Home in the Woods
Home in the Woods
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Home in the Woods

Written and illustrated by Eliza Wheeler
Published by Nancy Paulsen Books
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This stunningly beautiful picture book from New York Times bestselling author-illustrator Eliza Wheeler is based on her grandmother’s childhood and pays homage to a family’s fortitude as they discover the meaning of home. Eliza Wheeler’s gorgeously illustrated book tells the story of what happens when six-year-old Marvel, her seven siblings, and their mom must start all over again after their father has died. Deep in the woods of Wisconsin they find a tar-paper shack. It doesn’t seem like much of a home, but they soon start seeing what it could be. During their first year it’s a struggle to maintain the shack and make sure they have enough to eat. But each season also brings its own delights and blessings–and the children always find a way to have fun. Most importantly, the family finds immense joy in being together, surrounded by nature. And slowly, their little shack starts feeling like a true home–warm, bright, and filled up with love.

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    Book Details

    ISBN
    9780399162909
    Publication Date
    October 1, 2019
    Reading Age
    5 - 8 years
    Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
    2019008905
    ASIN/ISBN 10
    0399162909
    Lexile® Level
    690L

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