Margaret K. McElderry Books, Hardcover, 9780689847189, 40pp.
Publication Date: May 19, 2009
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It takes time to settle into a house, to learn to love it right, to make it feel homegrown. After the boxes are unpacked and the books are shelved (alphabetically), all a young girl wants to do is settle into her house. Grandmom says that it takes time to learn to love a house right, and this young girl is determined for hers to become homegrown. E. B. Lewis's warm, familial scenes pair with Janet S. Wong's yearning text for an intergenerational story of wishes, dreams, and a true sense of home.
About the Author
Janet S. Wong is the author of several picture books, including Alex and the Wednesday Chess Club, illustrated by Stacey Schuett. She lives in New Jersey, and you can visit her online at janetwong.com. E. B. Lewis has received such awards as the Caldecott Honor for Coming On Home Soon by Jacqueline Woodson. He lives in New Jersey and can be visited online at eblewis.com.