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When I Was Young In The Mountains
When I Was Young in the Mountains


 
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Pages: 32
Trim: 7 x 10
Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 978-014-054875-4
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Caldecott Honor Book

By Cynthia Rylant


This children’s classic by an award-winning West Virginian touchingly describes growing up in the hills of West Virginia with Grandmother and Grandfather. Pumping water at the well, an outdoor baptism, show-and-tell with a black snake and shelling beans are lovingly remembered, and beautifully illustrated. Children love this simple story of a simple life.

“An evocative remembrance of the simple pleasures in country living; splashing in the swimming hole, taking baths in the kitchen, sharing family times, each is eloquently portrayed here in both the misty-hued scenes and in the poetic text.”
-Association for Childhood Education International

Reviews
“Rylant delights in the simple joys of living with her grandparents in the Appalachian Mountains: fresh cornbread, the swimming hole, bathing in the tin tub, snakes, and the community church. Surrounding all of these memories is the loving relationship with her grandparents. Warmly rendered illustrations complement the lyrical text.”–School Library Journal

“An evocative remembrance of the simple pleasures in country living; splashing in the swimming hole, taking baths in the kitchen, sharing family times, each is eloquently portrayed here in both the misty-hued scenes and in the poetic text.”--Association for Childhood Education International

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Cynthia Rylant has written many distinguished books for young readers, including the Newbery Medal winner Missing May, the Newbery Honor Book A Fine White Dust, the Caldecott Honor Book The Relatives Came (illustrated by Stephen Gammell), and the Caldecott Honor Book When I Was Young in the Mountains (illustrated by Diane Goode). She is also the author of the popular beginning-reader series Henry and Mudge, Poppleton, and Mr. Putter and Tabby. She lives in Oregon.