HOMEGROWN HOUSE by Janet S. Wong, illustrated by E.B. Lewis (McElderry)

July 1, 2009 at 3:13 pm Leave a comment

homegrownWhile her 65-yr-old grandmother has lived in just two houses, our 8-yr-old heroine has already lived in three.  Having finally adjusted to her latest home, the prospect of another move looms in the near future.  Wong captures the girl’s frustrations and anxieties as well as her resiliency and resourcefulness in coming to terms with the situation—aided by a loving grandmother whose own house becomes the inspiration for ideas for the new house.  Lewis’ light-filled illustrations afford some unusual perspectives and add greatly to the appeal of a story that hits its mark.

Picture Books, recommended- Judith (WLS)

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