Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Flashback Tuesday: The Story of Holly and Ivy by Rumer Godden illustrated by Barbara Cooney

The Story of Holly and Ivy by Rumer Godden and illustrated by Barbara Cooney is an old favorite that I had forgotten about.   I was recently reminded of it when  blogger Read Aloud Dad  posted the cover on FB.   I love this story of a little orphan girl who longs for a home and a doll who longs to be loved. This is a timeless and nostalgic tale that should be read year after year.   It should be part of any family tradition.   A must have Christmas book!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Rosemary,

    Thanks so much for the kind mention. It is a great book isn't it?

    Last Christmas I read The Polar Express for the first time to my kids, this Christmas it will be The Story of Holly and Ivy.

    As you say - a must have Christmas book!

    Read Aloud Dad