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The Fathers Are Coming Home
by Margaret Wise Brown and Stephen Savage


Overview - "It is nighttime and the fathers are coming home."

So begins this lyrical tribute to all the fathers everywhere who come home to their children--from the rabbit father who hops home to his little bunnies, to the dog father who comes home to his puppies.  Read more...


 
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Overview
"It is nighttime and the fathers are coming home."

So begins this lyrical tribute to all the fathers everywhere who come home to their children--from the rabbit father who hops home to his little bunnies, to the dog father who comes home to his puppies. A never-before published work from one of children's literature's greatest writers and masterfully illustrated by a New York Times bestselling artist, this poignant story concludes with a young boy whose father is a sailor coming home from the sea to his son.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780689833458
  • ISBN-10: 0689833458
  • Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
  • Publish Date: April 2010
  • Page Count: 24
  • Reading Level: Ages 2-5
  • Dimensions: 9.28 x 9.5 x 0.39 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.78 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Fiction > Family - Parents
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Animals - General
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Holidays & Celebrations - Other, Non-Religious

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

Publishers Weekly® Reviews

  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page 52.
  • Review Date: 2010-04-19
  • Reviewer: Staff

Brown's simple text and Savage's superb linocuts combine to reassure youngest readers of their fathers' love. Each page focuses on a different creature—“The fish father swims home to his little fish that live in the gurgling brook.” The illustrations convey emotion through deft line work and subtle changes in color and texture. Savage's joyful cover is duplicated on the satisfying last page when a boy's father “comes home from the sea. Home to his little boy.” Ages 2–5. (Apr.)

 
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