The House That Lou Built

The House That Lou Built

by Mae Respicio


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781524717940
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 06/12/2018
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 239,470
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Mae Respicio grew up in Northern California and has great memories of spending childhood summers dancing in a Filipino folk-dance troupe. Mae is a past recipient of a PEN Center USA Emerging Voices Fellowship. She's been a writer-in-residence at Hedgebrook and Atlantic Center for the Arts and has published a variety of musings on parenthood. She lives with her family in the San Francisco Bay Area, not far from the ocean and the redwoods. This is her first novel. Visit her online at and on Twitter at @maerespicio.

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If people were houses, Lola Celina, my grandmother, would be a hot-pink Painted Lady—­one of those fancy San Francisco Victorians tourists love, with intricate stained glass that casts rainbows onto the sidewalks. She’s colorful. Right now, we’re strutting around the living room in summery folk-­dance dresses. Mine’s bright yellow. It feels light and airy, and when I’m jumping around in it I wish I could fly.

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