Home Place

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780689717581
Publisher: Aladdin
Publication date: 09/28/1993
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 40
Product dimensions: 8.37(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile: AD840L (what's this?)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

Crescent Dragonwagon's books for children include Half a Moon and One Whole Star and Home Place. She's also the author of several novels, a book of poetry, and cookbooks, such as Passionate Vegetarian. With her late husband Ned Shank, she is the cofounder of the Writers' Colony at Dairy Hollow in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. That's where she lives, and it can be rainy or sunny there — sometimes both in one day. You can also visit her on the Web at www.dragonwagon.com, where the weather is whatever you'd like it to be.

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Home Place 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A girl & her parents happen upon pieces of an old homestead & wonder about the people that may have lived there. Excellent story about the imagined past. A children's book for children & adults alike. Great illustrations.
laurroop on LibraryThing 8 months ago
This book has been seared in my memory, and finally, I have a copy in my hands. A family, poking through the woods, sees signs of a now-abandoned home in a broken-down chimney and the daffodils remaining. Text is poetic; illustrations evocative.
raizel on LibraryThing 9 months ago
This de-accessioned book, marked "Discarded," on sale at my local public library is about an abandoned house in the woods. All that remains are the chimney, the house's foundation, the daffidils that bloom every spring, and broken bits and pieces that give hints of the lives of the people who once lived there. The vibrant water colors by Jerry Pinkney show a modern-day family wandering about the place and an African-American family of long ago living in the house. The book encourages the reader to think about how objects hint at history, especially the history of ordinary people.