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The Dream House
     

The Dream House

by Pirkko Vainio, J. Alison James (Translator)
 

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Lucas has dreamed for years of building himself a perfect house, and now he has found just the place to build it, on a tiny island. First he builds a kitchen, then a bedroom above. He is having such fun that he doesn't want to stop, but the island is quite small. All Lucas can do is build up, one room on top of another, until finally he has a wonderful tower-house.

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Lucas has dreamed for years of building himself a perfect house, and now he has found just the place to build it, on a tiny island. First he builds a kitchen, then a bedroom above. He is having such fun that he doesn't want to stop, but the island is quite small. All Lucas can do is build up, one room on top of another, until finally he has a wonderful tower-house. But something is missing. Lucas needs help from stormy winds and friendly children to transform his tower-house into the home of his dreams.

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School Library Journal
K-Gr 3Lucas has always dreamed of building the perfect house and the time has finally come to leave his apartment and do it. However, his sitean islandis small so the wood-walled bedroom must be built atop the stone-walled kitchen. The bearded, bespectacled man enjoys the project so much he stacks on several more rooms, capping the tower with a wind-chime room where walls are strung with bits of glass, smooth stones, and shells. Then Lucas and his cat want someone else to appreciate the beauty of it all. During a fierce squall, the tower is magically transformed into a bridge, bringing hoards of children to play and ending the man's loneliness. "Simply magical!" says Lucas. Gentle, luminous, nearly translucent watercolors perfectly portray the sea, the slightly eccentric builder, and the joyous ending. Fresh as a sea breeze.Virginia Opocensky, formerly at Lincoln City Libraries, NE

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781558587502
Publisher:
North-South Books, Inc.
Publication date:
09/28/1997
Edition description:
Translatio
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.72(w) x 11.60(h) x 0.37(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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Vainio works as an illustrator and graphic designer.

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