A Girl Named Zippy: A Small-town Seventies Childhood

A Girl Named Zippy: A Small-town Seventies Childhood

by HavenKimmel (Author)


Nicknamed Zippy for the way she would bolt around the house, this small girl was possessed with 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 still caught in the amber of the innocent post-war period - people helped their neighbours, went to church on Sunday and kept barnyard animals in their barnyards. Zippy, according to her kindergarten report is 'disruptive in class. Colours outside the lines. Talks out of turn.' Her parents read it out loud to her. 'Good for you, sweetheart,' her mother says. Her dad gives her a pat on the back.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 288
Edition: New edition
Publisher: Ebury Press
Published: 05 Jun 2003

ISBN 10: 0091892406
ISBN 13: 9780091892401

Media Reviews
'Sly, evocative, gentle, wry and dead-on funny.' Martin Clark 'Parenting experts would gag, but Zippy's parents must have done something right to produce a girl who could write such a simple, lovely book.' USA Today
Author Bio
Haven Kimmel studied English and creative writing and attended seminary at the Earlham School of Religion. She lives in Durham, North Carolina.