Silver Packages: An Appalachian Christmas Story

Author: Rylant, Cynthia
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Silver Packages:  An Appalachian Christmas Story

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.

Rylant's story is enhanced by the paintings of Chris K. Soentpiet, whose renderings of frosty Appalachian days and a young boy's memories are vibrant. And it is this enduring hope that will guide him to the true meaning of the season.

  • Hardcover, 32 pages
  • 9" x 10"


Cynthia Rylant's stories explore friendship, love, grief, and other mysteries, and often draw on her memories of growing up in Appalachia. “I get a lot of personal gratification thinking of those people who don’t get any attention in the world and making them really valuable in my fiction-making them absolutely shine with their beauty.” She currently resides in the Pacific Northwest.

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