Homeplace
Story by Anne Shelby

Illustrations by: Wendy Anderson Halperin

 

LISTEN! Here is a story almost two hundred years long. And all of it happens in one house that from year to year has grown and changed and gathered in one family. In some one hundred-fifty pictures you will find signs of life as the family has lived it, from great-great-great-great-grampa to a child today connected hand to hand by the long reach of work and comfort and caring. You have only to look to see it, only to listen to hear it, only to feel to love HOMEPLACE.

 

   
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Reviews

"Even more than those found in Hunting the White Cow , Halperin's country scenes recall those found in late Renaissance illuminated manuscripts, with decorated initials, flowered borders, and arcs and strips of small views surrounding or superimposed on larger panels - all filled with tiny, exactly rendered details." Kirkus, a Starred Review 

"The customs and domestic details of each era - from 1810 to 1995 - are portrayed impeccably in Halperin's wonderously busy watercolor and pencil art, deftly balanced arrangements of landscapes, interiors scenes, closely focused insets, sequential panels and borders...presenting a heartwarming picture of simultaneous continuity and change." --Publishers Weekly, a Starred Review 

"Each spread employs a different design in order to highlight the main action while also portraying related details....Due to the amount of visual detail on each page, HOMEPLACE is best suited for one-on-one sharing. Perfect for grandma's lap!" -- School Library Journal, a Starred Review

Junior Library Guild: Selection of the month, Spring 1995

Booklinks Magazine: Featured cover article, Spring 1995

Nominated for the 1996 Kentucky Blue Grass Award

School Library Journal: Best Book of the Year


 


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