Where I Live

Where I Live

By Eileen Spinelli; Matt Phelan (Illustrator)

Dial Books, Hardcover, 9780803731226, 112pp.

Publication Date: June 21, 2007


Diana loves where she lives. She loves the astronomy charts on her walls and the fact that she can wave to her best friend, Rose, from her very own window. And best of all, a wren has recently made its home right by her front door! When her family is forced to move, Diana wonders if she?ll ever find that same grounded and happy feeling again.

This gentle and ultimately redeeming story in poems is about those secure and fulfilling friendships that happen naturally and easily when you live right next door, and the struggles of losing the comfort of a familiar place. Matt Phelan's warm and expressive illustrations perfectly complement Eileen Spinelli's tenderhearted and unique tale that reminds us that sometimes a little uprooting and change is necessary for growth.

About the Author
Eileen Spinelli is a poet and picture book author with a talent for lovable stories that tug at the heart. She is the author of more than forty books for children, including Heat Wave, When You Are Happy, I Know It s Autumn, Thanksgiving at the Tappletons, Sophie s Masterpiece, and Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch. Ms. Spinelli lives in Wayne, Pennsylvania.

MATT PHELAN's many books includeVery Hairy Bear by Alice Schertle and "The Storm in the Barn", winner of the Scott O'Dell Award. He lives in Philadelphia. www.mattphelan.com