This House, Once (Hardcover)

By Deborah Freedman, Deborah Freedman (Illustrator)

Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 9781481442848, 40pp.

Publication Date: February 28, 2017

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Description

"Tender, comforting, and complex." --Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"Drawn with exquisite precision and quiet dashes of humor." --Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"A lovely, ruminative selection." --School Library Journal (starred review)
"A blueprint for mindfulness and gratitude for the homes in which we...live." --The New York Times Book Review

Deborah Freedman's masterful new picture book is at once an introduction to the pieces of a house, a cozy story to share and explore, and a dreamy meditation on the magic of our homes and our world.

Before there was this house,
there were stones,
and mud,
and a colossal oak tree--
three hugs around
and as high as the blue.

What was your home, once?

This poetically simple, thought-provoking, and gorgeously illustrated book invites readers to think about where things come from and what nature provides.
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