Homeplace

Homeplace

by Anne Shelby, Wendy Anderson Halperin
     
 

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Here is a story almost 200 years long. All of it happens in one house that from year to year has grown and changed and gathered in one family. Love, caring and support has been passed down from one generation to the next. Beautiful pencil and watercolor illustrations enhance this delightful book of family.See more details below

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Here is a story almost 200 years long. All of it happens in one house that from year to year has grown and changed and gathered in one family. Love, caring and support has been passed down from one generation to the next. Beautiful pencil and watercolor illustrations enhance this delightful book of family.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
"Your great-great-great-great-grandpa built this house," explains a woman to her granddaughter at the opening of this rich pictorial history of a home that six generations of a family have inhabited. Shelby's gentle, comfortingly repetitive text recounts how the dwelling, which began as a log cabin, was enlarged over the years as men cleared more land and planted additional crops while their wives baked bread, spun wool, stitched quilts and rocked babies. The customs and domestic details of each era-from 1810 to 1995-are portrayed impeccably in Halperin's (Hunting the White Cow) wondrously busy watercolor-and-pencil art, deftly balanced arrangements of landscapes, interior scenes, closely focused insets, sequential panels and borders. Showing newfangled inventions (train, car, TV, computer) alongside cherished heirlooms (cradle, quilt, pottery crock, doll), Halperin, like Shelby, presents a heartwarming picture of simultaneous continuity and change. Ages 4-7. (Mar.)
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-A homespun history that gives a little girl glimpses into the daily chores and joyful pastimes of the ancestors who built and expanded her family's house. Meticulously detailed illustrations enhance a story that glows with warmth and intergenerational love. (Apr., 1995)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780531071786
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
09/28/2000
Edition description:
1ST ORCHAR
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.79(w) x 11.85(h) x 0.13(d)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

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