When I was young in the mountains, Grandfather came home in the evening covered with the black dust of the coal mine. Now, Cynthia Rylant's When I Was Young in the Mountains, illus. by Diane Goode, a Caldecott Honor book, returns in a 20th-anniversary edition wrapped with a copper-colored commemorative band.
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K-Gr 3-Rylant delights in the simple joys of living with her grandparents in the Appalachian Mountains: fresh cornbread, the swimming hole, bathing in the tin tub, snakes, and the community church. Surrounding all of these memories is the loving relationship with her grandparents. Warmly rendered illustrations complement the lyrical text. Audio version available from Audible.α(c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.See all Editorial Reviews
I have thoroughly enjoyed this book for a long time. It reminds me so much of days gone by. It is a definite plus for any school collection of the southern mountain life. Read morePublished 2 months ago by E. Ervin
very sweet story about the author's (Cynthia Rylant) childhood, a gem.Bought it for our 105 year old GrandmaPublished 4 months ago by tracy b
The story line is engaging for a young child.
This book is recommended reading for my child's Gifted & Talented program. Read more