A Christmas Memory [With CD (Audio)] (Hardcover)

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By Truman Capote, Beth Peck (Illustrator)
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This is my very favorite Christmas story of all time. What more could one wish for - a dog named Buddy, a young boy growing to adulthood with a very unusual aunt, fruitcake, snow and home-made kites. All this from Truman Capote. Really special - read this!! — Nancy Scheemaker


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.  

About the Author

TRUMAN CAPOTE was born in 1924 and died in 1984. Based on his own boyhood in rural Alabama in the 1930s, "A Christmas Memory" was orginally published in "Mademoiselle" in 1956 and later was included in "Breakfast at Tiffany's."

BETH PECK, a designer and illustrator of many children's books, fell in love with the writing of Truman Capote and counts her paintings for "A Christmas Memory" and "The Thanksgiving Visitor," also by Capote, among the work that is closest to her heart.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780375837890
ISBN-10: 0375837892
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: October 10th, 2006
Pages: 48
Language: English
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