A Place to Call Home (Hardcover)
Candlewick Press (MA), 9780763653606, 40pp.
Publication Date: July 12, 2011
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
Viviane Schwarz is the author-illustrator of There Are Cats in This Book, which was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway medal, and There Are No Cats in This Book. She lives in London."