This loving celebration of Christmas is as fresh as the season's first snowfall, and as warm as a steaming mug of eggnog. A young girl growing up in the country enjoys a simple but enchanting Christmas with her family. Boxes of treasured homemade ornaments are brought out; an evergreen wreath brightens the front door; and relatives gather for a delicious meal. Captured here are the memorable holiday moments we cherish and remember-always.
About the Author
CYNTHIA RYLANT is the acclaimed author of many beloved books for young people, including the Mr. Putter & Tabby series, the novel Missing May, which received the Newbery Medal, and the Little Whistle series. She lives on an island in Puget Sound, Washington. ARTHUR HOWARD is best known as the illustrator of Cynthia Rylant's Mr. Putter & Tabby series. He is also the illustrator of Kathi Appelt's Bubba and Beau series and has written and illustrated three picture books of his own: Hoodwinked; When I Was Five, an ABA's Pick of the Lists and a Crayola Kids Best Book; and Cosmo Zooms, an IRA-CBC Children's Choice. He lives in New York City.
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Christmas in the Country based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Great book to read to children when talking about what their traditions are for the holidays. Every year the little girl does the same traditions at her grandparents house where she lives. They decorate a christmas tree, go to church Christmas night and Christmas morning, then everyone comes over to eat.
A young girl and her grandparents eagerly await Christmas each winter. This fun story really captures the feeling of Christmas for a child. Also, the pictures are very realistic and colorful.
Genre: Realistic FictionAge Appropriateness: PrimaryReview: This book is a good example of realistic fiction because the narrative presents a true depiction of life set in present day. Readers are able to imagine encountering similar situations. A little girl tells bout her experiences during the Christmas season spent in the country. This book brings simple joys of the holiday season to families everywhere. The pages illustrate and discuss homemade ornaments, Christmas trees, evergreen wreaths, and the delicious Christmas meal. Media: This book is a good example of ink and wash. The pictures are outlined with the ink and filled with watercolors. The pictures bring the text to life for the readers