A Christmas Memory [With CD (Audio)] (Hardcover)
Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, 9780375837890, 48pp.
Publication Date: 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.
About the Author
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.