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House Held Up by Trees

Written by Ted Kooser and illustrated by Jon Klassen
Published by Candlewick
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4-8
Target Age
32
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Publisher Summary

When the house was new, not a single tree remained on its perfect lawn to give shade from the sun. The children in the house trailed the scent of wild trees to neighboring lots, where thick bushes offered up secret places to play. When the children grew up and moved away, their father, alone in the house, continued his battle against blowing seeds, plucking out sprouting trees. Until one day the father, too, moved away, and as the empty house began its decline, the trees began their approach. At once wistful and exhilarating, this lovely, lyrical story evokes the inexorable passage of time — and the awe-inspiring power of nature to lift us up.

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Who Wrote House Held Up by Trees

Who Illustrated House Held Up by Trees

illustrator
Jon Klassen

Jon Klassen is the author-illustrator of I Want My Hat Back, a Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book; This Is Not My Hat, winner of the Caldecott Medal and the Kate Greenaway Medal; and We Found a Hat. He is also the illustrator of two Caldecott Honor books, Sam and Dave Dig a Hole and Extra Yarn, both written by Mac Barnett. Jon Klassen lives in Los Angeles.

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  • 2012 New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book Award

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Book Details

ISBN 10:
0763651079
ISBN 13:
9780763651077
Publication Date:
March 27, 2012