The Story of Holly and Ivy

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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 ...

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Overview

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.

Orphaned Ivy finds her Christmas wish fulfilled with the help of a lonely couple and a doll named Holly.

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Editorial Reviews

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780140507232
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/1/1987
  • Edition description: REP
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 5 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.22 (w) x 10.42 (h) x 0.09 (d)

Meet the Author

Rumer Godden (1907-1998) was an internationally renowned author.

Barbara Cooney (1917-2000) was twice awarded the Caldecott Medal.

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  • Posted January 4, 2014

    Uncondensed version of Rumor Goddens tale.

    There are two versions published of this loving take. One is the version most aptly suited for children 8 years and older, and a paperback version with pictures and a shortened story which is more suitable to children under the age of 6. This is a wonderful and heartwarming story of a young child and a doll. Because of her life in countries other than the U.S., the story has a wonderful flavor, which reflects Ms. Goddens expansive lifestyle.

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  • Posted November 19, 2010

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    fantastic story!

    I remember this book from when I was a child, I used to read it over and over! It got into a box of books at a garage sale just about 7 years ago I was heartbroken to realize it was sold! (it was probably about 40 years old!) I think I may just have to buy myself an early Christmas gift this year~!

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  • Posted February 6, 2010

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    Nostalgic and Poignant

    This was my favorite childhood Christmas story. As a matter of fact, I still have my copy which I purchased from our school book order in the mid 1960s for 45 cents! I enjoy reading it over and over again. This year I decided to purchase it for my daughter who is now a teacher and spent a semester in London. She loves it too!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2008

    This is a wonderful book.

    I am thrilled to see that this book has been reissued. It is truly a holiday classic. Every year I read it aloud to my children when they were growing up, and now, every year I read it aloud to the third graders in the school where I work. When I come to the end, the room is filled with smiling faces. It gives a particular boost to those children who themselves have joined their families through adoption.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2007

    A Christmas Favorite

    This is a book that will never find itself in a giveaway pile at my house. I have read it at Christmas every year since I was a little girl, and I haven't gotten tired of it yet!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2005

    Holly Rocks!

    Dude, this is the best book ever! My teacher read it to us when i was in about first grade and she was crying so hard that the art teacher had to finish reading it! I really love this book. I can remember everything about it, and i still love it now that i am twelve years old! I'm gonna read it to my niece when she can comprehend it. She'll love it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2005

    Amazing Christmas book!

    This was such an amazing book. I remember I read this in 3rd grade and I have loved the book ever since. Its such a heart-felt book to this day still fills me with joy to read. The story with the holidays makes it even better. Its a book that everyone should read at least once and shows the real meaning of christmas.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2003

    A college student finding the present

    When I was a little girl, I think about 1st grade, I got this book from my school library. I brought it home and my mom read it to me. The next year I made sure to do the same. This continues till I reached middle school and by that time I no longer cared. Now, as I am a junior in college, I have been looking for this book to share a great tradition with my niece.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 1999

    A cute story

    This is one of the most wonderful books I`ve red!! Every christmas we had red this story, since I was a little child. It`s a very nice christmastradition.

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    Posted November 30, 2009

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