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eBook THUMBELINA: A Novel ePub

by Andrea Koenig

  • ISBN: 0684850079
  • Category: Thrillers and Suspense
  • Subcategory: Suspense and Obscurity
  • Author: Andrea Koenig
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Scribner; 1st Scribner Paperback Fiction Ed edition (March 9, 2000)
  • Pages: 288
  • ePub book: 1381 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1326 kb
  • Other: rtf lit lrf txt
  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 121

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Andrea Koenig received a Fulbright award to Nothern Ireland in 1996 and her . in Creative Writing from Syracuse University in 1998. Thumbelina is her first novel. She lives in Syracuse, New York.

Spirited narrator Thumbelina Skylar yearns to be part of the normal adolescent crowd in Tacoma. This is difficult, considering her oddball name and her impoverished home life, not to mention her. Andrea Koenig received a Fulbright award to Nothern Ireland in 1996 and her .

Written by. Andrea Koenig.

Thumbelina's wonderfully idiosyncratic sense of humor and indefatigable courage guide her through social workers, a particularly tenacious doctor, and deadbeat dads as she struggles for a future just as she comes to terms with her past.

Publication, Distribution, et. New York Thumbelina's wonderfully idiosyncratic sense of humor and indefatigable courage guide her through social workers, a particularly tenacious doctor, and deadbeat dads as she struggles for a future just as she comes to terms with her past. Genre/Form: Bildungsromane.

And Andrea Kleine's gripping novel, Calf, will rock readers. This is a wonderfully unsettling book about love, loss, and unlikely connections. Elliott Holt, author of You Are One of Them. Andrea Kleine is a writer and performance artist whose work has spanned dance, theater, film, literature, and interdisciplinary projects. She has received five MacDowell Colony fellowships and the New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship award

Over and out, August, you been the worst month of my life.

Over and out, August, you been the worst month of my life. Publisher: Scribner (March 9, 2000).

Immensely talented first-time novelist Andrea Koenig has created a character whose distinctive and instantly lovable .

Immensely talented first-time novelist Andrea Koenig has created a character whose distinctive and instantly lovable voice will hook readers from the very first page - and won't let go until the last. see all 2 descriptions). Library descriptions. After her mother commits suicide, pregnant Thumbelina, a 14-year-old, six-foot blonde is placed in a foster home. But a girl in a similar predicament convinces Thumbelina to run away and the novel describes them trying to make it on their own. A first novel.

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Thumbelina /ˌθʌmbəˈliːnə/ (Danish: Tommelise) is a literary fairy tale written by Danish author Hans Christian Andersen first published by C. A. Reitzel on 16 December 1835 in Copenhagen, Denmark, with "The Naughty Boy" and "The Travel. Reitzel on 16 December 1835 in Copenhagen, Denmark, with "The Naughty Boy" and "The Travelling Companion" in the second instalment of Fairy Tales Told for Children. Thumbelina is about a tiny girl and her adventures with marriage-minded toads, moles, and cockchafers.

Angelica Skyler certainly wasn't a perfect mother to fourteen-year-old Thumbelina, but when she is found dead in the local duck pond, Thumbelina yearns to have her back. Six feet tall with thick glasses covering a face she doesn't even know is pretty, Thumbelina is now alone with a few Johnny Cash tapes, a guitar that belonged to the musician father she never knew, and a spirit almost as large as the odds against her. Quickly placed with a foster family, Thumbelina bumps straight into Myrna, a feisty redhead half her size and with a baby in her stomach. Also fourteen years old and as savvy as they come, Myrna has no trouble discerning that her secretive new roommate is pregnant, too. With little money but lots of charm, the unlikely pair strike out on their own, only to run into more serious trouble and heartache than they could have ever imagined. Laughs mingle with tears throughout this bittersweet, unforgettable story of a young girl embracing hope in the face of tragedy. Immensely talented first-time novelist Andrea Koenig has created a character whose distinctive and instantly lovable voice will hook readers from the very first page -- and won't let go until the last.

