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Summer Story (Brambly Hedge) [Kindle Edition]

Jill Barklem
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Step into the miniature world of the hedgerow in this beautiful new edition of this classic picture book, following a summer in the lives of the mice of Brambly Hedge.

It was such a hot summer. They sky was deep blue and the sun never faltered. All along Brambly Hedge, the mice did their best to keep cool. Poppy Eyebright sought refuge in the mossy shadows of the mill wheel; Dusty Dogwood took to walking by the banks of the cooling stream. Dusty and Poppy spent more and more time together, so no one was at all surprised when they announced their engagement. They decided on a very unusual setting for the wedding ceremony, but even they didn’t realise just how unusual it was prove to be!

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    “…the most researched-crammed fantasy ever set before small children…” Sunday Times Magazine

    From the Back Cover

    During the long hot summer Poppy Eyebright is busy in her dairy while downstream Dusty Dogwood is busy in his mill. Dusty and Poppy spend more and more time together by the banks of the cooling stream and by midsummer the mice of Brambly Hedge are preparing for a very special day …

    The mice of Brambly Hedge have many adventures but they always have time for fun too. All through the year, they mark the seasons with feasts and festivities and, whether it be a little mouse's birthday, an eagerly awaited wedding or the first day of spring, the mice never miss an opportunity to meet and celebrate.

    Product details

    • Format: Kindle Edition
    • File Size: 6366 KB
    • Print Length: 32 pages
    • Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks (26 July 2012)
    • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B0084WVD2U
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    • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
    • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #446,425 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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    5.0 out of 5 stars the wonderful Brambly Hedge world 29 Nov. 2011
    By jorvik
    I have re-discovered the lovely Brambly Hedge mice actually, when I recently bought a Wilfred Toadflax music box. I have all the books and I treasure them! The stories are short and sweet but the details in the pictures...amazing!The more you look at them the more you discover and the colours are so beautiful. What a shame Jill Barklem stopped producing her books. She created such a wonderful world around these adorable mice and I would happily step back into it again!
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    4.0 out of 5 stars A romantic & magical story for young & old. 16 July 2000
    By A Customer
    I first bought this book for my two young daughters, as I have always loved the tales and illustrations of Brambly Hedge. Its a wonderful book to buy as a wedding present from a small child as it captures all the magic and romance of a traditional summer wedding.
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    Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
    My daughter and I used to read this book together when she was little,so I bought this copy as she is getting married next year! It arrived whilst she was at home and brought back happy memories.
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    5.0 out of 5 stars Summer Story (Brambly Hedge) 25 Mar. 2010
    By Kim
    Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
    Summer Story (Brambly Hedge)
    Thank you for the opportunity to find this book, made my daughter very happy. Arrived in good condition and in time for Christmas!!
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    Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) 4.8 out of 5 stars  12 reviews
    9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Historical novel for the very young 29 April 2004
    By Erika Mitchell - Published on
    Poppy Eyebright and Dusty Dogwood are mice that live near a stream. One hot summer they begin to date, and then they announce their engagement. They marry and have a very pleasant wedding ceremony with all of their mousy relatives. The book is quite interesting with its reminders of the customs of times gone by, like engagements and trousseaus. Kids can also learn from it how people use to survive hot weather without air conditioners. The book has about 800 words.
    4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Adorable Picture Book 17 May 2000
    By A Customer - Published on
    I was given a copy of this book as a 2-year old, and I am so excited that it has finally come back into print. This book is very endearing. It tells the story of a young mouse, Wilfred, who is celebrating his birthday. The other mice of Brambley Hedge work together to plan a special surprise for Wilfred, and have almost as good a time planning it as Wilfred does discovering it. It is a good book for bedtime reading, or just any time. Everyone will enjoy this happy tale and it's adorable characters.
    4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Very Sweet Story and Pictures 17 May 2000
    By A Customer - Published on
    I really enjoy Jill Barklem's work, especially this book. Thesummer story is one of the Brambley Hedge season books, and tells thestory of the summer courtship and marriage of two of the mice of Brambley Hill. It's hot outside in Brambley Hedge and the mice want to do nothing but sit and dip their tails in the stream, until suddenly, the hedge is buzzing trying to prepare for the upcoming wedding. The pictures are lovely, as usual, andthe sory simple and sweet. A great book for children and adults.
    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Rube Goldberg for the furry animal set. 6 Jan. 2004
    By E. R. Bird - Published on
    The Brambly Hedge books remain one of the sweetest picture book series ever to be concocted for the kiddie set. Of these, my favorite has always been "Summer Story". The plot is not particularly complex. In it, two little mice (Dusty Dogwood and Poppy Eyebright) have become engaged and they prepare for their summer wedding. Similar in many ways to Beatrix Potter's books, the Brambly Hedge series is published small, for small readers. Kids will enjoy the pleasant story while taking particular interest in some of Barklem's more impressive drawings. Her elaborate Rube Goldbergesque illustrations of the Dairy Stump and Mill are delightful. There is an attention to detail in these books that does not go unnoticed. For those kids who are, as of yet, too young to enjoy Brian Jacques "Redwall" books, the Brambly Hedge series may be right up their alley.
    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars Would have liked more info 13 Jan. 2014
    By Lauren Mattina - Published on
    Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
    I didn't know the cover beneath the fly leaf was printed on hideous blue textured paper, so the cover image gets muddled in weird colors and the hard cover itself is not smooth & glossy like all the other Brambly Hedge books I've seen. I wish that detail (about the cover color at least) had been included. Also the printing quality of that particular book's illustrations seemed to be sub-par compared to what I've seen of this series--overall it looks like a cheaper copy.
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