The Pink House at the Seashore

By Deborah Blumenthal; Doug Chayka (Illustrator)
(Clarion Books, Hardcover, 9780618378869, 32pp.)

Publication Date: June 2005

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A house can be more than just a shelter. Some houses are places where family traditions grow, where memories live.But what happens to the traditions and memories when the house is gone? After losing a beloved summer home to a treacherous storm, two children and their parents discover the affirming answer to this poignant question . . . together. Evocative paintings and spare text show the family combing the sand for fragments of their possessions, sharing memories, and beginning to look beyond their loss.

About the Author

Deborah Blumenthal is a health-and-fitness writer living in Houston, Texas. This is her third book for Clarion.

Praise For The Pink House at the Seashore

"Simple, evocative words and expressive gouache pictures . . . The sorrow is heartfelt . . . . can open discussion about . . . natural disasters." BOOKLIST Booklist, ALA

"Poignant story...on a topic not widely written about for a young audience." School Library Journal School Library Journal

"Poignant...lovingly told story that will resonate for anyone who has suffered a life-transforming loss." Kirkus Reviews Kirkus Reviews

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