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The Story of Holly and Ivy by Rumer Godden

The Story of Holly and Ivy (1958)

by Rumer Godden

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This edition, illustrated by Barbara Cooney, is the one I'd buy for my children. It's clearly an old-fashioned fantasy, with a doll that needs a child, and an orphan child that needs a home, and Christmas, and a policeman, and a shop-keeper, and a happy ending. But it's one of the loveliest of the genre I've read, and, in bits, one of the more clever. The mean stuffed owl, Abracadabra, is one of the elements that spices it up. ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Jun 6, 2016 |
cute christmas story ( )
  Erika.D | Jan 28, 2016 |
This book takes place during the Christmas season with a little orphan girl named Ivy. With the help of some Christmas magic she comes upon a new friend, a lonely doll she found in a toyshop. Meanwhile another woman wishes for a little girl to love and care for and thoughout the story you see that everyone ends up getting what they wished for.
  laurenmaune | Dec 3, 2015 |
43 months - We read the newer picture book version, love Barbara Cooney's illustrations as always. This is very long for a picture book format and my daughter insisted on reading it from start to finish. The older chapter book format would have been better with breaks where we could stop for the night. Cute story which we quite enjoyed. It could make for a nice annual read. ( )
  maddiemoof | Oct 20, 2015 |
I admit a shameless love for sentimental books about girls and their dolls. ( )
  lucybrown | Sep 27, 2015 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Rumer Goddenprimary authorall editionscalculated
Adams, AdrienneIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Birmingham, ChristianIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Cooney, BarbaraIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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Ivy, Holly, and Mr. and Mrs. Jones all have one Christmas wish. Ivy, an orphan, wishes for a real home and sets out in search of the grandmother she's sure she can find. Holly, a doll, wishes for a child to bring her to life. And the Joneses wish more than anything for a son or daughter to share their holiday. Can all three wishes come true? This festive tale is perfectly complemented by beloved Barbara Cooney's luminous illustrations, filled with the warm glow of the Christmas spirit.

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Orphaned Ivy finds her Christmas wish fulfilled with the help of a lonely couple and a doll named Holly.

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