Homegrown House

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Margaret K. McElderry Books, May 19, 2009 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 40 pages
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It takes time to settle into a house, to learn to love it right, to make it feel homegrown. After the boxes are unpacked and the books are shelved (alphabetically), all a young girl wants to do is settle into her house. Grandmom says that it takes time to learn to love a house right, and this young girl is determined for hers to become homegrown. E. B. Lewis’s warm, familial scenes pair with Janet S. Wong’s yearning text for an intergenerational story of wishes, dreams, and a true sense of home.

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User Review  - MissJessicaGaines - LibraryThing

Summary The plot of the story involves a granddaughter moving to different houses with her parents and becoming accustomed only to move again. The foreshadowing of the move breaks your heart every ... Read full review

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User Review  - Allison Page - Goodreads

This story is about a young girl who is looking for a home to call her own. Moving many times, this young girl wants to find a homegrown house,but it is not the house that makes it homegrown. What ... Read full review

About the author (2009)

Janet S. Wong is the author of several picture books, including Alex and the Wednesday Chess Club, illustrated by Stacey Schuett. She lives in New Jersey, and you can visit her online at janetwong.com. E. B. Lewis has received such awards as the Caldecott Honor for Coming On Home Soon by Jacqueline Woodson. He lives in New Jersey and can be visited online at eblewis.com.

E.B. Lewis is the award-winning illustrator of such books as Virgie Goes to School With Us Boys by Elizabeth Fitzgerald, which was a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book, and This Little Light of Mine. He received the Caldecott Honor for Coming on Home Soon by Jacqueline Woodson and the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award for Talkinrsquo; About Bessie: The Story of Aviator Elizabeth Coleman by Nikki Grimes. E.B. Lewis lives in New Jersey, and you can visit him online at www.eblewis.com.

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