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The Story of Holly and Ivy by Rumer Godden
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Jan 09, 10

bookshelves: 2010, all-ages, art, children, classic, family, holiday, fiction, young-children, prayer
Recommended for: my mother-in-law
Read on January 09, 2010

A beautiful story about wishing ... which is really childlike-prayer, or the prayer of the innocent. Holly, a little doll, looking for a girl to love her and Ivy, an orphan girl looking for a home (and a doll of course too!) are inevitably brought together in this charming and timeless Christmas tale for all ages.
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Homeschoolmama This sounds beautiful! Just added it to my never ending to-read list :0)


message 2: by Jaye (new)

Jaye Rumer Godden? She is a writer I really enjoy, and her books are so hard to find! I have not read as much as I would like.

I've never heard of this book. I'll keep an eye out for it.


message 3: by Alexis (new)

Alexis Oh my gosh - I almost bought this book this past holiday season - So funny. I have almost everything Barbara Cooney has illustrated and written - she is so wonderful!


booklady It is SO sweet! The illustrations are charming, the text is winsome and delightful--typical Rumer Godden--and even though you know where it's going, you can't quite see how it's going to get there which is what creates the suspense. I had tears in my eyes at the end.


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