The House on Dirty-Third Street

The House on Dirty-Third Street

The House on Dirty-Third Street

The House on Dirty-Third Street


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A mother and daughter turn a hopeless old house into a loving family home with faith, hard work, and the support of their community.

When a girl and her mother are forced to start over, they find themselves feeling isolated and defeated. Longing for their former neighborhood and friends, and overwhelmed by the repairs their new house needs, they finally realize they can't do everything alone. The only way to make things better is to ask for help. They both learn that when you reach out to the community, people answer with kindness. As the house gets rebuilt, so does their sense of belonging.

Stunning artwork from New York Times best-selling illustrator Thomas Gonzalez provide a moving backdrop to Jo Kittinger's inspiring story that reveals how communities are created—or recreated—when people work together. The House on Dirty-Third Street will touch the heart of anyone who has faced starting over in difficult circumstances.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781561456192
Publisher: Holiday House
Publication date: 03/06/2012
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 526,141
Product dimensions: 9.40(w) x 10.60(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile: AD600L (what's this?)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

Jo S. Kittinger was born in Miami and lived in North Carolina, Ohio, and Orlando, Florida, before settling down in Alabama. A graduate of the University of Montevallo, she is the author of more than thirty-five children's books, as well as magazine and newspaper articles and educational materials.

Thomas Gonzalez is an illustrator, designer, and portrait artist. A native of Cuba, he came to the United States when he was ten years old. He studied at the Atlanta School of Art (now called Savannah of Art and Design). After working at the Coca-Cola Company for more than twenty years, Tom held several creative positions with other global brands. He has illustrated many picture books, including the New York Times best-seller 14 Cows for America. He lives in Georgia.
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