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[The Relatives Came]

The Relatives Came

Written by Cynthia Rylant
Illustrated by Stephen Gammell

  • 1986 Caldecott Medal Honor Book

In a rainbow-colored station wagon that smelled like a real car, the relatives came. When they arrived, they hugged and hugged from the kitchen to the front room. All summer they tended the garden and ate up all the strawberries and melons. They plucked banjos and strummed guitars.
When they finally had to leave, they were sad, but not for long. They all knew they would be together next summer.

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