The Story of Holly and Ivyby Rumer Godden, Barbara Cooney (Illustrator)
It is Christmas Eve and, for the toys in Mr. Blossom's shop, their last chance to be sold. Holly, a small doll dressed especially for Christmas, wishes hard for her own special child. But the day ends and Holly is left in the window. On Christmas morning a little orphan girl finds herself outside the toyshop. Ivy has never had a doll to love, but when she sees
It is Christmas Eve and, for the toys in Mr. Blossom's shop, their last chance to be sold. Holly, a small doll dressed especially for Christmas, wishes hard for her own special child. But the day ends and Holly is left in the window. On Christmas morning a little orphan girl finds herself outside the toyshop. Ivy has never had a doll to love, but when she sees Holly, she knows this doll is meant specially for her. But Ivy has no money, and the shop is closed . . .
- Penguin Publishing Group
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- 10.22(w) x 10.42(h) x 0.09(d)
- Age Range:
- 5 - 10 Years
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Rumer Godden wrote many well-known and much-loved books for both adults and children. Her children's novel The Diddakoi won the Whitbread Children's Book Award in 1972.
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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~!
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!
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.
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.
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.