In 2002 a special picture book came out with exquisite Yuletide reminiscence by Newbery Medal author Cynthia Rylant and unforgettable watercolor and line art by Caldecott Honor illustrator Diane Goode. Author Julie Lake and I wanted to explore its pages with you on this Christmas Day, 2015!

The book is Christmas in the Country (Scholastic) and you’ll want to have this on your shelf along with other stunning books by Cynthia Rylant and Diane Goode.

Thank you for stopping by. Julie and I wish you a heartfelt Merry Christmas and a New Year filled with progress, light, and love.

Watercolor art by Diane Good for "Christmas in the Country", written by Cynthia Rylant