Authors: Eileen Spinelli
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Illustrations copyright Â© 2007 by Betsy Lewin
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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Heat wave/Eileen Spinelli; illustrated by Betsy Lewin.
Summary: Abigail, Ralphie, and the other citizens of Lumberville
struggle to endure a week-long heat wave.
[1. HeatâFiction. 2. City and town life-Fiction.] 1. Lewin, Betsy,
ill. II. Title.
H G F E D C B A
Printed in Singapore
The illustrations in this book were done with brush and Sumi ink
and Winsor Newton tube watercolors on Strathmore bristol board.
The display and text type was set in Catseye-Medium.
Color separations by Bright Arts Ltd., Hong Kong
Printed and bound by Tien Wah Press, Singapore
This book was printed on totally chlorine-free
Stora Enso Matte paper.
Production supervision by Jane Van Gelder
Designed by Scott Piehl
For Marty Ranft
and Bob Jepsen
and Sid Simon
For Claire Rose Reilly
and Logan Patrick McMurray
Sun sizzled. Hair frizzled.
It was a sweltering dag in Lumbervilleâlong before stores, businesses, or homes had air conditioners. Newspaper headlines declared...
Pastor Denkins shortened his sermon. The Green Door Restaurant served fruit plates with orange sherbert. Abigail Blue and her little brother, Ralphie, opened a lemonade standâthree cents a glass. On Monday the Palace movie theater closed. It stayed closed for the week.
Tuesday was hotter.
Officer McGinnis soaked all afternoon in a bubble bath. Lottie Mims took four cold showers.