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When I Was Young in the Mountains (Reading Rainbow Books)

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Published by Puffin .
Written in English


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Edition Notes

ContributionsDiane Goode (Illustrator)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages32
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7356419M
ISBN 100140548750
ISBN 109780140548754

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  When I was young in the Mountains is a wonderful picture book. It is a story dipicting life in the mountains of possibly eastern Kentucky. Judging by the grandfather being a coal miner, serving pinto beans, trips to the johnny-house and swims in the pond. This is all reminiscent of growing up in eastern Kentucky/5(17). When I Was Young in the Mountains Cynthia Rylant, Author, Diane Goode, Illustrator Dutton Books $ (32p) ISBN More By and About This Author. Obviously, life in West Virginia is much different today than the time period depicted in this book, but the coal mines, family, and mountains are still essential to being a West Virginian. The rustic illustrations fit the story perfectly and really highlight the natural beauty of the state’s landscape/5. The family life and simple pleasures of a girl growing up in a small mountain town are explored in this Caldecott Honor-winning book."An evocative remembrance of the simple pleasures in country living; splashing in the swimming hole, taking baths in the kitchen, sharing family times, each is eloquently portrayed here in both the misty-hued scenes and in the poetic text.".

When I Was Young In The Mountains by Cynthia Rylant When I was young in the mountains, Grandfather came home in the evening covered with the black dust of a coal mine. Only his lips were clean, and he used them to kiss the top of my head. When I was young in the mountains, Grandmother spread the table with hot corn bread, pinto beans and fried Size: 55KB. Rylant's picture book When I Was Young in the Mountains offers another look at Appalachia, and can be used as a story connection. The introduction to this book, which happens to be an excerpt from James Agee's Knoxville: Summer , should also be read aloud more than once. Improve your students' reading comprehension with an inferring lesson plan using Cynthia Rylant's book, "When I Was Young in the Mountains". Inferring lessons help children learn to use what they already know along with clues from the text they are reading to form new ideas about the text. Using children's literature to model inferring is an effective way to introduce the skill to children. Growing up in the mountains is depicted with a spare, lyrical text and beautiful, tender illustrations by Diane Goode. The book was awarded a Caldecott Honor Medal. To celebrate its twentieth anniversary, When I Was Young in the Mountains is being released with a .

She drew on her experience of living for a short time in Pennsylvania, to do the art work for Cynthia Rylant's story of Appalachia, When I Was Young in the Mountains, for which she was awarded a Caldecott Honor Medal. Diane Goode has illustrated 27 books for children, including anthologies and stories she has written herself.4/5(19). The imagery in this story brings to life a place filled with treasured memories–a backdrop for children to recall their own favorite memories. Pair the book with this . When I Was Young in the Mountains is a children's book. It was the first book written by Cynthia Rylant, who has written over 60 children's books such as Missing May, which won the Newbery book, which Rylant later said took her but an hour to complete, earned an American Book Award in and Diane Goode's illustrations won it a Caldecott : Cynthia Rylant. Books like When I Was Young in the Mountains expose children to ways of living that are different than their own, and reasons why someone might still look fondly upon them today. The writing is lyrical, and teaches children specific sentence structures. This book would make for a wonderful mentor text for elementary students learning to write /5(15).