The Story of Holly and Ivy



The Story of Holly and Ivy Ivy, Holly, And Mr And Mrs Jones All Have One Christmas Wish Ivy, An Orphan, Wishes For A Real Home And Sets Out In Search Of The Grandmother She S Sure She Can Find Holly, A Doll, Wishes For A Child To Bring Her To Life And The Joneses Wish Than Anything For A Son Or Daughter To Share Their Holiday Can All Three Wishes Come True This Festive Tale Is Perfectly Complemented By Beloved Barbara Cooney S Luminous Illustrations, Filled With The Warm Glow Of The Christmas Spirit.

10 thoughts on “The Story of Holly and Ivy

  1. says:

    A feel good story for this time of year

  2. says:

    This is an absolutely enchanting and extremely moving Christmas tale for children It centres on a little orphan girl, called Ivy, who is shunted off on Christmas Eve to the Infants Home, as there is nobody to look after her Stubbornly, Ivy declares she will go to her grandmother but she has no grandmother and so Miss Shepherd puts her on the train However, Ivy gets off and goes in hunt of the home that must belong to her.In the toyshop, a pretty doll called Holly is dressed for Christmas a This is an absolutely enchanting and extremely moving Christmas tale for children It centres on a little orphan girl, called Ivy, who is shunted off on Christmas Eve to the Infants Home, as there is nobody to look after her Stubbornly, Ivy declares she will go to her grandmother but she has no grandmother and so Miss Shepherd puts her on the train However, Ivy gets off and goes in hunt of the home that must belong to her.In the toyshop, a pretty doll called Holly is dressed for Christmas and longs for a little girl of her own to love her When Ivy sees her through the window, they both know they belong together but Ivy has no money and the glass separates them and then the shop closes Meanwhile, a lady called Mrs Jones puts up her Christmas tree and waits for her policeman husband to return from his beat Mr...

  3. says:

    This was a lovely short read about a doll needing a girl and a girl needing a home A christmassy magical book about hopes and wishes Lovely illustrations We think the owl in the toyshop must have been inspiration for hoot from old bear.

  4. says:

    This edition is in a picture book format with illustrations by Barbara Cooney It s nice but my favorite and the one I read when I was seven is in a chapter book binding with illustrations by Adrienne Adams I scour antique stores for these older copies to add to my collection is it weird to want multiple copies of the same book This is a Christmas story, a story of belonging, a story of loss and finding, a story of family As a kid reading this book, it captured for me the power of being w This ...

  5. says:

    Another lovely piece of children s literature.It is a lovey story for the season of Christmas No regrets that I have read it out of season It is a small gem that can be brushed quickly every Christmas season.It is about an orphan girl who longs for a small toy to chase away the emptiness that occasionally wells up within her and searches for a family that will take her during the lovely season of Christmas By now you would have guessed the story and the possible ending There is no prize for Another lovely piece of children s literature.It is a lovey story for the season of Christmas No regrets that I have read it out of season It is a small gem that can be brushed quickly every Christmas season.It is about an orphan girl who longs for a small toy to chase away the emptiness that occasionally wells up within her and searches for a family that will take her during the lovely season of Christmas By now you would have guessed the story and the possible ending There is no prize for guessing that But the presentation is just lovely It is a story for children between 5 and 8 From that perspective it is a superbly written story It will make for a lovely bed time reading to small girls in the season of Christmas.The message of the book Always wish for som...

  6. says:

    What a sweet, beautiful story All about the magic of wishing, and of love and belonging.The edition I read is quite old, 1950s, and has soft, old fashioned illustrations by Adrienne Adams.

  7. says:

    A beautiful story about wishing which is really childlike prayer, or the prayer of the innocent Holly, a little doll, looking for a girl to love her and Ivy, an orphan girl looking for a home and a doll of course too are inevitably brou...

  8. says:

    Every Christmas I check this out of the library to read to my kids It is super sweet and heartwarming I need to get my own darn copy

  9. says:

    Sweet enough to melt the heart of a curmudgeonly atheist Much honor to Godden s magic way with words, and Barbara Cooney s pictures certainly helped the edition I read.

  10. says:

    Although this is a 32 page long picture book, it s text heavy, so it s actually a fairly long story for a picture book.This is my new favorite Christmas story I m not big on gooey holiday stories, or holiday stories in general, but I just loved this.I appreciated how the doll and the six year old girl are both important characters.This is a sweet story about wishing for and finding a loving home, wishing and finding for both doll and girl.The illustrations are ju...

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