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The Story of Holly and Ivy by Rumer Godden

The Story of Holly and Ivy (original 1958; edition 2006)

by Rumer Godden (Author), Barbara Cooney (Illustrator)

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Orphaned Ivy finds her Christmas wish fulfilled with the help of a lonely couple and a doll named Holly.
Title:The Story of Holly and Ivy
Authors:Rumer Godden (Author)
Other authors:Barbara Cooney (Illustrator)
Info:Viking Books for Young Readers (2006), Edition: Illustrated, 32 pages
Collections:Your Children's Book Collection

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The Story of Holly and Ivy by Rumer Godden (1958)


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Colorful descriptions add to this sweet story of a little girl and doll both hoping for a home on Christmas and the wife of a policeman who wants something more for her holiday this year. ( )
  raizel | Dec 12, 2021 |
Charming classic told from the perspective of a determined orphan and a similarly determined doll, each eager to find a home on Christmas. ( )
  KSchellVT | Dec 9, 2021 |
A bit long for a read aloud so the child has to be a bit older to stay engaged. ( )
  Corinne2020 | Aug 23, 2021 |
Orphaned Ivy and a doll named Holly find their Christmas wishes fulfilled with the help of a lonely couple.
  NMiller22 | Aug 3, 2019 |
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 |
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Rumer Goddenprimary authorall editionscalculated
Adams, AdrienneIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Birmingham, ChristianIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Cooney, BarbaraIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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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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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?
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