Parents | Raising readers & learners.

Home of Parent & Child Magazine

Christmas in the Country

Christmas in the Country

by Cynthia Rylant Illustrated by Diane Goode

Twenty years ago, Cynthia Rylant and Diane Goode brought readers a girl's childhood in the country in When I Was Young in the Mountains, which was awarded a Caldecott Honor for illustration. Now their new picture book, Christmas in the Country , brings the simple joys of the holiday season to families everywhere.

Boxes of treasured, homemade ornaments are finally brought out of the closet; an evergreen wreath brightens the front door; an oversized tree is squeezed into the living room; and relatives gather for a delicious, noisy meal. As fresh and bright as new-fallen snow, here is a warm and loving celebration of Christmas: the memorable moments we cherish, share, and hold in our hearts — always.

Ages
4, 5, 6
Interest Level
Grades PreK - 3
Lexile Measure
AD630L
DRA
18
Guided Reading
K
Publisher
Scholastic Inc.
Number of Pages
32
Genre
Realistic Fiction

About the Author and Illustrator

Contributor Image Alt Tag Cynthia Rylant Award-winning children's author Cynthia Rylant didn't discover great writing until college. Soon after, she was inspired to write her own beautiful story, When I Was Young in the Mountains.
Contributor Image Alt Tag Diane Goode Diane was born in New York City. Since 1974, she has created the paintings for more than 30 children's books, including the Caldecott Honor Book When I Was Young in the Mountains by Cynthia Rylant.

The Reading Toolkit

Find Just-Right Books

Find Just-Right Books

Sponsor Spotlight