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The Story of Holly and Ivy
The Story of Holly and Ivy | Rumer Godden
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It is Christmas Eve and, for the toys in Mr Blossom's shop, it is their last chance to be sold. Holly, a small doll dressed especially for Christmas, wishes hard for her own special child. But the day ends and Holly is left in the window. On Christmas morning a little lost orphan girl finds herself outside the toyshop. Ivy has never had a doll to love, but when she sees Holly, she knows at once that this doll is meant specially for her. But Ivy has no money, and the shop is closed . . .
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Such a sweet and charming story.

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Illustrated by Adrienne Adams, this is a very sweet story of a doll and her girl finding each other, and so much more. I‘ve had this copy forever but never read it. By great coincidence I chose to read this today, which turned out to be Rumer Godden‘s birthday.

DebinHawaii I had this copy growing up! Loved this book! ❤️💚 5mo
LeahBergen I love this one, too! 🥰 5mo
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OriginalCyn620 Pretty! 1y
LeahBergen I love this story. 😍 1y
rubyslippersreads I ❤️💚 everything about this picture. 😊 1y
Jas16 My favorite children‘s Christmas book! 1y
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Story of Holly and Ivy | Rumer Godden
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Day 18 - #Holly #SleighTheStacks
#TheStoryOfHollyAndIvy #RumerGoddenBarbaraCooney

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?

Moonprismpower This is one of my favorites. ❤️ 1y
DebinHawaii I loved this one growing up! ❤️💚 1y
OriginalCyn620 💚💚💚 1y
EadieB @DebinHawaii Great story! 1y
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I think the holly berries look #cranberryred - one of my favorites that I read to the kiddos every year.

#holidayread #holidaytradition #wintergames2020


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#OverbookedClub #ChristmasReading
The Story of Holly & Ivy 🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄
The Christmas Eve Daughter 🎄🎄🎄🎄
A Holiday By Gaslight 🎄🎄🎄.5
Miss Marley 🎄🎄🎄🎄.5
Orphan Train Christmas 🎄🎄🎄🎄

What did you read this week?
@Chrissyreadit @shellleigh33 @megnews @catebutler @Butterfinger @CoffeeNBooks @Kdgordon88 @Roary47 @rubyslippersreads @Readswithcoffee

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Story of Holly and Ivy | Rumer Godden
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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. And BTW this is 1 of my favorite Christmas songs


CrowCAH This is one of my favorite Christmas songs - The Holly and the Ivy! 2y
Eggs @CrowCAH Me too🎶❤️🎶 (edited) 2y
OriginalCyn620 ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗💗💗 2y
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#HollyJollyReading Day 8: “The Story of #Holly & Ivy” is a story of quiet wishes, the magic of a prickle, and finding a home for Christmas. It is also a reminder of how we should be grateful for things that we usually take for granted: the warmth of a fire, breakfast lovingly prepared for you as you wake up on Christmas Day, and the simple sense of belonging & knowing you are where you should be. My review: https://wp.me/pDlzr-tj

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚🎄 2y
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Merry Christmas Littens! From my family to yours!🎄🎁❤️ #ChristmasMorning #BookNerd 📚❤️

tournevis Merry Christmas! 🎅🎄🤶🎁😘 4y
MrBook Merry Christmas!!! 4y
Dragon Merry Christmas 🎄 4y
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Sungirl79 Merry Christmas!!!🎄🎁 4y
Simona Merry Christmas 😘 4y
JessClark78 Merry Christmas! 4y
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#decdays #cold

Playing catch-up again and I‘m still fixating on kids books! This is my favourite Christmas kids story and #cold made me think of little orphan Ivy who has to find shelter overnight in the wintry town where she has been looking/wishing for a grandmother. I think she stays warm by sheltering near a bakery with a hot oven 🤔 Anyway as a child I wished for the doll Holly from this book so hard. Beautiful illustrations 😍

