Silver Packages by Cynthia RylantSilver Packages by Cynthia Rylant

Silver Packages

byCynthia RylantIllustratorChris K Soentpiet

Hardcover | September 1, 1997

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In Appalachia each Christmas, a boy named Frankie waits beside the tracks for the Christmas Train, which will bring presents to the children who live in coal towns and hollows. Year after year, Frankie hopes that one particular gift -- one very special gift -- will be tossed to him from that train. And it is this enduring hope that will guide him to the true meaning of the season. Cynthia Rylant's story about expectation and the transforming power of kindness first appeared in her acclaimed collection Children of Christmas. Now gloriously illustrated by Chris K. Soentpiet with watercolor paintings of glistening trains and snow-covered hills, it shines all the more brightly.
As a child in West Virginia, Newbery Medalist Cynthia Rylant devoured comic books and paperback romances. She never dreamed of being a writer until she took one college English class. Then she became "hooked on great writing...I didn't know about this part of me until I went to college?didn't know that I loved beautiful stories." One n...
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Title:Silver PackagesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 10.5 × 9.08 × 0.33 inPublished:September 1, 1997Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INC

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:053130051X

ISBN - 13:9780531300510

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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In Appalachia each Christmas, a boy named Frankie waits beside the tracks for the Christmas Train, which will bring presents to the children who live in coal towns and hollows. Year after year, Frankie hopes that one particular gift a very special gift will be tossed to him from that train. It is this enduring hope that will guide him to the true meaning of the season. Full color