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ISBN13: 9780375837890
ISBN10: 0375837892
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Donald Hall draws on his own childhood memories and gives himself the thing he most wanted but didn't get as a boy: a Christmas at Eagle Pond.

Itandrsquo;s the Christmas season of 1940, and twelve-year-old Donnie takes the train to visit his grandparents' place in rural New Hampshire. Once there, he quickly settles into the farmandrsquo;s routines. In the barn, Gramp milks the cows and entertains his grandson by speaking rhymed pieces, while Donnieandrsquo;s eyes are drawn to an empty stall that houses a graceful, cobwebby sleigh. Now Model A's speed over the wintry roads, which must be plowed, and the beautiful sleigh has become obsolete. When the church pageant is over, the gifts are exchanged, and the remains of the Christmas feast put away, the air becomes heavy with fine snowflakesandmdash;the kind that fall at the start of a big stormandmdash;and everyone wonders, how will Donnie get back to his parents on time?

Synopsis:

This beautiful edition of Capote's wistful holiday masterpiece celebrates the 50th anniversary of "A Christmas Memory." This classic is now reissued in a smaller, all ages edition and packaged with a free audio CD featuring the narration of Broadway musical and Hollywood star Celeste Holm. Celebrate giving with this Christmas class.

Synopsis:

First published in 1956, this autobiographical recollection of Truman Capote's rural Alabama boyhood has become a modern-day classic. Delicately illustrated, this 50th anniversary edition features an audio CD narrated by actress Celeste Holm. Full color.

Synopsis:

Former Poet Laureate Donald Halland#160;draws fromand#160;his ownand#160;childhood memories in this moving and masterful storyand#160;to give himself the thing he most wanted but didn't get asand#160;a boy: a Christmas at Eagle Pond.

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TRUMAN CAPOTE was born in 1924 and died in 1984. Based on his own boyhood in rural Alabama in the 1930s, A Christmas Memory was orginally published in Mademoiselle in 1956 and later was included in Breakfast at Tiffany's.

BETH PECK, a designer and illustrator of many children's books, fell in love with the writing of Truman Capote and counts her paintings for A Christmas Memory and The Thanksgiving Visitor, also by Capote, among the work that is closest to her heart.

Synopsis:

First published in 1956, this much sought-after autobiographical recollection of Truman Capote's rural Alabama boyhood has become a modern-day classic. We are proud to be reprinting this warm and delicately illustrated edition of A Christmas Memory--"a tiny gem of a holiday story" (School Library Journal, starred review). Seven-year-old Buddy inaugurates the Christmas season by crying out to his cousin, Miss Sook Falk: "It's fruitcake weather!" Thus begins an unforgettable portrait of an odd but enduring friendship between two innocent souls--one young and one old--and the memories they share of beloved holiday rituals.  

About the Author

Truman Capote (1924-1984). Based on his own boyhood in rural Alabama in the 1930s, A Christmas Memory was orginally published in Mademoiselle in 1956 and later was included in Breakfast at Tiffany's.

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tlfergi, October 23, 2013 (view all comments by tlfergi)
I teach sixth grade students, and I had read this each Christmas with my sixth graders. The imagery and the characterization make this a fun book to share with my students. It is not the typical Christmas story, and many of them can relate to the story because Christmas is not always the "perfect" holiday many enjoy. I moved to our new school a few years back and lost our copies of the book. I have been looking for an illustrated copy to share with my students as a read aloud this Christmas. The aunt's description is a excellent way to study characterization and share stories of our own almost perfect relatives. We also talk about symbolism in the book. After reading the story, the students write their own personal narratives. Aside from the literary aspects of the book, it is just an awesome narrative.
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sarahh14, January 4, 2008 (view all comments by sarahh14)
I first read A Christmas Memory some twenty years ago, but the memory just lingers... I still feel the cool autumn breeze and smell the fruitcake spices--cinnamon, mace, nutmeg, and cardamom, like when I used to bake fruitcakes with my sister. I am from the Philippines, and there's really no autumn here; neither were fruitcakes that popular at the time, because we had a lot of other native recipes and dishes esp. for Christmas including various rice cakes and delicacies(bibinka, kalamay, and puto bumbong), fresh buco (young coconut) salads, lechon (roasted pig or chicken), morcon, and leche flans. But I dreamed and dreamed of fruitcake and the falling leaves in the U.S., where my brother was then taking graduate studies. He did send me fallen ginkgo, maple and pine leaves, but left my imagination to real 'home-made' fruitcake from Alabama. Never mind, I don't have to taste it-- just reading A Christmas Memory, already I cannot forget it!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375837890
Author:
Capote, Truman
Publisher:
Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Illustrator:
Peck, Beth
Author:
illustrated by Beth Peck
Author:
Azarian, Mary
Author:
Hall, Donald
Author:
Peck, Beth
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
Christmas
Subject:
Family - Multigenerational
Subject:
Cooking/Food
Subject:
Holidays & Celebrations - Christmas
Subject:
Holidays & Celebrations - Christmas & Advent
Subject:
Holidays & Festivals - Christmas
Subject:
Children s Holiday-Christmas
Subject:
Literary
Copyright:
Edition Description:
One CD
Publication Date:
20061031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
15 b/w images
Pages:
48
Dimensions:
7 x 5 in 0.44 lb
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
04-08

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Product details 48 pages Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - English 9780375837890 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This beautiful edition of Capote's wistful holiday masterpiece celebrates the 50th anniversary of "A Christmas Memory." This classic is now reissued in a smaller, all ages edition and packaged with a free audio CD featuring the narration of Broadway musical and Hollywood star Celeste Holm. Celebrate giving with this Christmas class.
"Synopsis" by , First published in 1956, this autobiographical recollection of Truman Capote's rural Alabama boyhood has become a modern-day classic. Delicately illustrated, this 50th anniversary edition features an audio CD narrated by actress Celeste Holm. Full color.
"Synopsis" by , Former Poet Laureate Donald Halland#160;draws fromand#160;his ownand#160;childhood memories in this moving and masterful storyand#160;to give himself the thing he most wanted but didn't get asand#160;a boy: a Christmas at Eagle Pond.
"Synopsis" by , TRUMAN CAPOTE was born in 1924 and died in 1984. Based on his own boyhood in rural Alabama in the 1930s, A Christmas Memory was orginally published in Mademoiselle in 1956 and later was included in Breakfast at Tiffany's.

BETH PECK, a designer and illustrator of many children's books, fell in love with the writing of Truman Capote and counts her paintings for A Christmas Memory and The Thanksgiving Visitor, also by Capote, among the work that is closest to her heart.

"Synopsis" by , First published in 1956, this much sought-after autobiographical recollection of Truman Capote's rural Alabama boyhood has become a modern-day classic. We are proud to be reprinting this warm and delicately illustrated edition of A Christmas Memory--"a tiny gem of a holiday story" (School Library Journal, starred review). Seven-year-old Buddy inaugurates the Christmas season by crying out to his cousin, Miss Sook Falk: "It's fruitcake weather!" Thus begins an unforgettable portrait of an odd but enduring friendship between two innocent souls--one young and one old--and the memories they share of beloved holiday rituals.  
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