Comments

Abywis Abywis
I've actually read this book twice, which is rare for me. But it's such a deeply touching story and it just breaks your heart once you begin identifying with the main character. But Thumbalina isn't one who walks around wanting you to feel sorry for her, so on some level although it's a sad story, you also hone into her strength which ends up being the one thing that makes this sad story inspiring.
JoldGold JoldGold
Awesome read!
Kirizius Kirizius
Fourteen-year-old Thumbelina Skyler has never known her father. Her mother has just committed suicide in the local park’s duck pond. And then things take a turn for the worse. And then another turn for the worse.

She finds a kind of friend – and then things take a turn for the worse.And then another turn for the worse. And another.

She rescues a dog on the street – and then things take a turn for the worse. And another turn for the worse. And another. And then she reaches rock-bottom.

What keeps this book from being a complete downer is the indomitable feistiness, dark humor, and good-heartedness of Thumbelina. Despite her appalling life, she remains somehow optimistic and in charge. After reading it, I could not help remembering the old poem “Invictus” – Thumbelina is bludgeoned by chance, but remains somehow un-defeated and un-bowed.
Akisame Akisame
I originaly bought this book to read on my four hour flight to Florida. I was browsing the bookstore looking for something interesting when the cover caught my attention. I bought it on a whim.
That night I decided to pick it up and read a little. I ended up reading most of the book! The story is told by Thumbelina, a 14-year-old orphan. After the death of her mother she is sent (with her Johnny Cash tapes) to live with a foster mother. This is where she meets the daringly indepenent Myrna. Myrna is also fourteen, and pregnant. It takes her no time in revealing that Thumbelina is pregnant as well. The girls become good friends, although they do have their catfights. They help eachother through good times and bad (mostly bad) and eventually brave enough heartache to last a lifetime.
The book was wonderfully written, although the lack of quotation marks can be confusing. All in all I think this is a wonderful book for a decent reader.
Hasirri Hasirri
This is one of those books that would appeal to both teenagers and adults. Thumbelina has a silly name and long blonde hair. Her less-than-perfect mother dies unexpectedly, and after she goes to a foster home, she teams up with another sassy youngster, a girl named Myrna who has orange curls. Together, they try to make it out in the world. This is a sad novel that draws you in until the last page. Though the lack of quotation marks and the slow plot development make the novel a little clunky at times, Thumbelina and Myrna are such fascinating characters that it doesn't matter.
Jogrnd Jogrnd
I really enjoyed this book right from the first page. I could relate to Thumbelina's not fitting in with the popular crowd and I loved her sarcasm. I was a little put off, though, by Thumby's friend, Myra and her attempts to have another baby. She's only 14! Also, Myra's boyfriend, Stan could get arrested for sleeping with an underage girl. All in all, this was a good read.
Mullador Mullador
I love this book more than anything! When I first got it, I didn't think I'd like it after reading the first page. But a month later I gave it another chance, and I could NOT put it down! Every time I had something to do, I put it off till I was done with the book. It's written in such a captivating way and covers so many serious subjects, but many times you don't notice how serious they are because Thumbelina never has any self-pity and many times she has a unique sense of humor. It was happy and sad at the same time --i love books like that! And the ending was the very best part. I love how it was worded. If you're age 13 or up, I reccomend this book to you.
ON MY WAY TO LONDON, A REFRESHING PASSENGER ON THE PLANE NEXT TO ME FILLED MY MIND WITH A DELIGHTFUL, PASSIONATE CHARACTER OF A BOOK SHE WAS WORKING ON. FOR YEARS TO COME I ALWAYS REMEMBERED THE CHARACTER THUMBILINA AND HER JOURNEY THROUGH LIFE. THEN RECENTLY I REMEMBERED THAT THE BOOK SHOULD BE PUBLISHED BY NOW. I RAN TO THE CLOSEST BOOKSTORE, AND TO MY SUPRISE THUMBILINA WAS ALIVE! I WAS SO EXCITED TO READ ABOUT HER, I COULDN'T PUT IT DOWN. HOW PROUD I WAS OF MY OLD TRAVELING PARTNER, AS WELL AS FOR THE CHARACTER THUMBILINA AND HER JOURNEY THROUGH LIFE. THUMBILA HAS A REFRESHING, HONEST LOVE IN HER AND I COULDN'T WAIT TO PASS THE BOOK ALONG TO OTHERS. EVERY MONTH I HAVE SAVED MONEY TO BUY A COPY TO SOMEONE I KNOW. HOPE EVERYONE ENJOYS IT AS MUCH AS I DID.