Monday, June 20, 2011
When I was Young in the Mountains
If you've been reading my blog for long, you'll notice that I'm a fan for Appalachian stories, a region abounding in music, story telling, and tall tales. Once again Rylant's lovely lyrical writing suggests a broader story than what's told. Friends, here's a perfect example of exemplary writing complimented by stylistic illustration. Writer Cynthia Rylant first teamed up with illustrator Diane Goode with their book entitled When I was Young in the Mountains (c.1982). Rylant based her story on her own childhood experiences of growing up in Appalachian Mountains. Her unsentimental account whispers a tenderness of a simpler way of life, a life independent of electricity and indoor plumbing and rich in family and friendship. The kids found it fascinating!
Another collaboration by both author and illustrator:
Christmas in the Country
Other books by author:
Other books by illustrator:
Thanksgiving is Here!
The Most Perfect Spot