A Place to Call Home
Publication Date: July 12, 2011
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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.
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."