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Book Title: When I Was Young in the Mountains (Reading rainbow book)|
The author of the book: Cynthia Rylant
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 2.99 MB
Edition: Puffin Books
Date of issue: January 1st 1993
ISBN 13: 9780140548754
Read full description of the books When I Was Young in the Mountains (Reading rainbow book):This book is like remembering where I've never been; it is a warm, gentle and dreamy book that calls my name in ways I can't explain. Maybe because just a few generations ago, my ancestors were young in the mountains? The coal-oil lamp, the enamel coffee pot, the fried okra and hot corn bread, the johnny-house, bathing in the wash tub in front of the old black stove, were all part of my own real childhood. Thank goodness the snake-y swimming hole was not. But my grandma killed snakes with her hoe, and my grandpa sharpened my pencil with his pocket knife, and I helped shell the black-eyed peas. I admire the girl's conclusion that she never wanted to go anywhere else, for where she was, was enough. I didn't feel quite that content when I was young, but think I do feel that way now.
The subtle illustrations are just-right to support the dream-quality of the story.
Read information about the authorAn author of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for children and young adults as well as an author and author/illustrator of picture books for children, Cynthia Rylant is recognized as a gifted writer who has contributed memorably to several genres of juvenile literature. A prolific author who often bases her works on her own background, especially on her childhood in the West Virginia mountains, she is the creator of contemporary novels and historical fiction for young adults, middle-grade fiction and fantasy, lyrical prose poems, beginning readers, collections of short stories, volumes of poetry and verse, books of prayers and blessings, two autobiographies, and a biography of three well-known children's writers; several volumes of the author's fiction and picture books are published in series, including the popular "Henry and Mudge" easy readers about a small boy and his very large dog.
Rylant is perhaps most well known as a novelist. Characteristically, she portrays introspective, compassionate young people who live in rural settings or in small towns and who tend to be set apart from their peers.
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