When I was Young in the Mountains
by Rylant, Cynthia. Illustrated by Diane Goode. (Dutton, 1982 ISBN 0-525-44198-0) Picture Book. 32 pages. Grades 1+.
This book was reviewed by Carol Otis Hurst in Teaching K-8 Magazine.
In this engaging book, Goode deftly blends pale shades of blue, green, brown, and gray to depict the author's fond memories of childhood days spent in the Appalachian mountains with her grandparents. Based on Cynthia's real life stay there, the book stresses the caring and simplicity of their lives.
Related Areas of Carol Hurst's Children's Literature Site
- Appalachia in Children's Literature.
- Children of Christmas by Cynthia Rylant. Book Review.
- A Long Way from Chicago by Richard Peck. Book Review. Children's spend summers with their grandmother in Illinois, 1924-1942.