A Place to Call Home

By Alexis Deacon; Viviane Schwarz (Illustrator)
(Candlewick Press (MA), Hardcover, 9780763653606, 40pp.)

Publication Date: July 12, 2011

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Description

Seven little junkyard critters venture out of their small, dark hole on a charmingly madcap quest for a new home, with laugh-out-loud results.

When a band of brothers outgrows the dim confines of their birthplace, there is no other choice but to set out into the world on a grand adventure. Timid and terrified at first, they soon find ingenious ways to simulate the safety of their familiar hole. They bravely cross a muddy sea, climb a discarded mountain, survive an appliance-like labyrinth, and finally reach the edge of the world. What will they see there, and will they ever find a place they can call their own? Loaded with visual humor and breathless commentary by the intrepid crew, this comic book-style tale of solidarity and daring will have readers giggling, cheering, and ready to see the world in a new way.




About the Author
Alexis Deacon recently graduated with an honors degree in illustration from the University of Brighton and now lives in London, England. "Slow Loris," his first picture book, was praised by "Publishers Weekly" as "a quirky tale with an entertaining twist."


VIVIANE SCHWARZ says she has "always written things." After writing THE ADVENTURES OF A NOSE, her first book, which was also illustrated by her husband, Joel Stewart, she took some time off to get a master's in illustration. She says she is also working on a novel, "whenever I have the time."
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