A Place to Call Home

A Place to Call Home

By Alexis Deacon; Viviane Schwarz (Illustrator)

Candlewick Press (MA), Hardcover, 9780763653606, 40pp.

Publication Date: July 12, 2011

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 is an acclaimed illustrator; Beegu and Jitterbug Jam, both of which he illustrated, were named New York Times Best Illustrated Books of the Year.

Viviane Schwarz is an author-illustrator.