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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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Merry Christmas Littens! From my family to yours!🎄🎁❤️ #ChristmasMorning #BookNerd 📚❤️

tournevis Merry Christmas! 🎅🎄🤶🎁😘 2y
MrBook Merry Christmas!!! 2y
Dragon Merry Christmas 🎄 2y
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Sungirl79 Merry Christmas!!!🎄🎁 2y
Simona Merry Christmas 😘 2y
JessClark78 Merry Christmas! 2y
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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 ❤️💚❤️ 2y
Jas16 Love this book so much. Bought a copy for my newest niece for Christmas 2y
rubyslippersreads I love this book! 2y
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EvieBee I adore Godden! ♥️ 2y
LeahBergen Love this one, too. 💕 2y
Centique @Jas16 oooh that‘s a great idea! I need to get it for some littlies too. 2y
Centique @EvieBee the only author i know where I love both their adult books and children‘s books! 2y
Jeg This has always been one of my favourite Xmas books. When I was teaching I always read it aloud to my class. 2y
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This was my favorite 😍 #Christmas 🎄 book growing up 😊❤️ #HollyAndIvy #SizzlinSummerBooks #BookNerd 📚💙

Jas16 Mine too! 2y
eekabook There used to be an animated Christmas special of this called the Wish and I adored it growing up! 2y
teresareads Same here! I had a different edition from this one, and I'd love to find an edition with the illustrations I remember. 2y
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I reread this #picturebook every Christmas.#readingwomenmonth

batsy Love Rumer Godden! This picture book looks so sweet. 2y
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 😭!! 2y
LeahBergen This is such a good one!! 💗 2y
Jas16 @ValerieAndBooks Thank you so much for letting me know. I will watch it this weekend with a box of tissues. 2y
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! 2y
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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. 😭❤ 3y
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Playing catch up on #seasonsreadings2016. Here are some of my favorite #christmassyreads.

silentrequiem This is one of my favorite books! 3y
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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!! 3y
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! 3y
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rubyslippersreads Lovely photo! 3y
GlitteryOtters Ahhh, White Boots! I love that book so much! 💕 3y
RealLifeReading @outis his pop-ups are truly mind-blowing! 3y
RealLifeReading @BookNerdBritt your recommendations sound fun! Off to check them out 3y
RealLifeReading @Redwritinghood my kids love both the book and the movie (well except for the guy on top of the train) 3y
RealLifeReading @shanebeth thanks! Somehow I've missed reading that one w the kids! 3y
RealLifeReading @GlitteryOtters Streatfeild ❤️❤️❤️ 3y
BookNerdBritt I also enjoyed most of the stories in (edited) 3y
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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! 3y
DebinHawaii I loved this story growing up! Wish I had my old copy! 📚❤️ 3y
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! 3y
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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.