Creaky Old House (Hardcover)

A Topsy-Turvy Tale of a Real Fixer-Upper

By Linda Ashman, Michael Chesworth (Illustrator)

Sterling, 9781402744617, 32pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 2009

List Price: 14.95*
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For want of a screw, the doorknob was lost; for want of a knob, the door was lostand, from there, comic chaos builds in a series of hilarious steps Linda Ashman ("Stella, Unleashed") serves up a heaping helping of humorous fun as one big, happy family bands together to handle a series of household calamitiesand save their beloved home. Narrated in catchy, beguiling verse, and featuring panoramic art that captures fun-filled action all around the house, this is the perfect story for every child who feels there's no place like home.

About the Author

Linda Ashman has written more than 20 books for young readers, including "Babies on the Go," "What Could Be Better than This?," and "Stella, Unleashed."Michael Chesworth is the prolific illustrator of more than 40 children s books, including "Inventor McGregor" (2006), which Bank Street College chose as best picture book of the year. He also reillustrated "Pippi s Adventures," part of Astrid Lindgren s classic "Pippi Longstocking" series. In addition, Chesworth contributes to" Cricket," "Spider," and "Ladybug" magazines."

Praise For Creaky Old House: A Topsy-Turvy Tale of a Real Fixer-Upper

"Each line adds a layer of rich storytelling...Chesworth’s vibrant and detailed illustrations, including double-page-cros-section of the house, lingering and revisiting. This ramshackle mess of an abode has real character and happily contains its frolicking family." -- Kirkus Reviews