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When I Was Young in the Mountains

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.'

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

Caldecott Honor Book 1983