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A Girl Named Zippy: Growing Up Small in Mooreland, Indiana
A Girl Named Zippy Growing Up Small in Mooreland Indiana
Author: Haven Kimmel
When Haven Kimmel was born in 1965, Mooreland, Indiana, was a sleepy little hamlet of three hundred people. Nicknamed "Zippy" for the way she would bolt around the house, this small girl was possessed of big eyes and even bigger ears. In this witty and lovingly told memoir, Kimmel takes readers back to a time when small-town America wa...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780767915052
ISBN-10: 0767915054
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 282
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  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 525 ratings
Publisher: Broadway
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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reviewed A Girl Named Zippy: Growing Up Small in Mooreland, Indiana on + 95 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 14
A really great tale of growing up in a very small town where everyone knows your business and your home phone number. Zippy is not your average little girl. She is spunky, gutsy, and imaginative. This author has such a funny sense of humor that this book just chugs along and suddenly you're finished with it and it's over. I really enjoyed her outlook on life as a child. If you are looking for a "feel-good" memoir, this one, I promise, delivers. Highly recommended.
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Helpful Score: 12
This was a book I bought for a book club read. It is a sweet narrative about "growing up small in Mooreland, Indiana." Because each chapter is its own little story, it was an easy book to pick up and put back down again without feeling like I was leaving the characters hanging in suspense. Or to look at it from another angle, it wasn't one of those books that I just couldn't put down. In all though, it was a lighthearted enjoyable read, and one that had me laughing at times until I cried.
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Helpful Score: 11
Laugh out loud book. As comfortable as a pair of fuzzy socks. This is a wonderful little memoir of growing up in a small town in the late 60's/early 70s. I loved it.
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Helpful Score: 7
This book is a must-read, especially for anyone who spent his/her youth in a small, midwestern town. While Zippy's life is not like anyone's I've known, her stories and predicaments just took me back to my own youth in the late '70s, early '80s. This book is truly a gem and worth savoring!
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Helpful Score: 7
This is a story told by Zippy, a child surrounded by a loving family, quirky neighbors, and lots of animals. The story telling is hysterically funny, witty, and includes great storytelling. Zippy was a bit of a pest, she was sly, and always seemed to get her way. She was srious, and sweet, and tried to do good. Hysterical! Great book.
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reviewed A Girl Named Zippy: Growing Up Small in Mooreland, Indiana on + 8 more book reviews
Zippy reminds me of Ramona Quimby. Her voice is so matter-of-fact and blunt. This book is a collection of short stories, not unlike a David Sedaris novel. The book also flashes back and forth between Zippy as a child and as an adult. These are important things to remember to really enjoy this book. There are many observations that can be made about Zippy's family growing up that she didn't make as a child. It takes some reading between the lines. I would definitely recommend it as a fast, light-hearted read.
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Cute story of a girl growing up in a small town. Funny and touching. A fast read.
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This book was both hilarious and tragic! Written extremely well, I often laughed until I was in tears. I will not be posting this book for swapping anytime soon as I have several friends in line to borrow it!


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