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A House That Once Was

Julie Fogliano Lane Smith



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01 July 2019
Children's & Educational; Picture storybooks; Poetry (Children's&YA); Family & home stories (Children's&YA)
Illustrated by the winner of the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2017, Lane Smith.

Deep in the woods is a house just a house that once was but now isn't a home.

Two children come across an abandoned house deep in the woods and imagine who could have lived there.

A House That Once Was is a beautifully illustrated exploration of time, imagination and the nature of home that is sure to provoke discussion. Lane's artwork is a riot of colour and rich texture that perfectly matches the poetic text written by the New York Times-bestselling author, Julie Fogliano.

This evocative, rhyming story is perfect for reading out loud.
By:   Julie Fogliano
Illustrated by:   Lane Smith
Imprint:   Macmillan
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 266mm,  Width: 217mm,  Spine: 6mm
Weight:   238g
ISBN:   9781509880669
ISBN 10:   1509880666
Pages:   48
Publication Date:   01 July 2019
Recommended Age:   From 4 to 7 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Julie Fogliano is the New York Times-bestselling author of And Then It's Spring and When's My Birthday with Christian Robinson, as well as the poetry collection, When Green Becomes Tomatoes illustrated by Julie Morstad. Recipient of the 2013 Ezra Jack Keats Award, her books have been translated into more than ten languages. Julie lives in the Hudson Valley with her husband and three children. Lane Smith is the creator of a shelf of books, including the New York Times bestselling It's a Book and its companion, It's a Little Book. The beautiful Caldecott Honor-winning Grandpa Green can also be found there alongside his brilliantly quirky collaborations with Jon Scieszka including The True Story of the Three Little Pigs and The Stinky Cheeseman and Other Fairly Stupid Tales. In 2017 he won the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal for There Is a Tribe of Kids. Lane Smith and his wife, the designer Molly Leach, live in a small town in rural Connecticut, USA.

Reviews for A House That Once Was

[A] lyrical meditation * Publisher's Weekly * A wizard of wordplay and a maestro of composition combine their considerable talents to explore the notion of home . . . Stirring to the eye and the spirit, this evocative book repays frequent readings. * School Library Journal * Perfectly seamless; words and art are interwoven in a dance that enchants. Inventive and lovely. * Kirkus Reviews * An evocative tale of a long-abandoned house and the mysteries within, brought to life by Lane Smith's stunning and atmospheric illustrations. * Daily Express *

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