When I Was Young in The
By: Cynthia Rylant
Picture and Story Designed by Christine Cormack
When I was Young in the Mountains
is a story about a young girl who lived in the mountains as a
child. This is set back in the olden times before
electricity. She is a very happy girl, and is always excited to
see her grandfather returning from the coal mines and to eat the
delicious meals that her grandmother cooks.
Sometimes, she goes swimming in the swimming hole, and even
got to see
her cousin baptised there. She goes shopping with her grandmother
for the food as well and pumps water from the well to heat for her bath.
The gilr attends school on Sunday at the church house and
very much. She sometimes thinks of the ocean and the cities and
all the other places other than the mountains, but... do you think she
wants to stay in the mountains, or travel somewhere else?