No Place Like Home

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Candlewick Press, 2004 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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The lovable Mole and his friends are back in a delightfully snug story that shows us there really is no place like home.

Mole thinks his burrow is small and dark and dull, so he sets off to find somewhere big and bright and beautiful instead. His friends Hedgehog, Squirrel, and Rabbit are full of ideas — a hollow log that's too big and drafty, an empty bird's nest that feels a bit dangerous, a nice niche beside a waterfall that's, well, a little too splashy. Finding a new home that suits him just right is not as simple as it seems!

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Taking full advantage of the fact that even the most trite sentiments will be new to young children, Emmett and Cabban send the mole introduced in Bringing Down the Moon (2001) off to find a new home ... Read full review


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About the author (2004)

Jonathan Emmett has written many books for children, including his first story about Mole, BRINGING DOWN THE MOON. Of NO PLACE LIKE HOME, he says, "Mole has difficulty recognizing that the things he finds attractive aren't always suited to his needs. I think that's something that many people will relate to, whether they're choosing a new house or a new pair of shoes."

Vanessa Cabban is the illustrator of DOWN IN THE WOODS AT SLEEPYTIME by Carole Lexa Schaefer, BRINGING DOWN THE MOON by Jonathan Emmett, and many others. She says, "I liked seeing Mole's journey as he realizes the world is an exciting place but the things he knows and loves are what make him happy.

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