October 10, 2006
October 10, 2006
First published in 1956, this much sought-after autobiographical recollection of Truman Capote's rural Alabama boyhood has become a modern-day classic. We are proud to be reprinting this warm and delicately illustrated edition of A Christmas Memory--"a tiny gem of a holiday story" (School Library Journal, starred review). Seven-year-old Buddy inaugurates the Christmas season by crying out to his cousin, Miss Sook Falk: "It's fruitcake weather!" Thus begins an unforgettable portrait of an odd but enduring friendship between two innocent souls--one young and one old--and the memories they share of beloved holiday rituals.
Truman Capote's autobiographical story of a Christmas tradition from his early childhood in rural Alabama has been reprinted for a 30th anniversary edition. When ‘fruitcake weather' arrives, seven-year-old Buddy and Miss Sook, one of the elderly cousins he lives with, the two gather ingredients to make these pungent cakes for family and friends. With lovely watercolor illustrations and a CD of the story read aloud.
Genre: Fiction + Literature Themes, Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: General, Social Issues / Friendship, Holidays, Family + Friendship, Literary Genres + Types of Novels, Boys + Men, Classics, People + Places / United States / General, Holidays + Celebrations / Christmas
- Genre: Juvenile Fiction, Fiction + Literature Themes
- Subgenre: Boys + Men, Literary Genres + Types of Novels, Family + Friendship, Holidays, Social Issues / Friendship, General, Holidays + Celebrations / Christmas, People + Places / United States / General, Classics
- Age: Teen
- Language: English
- Release Date: October 10, 2006
- Author: Truman Capote
- Illustrator: Beth Peck
- Online Item #: 11489651
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 247-00-5623
- ISBN: 9780375837890
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported