A Christmas Memory by Truman CapoteFirst published in 1956, this much sought-after autobiographical recollection of Truman Capotes 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: Its 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.
It was issued in a stand-alone hardcover edition by Random House in , and it has been published in many editions and anthologies since. The largely autobiographical story, which takes place in the s, describes a period in the lives of the seven-year-old narrator and an elderly woman who is his distant cousin and best friend. The evocative narrative focuses on country life, friendship, and the joy of giving during the Christmas season, and it also gently yet poignantly touches on loneliness and loss. Now a holiday classic, "A Christmas Memory" has been broadcast, recorded, filmed, and staged multiple times, in award-winning productions. The boy is the narrator, and his older cousin — who is eccentric and childlike — is his best friend. They live in a house with other relatives, who are authoritarian and stern, and have a dog named Queenie.
It's fruitcake weather and I have whipped up a batch of activities to go with the wonderful story! There are reading questions, tier 2 vocabulary, a crossword and PPTs. I have included a link to the Google version of the reading questions for those who like going paperless. This is a great way to show use of technology in your classroom. If you aren't interesting in using Google, no worries, everything is printable! A Christmas Memory Digital Breakout. A Christmas Carol Digital Breakout.
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Look Inside. Oct 28, years Buy. Oct 28, ISBN years. Oct 28, years. Truman Capote was born September 30, , in New Orleans. It was here he would meet his lifelong friend, the author Harper Lee.