When I Was Young in the Mountains by Cynthia Rylant
Illustrated by Diane Goode
Publisher: Puffin Unicorn
Cynthia Rylant has such a wonderful way with words. Her books have always captivated my students and myself.
As I reread this book for my blog, it reminded me of my grandfather's cottage and how I could use her book as a wonderful mentor text to craft my own story.
Grandparents are the central character, which creates the extended family for students...or students who are being raised by grandparents. It is a remembrance of the mountains and the very special place it holds in the narrator's heart.
To the johnny-house...
The Crawford's store...
Getting water for bath time...
And finally to never wanting to go anywhere else!
The story brought back so many memories of my childhood...Thank you Cynthia!