A Little House in a Big Place (Hardcover)
Kids Can Press, 9781771389129, 32pp.
Publication Date: May 7, 2019
Alison Acheson has created a deceptively simple, warm story that will stay with readers of all ages long after they've closed the book. Children everywhere will relate to the girl at her window --- what child hasn't waved to the driver of a train, truck, or bus and hadn't been thrilled to have the wave returned? Valériane Leblond's illustrations echo the girl's feelings for the prairie, the ?big place? where she lives, with wide, open vistas and long views of the train coming and going. The flowing free verse offers a terrific opportunity for discussions of poetry styles and subjects.
About the Author
Valériane Leblond is a French and Québécoise artist who was brought up in Angers, France. She lives in an old farmhouse near Aberystwyth, Wales.
Praise For A Little House in a Big Place…
A quiet, dreamy coming-of-age story that gently highlights the influence that strangers can have on one's imagination.—School Library Journal