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 . . . The Story of Holly and Ivy is a Christmas classic by Rumer Godden, beautifully illustrated by Christian Birmingham.
But Ivy has no money, and the shop is closed . . . The Story of Holly and Ivy is a Christmas classic by Rumer Godden, beautifully illustrated by Christian Birmingham.
Author: Rumer Godden
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Category: Juvenile Fiction
In a heartwarming novel of secret wishes and family lost and found, acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Fern Michaels creates a timeless Christmas story to cherish . . . The flames of memory always seem to glow a little brighter during the holidays. Perhaps that’s why this time of year is so difficult for airline heiress Ivy Macintosh, as she faces thoughts of yet another festive season alone. Since the plane crash that claimed the lives of her husband and two children eight years ago, she’s been submerged in grief. When eleven-year-old Holly Greenwood knocks on her door, lost and frightened after a forbidden visit to her singing teacher, Ivy’s self-imposed exile is shattered. Holly has an extraordinary voice, and wants nothing more than to perform in an upcoming Christmas musical. Holly’s father, Daniel, doesn’t allow music in their home, refusing to give a good reason why—just as he refuses to talk about Holly’s mother. Ivy has no idea how closely she and Daniel are linked by their tragic pasts, yet she’s drawn to the warmth she senses beneath his gruff exterior. And as Christmas nears, their shared concern for Holly begins to draw Ivy back into the world again . . . and toward a family who may need her just as much as she needs them . . .
In a heartwarming novel of secret wishes and family lost and found, acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Fern Michaels creates a timeless Christmas story to cherish .
Author: Fern Michaels
Publisher: Zebra Books
Forty-nine well-known carols in SATB arrangements, complete with a historical description of each.
The Holly and the Ivy THE beauties of Nature have always won the deep
admiration of mankind and it was natural for ... An amusing story concerning the
rivalry of the sexes, as represented by the holly and ivy, is of an English knight
Author: Torstein O. Kvamme
Publisher: Alfred Music
Godden, Rumer. The Story of Holly and Ivy. Illustrated by Barbara Cooney. Viking
, 2006. Ivy is an orphanwho goes lookingforanimaginarygrandmother at
Christmas.Hollyis adoll ina toyshop whowishes fora girlto own her. Mrs. Jones
wants to ...
Author: Judith Wynn Halsted
Publisher: Great Potential Press, Inc.
"Bravo! They've given adults and young girls a much-needed treasure map of heroines and 'she-roes'...It blazes an important path in the forest of children's literature."—Jim Trelease.
375 Great Books for Readers 2-14 Erica Bauermeister, Holly Smith ... The Story
of Holly and Ivy, Rumer Godden, illustrated by Barbara Cooney, 1957, England,
FANTASY, 32 pages “This is a story about wishing”—the wish of a young orphan
Author: Erica Bauermeister
Rumer Godden's The Diddakoi won the 1972 Whitbread Children's Book Award. Everyone in Kizzy's town hates her because she's half-gypsy – a diddakoi. But Kizzy doesn't care. All she needs is Gran and her horse, Joe. But when Gran dies and their wagon burns down, Kizzy is all alone. No one wants to look after her and her beloved Joe might get sent to the knacker's yard. Can Kizzy survive in a hostile world – and save Joe?
She wrote many wellknown and muchloved books for both adults and children,
including The Dolls' House and The Story of Holly & Ivy. The Diddakoi won the
Whitbread Children's Book Award in 1972. She was awarded the OBE in 1993
Author: Rumer Godden
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Category: Juvenile Fiction
The day on which Jesus Christ died is plainly distinguishable, but the day of His birth is open to very much question, and, literally, is only conjectural; so that the 25th December must be taken purely as the day on which His birth is celebrated, and not as His absolute natal day. In this matter we can only follow the traditions of the Church, and tradition alone has little value. In the second and early third centuries of our æra, we only know that the festivals, other than Sundays and days set apart for the remembrance of particular martyrs, were the Passover, Pentecost, and the Epiphany, the baptism or manifestation of our Lord, when came "a voice from Heaven saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased." This seems always to have been fixed for the 6th of January, and with it was incorporated the commemoration of His birth. Titus Flavius Clemens, generally known as Clemens of Alexandria, lived exactly at this time, and was a contemporary of Origen. He speaks plainly on the subject, and shows the uncertainty, even at that early epoch of Christianity, of fixing the date: "There are those who, with an over-busy curiosity, attempt to fix not only the year, but the date of our Saviour's birth, who, they say, was born in the twenty-eighth year of Augustus, on the 25th of the month Pachon," i.e. the 20th of May. And in another place he says: "Some say that He was born on the 24th or 25th of the month Pharmuthi," which would be the 19th or 20th of April.
