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ISBN13: 9781568462011
ISBN10: 1568462018
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amabre, September 22, 2009 (view all comments by amabre)
This book is completely enthralling. Not only will children love it, but adults will really be able to appreciate the house's history. Not to mention the beautiful poetry and illustrations (background! middle ground! foreground! So much to look at!)

The story is told in the first person of the house.

The house was contructed of stones in the plague year of 1656. The reader can imagine the changes it saw in the passing centuries although at some point it was abandoned.

In the year 1900, children re-discover the house- "No longer shut away, a doomed outcast: the children have discovered me at last."

During the 20th century, the house hosts a wedding in 1915, a funeral in 1967. It bears witness to the devastation of 2 wars. It shelters refugees. It celebrates victory.

The house endures until 1973, when it is again abandoned-"Wild creatures and the elements intrude."

This "house of twenty thousand tales" begins to crumble, but the ending is NOT a sad one!

This book is sprawling, exciting, gorgeous. Maybe the best children's book I've seen all year...
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781568462011
Author:
Lewis, J. Patrick
Publisher:
Creative Editions
Illustrator:
Innocenti, Roberto
Author:
Innocenti, Roberto
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Dwellings
Subject:
Children's poetry, American
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Subject:
Toys, Dolls, & Puppets
Publication Date:
20090901
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 4 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
, Y
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
12.50x9.20x.60 in. 1.70 lbs.
Age Level:
from 9 up to 12

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