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The Story of Holly and Ivy [Audio Cassette]

Rumer Godden , Kate Lee
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  • Audio Cassette
  • Publisher: Pickwick (1000)
  • ASIN: B000YO2LD6
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,480,851 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback
I first read this book when I was a small child in the 1960's and without doubt it is an enchanting tale suitable for both boys and girls of any age.
The book captures the real meaning of Christmas at every level and is told through the eyes of a small girl who longs for a doll in a toyshop but more importantly a family.
The book had been out of print for a number of years and I am pleased that it is now back in circulation. Last year just before Christmas I managed to get hold of a secondhand edition through Amazon and read the story to my own children. Reading it in instalments prior to Christmas they were totally captivated by the story, so much so we are reading it again together this December.
I would wholly recommend the purchase of this book for your children you will not be disappointed.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Wishes are powerful things" 21 Dec 2007
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This is without doubt my favourite children's Christmas story. As it says right at the beginning, "This is a story about wishing", and it tells how a little orphan girl named Ivy wishes for a doll to hold and a family to love her at Christmas, and of a Christmas doll named Holly who wishes for a child to own her, but remains unsold when the toy shop closes on Christmas Eve. There is also a woman with no children of her own who would love a little girl to look after. How the three wishes interact is told delightfully in this enchanting book. I used to read it to my daughters when they were children, and more recently to my granddaughter. But I sometimes read it to myself, as I enjoy it so much.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A beautiful story 12 Oct 2011
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This is a beautiful but unsentimental story of a girl who needs a family, and a family who needs a child. And there is a doll, too, who also needs a loving home. They all find one another in an unexpected and moving way. For ages around 7-9.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A christmas classic 6 Feb 2009
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I read this to my little girls every christmas. And every time I cry so hard I can barely finish it. Truly beautiful. And a lot happier than 'The little match girl'!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Charming tale 13 Dec 2008
By kehs TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback
Ivy is an orphan who wishes she could find her imaginary grandmother. Meanwhile, another lady wishes she had a little girl to call her own. A toyshop has a lonely doll called Holly who is wishing for a little girl to love her. One day in the Christmas season Ivy is sent to stay with a foster carer. However, she decides to go and look for her grandmother. What follows is a charming tale that captures the spirit of Christmas in a timeless manner. If ever there was a season for wishes to come true then Christmas is it. Read this delightful tale to discover if these characters get their heart's desires.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Magical book 3 Jan 2011
Format:Paperback
I read this book when I was about 9 or 10 and loved it. My copy therefore is really old and has a page missing but I was delighted to be able to buy a copy for my nieces on amaZon last year. I still read it every year to get myself into the Christmas spirit. It is so magical and a really captivating story.
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5.0 out of 5 stars a magical christmas story. 27 Mar 2014
By Lucy
Format:Kindle Edition
I read this every year when I was a little girl and I recently got another copy to read to my son. Its a christmas story but we are reading it in March! (because I love it so much) A wonderful story about wishing, a homeless orphan, a childless lady, and a little christmas doll left on the shelf on the toy shop at christmas eve...and how they all find each other. Simply magical x x x
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Magical Christmas tale
This has to be one of the most beautiful Chritmas stories ever written!! Not just for girls either - my 10 year old son loves it!! Read more
Published 7 months ago by MRS D
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect Christmas story.
I'm all grown up & read this on the train to work: warmed my heart in the midst of TFL rat race.
Published 8 months ago by F. Caldwell
5.0 out of 5 stars Golden oldie
A delightful story told from three viewpoints. It reads aloud to one child or a class of children beautifully. Adults would enjoy the story as well.
Published 8 months ago by maisiequilts
5.0 out of 5 stars Now I am a Grandmother
I read this book to my children when they were small and it became a family tradition that it was read out loud to them every year in the run up to Christmas. Read more
Published 11 months ago by S. Wheeler
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful book!
This is such a lovely story and a real Christmas classic. I read it with my daughter when she was about 8-9 years old and she LOVED it! Read more
Published 22 months ago by shakespeare's sister
5.0 out of 5 stars Delightful
This is a lovely Christmas fairy story, which deserves to be republished, despite the fact that it is a little old fashioned. Read more
Published on 4 Mar 2012 by Mrs. K. A. Wheatley
5.0 out of 5 stars Delighted
I purchased this book for my grandaughter Ivy , i will put it away until she is older as she is only 9 months old , what a lovely story, its a must for any little girl, it arrived... Read more
Published on 25 Feb 2012 by Lilyham
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