Christmas in the Country

By Rylant, Cynthia

Publishers Summary:
A girl reflects on Christmas at her grandparents home in the country, with its fresh-cut tree, handmade ornaments, gifts from Santa, and special church services.

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ISBN
978-0-43907-334-9
Publisher
Blue Sky Scholastic


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on October 1, 2002

Gr 1-3 Bringing immediacy to a nostalgic story, Rylant describes a snowy Christmas in a rural setting. From the tree ("It was the prettiest thing we had") to the decorations retrieved from the closet ("Each ornament reminded me of my whole lif...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on November 1, 2002

As she did so memorably in When I Was Young in the Mountains (rev. 5/82), Rylant tells of her childhood and evokes the joys of everyday life without sentimentality. "When I was a little girl, I lived with my grandparents in the country.... In the summer I sat in our swing and ate fresh tomatoes and sang. In fall I helped can apples. In spring I took long walks with my granny. And in winter, I waited for Christmas." The warmth and intimacy of...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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