understand what is happening Emily is like me, she absolutely loves books, and sometimes has a very loose grasp on reality She seems [...]

  11. Piper and I have been reading this book forever, it seems like I ordered it because I remember my 2nd grade teacher reading it to us most memorable to me was the part where she wanted to impress her cousin from the big city Portland, Oregon , so she bleached her horse.It s the story of a young girl in Pitchfork, Oregon, in the early part of the 20th century She works with her mother to write to the state library to get a library built in Pitchfork She also lets her imagination run away with her. [...]

  12. I loved Beverly Cleary books as a child but never heard about this one Listened to the audiobook with my daughters aged 4 and 7 Compared with other Cleary books, this one struck me as slower and episodic, like a collection of stories than a novel Or a novel about forming a town library, with several unrelated episodes scattered throughout It has the feel of a memoir and made me wonder whether it mirrored Cleary s own childhood which it does seem to in some ways As a mother and a library fan, I [...]

  13. my favorite part was when they got the library in their town My least favorite part was how eveeryone laughed at all of Emily s mistakes.

  14. This review also appears on my blog, Read at Home Mom.Emily s Runaway Imagination is a work of historical fiction set in the 1920s, written by Beverly Cleary in the 1960s The story is set in the county of Yamhill, Oregon, where Cleary herself grew up Though each chapter is its own episode, the overall theme that ties everything together is the creation of the town library by Emily s mother which is based on Cleary s mother s own involvement in establishing a library for their very small town In [...]

  15. There were parts that I thought dragged on longer than needed, but I loved the ending, so I m glad I stuck with it.

  16. First sentence The things that happened to Emily Bartlett that year Premise plot Emily Bartlett is the heroine of Beverly Cleary s Emily s Runaway Imagination Emily has many adventures or misadventures, many of which center around the formation of the first public library in her town I would categorize the book as historical fiction Reference is made to a world war, and, I think it may even be the first world war One of the adventures involves Emily s grandpa getting a car And having a car is a [...]

  17. Very Underrated Beverly Cleary book FANTASTIC While reading it listening I couldn t quite figure time line as it was published in 1961 ish but there is talk of horse and buggy and a new Model T I figured it was late 20 s early 30 s, about the time Beverly Cleary was that age After I read the synopsis here on I was like Yes, 1920s sure wasn t 1960 ish I love Emily s Imagination It is great fun I loved the historical aspect I would recommend it as Historical fiction for the 3 4th grade crowd I lov [...]

  18. A young girl gets up to hijinks living in a small farm town in rural Oregon in the late 1910s early 1920s Her problems don t stem from her runaway imagination so much as from her quirky ingenuity, as she comes up with her own creative solutions to problems she Cloroxes a horse so that her city cousin will think of her family s work horse as snow white steed gamely colludes with her grandfather to avoid the ridicule of the townsfolk when his Model T doesn t work as well as a horse for country roa [...]

  19. Emily Bartlett lives in Pitchfork, Oregon on a small family farm during WWI She does love her small town life but often finds herself jealous of her big city cousin, Muriel who lives in Portland Muriel has access to a library where she is able to check out great books like Black Beauty Pitchfork doesn t have a library But then her mother gets a great idea to encourage the town to find a place to be a library and then sends a letter to the State Library in Salem, OR The State Library agrees to se [...]

  20. I was a HUGE Beverly Cleary fan back in the day, when I was in elementary school and junior high I loved finding a good author and sticking with him or her I often read full series Ramona series was one of them, of course , and when I found a good author, I would read ALL of their books I ran across this book and didn t recall reading it, so I decided to read it as a 46 year old adult This book is very different from Cleary s other work because it is set during the time when few people owned car [...]

  21. This book was jus so cute The first Beverly Cleary books that i d ever read were the Ramona Quincb books, when I was probably 7, or so When I learned that Cleary wrote many other books, I jumped on this opportunity, since while Ramona could be sort of annoying, I did grow up with her This is the first time that I ve read this book as an adult, and i was surprised to know that while Emily was 10 in this book, she had a maturity that Ramona didn t have Sure, she had an over active imagination, and [...]

  22. This was a very simple, easy, and quick read I first read this book many years ago when I was quite a bit younger I remember enjoying it a lot then, and for some reason the part about the generous pinch of baking powder always stuck with me So much so that the other day I added some baking powder to my pie crust and then decided to reread this book The reading level is quite low I would guess it is geared for 5 11 year olds , but it was still a charming little story of a series of little adventu [...]

  23. Set at the cusp of when cars were first appearing in rural areas, when the Great Depression is making life difficult for everyone, Emily is full of hope.Emily s mother thinks the town needs a library Emily wants to read Black Beauty which will take a library How do you start and make a success of a library in a small rural town Emily is so full of hope and eager to try things Many of them don t turn out the way she intended Life is like that.The times in the book are so far removed from our time [...]

  24. Our 9 year old wanted to read this after enjoying the Ramona and Henry Huggins books This one is funny, too Perhaps Ramona has continuous humor, but this book is good, and the different time and culture are interesting, too It was interesting reading this one after The Mother Daughter Book Club with an older child, because this book likewise has the characters reading and discussing classics Anna Sewell s Black Beauty and Edgar Allen Poe s The Raven Emily s Runaway Imagination shows the value i [...]

  25. An absolutely delightful story Cleary s childhood in Oregon gives life to all kinds of rich and fulfilling details to life in the early years of the 20th century The story features an episodic format with each chapter sharing one of Emily s many misadventures But there is also a main plot wherein Emily works with her mother and a ladies civic league to bring a library to her small hometown of Pitchfork The references to the love of reading and the power of books will make any avid reader feel gr [...]