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The illustrations are beautiful and compliment the story wonderfully.
Cynthia Rylant's enduring favorite "When I Was Young in the Mountains" is the tale of her own childhood growing up in the Appalachian mountains of West Virginia.
I read this book to my children (then ages 3 and 6) and they both loved it.
A classic story. ASults love this story as much as kids. It is a good way to start a discussion about youth.Published 2 months ago by Ann Metlay
This is a wonderful story. I bought it to keep read to my granddaughter to let hear a little girl talk about important people and a different life, that didn't include iPods, and... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Deborah Galante
This book was gift for my wife. She had tears in her eyes as she read it aloud for me. The shipper was fast.Published 3 months ago by buyer
I just love this book! I bought a copy for my daughter when she was young and I fell totally in love with the wonderful sentiments and illustrations in the book. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Maine Boy
I grew up in West Virginia and have very fond memories of reading this book with my sister in grade school. It's a true classic.Published 5 months ago by Elizabeth
This one was expelled from the library and I was forced to buy it and read it for a class. They hated it too. Save your money and check out your local thrift store. Read morePublished 6 months ago by L. Mullins
I didn't like the book very much at all, especially for my two younger granddaughters, mostly because of the snake story and the illustration of a black snake around the shoulders... Read morePublished 7 months ago by HappyHunter
I did not grow up in the mountains of Appalachia. My sisters and my parents did. Reading this beautifully illustrated children's book with my grandchildren opened the door to... Read morePublished 8 months ago by MissPeggy
As a teacher, this is my favorite book to use as a mentor text for memoirs. The students are able to clearly see the elements of a memoir.Published 9 months ago by Shirley