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The Relatives Came

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.

Ages
6, 7, 5
Interest Level
Grades K - 2
Grade Level Equivalent
3.1
Lexile Measure
940L
DRA
18
Guided Reading
K
Publisher
Aladdin Paperbacks
Number of Pages
32
Genre
Realistic Fiction

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 .
Stephen Gammell

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