The Relatives Came

by Cynthia Rylant

Illustrated by Stephen Gammell

Published by Simon and Schuster, 1985

Relatives descend on their family to the north and stay for weeks.  In a blissful, loving, crowded and chaotic summer, the book illustrates the true meaning of family.

A beautiful, warm narrative perfect for late elementary.  The ilustrations include details that give clues to the home of the relatives (Virginia), and the time of year, and their destination.

Awards: Caldecott Honor

Accessed: Augusta County Library

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