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Overview - Influential artist Carson Ellis makes her solo picture-book debut with a whimsical tribute to the many possibilities of home.
Home might be a house in the country, an apartment in the city, or even a shoe. Home may be on the road or the sea, in the realm of myth, or in the artist s own studio.
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Overview
Influential artist Carson Ellis makes her solo picture-book debut with a whimsical tribute to the many possibilities of home.
Home might be a house in the country, an apartment in the city, or even a shoe. Home may be on the road or the sea, in the realm of myth, or in the artist s own studio. A meditation on the concept of home and a visual treat that invites many return visits, this loving look at the places where people live marks the picture-book debut of Carson Ellis, acclaimed illustrator of the Wildwood series and artist for the indie band the Decemberists."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780763665296
  • ISBN-10: 0763665290
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
  • Publish Date: February 2015
  • Page Count: 40
  • Reading Level: Ages 4-8


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Books > Juvenile Fiction > Lifestyles - City & Town Life
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Books > Juvenile Fiction > People & Places - General

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

Publishers Weekly® Reviews

  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2014-11-24
  • Reviewer: Staff

Ellis’s quiet, folk-naif exploration of the idea of “home” may invite comparison to Hoberman’s A House Is a House for Me, but hers is a different journey. She starts in the real world—“Home is a house in the country. Or home is an apartment”—but drifts into memory and fantasy. A long-ago schoolbook might have been the source for the explorer’s ship greeted by Native Americans: “Some homes are boats. Some homes are wigwams.” Storybook scenes abound—a Mughal palace, a thieves’ lair, a sunken Atlantian ruin. A tiny Russian kitchen crowded with dishes bears the legend, “A babushka lives here.” On the facing page is a living room with craters and a familiar-looking planet out the window: “A Moonian lives here.” The final pages show Ellis (Stagecoach Sal) in her studio, at work on the painting that opens the book. “An artist lives here,” she writes, revealing a secret. “This is my home, and this is me.” It’s a work that confers classic gifts: time to look and time to wonder. “Where is your home?” she asks. “Where are you?” Ages 4–8. Agent: Steven Malk, Writers House. (Feb.)

 
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