The Biggest House in the World

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Overview

In a fable within a fable, a wise snail convinces his son that a small, easy to carry shell might be better than the biggest house in the world for a life of adventure and exploration.
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"This honor-winning book elicits special praise from the art critic." —The Horn Book Magazine

"The translucent color of the pictures and the simplicity of the text make a perfect combination." —Book World.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780394809441
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 3/12/1968

Meet the Author

Leo Lionni, an internationally known designer, illustrator, and graphic artist, was born in Holland and lived in Italy until he came to the United States in 1939. He was the recipient of the 1984 American Institute of Graphic Arts Gold Medal and was honored posthumously in 2007 with the Society of Illustrators’ Lifetime Achievement Award. His picture books are distinguished by their enduring moral themes, graphic simplicity and brilliant use of collage, and include four Caldecott Honor Books: Inch by Inch, Frederick, Swimmy, and Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse. Hailed as “a master of the simple fable” by the Chicago Tribune, he died in 1999 at the age of 89.

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