A Girl Named Zippy: Growing Up Small in Mooreland, Indiana Themes

Haven Kimmel
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Different Manifestations of Love

Throughout the book, Kimmel demonstrates different manifestations of love, and that the definition of love is not always concrete and easily identifiable. She describes love between people as well as less obvious love—such as that for animals and inanimate objects. Kimmel introduces the book as a tribute to the town she grew up in. It is clear that Kimmel has strong memories associated with the town and that she leans towards presenting it in a positive light. From the painstaking description of the town, to the care given in developing the Mooreland residents, it is clear that Kimmel's need to tell the story of Mooreland stems from a deep love for her town.

A more complicated love is that between Bob Jarvis and his family. Although he is seen as a man of quick temper and the enforcer, he also shows a tender...

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