I have two paperback copies of Cynthia Rylant'sWhen I Was Young in the Mountains (Reading Rainbow Books) available to two readers who would like to participate in our December 17-21 review of this fabulous book.
Review from an Amazon.com reader:
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. The gently repetitive text details her everyday life, from swimming in a swimming hole (even if there were snakes!) to taking a bath to drinking cocoa made by her grandmother. Each page starts off with, "When I was young in the mountains . . . " By the final page, we see that not only did Ms. Rylant appreciate her low-tech, memory-making childhood, but she wouldn't have traded it for anything.
Diane Goode's softly colored illustrations beautifully dovetail with the text, whether she's showing a river baptism, a nighttime trip to the "johnny-house" after too much fried okra, or a stint at the water pump. It's a lovely ode to the simple life, and to being happy with what you have instead of worrying about what you don't have.
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To sign up, please comment on this post by Friday, November 30th. The only thing I ask from our lucky winners is that you comment on the book at least once during the week we review it. I'll do a drawing on December 1st and randomly pick two winners. Make sure I have your email address so I can contact you and arrange shipment if you are one of the winners...either include it in your comment or email me at email@example.com.
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I absolutely love this book, so even if I don't draw your name, you'll have plenty of time to get the copy in time to participate in our December 17-21 review.