... in Churches—The permissible Evergreens—The Holly—"Holly and Ivy"—"Here
comes Holly"—"Ivy, chief of Trees"—"The Contest of the Ivy and the Holly"—Holly
Folklore—Church Decorations— To be kept up till Candlemas day.
Author: John Ashton
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
More than fifty specialists have contributed to this new edition of volume 4 of The Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature. The design of the original work has established itself so firmly as a workable solution to the immense problems of analysis, articulation and coordination that it has been retained in all its essentials for the new edition. The task of the new contributors has been to revise and integrate the lists of 1940 and 1957, to add materials of the following decade, to correct and refine the bibliographical details already available, and to re-shape the whole according to a new series of conventions devised to give greater clarity and consistency to the entries.
Mooltiki , and other stories and poems of India . 1957 , New York 1957 . Mouse
House . New York 1957 , London 1958 . For children . The greengage summer .
1958 , New York 1958 . The story of Holly and Ivy . 1958 , New York 1958 .
Author: George Watson
Publisher: CUP Archive
Category: Literary Criticism
A Christmas Time Cozy with a Special Christmas gift included - a complete extra story as a Yuletide bonus!Get The Holly & the Poison Ivy and Lost Mittens and Missing Kittens in a double helping of cozy fun!Heather and Heathcliff will take you on a sleuthing sleigh and a criminal spiring clean all the way through Roxboro and beyond. This double-helping of Heather & Heathcliff includes...The Holly & The Poison IvyIt's Christmas time in Roxboro Beach, Virginia, and the small town is in its usual uproar. Heather Rorke couldn't be happier. Plenty of houses in need of a 'spring' cleaning before friends and relatives arrive, and she's in her element as the town's only organic cleaning company.When former friend Heathcliff Quinton shows up in town, her mundane life is turned upside down when he's suddenly accused of murdering town charmer, Walter King. Heather doesn't believe it. Her former school friend couldn't possibly be guilty, and she's determined to prove his innocence. Little does she know he's more adept at doing that than she is.Together these two friends enter into an agreement to solve the crime and keep Heathcliff out of jail before Christmas bells ring and the town's time of giving gets into full swing.They're on the trail of a Christmas mystery no one expects, and when unseemly truths about the mild-mannered victim come to light and startling revelations of the residents of the sleepy town, it's clear to see that not everything's the way it seems in the town where everyone knows your name.Plus your special Christmas surprise - another story completely free...Lost Mittens and Missing KittensRoxboro Beach is ready to welcome spring, when Heather makes an unpleasant discovery in the house of one of her favorite clients. Heath is quick to rush to his friend's side, but like everyone else in town the deaths have him baffled. Especially the one oddity - missing mittens!Dixie Ross and her sweet little kittens are dead, and there will be crying over the spilled milk that covered the floors in her kitchen. Who could've killed the old woman and her friendly felines and why? The Sheriff has his own ideas but Heath and Heather think he's going in the wrong direction and Heather isn't about to let her friend's killer get away.The two embark on an investigation that takes them into the inner workings of the grocery store delivery system, and unravels the mystery of Dixie's prized mittens and their sordid history.Is Heather prepared to learn the truth about her friend as much as she wants to catch her killer? Do sins of the past sometimes visit the present? Heath and Heather have a hope and a prayer to solve the case and put all the questions to rest.If you love a good Christmas Cozy with lashing of character and guess-til-the-end mysteries this double dose book of cozy warmth is for you. Grab your hot drink, put your feet up, and jump into the mystery!