Cinfhen Beautiful illustrations ❤️💚❤️ 4y
Jas16 Love this book so much. Bought a copy for my newest niece for Christmas 4y
rubyslippersreads I love this book! 4y
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EvieBee I adore Godden! ♥️ 4y
LeahBergen Love this one, too. 💕 4y
Centique @Jas16 oooh that‘s a great idea! I need to get it for some littlies too. 4y
Centique @EvieBee the only author i know where I love both their adult books and children‘s books! 4y
Jeg This has always been one of my favourite Xmas books. When I was teaching I always read it aloud to my class. 4y
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This was my favorite 😍 #Christmas 🎄 book growing up 😊❤️ #HollyAndIvy #SizzlinSummerBooks #BookNerd 📚💙

Jas16 Mine too! 5y
eekabook There used to be an animated Christmas special of this called the Wish and I adored it growing up! 5y
teresareads Same here! I had a different edition from this one, and I'd love to find an edition with the illustrations I remember. 5y
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I reread this #picturebook every Christmas.#readingwomenmonth

batsy Love Rumer Godden! This picture book looks so sweet. 5y
ValerieAndBooks I have that book somewhere. Several years ago this was adapted for TV and re-titled The Wish that Changed Christmas. I taped it on VHS then, and it's now an annual family favorite. (I just looked and it's on YouTube). The ending never fails to make me cry 😭!! 5y
LeahBergen This is such a good one!! 💗 5y
Jas16 @ValerieAndBooks Thank you so much for letting me know. I will watch it this weekend with a box of tissues. 5y
Centique Oh I do the same thing! When I got pregnant with my first child I went and ordered about a dozen of the most special children's books I could remember and this was one (same edition too!). It's so beautiful! 5y
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Some day I will make it through reading this book to my kiddos without crying. This was not that day. "Those are happy tears, right mom?" Love this story.

Reviewsbylola I always cry when I read Nancy Tillman's books to my kids. 😭❤ 5y
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Playing catch up on #seasonsreadings2016. Here are some of my favorite #christmassyreads.

silentrequiem This is one of my favorite books! 5y
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#seasonsreadings2016 day 22: #christmassyreads
Christmas is nearly upon us!! I am frankly a bit tired of the "can I open a present today?" question every day so I can't wait for Christmas! What are some of your favourite Christmassy reads?

outis How do I not have this book? I love Sabuda's work!! 5y
BookNerdBritt I loved Skipping Christmas, and I'm currently reading Dash and Lily's Book of Dares and really enjoying it. I have the sequel, Twelve Days of Dash and Lily, on deck for when I finish it! 5y
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rubyslippersreads Lovely photo! 5y
GlitteryOtters Ahhh, White Boots! I love that book so much! 💕 5y
RealLifeReading @outis his pop-ups are truly mind-blowing! 5y
RealLifeReading @BookNerdBritt your recommendations sound fun! Off to check them out 5y
RealLifeReading @Redwritinghood my kids love both the book and the movie (well except for the guy on top of the train) 5y
RealLifeReading @shanebeth thanks! Somehow I've missed reading that one w the kids! 5y
RealLifeReading @GlitteryOtters Streatfeild ❤️❤️❤️ 5y
BookNerdBritt I also enjoyed most of the stories in (edited) 5y
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#12daysofxmasphoto #hollyorjolly

I was actually searching google to see if I could find that elusive Christmas book I mentioned the other day. One of my favourite carols (that was in this book) is The Holly and the Ivy. I then stumbled across this cute book!

Although I have not read this, it sounds like a sweet Christmas story about a little orphan girl and a doll who wants a child of her own to take care of her. Definitely on my #tbr 💕

LeahBergen It's so sweet! 5y
DebinHawaii I loved this story growing up! Wish I had my old copy! 📚❤️ 5y
Kimzey I will be humming "The Holly and the Ivy" all day now. ? Fortunately, it's one of my favorite carols too! ??. Looks like a charming book! 5y
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This was my favorite Christmas book as a child. I still read it every year. I am giving a copy to my niece this year hoping she loves it as much as I did at her age.