A Christmas Memory
Seven-year-old Buddy inaugurates the Christmas season by crying out to his cousin, Miss Sook Falk: "It's fruitcake weather!" Thus begins an unforgettable portrait of an odd but enduring friendship between two innocent souls. Buddy and his eccentric elderly cousin set out on a crisp day in November to reenact their holiday ritual of baking fruitcake. From poaching pecans to counting precious pennies, Buddy and his cousin manage to turn a traditional holiday practice into a declaration of true friendship and love.
First published in 1956, this autobiographical recollection of Truman Capote's rural Alabama boyhood has become a modern-day classic.
"a tiny gem of a holiday story" — School Library Journal, starred review
- 8, 9, 10
- Interest Level
- Grades 3 - 5
- Grade Level Equivalent
- Lexile Measure
- Guided Reading
- Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
- Book Type
- Chapter Book
- Number of Pages
- Historical Fiction, Realistic Fiction