Heath and Heather have a hope and a prayer to solve the case and put all the questions to rest.If you love a good Christmas Cozy with lashing of character and guess-til-the-end mysteries this double dose book of cozy warmth is for you.
Author: Donna Doyle
Charlie's Christmas Letter is a little document in the form of a letter to my grandson, which seeks to answer the questions that a bright teenager ought to be asking: Why were the shepherds in the fields in winter? Who were the three wise men? Why do we bring holly into the house? Of all the ways of entering a house why does Santa choose the chimney? What is the Messiah about? Why did Tchaikovsky drink unboiled water during a cholera epidemic? What is the Jewish Celebration of Lights all about? The letter presents some of the more interesting features of the season and incidental matters. Much space is devoted to details of the nativity and the transmittal of these through the uncertainties of the gospel reports; then there are the primitive rituals of food and drink; the origin of Santa Claus; and a summary of the wonderful legend The Cessation of the Oracles. Then come features of the season not part of the nativity story: Messiah, The Nutcracker, A Christmas Carol, containing some of the more colorful and significant details of the lives of Handel, Tchaikovsky, and Dickens. Then Hanukkah. Then Shopping. At best tangentially related, these have in them elements of Christian value. Next, the climax of the season: church on Christmas morning and the carols. Finally the book concludes with an attempt to present for the boy the huge dimension of the inconceivable phenomenon of the Incarnation. The chatty, simple style avoids long words where possible and offers parenthetical explanations. It is not without occasional, innocent wit and is sometimes a bit didactic: there are grandfatherly prescriptions, which Charlie may find a bit pompous.
Accessories. to. the. Christmas. story. the hOllY, the iVY, AND the mistletOe.
Among. the Christmas rituals which originally had norelation to the birth of Christ
is the practice of bringing holly into the house. This comes from a part of the
Author: A. Kingsley Weatherhead
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Tottie is a loving little wooden doll who lives with her family in a shoebox. The doll family is owned by two sisters, Emily and Charlotte, and they are very happy, except for one thing: they long for a proper home. To their delight, their wish comes true when Emily and Charlotte fix up a Victorian dolls' house - just for them. It's perfect. But then a new arrival starts to wreak havoc in the dolls' house. For Marchpane might be a wonderfully beautiful doll, but she is also terribly cruel. And she always gets her own way . . . First published in 1947, Rumer Godden's classic The Dolls' House has been delighting children for years, and this beautiful edition, illustrated by Jane Ray, will delight future generations for years to come.
. . First published in 1947, Rumer Godden's classic The Dolls' House has been delighting children for years, and this beautiful edition, illustrated by Jane Ray, will delight future generations for years to come.
Author: Rumer Godden
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Christmas should be the most anticipated day of the year. But many people dread the shopping, financial strain, and extra activities they have to sandwich between the layers of their already too-busy lives.Bestselling author Ace Collins is the perfect guide to help them navigate the stress of the holidays. As he shares twenty-six easy ways to revamp Christmas expectations, readers will relax, refuel, and readjust their attitude toward the season. Each upbeat chapter contains easy to apply ideas for taking a fresh look at a holiday tradition or task and making it positive and meaningful. Through a blend of historical stories, scriptural truths, and contemporary anecdotes, Collins creates a recipe for holiday happiness. He adeptly shows how to keep the joy of the season from derailing and helps readers rediscover Christmas as it was meant to be—holy, peaceful, and purposeful.A glorious Christmas is attainable with Collins’ timely wisdom and advice. Partly devotional, partly practical, and always thoughtful, Collins’ book will help readers make this their best Christmas ever!
This hit home in my world when my book Stories Behindthe Great Traditions of
Christmas was translated into Chinese. Who would have thought that folks in the
Orient would want to know the stories behind things like holly, ivy, Advent, and ...
Author: Ace Collins
Detailed watercolor illustrations beautifully underscore the story of Wilfred , a
mouse who becomes inspired by reading an ... Holly , ivy , mistletoe , trays of
food and a celebration by a fire conjure up a pagan midwinter festival in Britain .
