Lawn to Lawn (Paperback)

By Dan Yaccarino

Dragonfly Books, 9780375844713, 40pp.

Publication Date: May 14, 2013

Spring 2010 Kids' Next List

“Of course lawn ornaments come to life and tell stories. Why hasn't anyone thought of this before? Dan Yaccarino has created a brilliant tale.”
— Rebecca Dowling, Hockessin Book Shelf, Hockessin, DE
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Description

"Lawn to Lawn" is the subversively funny story of four lawn ornaments who, left behind after a move, travel across the country to find the little girl they love.
As they make their way through cities and towns, over mountains and into swamps, a lawn jockey, a deer, a pink flamingo, and a garden gnome face menacing gargoyles and dangerous trash trucks and tackle the big questions--where they belong, and what home means.
Dan Yaccarino's quirky tale of toys-come-to-life joyously reminds us that home is where the people you love are, and that no journey is too difficult to be with them.



About the Author

DAN YACCARINO is an internationally acclaimed author-illustrator with more than thirty books to his credit. He is also the creator of the animated TV series Oswald and Willa's Wild Life. He lives in New York City with his wife and their two children.


Praise For Lawn to Lawn

Starred review, Kirkus Reviews, December 1, 2009:
“Yaccarino’s endearing, earnest characters are worth getting to know.”

Review, Booklist, December 1, 2009:
"A keeper."

Review, Publishers Weekly, December 21, 2009:
"In sinuous contemporary art, Yaccarino humorously considers the secret lives of inanimate objects."

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