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A Girl Named Zippy: Growing Up Small in Mooreland Indiana
by Haven Kimmel | Biographies & Memoirs
Registered by teresam46131 of Coatesville, Indiana USA on 11/21/2002
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by Lorri):

4 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by teresam46131 from Coatesville, Indiana USA on Thursday, November 21, 2002

8 out of 10

This book was a Today's Book Club selection, but that isn't why I chose to buy it.
I purchased it to read on a plane ride to Europe because I, too, grew up in a small town in Indiana and this book brought back so many memories.
It's smart, sassy and a short read. Perfect for a long plane trip or a few trips to dance class.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

Journal Entry 2 by slimss on Wednesday, December 04, 2002

6 out of 10

I thought the book was very entertining. I did think it was a bit choppy in some areas, but it was a good read. 

Journal Entry 3 by slimss at -- By Hand or Post, Ray/ring, Rabck, Meet-up in Indianapolis, Indiana USA on Wednesday, December 04, 2002

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Released on Wednesday, December 04, 2002 at Passed onto a co-worker in Indianapolis, Indiana USA. 

Journal Entry 4 by chemcom from Kokomo, Indiana USA on Friday, May 02, 2003

9 out of 10

This book was easy to read and just funny in places. I didn't gain any great wisdom from it, but it did bring back lots of memories since I also grew up in Indiana and remembered a lot of the things she talked about from her childhood. The events were humerous, and I enjoyed the author's honesty in the things she remembered. I received the book from my son. I intend to pass it on to a friend of mine. She's of similar age and background.  

Journal Entry 5 by Lorri from Bringhurst, Indiana USA on Wednesday, July 23, 2003

10 out of 10

I really enjoyed reading each little incident written in this book from the viewpoint of a child. I am a third grade teacher who grew up on a farm with my parents,7 children and a maternal grandmother who would come for 6 months out of year to live on the farm with us. She came during the summer months as the house was probably warmer then would stay the fall.
I related so many times to the incidents, the feelings, the reasoning of getting to know and understand the Christian faith. I was raised a Baptist and did not understand the full meaning of the Faith until I went to Manchester College and listened to others. Then through marriage, raising our own children , and meeting people through Bible Study, friendships, and teaching, my understanding of the teachings of Christ are now more understandable.
I really enjoyed reading this book as I was given it to read by my dear childhood friend, college roommate , and continued friend through the ups and downs of life as we have shared raising children , thoughts on our marriages, our good times and the hard times. She thought I would be interested in reading it. I was. I had it at the beauty shop, the girl who does my hair asked if she could have it next. I was going to pass it to teacher friends, but I will do this to make the book travels more interesting. At school it would continue to go throught the teaching profession. I will encourage others to buy and read this well written book that readers might identify with no matter when they were born. I was born in 1942...and had many of the same feelings as Zippy. Many of my friends had way more materialistically than I, but at the time I did not realize it as much as I do now. I am glad Haven Kimmel took the time to write such a beautiful story from the perspective as seen as a child growing up in Indiana. My husband and I live just 7 miles from the farm where I grew up. I wish that my parents were alive to share in this book. It might have encouraged feelings and stories that were never talked about ...the oranges for Christmas, noticing some families seemed to have lots from Santa, but not ours. The idea of not needing candy at Easter...when so many others did get some. It was just an excellent book . I am glad to pass it on for you to see where it goes. Today is July 22, 2003.It goes to the beauty shoppe tomorrow.  

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