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A Girl Named Zippy

Growing Up Small In Mooreland, Indiana

By Haven Kimmel, 1965-

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 was caught in the amber of the innocent postwar period–people helped their neighbors, went to church on Sunday, and kept barnyard animals in their backyards.

Laced with fine storytelling, sharp wit, dead-on observations, and moments of sheer joy, Haven Kimmel's straight-shooting portrait of her childhood gives us a heroine who is wonderfully sweet and sly as she navigates the quirky adult world that surrounds Zippy.

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  • LP 977.264 Kim, Large Print Nonfiction

Publish Date

2002

ISBN

0753198126


Format: Large Print
Author: Kimmel, Haven, 1965-
Summary: When Haven Kimmel was born in 1965, Mooreland, Indiana, was a sleepy little hamlet. Nicknamed "Zippy", she possessed big eyes and even bigger ears. In this loving memoir, Kimmel takes readers back in time to when small-town America was still in the innocent postwar period and treats readers to an appealing, and knowing, heroine.
Title: A girl named Zippy : growing up small in Mooreland, Indiana / Haven Kimmel.
Publisher Date: Oxford : ISIS Large Print, 2002, c2001.
Subject: Kimmel, Haven, 1965- -- Childhood and youth. Girls -- Indiana -- Mooreland -- Biography. City and town life -- Indiana -- Mooreland. Mooreland (Ind.) -- Biography. Mooreland (Ind.) -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
Isbn: 0753198126 0753198134 (pbk.)
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Call Number: LP 977.264 Kim
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Bib Id: 185408

Format: Large Print
Author: Kimmel, Haven, 1965-
Summary: When Haven Kimmel was born in 1965, Mooreland, Indiana, was a sleepy little hamlet. Nicknamed "Zippy", she possessed big eyes and even bigger ears. In this loving memoir, Kimmel takes readers back in time to when small-town America was still in the innocent postwar period and treats readers to an appealing, and knowing, heroine.
Title: A girl named Zippy : growing up small in Mooreland, Indiana / Haven Kimmel.
Edition: [Large print ed.]
Publisher, Date: Oxford : ISIS Large Print, 2002, c2001.
Description: 275 p. (large print) ; 25 cm.
Subjects: Kimmel, Haven, 1965- -- Childhood and youth.
Subjects: Girls -- Indiana -- Mooreland -- Biography.
Subjects: City and town life -- Indiana -- Mooreland.
Subjects: Mooreland (Ind.) -- Biography.
Subjects: Mooreland (Ind.) -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
Notes: Originally published: New York : Doubleday, 2001.
Contents: Baby book -- Hair -- The lion -- Qualities of lights, or disasters involving animals -- Julie hit me three times -- Daniel -- There she is -- Blood of the Lamb -- Unexpected injuries -- The kindness of strangers -- Favors for friends -- Haunted houses -- Professionals -- Chance -- A short list of things my father lost gambling -- The world of ideas -- Location -- Diner -- Slumber party -- ESP -- Interior design -- Cemetery -- Drift away -- Reading list -- Arisen -- The social gospel -- The letter.
ISBN: 0753198126
ISBN: 0753198134 (pbk.)
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Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: LP 977.264 Kim