This House Is Home
Lily’s house has been lived in for generations. Grandma says it’s as “old and steady as mountains.” Located at the end of a lane, it has a quiet, country feel. Then, one sad day, everything begins to change. Knocks at the door are followed by more knocks. Foxes want desperately to purchase their property, and as summer arrives, Lily watches as nearby homes are demolished, one-by-one, until her’s is the only one left. Fear enters her dreams until one night the tide turns, and she becomes a captain, sailing her home to safety across the sea. With the support of her family and a well drawn out plan, her dream becomes a reality.
/This House Is Home/ is a sweet and tender tale that will touch the lives of children everywhere. Those who have experienced loss or separation from all they know and cherish will especially find it heartwarming. The main character, a rabbit named Lily, is precious, and the illustrations throughout are full of life, animation, and color. Emotion bleeds through them.
The target audience for this memorable story is youth ages four to eight. It’s relatively short, making it an ideal bedtime treat as well as a great pick for those hesitant to embark on lengthy reads.
This page was created by an City Book Review staff member.
|Page Count||32 pages|
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