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Our House
     

Our House

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by Pam Conrad, Pam Munoz Ryan (Afterword), Brian Selznick (Illustrator)
 

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Pam Conrad's treasure of a book is lavishly reillustrated by the incomparable Brian Selznick for a new generation of readers.

Pam Conrad takes us into the lives of six kids in six different decades and celebrates the commonality of all our lives. Originally published in 1995, Our House was hailed by critics in starred reviews as "remarkable," "rich," and "comic and

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Pam Conrad's treasure of a book is lavishly reillustrated by the incomparable Brian Selznick for a new generation of readers.

Pam Conrad takes us into the lives of six kids in six different decades and celebrates the commonality of all our lives. Originally published in 1995, Our House was hailed by critics in starred reviews as "remarkable," "rich," and "comic and poignant." This 10th Anniversary Edition, re-illustrated with stirring and beautiful black-and-white drawings that evoke the intimacy of a family photo album, is a gorgeous tribute to story, place, and memory--and to Pam Conrad herself, a writer who deserves to be memorialized for all time.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780439745086
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
12/01/2005
Edition description:
10th Anniversary Edition
Pages:
130
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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Our House 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Our House taught me more about Levittown, and kids in general, than my 20+ years teaching in this community. The book was recommended to me by one of my third grade students who was proud and surprised that a published book was about his home town. There are parts that I thought might be too powerful for him, but his reaction was positive and understanding. This book is appropriate reading for kids and adults and will spark many family conversations. I love the way Pam Conrad weaves the story of the community, from its inception, through decades and generations. Meanwhile, she is describing some of the essential events- positive and negative, mundane and controversial- that have shaped the neighborhood and its reputation. I plan to recommend this book to the staff at my school.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago