The Story of Holly and Ivy

The Story of Holly and Ivy

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by Rumer Godden, Barbara Cooney
     
 

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Ivy, Holly, and Mr. and Mrs. Jones all have one Christmas wish. Ivy, an orphan, wishes for a real home and sets out in search of the grandmother she's sure she can find. Holly, a doll, wishes for a child to bring her to life. And the Joneses wish more than anything for a son or daughter to share their holiday. Can all three wishes come true? This festive tale is

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Ivy, Holly, and Mr. and Mrs. Jones all have one Christmas wish. Ivy, an orphan, wishes for a real home and sets out in search of the grandmother she's sure she can find. Holly, a doll, wishes for a child to bring her to life. And the Joneses wish more than anything for a son or daughter to share their holiday. Can all three wishes come true? This festive tale is perfectly complemented by beloved Barbara Cooney's luminous illustrations, filled with the warm glow of the Christmas spirit.

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-A must-have for every library.+ -Children+s Literature
Children's Literature - Jean Boreen
This reissue of the holiday classic written by Godden and illustrated in 1985 will be a special favorite with moms who want to introduce their daughters to the story of the little girl who needed the love of a family and the doll who helped to represent that love. There is a great deal of text in this story in order to tell both the little girl's and the little doll's stories: Ivy, an orphan who so believes that there is a family waiting for her in the town of Appleton and Holly, the new doll in a toy store ruled by a malevolent toy owl named Abracadabra. The various subplots in the story—of toys desperately wanting to be loved by a little boy or girl, of a woman who suddenly realizes that her life is missing something—strengthen the overall text and make this a heartwarming story. However, the text will need a patient hand for the first reading; once the young reader is "into" the story, she will be delighted by the beautifully detailed paintings that double-Caldecott-winner Cooney created for this text. A must-have for every library.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780670062195
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
09/14/2006
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
457,224
Product dimensions:
10.25(w) x 10.75(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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