The House of Grass and Sky
The House of Grass and Sky
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The House of Grass and Sky

Written by Mary Lyn Ray
Published by Candlewick Press (MA)
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A luminous picture-book tribute to house and home gently evokes the passage of time, the solace of memory, and the joys of preservation and renewal. Every house has a story. This house–an old one hunkered in the deep grass below a wide country sky–is a waiting house. Once it was full of laughter and song. The sounds of life rang within its walls. Now it stands quiet and still. The house has sheltered many families over the years and remembers them fondly, especially the children. New families arrive to look, but none stay. Perhaps the house, too, now belongs to the Long Ago and Used to Be? Or will the “right” family move in to honor its past and build new memories? Wistful and nostalgic, Mary Lyn Ray’s poetic text, combined with glowing, pastoral illustrations by E. B. Goodale that capture the lonely house’s unique character, create a quietly affecting hymn to hope and surprise that will enchant readers of all ages.

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Publication Date
April 13, 2021
Page Count
Reading Age
4 - 7 years

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