The Biggest House in the World

The Biggest House in the World

by Leo Lionni
     
 

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A young snail dreams of having the biggest house—or shell—in the world. Then one day, his wise father tells him the story of another snail with the same dream. He grew and grew, adding bright colors and beautiful designs, until he found that his house came at a terrible cost. The young snail decides that a small, easy-to-carry shell might be best for a

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A young snail dreams of having the biggest house—or shell—in the world. Then one day, his wise father tells him the story of another snail with the same dream. He grew and grew, adding bright colors and beautiful designs, until he found that his house came at a terrible cost. The young snail decides that a small, easy-to-carry shell might be best for a life of adventure and exploration.

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From the Publisher
"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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780394827407
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
08/28/1973
Series:
Children's Paperbacks Series
Edition description:
REISSUE
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
263,555
Product dimensions:
6.97(w) x 8.88(h) x 0.16(d)
Lexile:
AD760L (what's this?)
Age Range:
3 - 7 Years

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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