Category: Children's literature
Join the MacKinnon clan for a magical reunion, bringing together old friends and new for a Yuletide never to be forgotten. Malcom MacKinnon has been gone from Chreagach Mhor for more than ten years. He’s never met the youngest MacKinnon, but while he’s looking forward to their first meeting, Alexander Ailbeart MacKinnon isn’t quite as enthusiastic to meet the brother who, in his eyes, abandoned their clan. Having received word Malcom and his new wife are on the way, he’s on his heels now, making sure their home is safeguarded from forces that threaten his family’s joy. Will the brothers finally come together after so long? This short story can be read as a stand-alone but will make more sense if read after reading The Highland Brides. While it’s not necessary to read all three series to enjoy any one book, all books are related with shared characters. Start with The MacKinnon’s Bride FREE The Highland Brides The MacKinnon’s Bride Lyon’s Gift On Bended Knee Lion Heart Highland Song MacKinnon’s Hope The Guardians of the Stone Once Upon a Highland Legend Highland Fire Highland Steel Highland Storm Maiden from the Mist Also connected… Angel of Fire Once Upon a Kiss Daughters of Avalon The King’s Favorite A Winter’s Rose Rhiannon
Will the brothers finally come together after so long? This short story can be read as a stand-alone but will make more sense if read after reading The Highland Brides.
Author: Tanya Anne Crosby
Publisher: Oliver-Heber books
In 'Nay, Ivy, Nay', a mean old mycologist, who has fostered a beautiful white holly tree, denies his neighbour a sprig. In 'Wasps' Nest', will the wasp nest survive the pest controller? In 'Windfalls', picking up the windfall apples with his grandson and remembering his own son as a boy brings Martin true contentment. Part of the Storycuts series, these three stories were previously published in the collection The Atmospheric Railway.
Ivy,. Nay. ONCE UPON A time there lived a professor in a house which was so
old that a forest of concrete had grown up around it. Holly House had withstood
and weathered centuries before the first paving stones were ever planted there.
Author: Shena Mackay
Publisher: Random House
"The second edition of this comprehensive reference work adds 120 new entries, bringing the total number of Christmas-related topics to more than 480. Subjects include carols and songs, Christmas episodes of TV series, literary figures, and popular symbol
The Story of Holly and Ivy 376 featured dolls in worlds of their own , included A
Doll ' s House , The Rocking Horse Secret , and The Mousewife . He serves one
year in prison , yet despite hav - ing betrayed their trust , Jack receives forgive ...
Author: William D. Crump
Publisher: McFarland & Company Incorporated Pub
The riveting backstory of Holly and Ivy Newman, from A Brown and de Luca Novel book 7, GIRL BLUE. Publisher’s Weekly Raves: “A moving mix of high suspense and romance, this haunting Halloween thriller will propel readers to bolt their doors at night.” “A gripping story of small town secrets. The suspense will keep you guessing. The characters will steal your heart.” –New York Times Bestselling Author Lisa Gardner Since the day her baby sister was taken, Holly’s mind hasn’t been the same. PTSD, panic attacks, nightmares and blocked memories have plagued her ever since. And now they’ve returned. Hard-edged Detective Vince O’Malley’s most recent case penetrated even his protective shell. Ordered to take time off to recover, he can’t let go, and on his own, follows the clues to Holly’s small upstate NY town. His presence stirs ghosts from the past, shadows of a little girl lost, the suspicions of some tight-lipped locals with secrets to hide, and more than that inside Holly’s fragile mind and untouched heart. “Maggie Shayne's books have a permanent spot on my keeper shelf. She writes wonderful stories combining romance with page-turning thrills, and I highly recommend her to any fan of romantic suspense.” –New York Times Bestselling Author Karen Robards Want more novels like this one? Look for SLEEP WITH THE LIGHTS ON and WAKE TO DARKNESS, beginning in September 2013. Gingerbread Man includes an exclusive extended excerpt from SLEEP WITH THE LIGHTS ON.
Publisher’s Weekly Raves: “A moving mix of high suspense and romance, this haunting Halloween thriller will propel readers to bolt their doors at night.” “A gripping story of small town secrets. The suspense will keep you guessing.
Author: Maggie Shayne
Publisher: Thunderfoot Publishing Inc.