When I Was Young in the Mountains

by Cynthia Rylant, illustrated by Diane Goode
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The simple joy of country living is conveyed in this title based on the author's childhood in Appalachia. She writes about hot cornbread and fried okra, her grandfather covered in coal dust when he came home, the swimming hole, the local store... Gentle pictures convey a 'love of place.'

Book Details

Reading Stats
Interest Level:    Kindergarten-Gr. 3
Reading Level:   age 4-8
D.R.A. Level:     Level 24    
Lexile Measure: AD980L

Great for teaching   
books set in Appalachia (Geography)

Awards & Rating

Caldecott Honor Books 1983
Avg Amazon Rating:5 stars (20 reviews)
When I Was Young in the Mountains

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When I Was Young in the Mountains

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