The Relatives Came
by Cynthia Rylant Illustrated by Stephen Gammell
In a rainbow-colored station wagon that smelled like a real car, the relatives came. When they arrived, they hugged and hugged from the kitchen to the front room. All summer they tended the garden and ate up all the strawberries and melons. They plucked banjos and strummed guitars.
When they finally had to leave, they were sad, but not for long. They all knew they would be together next summer.
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- Grades K - 2
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About the Author and Illustrator
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.