By Mark Siegel
(Roaring Brook Press, Hardcover, 9781596436350, 32pp.)
Publication Date: September 27, 2011
The fog in Foggytown was so thick that people bumped into parking meters . . . and streetlamps . . . and each other! So Joey and Chloe's parents decide it's time to move. But Joey and Chloe love their house. And as it turns out, their house loves them . . . and has a very special and utterly fantastic way of taking matters into its own hands. Comic- and picture-book star Mark Siegel has spun a delightful and compelling fantasy for young picture book readers, illustrated in a unique style that combines elements of traditional picture book, comic, and animation art.
Mark Siegel was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and grew up in France. He is the illustrator of To Dance: A Ballerina's Graphic Novel, written by his wife, Siena Cherson Siegel, a Robert F. Sibert Honor Book; Seadogs: An Epic Ocean Operetta, written by Lisa Wheeler, winner of the Texas Bluebonnet Award; and several other graphic novels and children's picture books. He lives in New York.
“The title of Mark Siegel’s ‘Moving House’ contains its own morsel of verbal wit, with a double meaning that winks at the fanciful plot.” --New York Times “Both whimsical and meaningful, it speaks to a child’s powerful attachment to home.” --Booklist "In his authorial debut, Siegel's (Boogie Knights) background as an illustrator (and an editor) serve him well; his vignettes and spreads are drafted in clean ink lines, with watercolor washes of blue and red signaling the clean skies above Foggytown.” --Publishers Weekly, Starred Review